I suppose every woman has her own set of heroines who influenced or inspired her when she was young. For me, it was Bette Davis, especially as Margot Channing. I must have been about 15 the first time I saw All About Eve. I was stunned by Davis’ acting performance, the screenplay, the role, everything.
Davis set the bar high as far as screen divas are concerned and All About Eve remains a timeless pearl of cinematic wisdom. Margot Channing is my heroine because she represents an authentic woman – multi-faceted, powerful yet frail, intelligent and full of fire and passion.
Here are a few stills from the film. Below, discover an ink and brush sketch I’ve prepared as a base for an upcoming illustration.