Alfred Hitchock (opens in new tab)'s 1940 thriller Rebecca (opens in new tab) - based on the book by Daphne du Maurier (opens in new tab) - stars Joan Fontaine (opens in new tab) as a new bride who finds herself living in the shadow of her wealthy husband's first wife Rebecca.
This classic was a huge success in Spain in the 1940s when it was released. And because it was so popular, Spaniards started referring to the type of cardy Fontaine (opens in new tab) wears in the movie as a 'rebeca'.
The word is still used in Spain today for this type of cardigan.
Rebecca (opens in new tab) is showing on Sky Movies Classics today - Tuesday 4th September - at 7pm.
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