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Rebecca Ferguson AKA Elizabeth in The White Queen: She's even cooler in real life

Rebecca Ferguson AKA Elizabeth in The White Queen: She's even cooler in real life

by Kathy Saunders - Friday July 26, 2013 - 13h30
<span>Actress Rebecca Ferguson attended The British Consulate'a toast of the U.S. launch of the Starz original series <em>The White Queen</em> on 25 July 2013 in Los Angeles.</span>
Actress Rebecca Ferguson attended The British Consulate'a toast of the U.S. launch of the Starz original series The White Queen on 25 July 2013 in Los Angeles.
<span>Actress Rebecca Ferguson attended The British Consulate'a toast of the U.S. launch of the Starz original series <em>The White Queen</em> on 25 July 2013 in Los Angeles.</span>

The White Queen is one of the biggest period dramas to be shown on the BBC in quite some time. The ten-part epic, set around the last phase of the War of the Roses, tells the story (fictional!) of the exceptionally fiesty Elizabeth Woodville, played by Rebecca Ferguson, and her journey through life as the White Queen amidst battles, babies, witchcraft and a lot of men in bloody armour.

It really is a fantastic example of what great Sunday night television should be, what you might call a romp through pre-Tudor England... if you ignore the fact the show was filmed in Bruges.

Now, the show is being taken to America and with it some of the most prominent cast members, including Rebecca Ferguson, for the consequent press tour. In real life, it turns out we want to be in Rebecca's gang as much as we would Elizabeth's if this was 1465 and not 2013.

First of all, her dark brown hair is messy in a fabulously natural way that looks, well, normal. How refreshing is that?

Then, there's the fact Rebecca lives in a tiny village in the South of Sweden and her home is a windmill, according to an interview she did with InStyle UK.

"I'm not interested in 'cracking America'. My dream is to work with amazing people, then come home, take off these heels, put on my fishing boots... and start working on my windmill" she explained.

Yep, she's a keeper.

Tune in to BBC One every Sunday at 9pm to catch Rebecca in action. Her long, blonde hair alone is a sight to behold and Max Irons, who plays King Edward, ain't so bad either.


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