7 Times Queen Elizabeth I Was Immortalized In Pop Culture

The Golden Age has spread to television and movies.

  1. 1

    Reign - Rachel Skarsten

    Most recently, the CW drama about Mary Queen of Scots introduced a very young - and a tad bloodthirsty - Elizabeth.

  2. 2

    Doctor Who - Joanna Page & Angela Pleasence

    When going back in time in the UK, it's only natural that the Doctor would find his way into Elizabethan England a time or two...

  3. 3

    Anonymous - Vanessa Redgrave

    The seasoned actress portrayed the queen in this movie that threw everything the world knows about Shakespeare into question.

  4. 4

    The Tudors - Laoise Murray

    While the show may have ended before Elizabeth ever took the throne, the young daughter of Henry VIII was very present in the Showtime series.

  5. 5

    Elizabeth/Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Cate Blanchett

    With probably one of the most well known examples of showing the Virgin Queen, Blanchett earned two Oscar nominations.

  6. 6

    Elizabeth I - Helen Mirren

    In the HBO miniseries, Mirren began her reign as an A+ queen - she would later go on to portray Elizabeth II as well.

  7. 7

    Shakespeare In Love - Judi Dench

    The stone faced Dame played the Tudor queen in the 1998 film that focused on the playwright.

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