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Fun Friday Favorites: Screen Queens

Friday, February 23, 2018

Last week, I listed the ten Screen Kings that get my heart racing a little faster. This week I pay homage to the women in power!

This is SO much harder of a list to narrow down to just a top ten—oddly, it’s easier to find queens represented in TV/movies than kings. Or, at least, it is in the movies I tend to watch.

Favorite Queens (real or fictional) Portrayed on Screen
10. Alison Pill as Queen/Empress Maud/Matilda (The Pillars of the Earth)

9. Helena Bonham Carter as Jane Grey (Lady Jane)

8. Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette)

7. Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine (Lion in Winter)

6. Claire Foy as Elizabeth II (The Crown)

5. Emily Blunt as Victoria (The Young Victoria)

4. Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves (The Tudors)

3. Rene Russo as Frigga (Thor and Thor: The Dark World); a.k.a., my MCU boyfriend’s mother 😉

2. Judi Dench as Victoria (Mrs. Brown and Victoria and Abdul)

1. Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I (Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age)

Honorable Mentions
As mentioned, this was a hard list to narrow to just ten, so here are some honorable mentions:

  • Emma Thompson as Catherine de Valois in Henry V
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen
  • Megan Follows as Catherine de’ Medici in Reign
  • Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II in The Queen
  • Judi Dench as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
  • Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Julie Andrews as Clarisse in The Princess Diaries
  • Charlize Theron as Ravenna in Snow White and Huntsman and The Huntsman

Did I miss your favorite(s)? If so, please share yours in the comments!

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