Anyway, as opposed to getting drunk and fondling someones boob, my form of celebration is to create a list! What else?!
10. Lucille La Verne (voice) as "Queen" in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - My favourite character from Walt's classic animated tale has always been the evil queen. She may not be the fairest of them all, but she's way more fun than any of those silly dwarfs.
9. Kirsten Dunst as "Marie Antoinette" in Marie Antoinette - Quite frankly, I don't know if I would have wanted to see a "normal" version of the story of France's reluctant indulgent Queen Marie Antoinette. Thank god for Sofia Coppola then. She punked it up and gave us the Paris Hilton of her day. Thankfully Coppola didn't go so overboard with the austerity and actually cast Paris Hilton.
8. AnnaSophia Robb as "Leslie Burke" in Bridge to Terabithia - In the real world she's just a kid with an imagination, in said imagination she is the ruling Queen of Terabithia. Robb is effortlessly likable in the role of Leslie, which just makes the last act of this really quite remarkable "kid's flick" incredibly sad.
7. Jessica Lange as "Tamora, Queen of the Goths" in Titus - Hahahaha, christ this movie is fucked up. Lange is just a part of it.
6. Guy Pearce as "Felicia Jollygoodfellow" in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The list wouldn't be complete without a queen of the gay male variety, could I? And who better than Pearce's star-making turn in the funniest movie of the 1990s?
5. Sissy Spacek as "Carrie White" in Carrie - She's everyone's favourite Prom Queen, doncha know?!
4. Cate Blanchett as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Elizabeth - Despite how silly the sequel was, it couldn't damage the original film that made Cate Blanchett a star. She won a Golden Globe and was beaten for the Oscar by Gwyneth Paltrow (something that angers many, yet not me). She's both powerful and sexy and mysterious. Unlike in the sequel where she was kinda like a bad imitation of Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
3. Rachel McAdams as "Regina George" in Mean Girls - She instantly became a classic teen mean girl. Regina George was the "teen queen", everyone else was just a "wannabe". (Mean Girls was based on a book called Teen Queens and Wannabes, hence...)
2. Judi Dench as "Queen Elizabeth I" in Shakespeare in Love - As good as Dench's Mrs Brown was - and she was, very much so - I prefer her Oscar winning supporting turn in Shakespeare in Love. Every line is worthy of a greatest hits collection of one-liners and I like how Cate Blanchett was obviously riffing off of this very performance in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and failing, despite quite playing the same character very well just under a decade earlier (see no. 4).
1. Bette Davis as "Margo Channing" in All About Eve (Ergo, Gina Gershon as "Cristal Connors" in Showgirls) - One of, if not the, greatest performances of all time is the ultimate queen. Bow before her oh lowly subjects.
I'm sure I've missed some fabulous Queens though. What are your favourites?
BTW, here is a picture I found over at StrangeCulture (click to enlarge) showing Emily Blunt (we love her) as "The Young Victoria". Looks beautiful, let's just the hope the film is good.