WCW: Tara Fitzgerald


I can’t believe we don’t already have a Woman Crush Wednesday for Tara Fitzgerald! She’s such a classic British costume drama actress, having done steady work throughout the ’90s and early ’00s in many of our favourite frock flicks. And she’s still going (with a short detour into Game of Thrones). Let’s take a look at where she’s been.



Victoria Mordaunt in The Black Candle (1991)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Black Candle (1991)


Polly in The Camomile Lawn (1992)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Camomile Lawn (1992)


Young Dollie Stokesay in Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992)

Tara Fitzgerald, Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992)


Estella in Sirens (1994)

Tara Fitzgerald, Sirens (1994)


Catherine Pradier in Fall From Grace (1994)

Tara Fitzgerald, Fall From Grace (1994)


Elizabeth aka Betty from Cardiff in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)


Helen Graham in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)


Marian Fairlie in The Woman in White (1997)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Woman in White (1997)


Lady Dona St. Columb in Frenchman’s Creek (1998)

Frenchman's Creek (1989)


Topaz Mortmain in I Capture the Castle (2003)

Tara Fitzgerald, I Capture the Castle (2003)


Kat Ashley in The Virgin Queen (2006)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Virgin Queen (2006)


Mrs. Reed in Jane Eyre (2006)

Tara Fitzgerald, Jane Eyre (2006)


Marie de Medici in The Musketeers (2014)

Tara Fitzgerald, The Musketeers (2014)


Diana Churchill in Churchill’s Secret (2016)

Tara Fitzgerald, Churchill's Secret (2016)



What’s your favorite historical costume movie or TV role with Tara Fitzgerald?


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Trystan L. Bass

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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. Her costuming adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also ran a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

4 Responses

  1. picasso Manu

    I endorse all of these except the Frenchman creek lacing because nipple and the Marie de Medici costume type thing… And hair… And the fact that she doesn’t look at all like Marie (cf Rubens. And yes, according to period documents, Marie left plump far behind early)

  2. toportyan

    it’s a classic case of ‘Hollywood ugly’ that she was cast as the supposedly ugly Selyse in Game of Thrones. Fantastic lady.


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