Over the past five decades Woody Allen has released about fifty films. Over those decades he has gone through a slew of lead ladies. Usually they stick around for dozen films or so before they are replaced by another regular. It’s a smart idea that will see you in love or at least fascinated with a character before seeing the movie. All that said, we’re going to go through some of Woody Allen’s more memorable leading ladies throughout the years.
Before she was contacted by Woody Allen, Diane Keaton was known for her heavily praised role in The Godfather series. It was after this that she connected with Allen and became an established comedy actress. She has taken part in eight of Allen’s best films. Amongst them is Play It Again, Sam, Sleeper, Love and Death, Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan, Radio Days and Manhattan Murder Mystery.
When most people today think of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow and their mind automatically takes them into the drama that surrounded their marriage and how he eventually left Mia to marry her adopted daughter. Before all that, Mia was actually Allen’s most used leading lady. She appeared in thirteen of his classics through the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Those include A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Hannah and Her Sisters, Alice, Husbands and Wives and Broadway Danny Rose.
Louise Lasser was Woody Allen’s second wife and first leading lady. She appeared in a lot of his earlier films which included What’s Up Tiger Lily?, Take The Money and Run, Bananas and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask). After the split he would replace her with Diane Keaton.
Seen like the mid 2000’s Woody Allen discovered what would be his newest constant and that was Scarlett Johansson. She didn’t end up starring in half as many films as Diane Keaton or Mia Farrow, but she did star in his three best films during the 2000’s. You can find her in Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.