male disguises: various from the 1990s

Female-to-male disguises: the 1990s

From Shakespeare to Shakespeare in Love, playwrights and filmmakers have delighted in disguising their female characters as men. Sometimes they have aimed for a realistic look and sometimes they’ve played it for laughs.

The movies

Isabelle Eberhardt (1991): In the early twentieth century a young woman journalist (Mathilda May) adopts male dress to be able to travel more freely in Morocco and Algeria. Marianne Collette was assistant makeup artist but I have no other information on the makeup credits: if anyone can help, please email themakeupgallery.