Surely everyone has heard of the reputation of Queen Cleopatra – one of the most talented and powerful women in ancient history. She was not only the talented and complete Pharaoh of Egypt (from 51 to 30 BC), but also the prototype for many blockbuster movies. Most notably, in 1963, the image of Queen Cleopatra through the acting of Elizabeth Taylor captured the hearts of the audience, becoming the character with the most beautiful appearance in Hollywood.
Thanks to Elizabeth Taylor’s impressive performance, Queen Cleopatra always appears with a great image
Cleopatra (1963) is the most immortal work about Queen Cleopatra
In the eyes of Hollywood, Queen Cleopatra has always been described as a stunning beauty. Shaping this character is not “gold-plated”, it is also charismatic to eat people next to it. Moreover, they also have 1001 sets of beautiful clothes with the legendary “cat’s eye” makeup style. The character Cleopatra herself is also often assigned to the A-list star association, so it’s beautiful to hear the name – regardless of whether it’s a protagonist or a villain.
Some images of Queen Cleopatra in the movie
However, the true beauty of Queen Cleopatra can make many moviegoers stunned when it is different from the movies in one heaven or another!
Based on ancient coin designs and some rare documents, historical researchers have come up with the most realistic visualizations of the legendary Queen’s appearance. As can be seen, the portrait of the Queen on the ancient coin has quite rough lines: a large neck, a hooked nose, long ears and a protruding chin.
Portrait of Queen Cleopatra on an ancient Egyptian coin
In another relief, the Queen is depicted with a large, beaked nose and deep eyes
Most notable is the age-old controversy over the ethnicity of the Queen of Egypt. Contrary to the usual image in Hollywood movies, where Cleopatra is played by a white European actor, in real life, the Queen’s skin is said to be quite dark. She even possesses many African features, such as: a bouncy figure and curly black hair.
In 2017, the portrait of Queen Cleopatra was reconstructed by the scientific community, surprising many people. As it turned out, the ancient female Pharaoh was not “sparkling” as Hollywood described, but still had the intellectual, salty and temperamental features of a leader.
2017 reconstruction of Queen Cleopatra
No wonder, after Cleopatra’s death about 100 years, the famous Roman historian Plutarch wrote: “Cleopatra’s beauty was not beautiful enough to make people bewildered. But she possessed an impressive appearance and a way of speaking. The story is very charming. Her voice is sweet and flexible like the sound coming from the bows.”
Currently, the truth about the beauty of Queen Cleopatra is still an open mystery. The modern world has had a way to reconstruct it from ancient documents, but no one has yet confirmed 100% of its accuracy. Posterity can only be certain that Cleopatra captivated by her intellect. And it was thanks to that ability and intelligence that she ruled and created the greatest influence in the ancient Egyptian region.
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