Debi Mazar: Entourage of One

On HBO’s hit Hollywood series, Debi Mazar, 44, keeps the bad boys in line. Here, she goes for the glam.
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Gold Standard

Debi Mazar is nothing if not authentic. From Goodfellas and L.A. Law to HBO’s hit series Entourage, in which she plays a ball-busting, sass-talking publicist, the actress shines in roles that showcase her big personality and undeniably New York sound.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren silk jersey halter, $119, and highwaisted stretch polyester-viscose blend sailor pants, $149; Diane von Furstenberg leather sandals, $360; 646-486-4800. Dara Waxman 14k gold mesh bracelet, $2,900, and ring, $625;

Luxe Be a Lady

"I don’t mind being typecast," Debi Mazar says, "as long as I’m working." Mazar grew up on Manhattan’s multicultural Lower East Side, where "every day I smelled garlic, sofrito and rice, pork and beans and God knows what else floating through the windows," she says. Skipping college, she worked as a makeup artist and was a fixture on the 1980s club scene.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren stretch silk-jersey blend top, $80; select Macy’s, 800-423-6335. Missoni cotton trousers, $650; 212-517-9582. Suzi Roher leather belt, $360; Dara Waxman 14k white gold earrings with pave drop diamonds, price on request, and 14k white gold ring with pearl and diamonds, price on request;

Chic Attitude

Fighting for the right roles, Mazar feels, is essential post-40. "You’re not a fresh idea," she says. "I certainly see myself aging. I tried Botox twice and it looked good at first, but if you said, ‘I just ran over your dog,’ I wouldn’t look surprised or upset. And I need to express myself. So now this is my face. Get used to it."

Christian Dior silk doupion top, $1,520; 212-931-2950. Dara Waxman 14k rose gold hammered hoops, $2,400;

Tall Flower

Mazar and her husband regularly prepare feasts in their turquoise-tiled kitchen, and one day, she recalls, "We whipped out a camera, just for fun." That taping became the first Web-isode of their joint video venture,, where they cook, tell stories and eat with obvious delight. "It’s become this underground hit," Mazar says. "People write in from the Midwest and Africa and Brazil."

Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani wool gabardine dress, $650; Oak Hall, 901-761-3580. Claudia Ciuti satin heels, $396; Dara Waxman 14k white gold earrings with diamonds and onyx, $1,800, and 14k white gold ring with diamonds and emeralds, price on request;

Retro Appeal

Mazar and her husband, Italian musician Gabriele Corcos, have two young daughters. She says, "I’ve got lots of advice to give my daughters: Don’t smoke. Buy real estate. Choose men carefully."

Diane von Furstenberg knit pique jacket, $365, and knit pique skirt, $265; 646-486-4800. Christian Louboutin satin pumps, $595; 212-396-1884. Janis by Janis Savitt wood-brass and horn-brass bangles, $75 each; 212-245-7396. Dara Waxman 14k rose gold hammered hoops, $2,400;

A Power Print

Mazar is clearly cruising through midlife. "This is a great time to settle into who you are," she says.

Just Cavalli silk dress, $595; 212-888-4333. Anna Beck wood and gold-plated cuff, $313;

Originally published in MORE magazine, November 2008.

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