Nov. 2, 69 BC, Cleopatra was born – perhaps the most famous woman of antiquity, who became famous mainly due to the dramatic stories of love for the Roman general Mark Antony. This story has inspired many contemporary creators to create literary works and films. Today, we have selected the best images of Cleopatra, as embodied on the screen.
1. Claudette Colbert
American film director Cecil DeMille took his “Cleopatra” in 1934. The film was nominated for five Oscars, including best picture, and won one – in the category “Best Cinematography”. French Claudette Colbert constantly delayed shooting because she felt that Cleopatra costumes are not well sit on it, and the actress was sending them to trouble.
2. Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh played a major role in the British film “Caesar and Cleopatra” directed by Gabriel Pascal in 1945. The film became the latest adaptation of the play by Bernard Shaw, filmed during his lifetime. Image, embodied on the screen Lee, author of the verdict handed down strict: “It totally does not fit!”
3. Sophia Loren
Next screening – the film Italian Mario Mattoli 1954 with inimitable Sophia Loren in the title role under the title “Two Nights with Cleopatra.” Initially, this role is intended to Gina Lollobrigida, but she refused at the last moment, and Lauren had a chance to play Cleopatra.
4. Elizabeth Taylor
The movie “Cleopatra” in 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the lead roles has won four Oscars and several other awards. Budget 65 costumes Taylor, including the dress of gold brocade, was $ 194,800 – a record amount ever spent on a one-man costumes. On the set with Taylor and Burton began a whirlwind romance, and their relationship is one of those “from love to hate” lasted until his death. A scene of occurrence of Cleopatra in Rome was nearly torn off by the fault of the extras, which began to scream in delight, “Liz! Liz! “Instead of the” Cleopatra! Cleopatra! ”
5. Elena Korenev
We could not pass by the Russian version of “Caesar and Cleopatra” – teleplay by Alexander Belinsky, shot him in 1979. Cleopatra in it played Elena Korenev, and she made a couple of Innocent Smoktunovskij.
6. Monica Bellucci
Beauty Monica Bellucci got the role of Cleopatra is not in the classic biopika, and the French family comedy “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra” in 2002. At the time of release in theaters this painting became the most expensive French film and won the national French Cesar film award in the category “Best Costume Design”.
7. Angelina Jolie
The latest, most modern Cleopatra has become the favorite of millions of men around the world Angelina Jolie. However, if this happens it in the end, is not yet clear. Movie starring Angelina Jolie planned to start shooting back in 2010. In early 2013 the studio seems to have finally found a director (quarter in a row), ready to take up the picture – it was Ang Lee, but the fate of the film still remains unknown.