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The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian 

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Updated August 9, 2019 191 votes 51 voters 13 items

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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 of the actors who played Maid Marian is your favorite?

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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
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 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (July 1, 1916 – July 26, 2020) was a British-American actress. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films, and was one of the leading actresses of her time. She was the last major surviving star from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema and oldest living Academy Award winner, until her death in July 2020. Her younger sister was actress Joan Fontaine. De Havilland first came to prominence by forming a screen couple with Errol Flynn in adventure films such as Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). One of her best-known roles is that of Melanie Hamilton in the classic film Gone with ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 99

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
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 Robin and Marian (1976)

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) 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 Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell. She moved to London in 1948, where she continued her ballet training with Marie Rambert. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

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Mary Elizabeth Mastranto... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, and went on to appear in the 1983 film Scarface as Al Pacino's character's sister, Gina Montana. For her role as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include The Abyss (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and The Perfect Storm (2000). In 2003, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Lombard, Illinois

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
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Robin Hood (2010)

Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian-American actress and theatre director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007, and in 2018, she was listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, taking on roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I of England in the drama film Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

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