Belle - Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle wearing a period taffeta dress; the sleeves are decorated with lace flounces, while the bodice is embellished with a row of contrasting bows. The costumes were designed by Anushia Nieradzik.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Races: Black (South African) and White (English) Age: 28 Occupation: Actress You probably haven't seen this young British actress in anything (might have glmpsed her in Larry Crowne), but let's hope that changes.
A film (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times. Dido Elizabeth Belle was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.
Belle - Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle wearing a purple taffeta period costume with corseted bodice, ruffle-cuffed sleeves and bow front decorations. The costumes were designed by Anushia Nieradzik.