Zoe Saldana as Queen Cleopatra

Queen Cleopatra VII by Brandon Spilcher

Queen Cleopatra VII by Brandon Spilcher

This is a portrait of Queen Cleopatra VII by Brandon Spilcher. For her face he used a photo of the actress Zoe Saldana, but darkened her skin to counteract the usual media procedure of digitally “whitening up” actress’s complexions.

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