Julie Andrews: Mary Poppins vs. Maria von Trapp

One actor. Two film roles. You tell us which portrayal was the best. The most memorable. Or iconic. Or simply your favorite.

But before you pass judgment, a few words defending the “character” of each…

The case for Maria von Trapp

The lighthearted aspiring nun left her potential religious vocation to bring music back into a house that had forgotten it. A few of her favorite things are the seven von Trapp siblings and, especially, Captain von Trapp. She deftly climbs ev’ry mountain of difficulty that lies ahead, which includes the grave imminent threat of The Third Reich that she and her happy family say “So Long, Farewell” to while heading out over the hills alive with The Sound of Music.

The case for Mary Poppins

She’s practically perfect in every way.

Now that you’ve heard the arguments for both it’s time to render your verdict!