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    • Paramount Television
    • ABC

    The Last Days of Pompeii

    1984

    Costume seen on Marilù Tolo as Xenia

    • Showtime Networks

    The Tudors

    2012

    Costume seen on Tamzin Merchant as Katheryn Howard

    • Showtime Networks

    The Tudors

    2012

    Costume seen on Joely Richardson as Kathryn Parr

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About the Costume

This unique tiara was first seen in the 1984 production of The Last Days of Pompeii, where Marilù Tolo wore it as Xenia. It was seen again in the 2012 fourth season of The Tudors on Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard. It was worn again by Joely Richardson as Kathryn Parr later in the season.

What makes this jewelry set even more interesting is that it is an exact reproduction of one worn by Napoleon’s sister, Caroline Bonaparte. She can be seen wearing the pieces in an 1808 painting by François Gérard entitled Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples, and Her Children. It is not yet known if this jewelry set appeared in an earlier Napoleon-related film or television show for which it would have been custom-made or if it was merely available through a jeweler. Still, its chances of being produced for The Last Days of Pompeii are small.

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About the Costume

This unique tiara was first seen in the 1984 production of The Last Days of Pompeii, where Marilù Tolo wore it as Xenia. It was seen again in the 2012 fourth season of The Tudors on Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard. It was worn again by Joely Richardson as Kathryn Parr later in the season.

What makes this jewelry set even more interesting is that it is an exact reproduction of one worn by Napoleon’s sister, Caroline Bonaparte. She can be seen wearing the pieces in an 1808 painting by François Gérard entitled Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples, and Her Children. It is not yet known if this jewelry set appeared in an earlier Napoleon-related film or television show for which it would have been custom-made or if it was merely available through a jeweler. Still, its chances of being produced for The Last Days of Pompeii are small.

This unique tiara was first seen in the 1984 production of The Last Days of Pompeii, where Marilù Tolo wore it as Xenia. It was seen again in the 2012 fourth season of The Tudors on Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard. It was worn again by Joely Richardson as Kathryn Parr later in the season.

What makes this jewelry set even more interesting is that it is an exact reproduction of one worn by Napoleon’s sister, Caroline Bonaparte. She can be seen wearing the pieces in an 1808 painting by François Gérard entitled Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples, and Her Children. It is not yet known if this jewelry set appeared in an earlier Napoleon-related film or television show for which it would have been custom-made or if it was merely available through a jeweler. Still, its chances of being produced for The Last Days of Pompeii are small.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Alessia
  • Lauren
  • Katie S.
  • Kiki
  • Phil
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Costume Designer:
  • Unknown

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