Cleopatra –a beautiful obsession

One of the greatest queens of all time was, for sure, Cleopatra, the last ruler of Antique Egypt. Cleopatra VII Philopator was descendant of Ptolemaic dynasty, a dynasty of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death in 323 B.C.

Cleopatra is a fabulous character. She was beautiful as most historians describe her. But some say that she not so good-looking. She had more a “je ne sais quoi”. What is certain is the fact that she was capable to charm everyone around her. She was a brilliant intelligence, speaking more languages, having solid knowledge of art, science and she was an agile politician.

Her “victims” were the greatest men of Rome – Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.

The end of this great queen was tragic, Cleopatra committing suicide.

The story of Cleopatra provoked the imagination of writers, painters, dramaturges and, later, cineastes, actresses and photographers. She became a real “obsession”.

Actresses, dancers, models—it was and it is a real fashion to play or pose as Cleopatra.

She became a fashion icon of the1890’s, 1910’s, 1920’s and her style continues to be an inspiration for designers, photographers, writers, artists or movie and theatre directors.

Among actresses, singers or dancers who played Cleopatra: Gertrude Elliot, Constance Collier, Florence Lawrence, Helen Gardner, Theda Bara, Claudette Colbert, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Leontyne Price, Lubov Tchernicheva,Josephine Baker and much others. The long list of interpreters make Cleopatra the most played female character ever.

Photos of Cleopatra’s representations

Theda Bara

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Sarah Bernhardt

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Claudette Colbert

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Katharine Cornell

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Dorothy Green

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Evelyn Brent

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Lubov Tchernicheva

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Lili Palmer

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Cora Urquhart Potter

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Tallulah Bankhead

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Helen Gardner

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Gertrude Eliott

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Sophia Loren

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Vivien Leigh

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Leontyne Price

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Marilyn Monroe

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Me

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I was wearing white dress from Depot 96( depot_96.hailamall.ro), olive dress from Nissa (www.nissa.ro), vintage jewels, Blagoy-art jewels (blagoyart.ru), silver belt from Terranova (www.terranovastyle.com), and no name golden belt.

À bientôt !

17 gânduri despre “Cleopatra –a beautiful obsession

  1. Daca era „not so good-looking”, de ce intalnim Maria Sa persoana semnatarului in cercul vestimentar din imagini?:)
    Respect autoarei pentru inspiratia si abilitatea de a scoate in lumina caractere, personaje feminine la mare rang in biblioteca universala.

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