Top 10 Iconic Movie Characters | Event

I’ve been passed on the Iconic Movie Characters baton by Mette. It’s a web event hosted by My Filmviews. Here are the rules:

A list of 10 iconic movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think it should not be on the list) and replace it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned, that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger. After you have posted your update leave the link in the comments here and I will make sure it gets added to the overview post.

previous partipants
the list so far
Rocky Balboa and Indiana Jones
Darth Vader and Ellen Ripley
Mary Poppins and Dorothy Gale
Buzz Lightyear and E.T. 
Mrs. Robinson and James Bond

who I’m taking out

 ….can’t we just keep adding characters?? Okay. Rocky, Indiana Jones, Darth Vader, James Bond and E.T. are uncuttable for me. I’ve never seen Alien but Ellen Ripley looks sacred enough to stay, too. And Mary Poppins is constantly on television, everyone loves her worldwide, it’s a fact.

Now, Dorothy strikes me as an american child icon, as most people I know never heard of her, but granted, american is pretty big. And it’s been my experience that Mrs. Robinson is not extremely popular, but I love her so I don’t care, she’s staying. That leaves me with poor Buzz, but it’s just rude to cut the pick of the person who chose me so, sorry Dorothy, but you’re going, girl. Look at her face, she’s shocked! 

and now, my pick…

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

I pondered Bridget Jones and Cruella de Vil (such a girl), but then… who do we see more often on the internet? Holly Golightly. The girl who became an eternal fashion icon, redefined beauty standards, and provided endless material for out of context quotes — because no, most people haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany‘s. Some don’t even know her name, and many often mistake Audrey Hepburn for Holly, and vice-versa.

Being Hepburn’s most prominent role, one could easily argue that it is because of Holly G. that Audrey is still ridiculously well-known – the two have become one gigantic iconic image that transcends movies, and that’s why I think she deserves a spot.

I now pass the baton to Katy, from Girl Meets Cinema

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16 Comments

  1. Nikhat Zahra
    May 8, 2014 / 8:53 PM

    I was SOOOOOOOO close to choosing Ms. Golightly myself. Good one 😀

    • May 8, 2014 / 9:32 PM

      Well I’m glad you went with Mrs. Robinson because I would never have thought of her, and she really deserves a spot here. 😀

  2. May 8, 2014 / 9:33 PM

    Thank you Sofia! I’m so excited – this is my first tag in a blogathon. I’ve start working on my post – just going to limit my choices now. 🙂

    • May 9, 2014 / 4:16 PM

      Great to hear, I curious to see who you pick!

  3. May 9, 2014 / 3:44 PM

    Holly Golightly is totally who I would choose!

  4. May 10, 2014 / 3:21 PM

    Great choice! You’re right, her character is so popular people pretty much confuse her with Hepburn.

    • May 11, 2014 / 10:13 AM

      Even I used to do it before *knowing* Audrey Hepburn!

  5. May 11, 2014 / 8:17 PM

    Nice one, love Holly. And yes, I was one of the people who hadn’t seen it but still knew a lot of the quotes – I have seen it now though.

    • May 11, 2014 / 11:51 PM

      I saw the film like 2 years ago — so, not that long ago! Until then I did the quotes thing too. I was even willing to buy Breakfast at Tiffany’s merchandising, so… I feel you.

  6. May 13, 2014 / 8:12 AM

    Awesome! Lovely images and hey, somehow I’m not surprised you added Audrey 😀

    • May 13, 2014 / 11:09 AM

      You know I found out today that one of my first blog banners had Audrey in it 😀

  7. inspiredground
    June 18, 2014 / 9:24 AM

    Oh I’m so agreeing with your choice! Hepburn gots to be in the list 🙂 I didn’t know you changed your blog site, nice change!

    • June 18, 2014 / 1:18 PM

      yesss !! Thanks, I’m trying to make it more responsive.

  8. Josh
    June 29, 2014 / 5:08 PM

    LOVE your addition! Holly Golightly is a perfect choice and an iconic character, for sure.

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