The starlets, who range from an Oscar winner to a Netflix star to a 'Game of Thrones' actress, strut their stuff for the magazine's May issue.
Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning: Is this the new generation of leading ladies?
Marie Claire thinks so. Along with "Game of Thrones" starlet Emilia Clarke and Elle Fanning, the group of starlets grace five different covers of the magazine's May issue, which focuses on up-and-coming Hollywood women.
Nyong'o, 31, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in "12 Years a Slave," and opened up about her nerves before her category's winner was announced.
"I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy," Nyong'o said. "It's not even about the outcome; it's about the agony of the unknown. It's like waiting for test results in a hospital."
Emilia Clarke calls Ryan Gosling her "favorite person on the planet."
"I feel very lucky that the reviewers have been on my side, even when it comes to a project that isn't so great," Elizabeth Olsen tells Marie Claire.
But Nyong'o isn't complaining too much about her past year.
"It was phenomenal," she said. "As brilliant as it was, onward ho. I hope that I will get to work soon. In due time, what I should do next and what I want to do next will reveal themselves. I am not in the business of trying to top this year – that's virtually impossible. I'd have to be pronounced the Queen of England or something."
Emilia Clarke also talked about her plans for the future.
Kate Mara reveals she recently dyed her hair blond for a new role. "I'd shave my head if the part called for it," she told the magazine.
"I like discipline. I'm not happy when I have nothing to do," Elle Fanning tells Marie Claire. "I prefer doing everything!"
"Personally, I'd like to have as many children as I can pop out, I reckon," the HBO star said. "You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family."
But at the same time, Clarke isn't interested in giving up her career. "I'm always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully."
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Olsen isn't trying to follow in the footsteps of her famous older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley. "God, no. I just try and see what they do and copy them like the rest of the world does."