Cate Blanchett (b. May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning Australian actress and stage director. She played Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Blanchett came to international success in the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, she played Elizabeth I of England.
She also is well known for playing the elf queen Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy with Christopher Lee. Currently, Cate and her husband Andrew Upton are artistic directors of the Sydney Theater Company.
In a 2007 interview, Cate Blanchett was asked what her favorite Indiana Jones film was. She replied, "I have a soft spot for the first one because I adore Karen Allen. This one is a big bar of chocolate and you want to eat the whole thing. I'm really looking forward to this slotting into the boxed set."