Kate Beckinsale failed to capture Ava Gardner's "ravishing" quality in THE AVIATOR, according to Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall.

The 80-year-old Bacall was more convinced by Cate Blanchett's performance of her close friend Katharine Hepburn in the Howard Hughes biopic.

Bacall says, "I thought the actress playing Ava Gardner less successful. Ava was ravishing."

Of Blanchett, who she chatted to about Hepburn, she adds, "Cate Blanchett didn't look like Kate, but she captured her - her energy and vitality."

06/02/2005 23:23