The details of Diana, Princess of Wales’s life in the limelight have long made for a fascinating story, leading to various portraits of the late queen.
From Emma Corrin to Kristen Stewart, here’s a look at some of the actresses who took on the role.
– Emma Corrin in The Crown
In the popular Netflix series The Crown, Corrin, 26, takes on the role of Lady Diana Spencer as she first enters the life of Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne and husband. and Diana.
The British producer Corrin, who was not known when they were given the job in 2019, is reported to have done a lot of research on the princess’s past before starting to their portrait, together with the Princess’ former private secretary Patrick Jephson.
They starred Josh O’Connor, who played the young Prince Charles, and Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies who portrayed the Queen and Prince Philip.
Corrin won a Golden Globe for best actress in a television series for her portrayal of the princess.
– Kristen Stewart on Spencer
American actress Stewart, 32, who is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga, has admitted the difficulty of portraying Diana, Princess of Wales in the 2021 film Spencer.
In contrast to some film and television shows featuring the Princess, Spencer was set in just three days and followed the Princess during Christmas 1991 at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
In the film, Stewart describes a time when the relationship between Diana and Charles was in trouble, focusing on the state of Diana’s mental health at the time.
To perfect her British accent, Stewart worked with dialect teacher William Conacher, who worked with Corrin and Naomi Watts as they prepared to take on the role of Diana.
Stewart received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role.
Watts, 53, played the princess in the 2013 film Diana, which chronicled the last two years of the princess’s life.
Beginning with her divorce from Charles in 1996, the film takes a close look at the romantic relationships the princess formed after her marriage to the prince ended.
The film covers Diana’s trip to Angola shortly before her death in 1997, as part of her campaign against landmines.
Her relationship with the Egyptian filmmaker Dodi Fayed was also revealed and the film ended with the death of Diana and Fayed in the famous car accident in the Pont de l’Alma Tunnel, in Paris – however, there is no evidence on the side of the accident itself. .
– Elizabeth Debicki in the Crown
As the fifth season of The Crown approaches, Elizabeth Debicki is the latest actress to take on the role of Diana.
The Australian actress, who previously starred in Tenet and The Great Gatsby, will portray the princess in the last ten years of her life as she takes over from Corrin.
Debicki, 31, will appear alongside Dominic West as Prince Charles and while viewers haven’t seen any footage of the pair for themselves, the images released by Netflix have given them show what to expect.
In one shot, the couple can be seen standing on a yacht while Debicki dons a gorgeous floral print dress and Diana’s hairdo, while West, 52, poses to the king in a red tweed suit and aviator sunglasses.
The photo was taken in Palma, Mallorca, aboard the Christina O, a 325-foot luxury yacht owned by Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
– Julie Cox in Princess In Love
Diana was portrayed on screen before her death, including by British actress Julie Cox in the 1996 film Princess In Love.
The film focuses on the final years of the Queen’s marriage to Charles and her relationship with military director James Hewitt.
Based on Anna Pasternak’s book of the same name, and Hewitt is a main source, the film is about the five-year affair between Diana and Hewitt, 64.
Diana finally confirmed the affair in her 1995 BBC Panorama interview with journalist Martin Bashir.
Cox, 48, starred alongside British actor and producer Christopher Villiers who portrayed Hewitt.