Embeth Davidtz

1. – Helena Bonham Carter, Wings of the Dove, 1997. Steven   Spielberg’s South African find from Schindler’s   List said “no more costumes” after Feast of July. Helena always said the same thing but won her second Oscar nomination for the Henry James tale as Davidtz literally stuck to her word – being naked in director Robert Altman’s Gingerbread Man.

2. – Iben Hjejle, Cuban Blood (aka Dreaming of Julia), US-Germany-Dominican Republic, 2003. The star Harvey Keitel’s previous lover had once been set for La Gringa, the only American – the beautiful blonde Julia – in Holguín, at the opposite end of the island from Havana, during the last days of pre-Marxist Cuba.

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