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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 of the actors who played Maid Marian 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
1 11 VOTES
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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Amy Yasbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: 20th Century Fox
2 7 VOTES

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Amy Marie Yasbeck is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chapel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and also having played the part of Madison the mermaid in the television movie Splash, Too in 1988. She has guest starred in various television shows and co-starred in films such as House II: The Second Story, Pretty Woman, Problem Child, Problem Child 2, The Mask, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Blue Ash, Ohio, United States of America

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Universal Pictures
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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: 49

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

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Monica Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Who Played Maid Marian
Photo: Disney
4 13 VOTES

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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