Classic Female Monologues

Sunset Boulevard, Norma Desmond

Film Sunset Boulevard
Author Billy Wilder
Role Norma  Desmond
Actor Gloria  Swanson

Uncle Vanya, Sonya

Film Uncle Vanya
Play Uncle Vanya
Author Anton Chekhov
Role Sonya 
Actor Joan  Plowright

Desire Under the Elms, Anna Cabot

Film Desire Under the Elms
Play Desire Under the Elms
Author Eugene O'Neill
Role Anna Cabot
Actor Sophia Loren

The Libation Bearers, Electra

Play The Libation Bearers
Author Aeschylus 
Role Electra 

Hamlet, Ophelia

Film Hamlet
Play Hamlet
Author William Shakespeare
Role Ophelia 
Actor Kate Winslet

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Titania

Film A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play A Midsummer Night's Dream
Author William Shakespeare
Role Titania 
Actor Michelle  Pfeiffer

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Maggie Pollitt

Film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Author Tennessee Williams
Role Margaret "Maggie the Cat"  Pollitt
Actor Elizabeth Taylor

Othello, Desdemona

Film Othello
Play Othello
Author William  Shakespeare
Role Desdemona 
Actor Irène  Jacob

The Taming of the Shrew, Kate

Film The Taming of the Shrew
Play The Taming of the Shrew
Author William Shakespeare
Role Kate 
Actor Elizabeth Taylor

A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Arbuthnot

Film A Woman of No Importance
Play A Woman of No Importance
Author Oscar Wilde
Role Mrs.  Arbuthnot
Actor Fay Compton

The Cherry Orchard, Madame Ranevsky

Film The Cherry Orchard
Play The Cherry Orchard
Author Anton  Chekhov
Role Madame Ranevsky
Actor Judi Dench

Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice

Film Much Ado About Nothing
Play Much Ado About Nothing
Author William  Shakespeare
Role Beatrice 
Actor Emma Thompson

Phaedra, Phaedra

Play Phaedra
Author Jean  Racine
Role Phaedra 
Actor Helen Mirren