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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Then & Now: The Many Faces of The Bennet Sisters


~*~From 1940 to 2011~*~



(Pride and Prejudice; Film 1940)
From bottom to top: Greer Garson (Elizabeth),
Maureen O'Sullivan (Jane), Heather Angel (Kitty),
Ann Rutherford (Lydia), and Marsha Hunt (Mary)

(Pride and Prejudice; TV Miniseries 1980)
Front (from l to r): Sabina Franklin (Jane),
Elizabeth Garvie (Elizabeth),
Back (from l to r):
Priscilla Morgan (Lydia),
Clare Higgins (Kitty), Tessa Peake-Jones (Mary)

 
(Pride and Prejudice; BBC/A&E TV Miniseries 1995)
       from L-R: Julia Sawalha (Lydia), Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth),
Susannah Harker (Jane), Lucy Briers (Mary), and Polly Maberly (Kitty)
 
(Right photo ^ from the front to the back: Mary, Lydia [front row], Lizzie [2nd row],Kitty, and Jane [last row])

(*Pride and Prejudice; Film 2003)
Lucila Sola (Jane Vasquez), Kam Heskin (Elizabeth Bennet),
Kelly Stables (Lydia Meryton), and Nicole Hamilton (Kitty Meryton)


(*Note: in this 2003 Latter-Day comedy version of P&P,
they are best friends instead of sisters. 

Also, there's a Mary Lamblen, not in the photo that was also one of their friends)

(*Bride & Prejudice; Film 2004)
 Aishwarya Rai (Lalita Bakshi = Elizabeth Bennet), 
Namrata Shirodkar (Jaya = Jane), Meghna Kothari (Maya = Mary), 
and Peeya Rai Choudhuri (Lakhi = Lydia)  
  
(*Note: In this 2004 Bollywood version of P&P, there were only 4 sisters instead of 5

(Pride & Prejudice; Film 2005)
from l to r (top photo): Jena Malone (Lydia), 
Carey Mulligan (Kitty), Keira Knightley (Elizabeth "Lizzie"),
Rosamund Pike (Jane), and Talulah Riley (Mary)
(promo photos by focus features/working title productions/universal pictures)


(Lost In Austen; ITV TV Miniseries 2008)
from l to r: Perdita Weeks (Lydia), Florence Hoath (Kitty),
Morven Christie (Jane), Gemma Arterton (Elizabeth), and Ruby Bentall (Mary)
(*note: I cropped out Jemima Rooper's Amanda Price's face
and inserted Gemma Arterton's Elizabeth Bennet's headshot
to complete the Bennet sisters' group photo ^...

sorry it didn't come out good... haha!)

(Pride & Prejudice;
Comic Book, Marvel Comics 2009)
from top to bottom: Jane, Mary, Kitty, Lizzy, and Lydia

(cover image artwork by sonny liew
and dennis calero | marvel.com)

(A Modern Pride and Prejudice; Film 2011)
from top to bottom: Christina LaFon (Jane), Maia Petee (Elizabeth),
Ashley Douglas (Mary),
Christina Rizzo (Kitty), and Shannon Urban (Lydia)

(photos by Bonnie Mae of PaperCut Productions)

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