For a while there it was looking like Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was vying with Lily James to be the next historical costume movie darling. She’s been diversifying in recent years, but her numerous appearances in frock flicks are nonetheless impressive! Let’s run them down:
Min balsamerade mor (2002)
“In 1816, the 35-year-old Baroness, Jacquette Du Rietz dies. Count Gustaf Piper’s grief is huge, and in his despair he lets embalm his beloved Jacquette,” per IMDB.
A Royal Affair (2012)
Vikander plays Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, who married Danish King Christian VII in the 1760s and had an affair.
Anna Karenina (2012)
As Kitty, the young girl who is initially in love with Vronsky (Anna’s soon-to-be lover) but eventually marries the older Levin, in this adaptation of the Tolstoy novel.
Testament of Youth (2014)
An adaptation of a World War I memoir by war nurse Vera Brittain.
The Danish Girl (2015)
As real-life artist Gerda Wegener, wife of Einar Wegener, who over the course of the film realizes he is transgender.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
A black comedy directed by Guy Ritchie, adapting the 1960s TV show. Vikander plays Gaby, daughter of an alleged Nazi scientist.
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Based on a novel, the film is set in the 1910s and 1920s. Vikander plays one half of a couple who adopts a baby girl found in the sea.
Tulip Fever (2017)
Another novel adaptation, a 17th-century painter falls in love with a married woman (Vikander).
The Green Knight (Coming Soon)
Okay, so technically it’s a fantasy film, but I wanted to fill things out! This is a fantasy take on the medieval Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Vikander will play “Lady / Esel.”
What’s your favorite of Vikander’s frock flick roles?