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    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Forbidden Planet

    1956

    Costume seen on Anne Francis as Altaira Morbius

    • Allied Artists Pictures

    Queen of Outer Space

    1958

    Costume seen on Lisa Davis as Motiya

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About the Costume

This ornate golden mini-dress, covered with gold and bronze beads and medallions, was designed by Helen Rose for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, where Anne Francis wore it as Altaira Morbius. The gown, along with many others from the production, went on to be used again in the 1958 film Queen of Outer Space, where it was worn by Lisa Davis as Motiya.

This piece went up for auction at Profiles in History several years ago, selling for $37,000. The catalog describes the gown as:

…arguably the most iconic piece of female wardrobe in science fiction, with the possible exception of Princess Leia from Star Wars.

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Additional Images

About the Costume

This ornate golden mini-dress, covered with gold and bronze beads and medallions, was designed by Helen Rose for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, where Anne Francis wore it as Altaira Morbius. The gown, along with many others from the production, went on to be used again in the 1958 film Queen of Outer Space, where it was worn by Lisa Davis as Motiya.

This piece went up for auction at Profiles in History several years ago, selling for $37,000. The catalog describes the gown as:

…arguably the most iconic piece of female wardrobe in science fiction, with the possible exception of Princess Leia from Star Wars.

This ornate golden mini-dress, covered with gold and bronze beads and medallions, was designed by Helen Rose for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, where Anne Francis wore it as Altaira Morbius. The gown, along with many others from the production, went on to be used again in the 1958 film Queen of Outer Space, where it was worn by Lisa Davis as Motiya.

This piece went up for auction at Profiles in History several years ago, selling for $37,000. The catalog describes the gown as:

…arguably the most iconic piece of female wardrobe in science fiction, with the possible exception of Princess Leia from Star Wars.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Grand Old Movies
  • Pop Matters
  • Irenebrination
Costume Designer:
  • Helen Rose

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