period: Cleopatra (1959 screentest)

Cleopatra (1959 screentest)

The Cleopatra that might have been.

In 1959 Joan Collins very nearly became Cleopatra but the epic was delayed and when it was made a few years later it was with Elizabeth Taylor in the title role: the rest is history.

Personally I think Joan Collins could have made a better job of it, though the movie would have lost all the publicity of the Burton–Taylor romance.

The makeup

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