Actresses: Laertes' Daughter

Her ex-husband bugs her bedroom, dynamites her mother, and climbs into a gorilla suit to turn her wedding party into a King Kong-sized disaster. Throughout it all, she remains radiant and ripe, a plum with aplomb that drove the critics wild.

For another actress, the movie Morgan! would have been the top of a career; for Vanessa Redgrave, 29, it has only been a steppingstone to a throne. Next year she will be Queen Guinevere in Warner Bros.' screen adaptation of Camelot, a role that Julie Andrews played on Broadway.

Wearing the crown seems...

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