With the star-studded FX anthology Feud set to debut this weekend, it’s time for one of the most enjoyable traditions for Ryan Murphy’s shows: seeing how closely his chosen actors compare to their real-life historical counterparts. Feud, which chronicles the vicious backstage battle between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as they filmed their widely praised psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in the respective title roles, and also features Murphyverse staples Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates in supporting capacities. Before watching the drama unfold on the small screen, browse through our slideshow to simultaneously see who’s playing who and to reacquaint yourself with 1960s cinematic history.
Susan Sarandon plays Bette Davis. Photo: FX; Getty Images