The star of ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age'' talks about the continuing allure of the fallen monarch

By Carrie Bell
Updated October 12, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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“The character of Queen Elizabeth has been a huge magnet for actresses from Bette Davis, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench — and there will be many Elizabeths after mine. There is much to be said about being a female leader…She was so far ahead of her time, if you think about it. I have no doubt that if Botox had been available in her day, Elizabeth would have been the first in line for an injection. She was quite vain. But I don’t think her beauty regimen was that dissimilar to what actresses go through on Oscar morning. The techniques are different, but the goal is the same.”

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 114 minutes
director
  • Shekhar Kapur

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