The many, many personas of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift contains multitudes. 


Greg Seals

Internet Culture

Published Aug 19, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 6:05 pm CDT

Taylor Swift contains multitudes. In case you’ve forgotten her range, the country starlet turned pop songstress released a music video yesterday during her livestream that features her in tableau after tableau. From ballerina to B-girl and beyond, the music video showcases Swift shaking it off in a number of roles that could seem daunting to even the most accomplished of actresses. While some were quick to criticize the singer for her use of twerking and cultural appropriation, others were drawn to her new pop persona. 

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But “Shake It Off” isn’t Taylor’s first foray into multiple music-video personas. In honor of her latest hit single and forthcoming album, we at the Daily Dot have compiled the many glorious characters of her past: 40 individual personas in all. We’re sure James Lipton will be calling her to Inside the Actors Studio soon.

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Editor’s note: Due to coypright concerns, the supercut has been taken down. An alternative is in the works. 

Photo via evarinaldiphotography/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2014, 4:42 pm CDT