Eva Green has that fine-featured, dark haired, elegant look that I love. She’s perfect for gothic roles, and she wears historical styles very well. Let’s take a look at her many historical costume movie and TV roles!
Somewhat weirdly cast as the ingenue — I say weirdly, just because she’s gone on to play so many villains, not because her acting is bad! — in this turn-of-the-century French story of a “gentleman thief.”
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Eva plays Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem in story about crusaders in the 12th century.
As an artsy teacher at a 1930s English girls’ boarding school in this dark thriller.
Yet another, not terribly inspired, attempt at the story of King Arthur. Eva is one of the best things about the show as evil sorceress Morgan.
Dark Shadows (2012)
A film adaptation of the 1970s horror/comedy TV show. Eva plays Angelique, the spurned maid who places the curse on the Collins family.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
I saw the original 300 because Gerard Butler, but know nothing about this attempt at a sequel to the ancient Spartans battle movie. I’m assuming there are more abs?
The Salvation (2014)
A Danish western. Eva plays Madeleine, the widowed sister-in-law of the protagonist.
Penny Dreadful (2014-16)
A horror/drama TV series in which various classic gothic characters intermingle. Eva plays Vanessa, childhood best friend of Mina from Dracula, now kidnapped and running into all sorts of scariness.
A live-action version of the Disney classic, directed by Tim Burton — so it makes sense that Eva was cast as a French trapeze artist.
What’s your favorite Eva Green historical costume role?