It was this month that Cleopatra, the Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt whose story has captivated scholars and history geeks for centuries, ended her life in 30 BCE. Her legacy has played out on the big screen by countless stars. Cinema’s version of the queen often emphasizes her exotic and lavish costumes, as any proper Hollywood spectacle would. We took a look back at the fashion-savvy depiction of Cleopatra in cinema to see how filmmakers have portrayed one of the most powerful women in the world throughout the years.
Alison NastasiWeekend Editor
Alison Nastasi is the weekend editor of Flavorwire, a freelance film writer, and artist. Her work has appeared on Cinematical, Fandango, Moviefone, MTV, and more. Alison is publishing a book about artists with Chronicle in spring 2015.