St. Patrick's Day
Love of the Irish: Michael Fassbender, Saoirse Ronan, and More of Ireland's Best in W
St. Patrick's Day may often seem like an excuse to do little more than drink and wear green makeup, but the holiday is also a chance to celebrate the Irish among us—especially when they come in the form of Michael Fassbender's abs. The Irish actor may also have German heritage, but it's thanks to his role as the IRA activist Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's 2008 film Hunger that Fassbender really entered the spotlight, a role he was so dedicated to that he dropped 40 pounds. He's hardly the only actor in Hollywood to have Irish roots: Saoirse Ronan grew up in Dublin, a city where the model-turned-actress Caitriona Balfe, the Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, and the European pop goddess Roísín Murphy have also lived. All have also appeared in W, shot by photographers such as Willy Vanderperre, Peter Lindbergh, and Mert & Marcus. Revisit those images on St. Patrick's Day—and in this embattled time for immigrants—here.