Here’s part two of my question to untangle sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning in my head!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Nutcracker: The Untold Story aka The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
Fanning plays “Mary,” who seems to be the renamed Clara in this feature film.
As teenage daughter of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s in the later (1950s?) scenes.
Live by Night (2016)
Fanning plays Loretta Figgis in this 1920s-30s gangster movie. Her character seems to be a fictionalized take on Aimee Semple McPherson (a fascinating figure — google her if you haven’t heard of her!)?
Mary Shelley (2017)
As Gothic novelist Mary Shelley (1797-1851), author of Frankenstein, in a movie about her romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The Beguiled (2017)
As a student at a Southern boarding school during the Civil War.
The Great (2020)
As Catherine the Great (1727-96), soon-to-be Empress of Russia!
What’s your favorite of Elle Fanning’s historical roles?