Until the studio system collapsed in the 1960s, Hollywood specialised in the creation and promotion of the stars who filled its films. First shown in 2012, this fabulously researched Arena tracks the female idols, from the goddesses of the 1910s, such as Theda Bara and Lillian Gish, right up to the last models to roll off the production line, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

Followed by a screening of My Week with Marilyn.