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The actress depicted on this card is Ingrid Bergman, which is apt. Bergman's role as Joan of Arc was very important to her.

http://clairebancoffey.com/wp-conten...-19.55.231.png

And Joan's own emblem was the crowned sword. She is often depicted with a sword.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...dcf368e8f2.jpg

There is even a sword shown in a church which is supposed to have been hers.

http://www.stjoan-center.com/JoansSw...romHeaven.html

She was also very courageous and had her own mind, and didn't follow the conventional ideal of femininity. And also Bergman herself, trapped in her saint image as she was, broke it and embraced scandal instead.

This is maybe one of Loesche's most inspired choices IMO. It shows that his choice to depict Hollywood characters was not some gimmick (a tarot with celebs!) but an effort to seek for archetypes of the 20th century.
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