She’s the latest actress to portray on screen England’s greatest queen, Elizabeth I.
And on Sunday, Australian star Margot Robbie attended a special screening of the historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots that opens in theatres on Friday.
The 28-year-old opted for a silky white dress with long sleeves paired with knee-high black boots for the event.
Big role: Margot Robbie attended a special screening of Mary, Queen of Scots in New York on Sunday. The Australian actress stars as English queen Elizabeth I in the historical drama
Her floaty dress had a slit in the bodice that was fastened at the neck and there were three black buttons across the top of the left shoulder.
The outfit was cinched at the waist and the skirt fell open at the front as she walked.
She wore her blonde hair in a stylish updo swept back from her forehead.
Stylish: The 28-year-old opted for a silky white dress with long sleeves that had a slit in the bodice that was fastened at the neck. She paired the floaty number with knee-high black boots
Natural beauty: She wore her blonde hair in a stylish updo swept back from her forehead
Gracious: Robbie spent time greeting fans and posing for selfies with them
Awards PR: She seemed to have a good time as she did a Q&A on stage following the screening. She’s promoting the movie in the hope of getting BAFTA nominations
In Mary, Queen of Scots, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan stars as the Scottish queen who, following the death of her young husband, the Dauphin of France, returns to her homeland to reign as monarch.
A Catholic, who had been destined to become Queen of France, she finds herself looking south of the border to where her Tudor cousin Elizabeth, a Protestant, reigns over England.
Determined to unite the two countries and return England to the ‘one, true faith,’ she plots Elizabeth’s overthrow which inevitably leads to her capture and imprisonment.
After years under house arrest, she is executed.
The film includes a dramatic meeting between Elizabeth and Mary; in reality, the two sovereigns never met.
Feud: The movie tells the story of Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, played by Saoirse Ronan, right, and the events that led the English queen to order the execution of her rival
Unrecognizable: It took three-and-a-half hours a day to transform Robbie into the Virgin Queen using a red wig, prosthetics and white face paint
In order to transform herself into the legendary Virgin Queen, Robbie wears a red wig, prosthetics and white face paint.
It took three-and-a-half hours a day to do her hair and makeup.
The actress recently revealed, while doing publicity for the film, that the part was incredibly challenging.
‘I could barely move my face because there was so much prosthetics. It’s glued-down plastic on your face,’ she explained during a TV interview in her native Australia.
‘The clothes were very restrictive, as they were at the time, she added. ‘It helped – I felt claustrophobic, I felt trapped.’
The experience did help her in empathizing with the character who, she said, had created an image and then became a prisoner of it.
‘It was very alienating. And I felt very lonely,’ she commented.
Challenging: ‘I could barely move my face because there was so much prosthetics. It’s glued-down plastic on your face,’ she explained in an interview. ‘I felt claustrophobic, I felt trapped’
Group shot: Robbie was joined at the BAFTA screening by, from l-r: Joe Alwyn, Josie Rourke, John Guy and Jack Lowden