Classic Female Monologues

Sunset Boulevard, Norma Desmond

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

The Seagull, Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya

Play The Seagull
Author Anton Chekhov
Role Nina Mikhailovna  Zarechnaya

Uncle Vanya, Sonya

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

The First Man, Martha

Play The First Man
Author Eugene  O'Neill
Role Martha 

Hamlet, Ophelia

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

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

Love's Labour's Lost, Princess of France

Film Love's Labour's Lost
Play Love's Labour's Lost
Author William Shakespeare
Role Princess of France 
Actor Alicia Silverstone

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

Phaedra, Phaedra

Play Phaedra
Author Jean  Racine
Role Phaedra 
Actor Helen Mirren