20+ Actors Who Played the Same Characters, and The Audience Can’t Choose Who Was Best

In movie history, there have been a lot of iconic characters. Some of them were fictional, while some were based on real people. It often happens that the audience associates a certain movie character with only one actor. Poirot, for example, is associated with David Suchet by an entire generation, and Lara Croft is definitely Angelina Jolie. However, time passes, and movie directors search for new faces to portray our favorite characters.

At CHEERY, we decided to recall the actors and actresses who played the same characters in movies, and it’s up to you to decide who was best at it. And in the bonus section, you’ll find something really interesting.

1. Donatella Versace

  • Actresses: Gina Gershon, Penélope Cruz
  • Projects: House of Versace, American Crime Story

2. Marilyn Monroe

  • Actresses: Susan Griffiths, Michelle Williams, Ana de Armas
  • Projects: Marilyn and Me, My Week with Marilyn, Blonde

3. María

  • Actresses: Natalie Wood, Rachel Zegler
  • Projects: West Side Story

4. Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Actresses: Katie Holmes, Natalie Portman
  • Projects: The Kennedys, Jackie

5. Cruella

  • Actresses: Glenn Close, Emma Stone
  • Projects: 101 Dalmatians, Cruella

6. Chani

  • Actresses: Sean Young, Zendaya
  • Projects: Dune

7. Grand High Witch

  • Actresses: Anjelica Huston, Anne Hathaway
  • Projects: The Witches

8. Catwoman

  • Actresses: Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Zoë Kravitz
  • Projects: Batman Returns, Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises, The Batman

9. Elizabeth Bennet

  • Actresses: Jennifer Ehle, Keira Knightley
  • Projects: Pride and Prejudice, Pride & Prejudice

10. Cinderella

  • Actresses: Brandy Norwood, Lily James, Camila Cabello
  • Projects: Cinderella

11. Evil stepmother

  • Actresses: Bernadette Peters, Cate Blanchett, Idina Menzel
  • Projects: Cinderella

12. Jadis the White Witch

  • Actresses: Barbara Kellerman, Tilda Swinton
  • Projects: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

13. Evil Queen

  • Actresses: Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron
  • Projects: Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman

14. Sarah Connor

  • Actresses: Linda Hamilton, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
  • Projects: The Terminator, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator Genisys

15. April O’Neil

  • Actresses: Judith Hoag, Megan Fox
  • Projects: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

16. Mary Poppins

  • Actresses: Julie Andrews, Emily Blunt
  • Projects: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns

17. Elizabeth I of England

  • Actresses: Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Margot Robbie
  • Projects: Elizabeth, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots

18. Jo March

  • Actresses: Winona Ryder, Saoirse Ronan
  • Projects: Little Women

19. Natasha Rostova

  • Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Lily James
  • Projects: War and Peace, War & Peace

20. Anna Karenina

  • Actresses: Sophie Marceau, Keira Knightley
  • Projects: Anna Karenina

21. Hercule Poirot

  • Actors: Peter Ustinov, David Suchet, Kenneth Branagh
  • Projects: Death on the Nile, Poirot, Death on the Nile

Bonus: Linnet Doyle

  • Actresses: Lois Chiles, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot
  • Projects: Death on the Nile, Poirot, Death on the Nile

After the recent premiere of the movie Death on the Nile, the fans decided to compare the actresses who played Linnet Doyle. Eventually, they came to the conclusion that the 1978 movie can be considered a classic. Emily Blunt didn’t quite manage to convey Linnet’s cold and calculating personality. As for Gal Gadot, the audience noted that she looked pretty stiff on screen.

Which actor or actress coped with their role better in your opinion?

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