How Old Was Liv Tyler as Arwen Undómie in Lord of the Rings?

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It looks like Lord of the Rings actress Liv Tyler really likes her platform boots. In March 2011, the daughter of Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell wore the “Mary Ann” clog boots from Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony while posing for photos with the designer herself, Chloe Sevigny.

Liv Tyler wears her hair down at the GO International Designer Collective LaunchLiv Tyler wears her hair down at the GO International Designer Collective Launch held on March 10, 2011, at the Ace Hotel in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / WENN)

10 years earlier, she made her debut as Elf maiden Arwen Undómie in the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson.

Co-starring with Cate Blanchett, she reprised her role in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the second installment of the series, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the last installment of the series.

Liv Rundgren Tyler as Elf maiden Arwen Undómie in the Lord of the RingsLiv Rundgren Tyler as Elf maiden Arwen Undómie in the Lord of the Rings (Credit: New Line Cinema)

The filmmakers reportedly approached Tyler after seeing her performance as Lady Rebecca Gibson in the 1999 British historical action comedy film Plunkett & Macleane.

Learning Elvish, a language invented by JRR Tolkein, for her role as the Elf maiden who rescues the Hobbit Frodo from the Black Riders at the Fords of Bruinen, she was 24 years old when the first Lord of the Rings film premiered 10 December 10, 2001, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

Liv Tyler at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLiv Tyler at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Hollywood, California, on December 16, 2001 (Credit: WENN)

“I had definitely tried to speak in a low voice throughout the whole thing, just because Kate’s voice is naturally quite like that; it’s really commanding, and powerful. And I think we realized when we were doing all of the ADR and stuff because, I am a lot younger than she is – or, I’m not a lot younger than she is – that suddenly when I brought my voice down to that register, it gave Arwen a kind of timelessness,” Tyler told IGN about bringing down her voice to a lower register for her role as Arwen.

“She could be of any age. In a way, it kind of just adds some depth to Arwen. It was like the icing on the cake. When I read a line kind of with that voice, it was like, wow! That really made a big difference,” she added.

Liv Tyler was 24 years old when attending the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingLiv Tyler was 24 years old when attending the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Credit: WENN)

Born on July 1, 1977, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, she celebrated her 24th birthday on July 1, 2001.

Liv Tyler and Chloe Sevigny pose for photos together on the red carpetLiv Tyler and Chloe Sevigny pose for photos together on the red carpet (Credit: Andres Otero / WENN)

Live Tyler wore the “Mary Ann” clog boots while attending Target’s GO International Designer Collective Launch. She paired them with a pleated dress by Opening Ceremony and a leather jacket.

The Dr. T & the Women actress braided her hair down one side of her head and kept her makeup light.

Liv Tyler shows off her side-braided hairstyleLiv Tyler shows off her side-braided hairstyle (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN)

What do you think of Liv’s quirky biker chick style? Love it or hate it? Do you think it’s cool? Do you think the shoes go with the whole outfit?

Liv Tyler wears a pair of Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony heels with black tights and a pleated skirtLiv Tyler wears a pair of Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony heels with black tights and a pleated skirt (Credit: Andres Otero / WENN)

Regardless of your feelings as to how Liv styled these boots, you can get them at Shopbop. They feature seam detailing and an asymmetrical topline.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony 'Mary Anne' Clog BootsChloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony ‘Mary Anne’ Clog Boots, $495

Let’s take a quick second to compare and contrast. Here’s Chloe’s take on platform boots.

Chloe paired the Christian Louboutin “Madame Butterfly” booties with a Lanvin leopard print dress last year.

Chloe Sevigny wears her hair back at HBO's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards afterpartyChloe Sevigny wears her hair back at HBO’s 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards afterparty held on August 29, 2010, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

Who do you think looked best in platform heels?

Chloe Sevigny's feet in black leather Christian Louboutin bootiesChloe Sevigny’s feet in black leather Christian Louboutin booties (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

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