Faye Dunaway – gorgeous, talented, style-setter, and inhabiter of roles from outlaw to aristocrat. Enjoy!
Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
As one part of the famous 1930s husband/wife outlaw team, Dunaway brought retro fashion to the forefront of the 1960s.
Little Big Man (1970)
Oh dear, this film. It was praised at the time for actually being vaguely positive to Native Americans, but looking back from a modern perspective, it’s baaaaaad. A comic look at a white man (Dustin Hoffman) who is adopted by monosyllabic Native Americans. Dunaway plays a sexually frustrated wife who becomes a prostitute. As one does.
The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Dunaway plays prostitute Kate Elder.
Hogan’s Goat (1971)
Originally a Broadway play in which Dunaway starred, it’s the story of a mayoral contest amongst Irish Americans in 1890s New York.
The Woman I Love (1972)
Wallis Simpson, baby. 1930s glamour!
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
Old West, 1900s, some guys want to force Dunaway’s character to sell her land because it has crude oil. Zzzz.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
Swash all the buckles, and get excited because Dunaway plays schemey seductress “Milady” (I’ve never understood that, isn’t this supposed to be France?) de Winter.
A massive, major, top 10 “best of the best” film. It’s a neo-noir set in 1937 Los Angeles.
The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (1974)
So good, we needed more!
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
The 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, which carried 937 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. The plot thickens.
The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)
The real-life story of 1920s evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who famously disappeared.
Evita Peron (1981)
A TV movie, no singing! (Oh, it’s about the famous wife of 1940s Argentine dictator Juan Peron).
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Up there with Bonnie & Clyde as Dunaway’s most iconic role. Joan Crawford adopts a daughter and is very, very, very mean.
The Wicked Lady (1983)
A remake of a 1940s melodrama. Dunaway really IS the wickedest, but most fabulously dressed, woman in 17th century England.
Ellis Island (1984)
A TV miniseries about various immigrants from the late 19th century through the 1910s immigrate to the US.
Christopher Columbus (1985)
As Queen Isabella of Castile.
Thirteen at Dinner (1985)
A TV movie adaptation of an Agatha Christie story, with David Suchet as Poirot.
Someday I will watch this, and you will pay!
Burning Secret (1988)
An American diplomat’s son befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s.
The Gamble (1988)
An 18th-century-set Italian comedy starring, implausibly, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Beals, and Dunaway. I DEFINITELY need to Snark Week this.
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
A TV movie in which a feisty Northerner marries a Southerner in 1906 Georgia.
As “Countess Polenska” in one episode of this Anne of Avonlea series.
In Praise of Older Women (1997)
A young man grows up sexually (barf) during the 1930s Spanish Civil War.
The Daphne du Maurier novel, Dunaway plays “ugly American” Mrs. Van Hopper.
A Will of Their Own (1998)
As birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger in this miniseries about the women in a family from the 1890s to the 1980s.
Love Lies Bleeding (1999)
Jack the Ripper, 1888, Dunaway plays “Josephine Butler.”
As Yolande of Aragon, mother to the dauphin of France, rocking the crazy headdresses.
What’s your favorite historical costume Faye Dunaway role?