Quite a number of films and series that tell the life story of Princess Diana. Which Hollywood actress do you think is most similar to Princess Diana?
August 31, 2021, marks the 24th anniversary of the death of Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana. Even 24 years after her death, the name of the princess is still remembered by many people around the world and is also known by the younger generation. His life story is also often made into films or series.
Quite a lot of films and series that tell about the life of Princess Diana. The interesting fact is that there is a new biopic of Princess Diana that will be released this year. With this fact, it means that quite a lot of Hollywood actresses have played the princess in films and soap operas. In fact, there are also those whose appearance is very similar to the princess.
So, who are the Hollywood actresses who have played Princess Diana in films and series?
1. Catherine Oxenberg (Royal Romance of Charles and Diana)
The wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles took place on July 29, 1981. Only 14 months after their wedding, the United States TV station called CBS released a television film (FTV) entitled Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982). In this FTV directed by Peter Levin, Princess Diana is played by an American actress named Catherine Oxenberg.
In fact, Royal Romance of Charles and Diana is Oxenberg’s debut film as an actress. However, Oxenberg’s appearance as Princess Diana managed to steal the attention of many people. Proof, Royal Romance of Charles and Diana became the most watched TV program in the week it aired.
2. Serena Scott Thomas (Diana: The True Story)
It’s no secret that Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage ran aground. The disharmony of this couple’s marriage was even revealed in a book entitled Diana: The True Story written by Andrew Morton. The NBC TV station then worked on an FTV adapted from the book.
The film, also titled Diana: The True Story (1993) starring Serena Scott Thomas as Princess Diana. Unlike Catherine Oxenberg who is an American actress, Thomas is an English actress. In this FTV, Thomas collided acting with David Threlfall who played Prince Charles.
3. Genevieve O’Reilly (Diana: The Last Days of a Princess)
10 years after the death of Princess Diana, the United States TV station called TLC released a FTV titled Diana: The Last Days of a Princess (2007). Unlike the two films above, where all of the scenes are from the shooting process, this film combines scenes that were shot through the shooting process, original footage from news shows, and interviews with real-life characters.
Yes, Diana: The Last Days of a Princess can be regarded as a semi-documentary film. For scenes made from the shooting process, Princess Diana was played by Genevieve O’Reilly. This film focuses more on the moments of the princess before her death and also highlights various testimonies about the death of the princess.
4. Naomi Watts (Diana)
For so long the story of Princess Diana has only been made into an FTV, Hollywood is finally working on a big screen film about the princess entitled Diana (2013). This film, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, was adapted from the book Diana: Her Last Love written by Kate Snell. This film also stars famous Hollywood actress, namely Naomi Watts.
Uniquely, the movie Diana Instead, the focus is more on Princess Diana’s love story with a Pakistani doctor named Hasnat Khan, after her divorce from Prince Charles. Unfortunately, the film was not well received by British critics and audiences. add more, Diana also only earn a small profit.
5. Emma Corrin (Crown Season 4)
For those who like to watch on Netflix, you must be familiar with one of the original series, namely Crown. This historical themed series revolves around Queen Elizabeth II’s journey during her reign in England. On Crown The fourth season, you will see Princess Diana’s love story with Prince Charles.
Princess Diana in Crown the fourth season is played by a young British actress named Emma Corrin. Corrin’s appearance in Crown the fourth season managed to steal the audience’s attention and was considered so similar to the princess. Corrin even received many awards for her acting as Princess Diana, including the Television Critics’ Choice Award and a Golden Globe Award.
6. Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
At the end of last August, Neon and Topic Studios was released mocker trailer for the biopic titled Spencer. In the trailer, you can see how excited Kristen Stewart is who plays Princess Diana. Yep, an American actress who is famous for her film series Late afternoon believed to play the role of a princess.
Spencer Set in 1991, Princess Diana finds herself in a dilemma to end her marriage to Prince Charles. On mocker trailers Spencer, you can see a bit of Stewart’s appearance whose physical movements and body are similar to Princess Diana. He can also speak with a pretty good English accent. Spencer will be released on November 5, 2021.
7. Elizabeth Debicki (Crown Season 5)
Crown The fourth season features the wedding moments of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Later in the fifth season which will air in 2022, Crown set in the 1990s and features the chaos of Diana and Charles’ household. An older version of Diana from season four will be played by a different actress.
Emma Corrin will not play Princess Diana again in Crown fifth season. Elizabeth Debicki will play the princess in season five. Although still in the process of filming, Netflix has released a photo of Debicki dressed very much like Princess Diana. You can see the photo in the image above.
That’s a row of Hollywood actresses who have played Princess Diana in films and series. Among the seven actresses above, which do you think is the most similar to the princess?