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In honor of Elizabeth I's 481st birthday on Sept 7th, 2014, Frock Flicks chronicled our favorite on-screen depictions of Gloriana. The BBC miniseries"The Virgin Queen" (2005) starred Anne Marie Duff, who was one of only 2 actresses to play Elizabeth Tudor on-screen from her adolescence, before she took the throne, until her death in 1603. Glenda Jackson did the same in the BBC miniseries "Elizabeth R" (1971).  IMAGE: Rainbow Portrait repro, "The Virgin Queen".

In honor of Elizabeth I's 481st birthday on Sept 7th, 2014, Frock Flicks chronicled our favorite on-screen depictions of Gloriana. The BBC miniseries"The Virgin Queen" (2005) starred Anne Marie Duff, who was one of only 2 actresses to play Elizabeth Tudor on-screen from her adolescence, before she took the throne, until her death in 1603. Glenda Jackson did the same in the BBC miniseries "Elizabeth R" (1971). IMAGE: Rainbow Portrait repro, "The Virgin Queen".

Glenda Jackson’s Virgin Queen in movie "Mary Queen of Scots' with Vanessa redgrave as Mary.

Glenda Jackson’s Virgin Queen in movie "Mary Queen of Scots' with Vanessa redgrave as Mary.

Glenda Jackson perhaps proves herself the greatest of the screen queens in the wonderful BBC series Elizabeth R (1971).

Glenda Jackson perhaps proves herself the greatest of the screen queens in the wonderful BBC series Elizabeth R (1971).

Bette Davis in The Virgin Queen wearing Joseff Hollywood Jewelry  Pre-order Joseff of Hollywood: Putting the Tinsel in Tinseltown  By Michele Joseff www.joseffofhollywoodbook.com

Bette Davis in The Virgin Queen wearing Joseff Hollywood Jewelry Pre-order Joseff of Hollywood: Putting the Tinsel in Tinseltown By Michele Joseff www.joseffofhollywoodbook.com

Elizabeth I | Queen Elizabeth I - Elizabeth I Wallpaper (24827357) - Fanpop fanclubs

Elizabeth I | Queen Elizabeth I - Elizabeth I Wallpaper (24827357) - Fanpop fanclubs

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Very detailed costume worn by Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC miniseries 'Elizabeth R'. Fantastic upper bodice, neckline and sleeves.

Armada portrait & reproduction worn by Glenda Jackson in the BBC's 'Elizabeth R'

Armada portrait & reproduction worn by Glenda Jackson in the BBC's 'Elizabeth R'

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