CLEOPATRA in hieroglyphics
Carry on Cleo
Queen Cleopatra a fascinating historical character from North Africa, most often played by European/American actresses. That in itself says a lot. Cleo is clearly one of the most famous women ever yet the movies featuring her are a mixed bag. They have attracted some of the leading female actors, Taylor, Leigh, Belucci, Colbert and of course Amanda Barrie. Yet very few women of North African descent or of colour. Maybe one day there will be a film made about her that is on a level with Gladiator or Spartacus, with an actress who fits the part. You never know.
It's most likely that she looked more like this (Iman)