Keira Knightley is Glamour's cover star for the month of July, and her cover photo is perfectly sultry for one of summer's hottest months! (Obsessed with her outfit? She's wearing a dress and gorgeous golden cuff by Altuzarra.) Knightley has had quite the career, and after taking a year off -- to get married and, you know, be happy -- she's launching back into the spotlight with a new film, Begin Again.

When speaking about the movie, a romantic comedy starring Knightley and Adam Levine, she said "[W]ith a feel-good film you are always risking going way too cheesy....But maybe I can have a little holiday where I'm not playing a character who is being destroyed."

Knightley is a fashion-forward woman (one of our favorites, in fact!), taking risks on the red carpet and wearing what she wants to, without really caring what others think. In regards to the Chanel dress she wore during the Tribeca Film Festival this past April -- which she took a bit of flack for -- she said "Apparently the reason they were so mean was because they thought the dress was unsexy. I wasn't intending to be sexy. This idea you have to be sexy on the red carpet-that dress made me very happy." And we say hear, hear. We hope all celebrity women choose their dresses based solely on what makes them happy, not others' expectations.

Click through the gallery above to see photos from Keira's vibrant photo shoot.

Read more about her new ventures and see the full photo shoot over on Glamour!

The July issue of Glamour hits newsstands nationwide on June 17th, and is available now digitally at glamour.com/app.

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