victorian actresses

Happy birthday to Helena Bonham Carter, who never fails to be her authentic self, and I admire her dearly for that. 

Fan Bing Bing absolutely killing it and looking like an immaculate goddess at the Met Gala, meanwhile nearly everyone else entirely missed the theme memo.

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Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift in The Heiress (Dir. William Wyler, 1949)

“Olivia de Havilland’s second Oscar was the result of her performance as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, a role that bears some relationship to her first Oscar performance inasmuch as both are studies of women who progress from extreme innocence to maturity via painful exposure to life’s vicissitudes.” - Tony Thomas, The Films of Olivia de Havilland