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Added by Kandi on 6 Jul 2014 06:31
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Actresses in Epic Movies

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The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Claudette Colbert as Poppaea
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Cleopatra (1934)

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra
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The Crusades (1935)

Loretta Young as Berengaria - Princess of Navarre
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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra
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Joan of Arc (1948)

Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc
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Samson and Delilah (1949)

Hedy Lamarr as Delilah
Angela Lansbury as Semadar
Olive Deering as Miriam
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Quo Vadis (1951)

Deborah Kerr as Lygia
Patricia Laffan as Poppaea
Marina Berti as Eunice
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Androcles an the Lion (1952)

Victor Matura and Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons as Lavinia

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Ivanhoe (1952)

Robert Tylor and Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca
Joan Fontaine as Rowena

Felix Aylmer, Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor and George Sanders (picture)
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Julius Caesar (1953)

Deborah Kerr as Portia
Greer Garson as Calpurnia

Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando and Greer Garson (picture)
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Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Ava Gardner as Guinevere
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Salome (1953)

Stewart Granger and Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth as Princess Salome
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Serpent of the Nile (1953)

Rhonda Fleming as Cleopatra
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The Robe (1953)

Jean Simmons as Diana

Jean Simmons and Richard Burton (picture)
Betta St. John as Miriam
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Prince Valiant (1954)

Janet Leigh as Princess Aleta
Debra Paget as Ilene
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Ulysses (1954)

Silvana Mangano as Circe/Penelope
Rossana Podestà as Nausicaa
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Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)

Maureen O'Hara as Lady Godiva
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Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Joan Collins as Princess Nellifer

Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins (picture)
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Helen of Troy (1956)

Rosssana Podestà as Helen
Brigitte Bardot as Andraste
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The Conqueror (1956)

John Wayne and Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward as Bortai
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The Ten Commandments (1956)

Anne Baxter as Nefretiri
Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora
Nina Foch as Bithiah

Judith Anderson as Memnet
Olive Deering as Miriam

Debra Paget as Lilia
Martha Scott as Yochabel
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The Vikings (1958)

Janet Leigh and Kirk Douglas
Janet Leigh as Morgana
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Ben-Hur (1959)

Haya Harareet as Esther
Martha Scott as Miriam

Cathy O'Donnell as Tirzah

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El Cid (1960)

Geneviève Page as Princess Urraca

Sophia Loren as Jimena
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Esther and the King (1960)

Joan Collins as Esther
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Spartacus (1960)

Jean Simmons as Varinia
Nina Foch as Helena Grablus
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Epic film is a style of film-making with large scale, sweeping scope and spectacle, often transporting the viewer to other settings. As Roger Ebert and others have noted, the usage of the term has shifted over time, sometimes designating a film genre and at other times simply synonymous with big budget film-making. Like epics in the classical literary sense it is often focused on a heroic character. An epic's ambitious nature helps to set it apart from other types of film such as the period piece or adventure film.

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.


This is a personal list of movies. As the list is long, I'll add other gradually. In this particular list, I considered the period in which action takes place, starting from antiquity to the Middle Ages.

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