Actresses The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian  

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Join us as we rank the best Maid Marian actresses of all time. While her background and royal status tend to differ with each new iteration, Maid Marian is always cast as being strong-willed and resourceful. As Robin Hood’s main squeeze, Marian often rallies against her royal status to help empower the folk of Nottingham.

In The Adventures of Robin Hood, Maid Marian (played by Olivia de Havilland) was portrayed as being highly capable yet ever loyal to Robin’s cause - even in times of stress. In Robin and Marian, Audrey Hepburn played an older, wiser Maid Marian who had left Nottingham to become an abbess, and in the Mel Brooks comedy classic Robin Rood: Men in Tights, Amy Yasbeck played a helpless Maid Marian who is waiting for her prince charming. Which version is your favorite?

Vote up the best Maid Marian actress and watch as they reign supreme.

Sarah Branch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Columbia Pictures
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Sarah Branch

Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

Sarah Branch was a British actress and model. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)

Birthplace: London, England

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Universal Pictures

Robin Hood (2010)

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society by the Australian government. She was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. In 2014, she was presented with a Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community, her third honorary degree from major Australian ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Columbia Pictures

 Robin and Marian (1976)

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

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Gay Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: 20th Century Fox

A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)

Gay Hamilton is a Scottish actress. Her filmography notably includes Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and Ridley Scott's The Duellists. In the late 1960s/early 1970s, she was love interest and later wife of Detective Chief Superintendent John Watt in the TV series Softly, Softly and its Taskforce spin-off. She played the wife of Anton Zoref in the 1974 Space: 1999 episode "Force of Life". She more recently played Edwina Dunn in EastEnders and Maisie McLintock in Doctors. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Scotland, Hamilton

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