Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Beyonce Knowles, Austin Powers in Goldmember
Credit: Austin Powers in Goldmember: Everett Collection

We rate Beyonce Knowles’ big movie debut

THE ROLE Sexy sleuth Foxxy Cleopatra, the love interest and sidekick to Mike Myers’ Austin in the third installment of the wacky spy series

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Medium. Though Foxxy Cleopatra may not be the most fleshed-out leading lady in cinematic history, keeping pace with Myers’ off-the-rails brand of comedy is no easy feat.

LEVEL OF SUCCESS 8 Certainly as funny as her Powers predecessors, and twice as sexy. To paraphrase Knowles’ character: She’s a whole lotta woman!

TASTY TIDBIT Knowles may be a natural beauty, but according to Goldmember‘s costume designer Deena Appel, it took ”at least a couple hours a day” in hair and makeup to achieve that Foxxy look.

EW Movie Grade B (Read the review)

Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Movie
  • 94 minutes