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

Hamlet, Ophelia

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

The Comedy of Errors, Adriana

Play The Comedy of Errors
Author William Shakespeare
Role Adriana 

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

Phaedra, Phaedra

Play Phaedra
Author Jean  Racine
Role Phaedra 
Actor Helen Mirren