Rolls Royce: The Movie

Rolls Royce: The Movie

Ever wonder exactly where that emblem of a woman that adorns the hood of a Rolls Royce comes from?  A new movie starring Christian Bale called Silver Ghost will have the answer.

Actor Christian Bale

But here’s a sneak peak: The figure is called The Spirit of Ecstacy and was born out of a love affair between Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and his secretary Eleanor Thornton.  Although a potential national scandal, the symbol that influenced future Rolls Royce emblems.

The Spirit of Ecstacy was recently modified with 150 carats of diamonds to make it the most expensive hood ornament ever made.

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