There is a petiteness to actress Kate Mara that is both hidden and accentuated in the ELLE July 2013 editorial. Considering her ambitious, cut throat character in the Netflix original series 'House of Cards,' her small frame adds quite the impact. So too in the photoshoot. She may be captured cuddling with a teddy bear at one point, but overall she has a strong, sophisticated presence.
The ELLE July 2013 editorial was shot by Cedric Buchet and styled by Sabina Schreder. In the accompanying article, the older of the two Mara sisters talks about her current television role as well as the possibility of sibling rivalry. About the latter, for instance, she says, "People want it to be much more complicated than it is.[...] We're both more concerned with beating ourselves up than competing with each other."