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.


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