People: Jun. 11, 1984

"I have always liked history," says Actress Faye Dunaway, 43, but when she began researching her role as Spain's Queen Isabella for Christopher Columbus, a TV mini-series to be aired next season, she found that "very little had been written about her." Dunaway did finally turn up a few things, including the fact that Columbus' historic voyage was delayed because "Isabella was fighting the Moors. She was a warrior queen. She actually got out there and fought in full armor." So, naturally, Dunaway followed suit. "It was awfully awkward," she says, though the...

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