Ever since she played Isabella of Castile in the TV show Isabel, Michelle Jenner seems to be THE historical costume actress in Spanish cinema. Let’s take a look at her various frock flick roles!
La princesa de Éboli (2010)
A TV movie about the real-life Spanish noblewoman Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda y de Silva Cifuentes, Princess of Eboli,. Jenner plays Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain.
As Queen Isabella of Castile in this Spanish TV bio-series.
The Broken Crown (2016)
The sequel to Isabel, focused on Isabella’s daughter, Juana of Castile. Jenner appears briefly as Isabella of Castile.
El ministerio del tiempo (2015)
One more time as Isabella of Castile in one episode of this time-traveling TV show.
El Continental (2018)
A TV series about organized crime in 1920s Madrid. Jenner plays the lead role, Andrea.
Cathedral of the Sea (2018)
A TV adaptation of a novel… about prima nocte? Set in the medieval era. I don’t know. Jenner plays “Mar.”
Gun City (2018)
A thriller film set in 1921 Barcelona. Jenner plays Sara, the feminist daughter of an anarchist.
The Cook of Castamar (2021)
Jenner plays a down-on-her-luck agoraphobic cook working for a nobleman in 1720 Spain.
Have you seen any of Michelle Jenner’s frock flick roles?
Gun City looks super cute!
No, I’ve never seen any of her work before, though I was intrigued by the trailer for The Cook of Castamar.
I’m voting for FrockFlicks merch that says, “poly baroque princess crap”!!
The picture with the “poly baroque princess crap” text is NOT from the Isabel series, it is another Ministerio del tiempo costume. So that is certainly not something you saw in the first few episodes :D
The Isabel costumes look more like the first picture with the gold (the more victories she has in the show, the more golden outfits she wear, I guess they went for some symbolism there :D ), and the last picture with the young Isabel in a simple white gown. About the hair, it is important to know that the same actress played Isabel from age 13 till her death at 53. So, as always in such situations, the crew had to use every single tool in their hands to make her look as young as possible in the first episodes and then progress step by step, and then make her look very old in the last episodes. The “little girl” hairstyles they gave her in the beginning were a part of that, and her white and light pink gowns as well.
Ministerio del tiempo, with its lot of time travel, is more like a fantasy show. So historical accuracy was never an important factor for them, or at least not more than in other historical fantasy shows like Bridgerton.