Really. Well, lets be more kind and say she didn't exactly look like Elizabeth Taylor. And, to be fair, her Roman lover Mark Anthony was no Richard Burton.
A coin from 32 BC showing the couple's likenesses was recently found in a collection of the Society of Antiquaries in England. They're shown on either side of a silver coin about the size of a penny.
To refresh your memory, Cleopatra was the last ruler of Egypt before its conquest by the Romans in 30 BC. For 2,000 years she's been portrayed in art, plays and movies as a beautiful temptress and Mark Anthony, her Roman paramour, has been depicted as a dashing figure.
“Actually, Roman writers tell us that Cleopatra was intelligent and charismatic, and that she had a seductive voice but, tellingly, they do not mention her beauty," said Allison Jones of the Antiquities Society.
Because the coin was from Cleopatra's time, it's probably an accurate likeness. Besides, who would fake a "puss" like that?