These illustrations were created as an accompaniment to my dissertation, entitled "The Empowerment of Women in 1950s and 1960s Cinema". I focused on Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor, and wanted to convey my theme through these images rather than simply creating portraits. I researched into symbols of power and strength, and discovered that the camellia is the flower that symbolises desire and strength of character. The circle also represents feminine power. I included these semiotic references, and chose the colour pink as it relates to femininity; my thesis is based around the concept of strength whilst maintaining grace and beauty.