period: Renaissance Britain

Lady Rochford
Mary Boleyn
Margaret Pole
Elizabeth of York
Margaret Beaufort

Period makeups: Renaissance Britain

One face dominates the sixteenth century, at least for the English-speaking moviegoer: Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, is a recurrent favourite and has been played by many actresses (in some cases more than once).

But, of course, she is not the only character from the era who has been portrayed in the movies: there are all those wives of Henry VIII; Mary, Queen of Scots; Bloody Mary; Lady Jane Grey etc. A lot of scope for drama, tragedy and romance.