period: Queen Anne d’Autriche

Queen Anne d’Autriche

Queen Anne d’Autriche (1601–1666), or Anne of Austria, was the wife of King Louis XIII and the mother of King Louis XIV. On the death of Louis XIII in 1643 Anne assumed the regency with Cardinal Mazarin as her chief minister; although the regency ended in 1651 she continued to effectively rule France until Mazarin’s death in 1661.

She is best known through the Dumas novels which highlighted the difficulties of her relationship with her husband and his chief minister, Cardinel Richelieu.

The movies

The Musketeer (2001): Featuring Catherine Deneuve as the Queen. Coming soon…

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998): Featuring Meg Foster as Queen Anne. Coming soon…

The Fifth Musketeer (1979): Featuring Olivia de Havilland as the Queen Mother. Coming soon…

The Singing Musketeer (1939): Featuring Gloria Stuart as Queen Anne in this movie where D’Artagnan sings and the Ritz brothers pose as musketeers. I have no makup credits for this movie.