18 Times Our Favorite Actresses Put on Crowns and Reigned the Screen
Playing the role of a queen is the perfect chance for an actress to become a powerful woman who’s able to rule a whole country and its people while wearing a mind-blowing dress and a heavy crown on her head. Monica Bellucci, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, and Margot Robbie are just a few Hollywood stars who’ve portrayed queens on the screen and rocked those roles. Evil and good, modern and ancient, real and imaginary — these actresses have played all kinds of queens, and all of them became the queens of our hearts.
Today, we at Bright Side want to reminisce about 18 talented actresses who’ve played the roles of queens (some of them put crowns on more than once), and we wonder which of these queens are your favorite.
Monica Bellucci as the Mirror Queen in The Brothers Grimm, 2005
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007
Julia Roberts as The Queen in Mirror Mirror, 2012
Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala Naberrie in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones, 2002
Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, 2008
Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, 2010
Susan Sarandon as Queen Narissa in Enchanted, 2007
Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005
Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen, 1955
Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, 2006
Helen Mirren as Catherine the Great in Catherine the Great, 2019
Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots, 2018
Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, 2009
Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love, 1998
Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman, 2012
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette, 2006
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in Cleopatra, 1963
Which of the actresses that we’ve just mentioned were the most convincing movie queens in your opinion? What other on-screen queens would you add to the list? Let’s discuss in the comments!