Playing America’s most popular First Lady has been a regular job for many of Hollywood’s leading ladies. Natalie Portman is the latest actress to try on one of Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hats in the critically acclaimed new biopic “Jackie,” out Friday — and she certainly won’t be the last.
From Jaclyn Smith and Ginnifer Goodwin to Katie Holmes, here are all the women who have played the classy Jackie O on the screen:
Jaclyn Smith in “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy”
In 1981 Smith fashioned Kennedy’s famous pink attire in the Golden Globe-nominated biopic. The TV movie follows Jackie O’s years working at a DC newspaper to her life in the White House with JFK.
Sarah Michelle Gellar in “A Woman Named Jackie”
Long before she slayed vampires on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Gellar played a young Jacqueline Bouvier in the 1991 award-winning TV movie.
Jill Hennessy in “Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot”
Nominated for three Emmys, “The Women of Camelot” set out to expose what really went on in the private lives of the Kennedy women.