#26 Ammonite: Movie Based On Her Life
Ammonite is a movie that is loosely based on the life of the first female paleontologist, Mary Anning.
Mary Anning’s character is portrayed by Kate Winslet, who is seen having a romantic relationship with geologist Charlotte Murchison portrayed by Saoirse Ronan.
Historically speaking, no evidence points to Mary Anning’s sexuality. The reason is that there is no documentation of Mary’s marriage or lovers.
While the historical accuracy of her sexuality is dubious, the film has done a fantastic job of showing the influence of women in Mary’s life.
No matter how inaccurate the movie is about certain aspects of Mary’s life, it certainly puts her in the spotlight and gives due recognition for her pioneering efforts to advance paleontology.