Girls in Boys’ Clothes

There are a whole host of movies where female characters wear masculine garb, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are hiding their true identity, and sometimes they’re just wearing the pants, so to speak! Here are a few classic ones (and a few lesser known), starting with probably the most famous ever woman-in-a-tux….

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Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich) in Morocco

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Princess Mary Tudor (Glynis Johns) in The Sword and the Rose

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Velvet (Elizabeth Taylor) in National Velvet

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Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) in Annie Hall

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George Sand (Judy Davis) in Impromptu

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Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger) in The Journey of Natty Gann

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Bob (Gabrielle Glaister) in Blackadder

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Snow White (Lily Collins) in Mirror Mirror

(okay, these aren’t really boys’ clothes per se… I mean, that is a corset after all… but it was a change into more masculine, swordsman-style garb after her pouffy dress!)

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 Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in Snow White and the Huntsman

(as with Mirror Mirror, Snow White’s attire is not technically “boys’ clothes”, but tunic + leggings is certainly on the masculine side compared to a dress – at least for the era they were presumably trying to evoke)

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 Valerian (Caitlin Clarke) in Dragonslayer

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 Eowyn (Miranda Otto) in Lord of the Rings

…and the best “reveal” ever….

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4 thoughts on “Girls in Boys’ Clothes

  1. A very interesting theme for today. Now you’ve made me want to see “Morocco”, which I’ve never seen. Excellent post, in my opinion!

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