Biopics : Famous Extraordinary Women
Girls compete with each other, women empower one another. These are my favorite biographical movies about strong ladies who made it to the history …
1.La Mome (2007)
“I want to make people cry even when they don’t understand my words.” – Edith Piaf
Before this movie, I was not aware of Edith Piaf´s biography. Extraodinary performance of Marion Cotillard, beautiful songs and heart touching story, all together make this biographical picture worth seeing.
Gia Carangi was a troubled superstar and one of the 80’s top supermodels. I love Angelina Jolie in this controversial movie. Moreover, her performance appeared very natural to me.
3.Desert Flower (2009)
Movie shows the lifestory of Waris Dirie, a Somali model, activist and humanitarian worker. Waris Dirie is an inspiring example of courage and strength. Her story is simply heart touching.
Frida Kahlo was a self-taught Mexican artist with an extraodinary personality. Therefore, her surrealistic pictures were honest, personal and unique. Her works reflects mexican culture and traditions. I liked it all: Salma Hayek, Frida Kahlo´s life story and the movie itself.
5.Coco avant Chanel (2009)
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
Movie tells the stry of legendary Coco Chanel, an inspiring woman who remains a style icon even nowadays. The story of an abandon orphan girl becoming a legend. And I also think Odry Tatou is great as Coco.
5. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is still an idon for many. Actress Michelle Williams has done her best. However, I still don’t see her as Marylin in this movie, in spite of her great performance. On the contrary, Eddie Redmayne is adorable, as always.
6.Grace of Monaco (2014)
“The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.” – Grace Kelly
Everybody knows the story: Grace Kelly was a popular Hollywood actress, who married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became a real life princess. However her true story is not just a happy fairytale. In my opinion this movie is not very deep, however I still liked the way Nicolle Kidman played Grace.
7.Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
I´ve just recently seen this movie and was surprised I haven’t heard of it before. Actress/singer Dorothy Dandridge was the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress. And,of course, Halle Berry is great in this movie.
8. The Iron Lady (2011)
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher is one of the most powerful women in modern history. She was the British Prime Minister for 11 years and made it to the history as “The Iron Lady”. Maryl Streep is one of the greatest actreces of all times and she definitely mastered the role.