“She wanted to look a million dollars.” The story behind Princess Diana’s revenge dress.

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Diana in seasons five and six, looked like the spitting image of the late princess, when she stepped out wearing a near-identical dress on the show – so much so, that she received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal.

With part one of season six of The Crown having just been released on Netflix, the late royal’s name has once again started trending, especially because the latest instalment covers her untimely death. 

While there are no revenge dresses in this season, it does dive deep into Diana’s relationship with Egyptian film producer Dodi Al-Fayed and shows just how badly the press hounded her during her final moments. 

Debicki spoke about the role to Gotham Magazine about the challenge of trying to emulate the icon that is Princess Diana.

“I’m coming to understand more intimately how she existed and still exists very profoundly in collective consciousness,” she said. 

“I think it’s amazing that from age seven, I would remember somebody who had no actual impact on my life as a child in Australia: and yet I was very aware of her presence in the world. She represented something extremely human and extremely symbolic.”

Part two of the hit show is set to drop on December 14 on the streaming service and will focus on the events that followed after Diana’s death. 

Feature Image: Getty/Netflix.

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