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?

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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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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British-born American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. She performed as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind and in eight co-starring roles opposite Errol Flynn, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 102

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Monica Evans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Disney
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Robin Hood (1973)

Monica Evans is an English actress best known for her portrayal of Cecily Pigeon in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. She was in the original Broadway cast for its entire run, then appeared in the film version in 1968, and finally appeared in some episodes of the first season of the television series based on the play, all in the same role, alongside Carole Shelley as her sister Gwendolyn Pigeon. She also provided voices for the Disney animated films The Aristocats, as Abigail Gabble and Robin Hood as Maid Marian. Evans trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1950s and was the stand-in for Joan Plowright in Rhinoceros. She took over the role from Plowright when Plowright's's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: England

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
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 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: Died at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

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