Yvonne Blake

1940 - 2018

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Yvonne Ann Blake (17 April 1940 – 17 July 2018) was an English and Spanish costume designer. She is perhaps best known for creating the costumes in Richard Donner's landmark superhero film Superman (1978). Blake won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design with fellow collaborator Antonio Castillo for their work on Franklin J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yvonne Blake has received more than 47,859 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Yvonne Blake is the 84th most popular designer (up from 86th in 2019), the 4,616th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,511th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 48k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Yvonne Blakes by language

Over the past year Yvonne Blake has had the most page views in the with 7,085 views, followed by English (4,384), and Italian (848). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (44.30%), Thai (43.12%), and English (33.29%)


Among designers, Yvonne Blake ranks 84 out of 104Before her are Marc Davis, Colleen Atwood, Philipp Plein, Robert Kalina, Chiara Ferragni, and Norman Bel Geddes. After her are Matthew Carter, Bill Moggridge, Virgil Abloh, Fumito Ueda, Jenny Beavan, and Jean Louis.

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Among people born in 1940, Yvonne Blake ranks 495Before her are Alberto Fouilloux, Joe South, Roy Ayers, Roberto Matosas, Thomas Köhler, and Lucy Shapiro. After her are Nicolae Martinescu, Aristides Royo, Georges Carnus, George Adams, Dallas Long, and Carl von Essen. Among people deceased in 2018, Yvonne Blake ranks 423Before her are Alberto Fouilloux, Richard DeVos, Daniel Akaka, Fatos Arapi, Pierre Pincemaille, and Carlo Vanzina. After her are Katie Boyle, Valentina Rastvorova, Peter Sutherland, Igor Korobov, William Smith, and Wilhelm Genazino.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Yvonne Blake ranks 4,616 out of 8,785Before her are John of Worcester (1100), Sylvia Syms (1934), Peter Arundell (1933), Allan Williams (1930), Frederick Holman (1885), and Mark Williams (1975). After her are Robert Wight (1796), Ann Jones (1938), Billy Bingham (1931), Richard Gunn (1871), Matthew Carter (1937), and Paul Nash (1889).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, Yvonne Blake ranks 13Before her are Beau Brummell (1778), John Baskerville (1706), Paul Smith (1946), Laura Ashley (1925), Storm Thorgerson (1944), and Jony Ive (1967). After her are Matthew Carter (1937), Bill Moggridge (1943), Jenny Beavan (1950), Sandy Powell (1960), Thomas Heatherwick (1970), and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones (2002).