What Does Maria Altmann From 'Woman In Gold' Look Like In Real Life? See The Actors Vs. Their Inspirations — PHOTOS
In Woman in Gold , Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann, a Holocaust survivor fighting to get her aunt's portrait back after it was stolen by the Nazis and hung in an Austrian museum. The film was based on a true story and follows a nearly-decade-long journey as she tries to get Gustav Klimt’s painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, and her family's other stolen works back. She had the help of a young lawyer named Randol Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds) as they took the case all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2004 and an Austrian arbitration panel in 2006.
Everyone in the film did a phenomenal job of telling Altmann's incredible story, but it's always interesting to see how alike the actors and their real-life inspirations look. Reynolds dons glasses and plays a sweet father in the film — though his wife is Katie Holmes, not Blake Lively in the movie — and Helen Mirren puts on a thick Austrian accent to play Altmann. One of them definitely resembles their counterpart more — check out some comparisons of the main cast below. It may be cheating a little, but I had to compare Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany to Helen Mirren, too, because they both played Altmann at different ages in the film.
Maria Altmann vs. Helen Mirren
If you consider that Mirren was playing Altmann in the '90s and early '00s and the above photo of Altmann was taken in 2012, they look similar enough.
Randolf & Pamela Schoenberg vs. Ryan Reynolds & Katie Holmes
Again, it has been almost 10 years since the real case happened, so Randy could have looked different back then. His wife, Pamela, now has lighter hair than before, too. Here's a photo from 1996 of them from their wedding, which he posted on his website.
Helen Mirren vs. Tatiana Maslany
Just for fun — they do look similar enough to play mother and daughter in another film, I'd say.
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