12 Iconic Roles Played By Different Actresses

When you think of a famous role, you picture one celebrity, right? Wrong! The most iconic of roles have been tackled throughout the decades by many different famous actors and actresses. Here’s the top leading ladies who have been represented by more than one talented woman over the years.

Anna Karenina: Keira Knightley, Sophie Marceau, Vivian Leigh

Various actresses have played this character, including Keira Knightley and Sophie Marceau. Both of them brought their A-game to the screen but portrayed the role in completely different ways. Which did you prefer of these three?

Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara, Noomi Rapace

Personally speaking, Noomi did an amazing job at this role. Rooney did a pretty good job of recreating it, and brought her own brand of loner weirdness, but Noomi really became the character.

Cat Woman: Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry

All of the Cat Women were bombshells, but Halle Berry really stole the show with her cat-like movements. People often argue about who their favorite feline gal was. But the fact that an African American woman was cast as Cat Woman is a big deal, and Berry absolutely slayed the role with her swift yet sensual movements.

Emma: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, Anya Taylor Joy

This period classic has been adapted a whopping five times, but the most memorable would be the performances of Paltrow, Beckinsale, and Taylor Joy. It seems as though the role was practically made for Anya, and that particular rendition was even directed by a woman.

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