Some portrayed it affectionately, others not so much, but the presence of the monarch in music, television or cinema is proof of her importance in the popular imagination. of the young queen, whose eyes and mouth are hidden by the band’s name and song title, is one of the most recognizable images of the punk movement… but also of Elizabeth II. The cover’s author, British artist Jamie Reid, also created a version in which the monarch’s face appears with a pin in her lip and swastikas instead of pupils. God Save the Queen” data-title=”God Save the Queen – From the Sex Pistols to the Simpsons or “The Crown”: Isabel II, an icon of popular culture – SAPO Mag”>
Many other songs were written about the queen, such as “Elizabeth My Dear” (1989) by the Stone Roses. In the theme, the Brits claim that “they won’t rest until she loses her throne”. Do Not Know Me”.
portraits of a lady
Elizabeth II posed for over 175 portraits during her reign. Artists such as Cecil Beaton, Lucien Freud and Annie Leibovitz portrayed her in her most elegant dresses, at work or with her family. But the most famous portraits are undoubtedly those made by the king of pop art, the American Andy Warhol. , in 1985, as part of a series about women of great influence. The artist used an official photograph of the queen that he personalized, as he also did with Marilyn Monroe. Queen Elizabethcredits: Lusa” data-title=”Queen Elizabeth – From the Sex Pistols to the Simpsons or “The Crown”: Isabel II, an icon of popular culture – SAPO Mag”> credits: Lusa
From cinema to television
Unmistakable for her sophisticated British accent and brightly colored clothes, the queen became a cartoon character, as well as appearing in television shows and movies. Isabel II appeared several times in the series “The Simpsons”, mainly in an episode where Homer shocks with the royal carriage against Buckingham Palace.In the children’s animated series “Peppa the Pig”, the monarch jumps in mud puddles. She also appears in the films “Minions” (2015), “Austin Powers in Golden Limb” (2002) and “Where Does the Police Stop” (1989), where she is played by Jeanette Charles, her most famous British duo. Peppa Pig” data-title=”Peppa Pig – From the Sex Pistols to The Simpsons or “The Crown”: Isabel II, an icon of popular culture – SAPO Mag”>
Although the sovereign has rarely given interviews, her life has been portrayed in films, plays and television shows.In “The King’s Speech” (2010), Tom Hooper’s Oscar-winning film about his father’s struggle, King George VI, to overcome her stutter, she is seen as a girl, while in Stephen Frears’ “The Queen” (2006), she faces the wrath of her subjects after the death of her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, in 1997. But it was the hit Netflix series “The Crown” that most detailed the Queen’s life and her relationship with her husband, with marital disputes, scandals and political crises. ” data-title=”From the Sex Pistols to the Simpsons or “The Crown”: Isabel II, an icon of popular culture – SAPO Mag”>
After seeing her image used for years, the Queen herself took the spotlight in 2012 when she made an appearance in a humorous video for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. In the video, Elizabeth II appears surrounded by her corgi dogs at Buckingham Palace , where he received the famous spy James Bond, played by Daniel Craig. “Good night, Mr. Bond”, says the queen, before the pair simulate boarding a helicopter, flying over London and, finally, parachuting over the Olympic stadium In 2016, Elizabeth II appeared to chat with Prince Harry in a video that also featured former US President Barack Obama to promote the Invictus Games, an international event similar to the Paralympic Games and created by the monarch’s grandson. for wounded soldiers. queen isabel II and paddingtoncredits: BBC” data-title=”queen isabel II and paddington – From the Sex Pistols to the Simpsons or “The Crown”: Isabel II, an icon of popular culture – SAPO Mag”> credits: BBC On the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee, in June this year, Elizabeth II appeared, at the age of 96, in a video having tea with Paddington the bear, in which, with a mischievous smile, the monarch admits to taking a jelly sandwich in her inseparable bag. Banging on porcelain cups with their silver spoons to the rhythm of “We Will Rock You”, by Queen, the monarch and the famous teddy bear opened a grand spectacle in homage to the 70 years of their reign.