At the peak of her film career, Deborah Kerr was featured in some of the biggest, flashiest frock flicks of the 1950s. While not the most historically accurate, these movies made a huge impact and are genuinely good entertainment! Kerr’s theater training and personal elegance added to every role, so she’s worth remembering this Wednesday.
Gulielma in Courageous Mr. Penn aka Penn of Pennsylvania (1942)
Lygia in Quo Vadis (1951)
Princess Flavia in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Portia in Julius Caesar (1953)
Catherine Parr in Young Bess (1953)
Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956)
Sheilah Graham in Beloved Infidel (1959)
Ida Carmody in The Sundowners (1960)
Miss Giddens in The Innocents (1961)
What’s your favorite of Deborah Kerr’s historical costume movie roles?