This June we’ve taken to nostalgia and are exploring our favourite (female) characters from cult movies. Controversial and mysterious, they leave no-one indifferent and are an endless source of inspiration.
Charlotte (Uma Thurman) – Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Everyone remembers the cult scene where Uma Thurman is dancing with Travolta: “Isn’t it more fun when you don’t have permission?”. Mischievous, she likes danger and adrenaline and is not afraid to confront anyone to get what she wants.
Lux Lisbon (Kirsten Dunst) – Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
This iconic teen movie paved the way for Kirsten Dunst’s rise to stardom playing the anti-heroine Lux Lisbon. Lux is a dreamer – the more the world tries to contain her, the bigger she dreams. Seductive and self-confident, she attracts every boy she wants hoping it will lead her to happiness eventually.
Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer) – Scarface (Brian de Palma, 1983)
The slip dress worn by Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer) is a fashion reference that keeps on giving. The best word to describe her is Elegance, she is a true lady. And she is the kind that will not be considered only as a housewife or an accessory – she is the main act.
Enid (Thora Birch) – Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2002)
Thora Birch delivers an incredible performance playing Enid. She is the total opposite of a socialite, thinks out of the box and is not afraid to voice her opinions. Enid stays true to herself and is willing to it to the whole world if need be.
Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) – Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
Another movie by Sofia Coppola, another charming fair-haired dreamer as the female lead. The audience is seduced by the emphasized attitude of loneliness surrounding Charlotte. Watching Lost in Translation will transport you to another universe filled with melancholia and nostalgia. It serves as a good reminder to appreciate the action and emotion we have in our daily lives.