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Before Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir, here are 7 other stars who have played Israeli prime ministers


April 23, 2021

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Golda Meir in France in 1965.

(JTA) - A mere 43 years after her death, Golda Meir is ready for her close-up.

Just a month after it was announced that the Israeli star Shira Haas would portray Meir in a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter revealed this week that Oscar winner Helen Mirren would portray Israel's only female prime minister in an upcoming biopic.

While Haas, who is best known for her star turn in the miniseries "Unorthodox," is Jewish, Mirren is not. But she did win international acclaim (and the Academy Award) for her performance as another historic leading lady: England's Queen Elizabeth II in 2006's "The Qu...

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