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 seeing The Mome movie, I was not aware of Edith Piaf´s biography. The extraordinary performance of Marion Cotillard, beautiful songs, and heart touching story: all together make this biographical picture worth seeing.        

2.Gia (1998)

Gia Carangi was a troubled superstar and one of the 80’s top supermodels. I love Angelina Jolie in this controversial movie (and I just admire her beauty, personality, and humanitarian work, in general…).

3.Desert Flower (2009)

The movie shows a life story of Waris Dirie, a Somali model, activist and humanitarian worker. She is such an inspiring example of courage and strength.

4.Frida (2002)

Who hasn´t heard of Frida Kahlo?! – a self-taught Mexican artist with an extraordinary personality. Her surrealistic pictures were honest, personal and unique. They also reflected Mexican culture and traditions, which I also find quite amazing.

5.Coco Avant Chanel (2009)

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

The icon of style, the legendary Coco Chanel. Such an inspiring woman, still extremely famous nowadays. I loved Odry Tatou in this role, as well as the story of an abandon orphan girl becoming a legend.

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 another self-made icon and an idol of feminity for many. In my opinion, Michelle Williams has done her best: nevertheless,  in spite of her great performance, I still don’t see her as Marylin in this movie. 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

The story of a popular Hollywood actress, who married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became a real-life princess. However, a true story of Grace Kelly is not just a happy fairytale. As I´ve previously seen a bunch of documentaries on this issue, I felt this movie was not very deep. Nevertheless, 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.

 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 was one of the most powerful women of her times. As a British Prime Minister, she made it to the history as “The Iron Lady”. Maryl Streep has definitely mastered this role.

With love,


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