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Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Melanie Williams


Film stars are often seen as a predominantly Hollywood creation but this book explores how British cinema developed its own culture of stardom, and how its female stars have been prized by audiences worldwide. Female Stars of British Cinema uses case studies of seven female stars whose careers span the 1940s to the present day – Jean Kent, Diana Dors, Rita Tushingham, Glenda Jackson, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Lloyd, and Judi Dench – to explore how British star femininities have developed over time, and how the image of the British female star has responded to broader social and cultural chan ... More

Keywords: Stardom, British cinema, Female representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474405638
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie Williams, author
University of East Anglia