With her statement jewelry and glamorous couture, Larissa Weems — from Netflix drama Wednesday — isn’t the obvious candidate for a cast-off.
But eagle-eyed viewers have seen a luscious silver leaf necklace the character wears appear on our screens since before the actor who plays her – Gwendoline Christie, 44 – was born.
The chain is currently enjoying its seventh incarnation, on the neck of the icy headteacher in the Addams Family spin-off.
The first lead actress was screen beauty Jacqueline Bisset, who played the elegant Helena Andrenyi in 1974’s big screen film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.
Jacqueline Bisset, played the elegant Helena Andrenyi in 1974’s big screen film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express
In 2005, the beautiful necklace was worn by Holly Radford in the BBC drama documentary Beethoven
Then it had its next appearance in 1979, worn by Sarah Jane Curran in the BBC period drama Prince Regent, about the life and loves of the future King George IV.
According to the website Recycled Movie Costumes, the necklace then seemed to fall out of favor with costume designers until it was brought back to life in the 1997 movie The Serpent’s Kiss, starring Greta Scacchi.
It had a sort of comeback after the turn of the millennium, appearing on both the small and big screens.
In 2005 it was worn by Holly Radford in the BBC drama documentary Beethoven, and two years later by Giovanna Mezzogiorno in the film adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love In The Time Of Cholera.
Christie, who is over six feet tall, recently praised Wednesday director Tim Burton and the show’s costume designer, Colleen Atwood, for their vision for Larissa Weems
Laura Pyper wears the necklace as Jane Fairfax in a four-part BBC adaptation of Emma, by Jane Austen
Sarah Jane Curran as Princess Augusta Sophia with the necklace, who has appeared in many shows
Its last known appearance before appearing on Wednesday was in 2009 when it was worn by Laura Pyper, who played Jane Fairfax in a four-part BBC adaptation of Emma, by Jane Austen.
English actress Christie plays the shape-shifting principal of Nevermore College in the Netflix hit starring the macabre obsessed Wednesday Addams.
The chain has its outing on Christie in the fourth episode, Woe What A Night, with an act of sabotage during a dance at the academy.
Christie, who is over six feet tall, recently praised Wednesday director Tim Burton and the show’s costume designer, Colleen Atwood, for their take on Larissa Weems.
The necklace appeared in an adaptation of the classic Love In The Time Of Cholera, around the neck of the character played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Richard E. Grant and Greta Scacchi in movie The Serpent’s Kiss. Netflix has reused other props, including in its recent adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
She said, ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever felt beautiful on screen… Like her [Atwood] made me feel like my body felt celebrated and beautiful.
“I never felt like there was anything to hide or be ashamed of. She made me feel incredible.’
It’s not the first time Netflix has reused props. Last month, it was revealed that a dress worn by Emma Corrin in the streaming service’s film adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover had also appeared in a range of other productions.