Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh. She was 16 years old when she became queen. Cleopatra was an astute politician who spoke nine languages. During her reign, and by her influence Egypt became closely aligned with the Roman Empire.
Thandie Newton being Cleopatra in an ad photoshoot of the 2010 Virgin Media Shorts film competition. Thandie Newton was a judge. In these photos, by Lorenzo Aguis, Newton reinacts scenes from the "Cleopatra", 1917 starred the sex symbol Theda Bara.