racechange: Caesar and Cleopatra

Caesar and Cleopatra

Ftatateeta (Flora Robson) was Cleopatra’s faithful Nubian servant in this 1945 movie with Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra. Flora Robson played a wide variety of character parts in a fifty year career in the movies: some of her many looks are displayed in the chameleons section.

And no I don’t have a clue how to pronounce Ftatateeta.

Flora Robson also appeared on-screen in asian makeup as the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi in 55 Days at Peking.

The makeup

George Blackler was the makeup artist.