Julie Andrews made a career out of being as sweet as a spoonful of sugar. Blessed with a stunningly silky voice, she sang and smiled her way straight to stardom. Starting on Broadway as cockney cutie Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, she soon transitioned to film. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of the magical nanny of every child's dreams in Mary Poppins (1964) and her role as a singing nun in The Sound of Music (1965) cemented her good-girl image, making dramatic roles hard to come by. How do you solve an image problem like Ms. Andrews? Julie turned miss goody-two-shoes into miss-nudie-two-boobs by giving thoroughly grown up performances as a saucy singer in the Dudley Moore comedy 10 (1979) and the gender-bending heroine in Victor/Victoria (1983). She was the most supercalisexpealadocious in husband Blake Edwards's film S.O.B. (1981). Jules replaced nanny with naughty by giving a tour of her rolling hills in an astonishing scene where she triumphantly rips off her top. Her new public persona was equally likeable and looked deliciously lickable, and she followed up with more funbaggage in Duet for One (1986).
The Tamarind Seed (1974) - as Judith Farrow