Bonnie Parker, the character played by Faye Dunaway in the 1967 film "Bonnie and Clyde," is based on the real-life American outlaw Bonnie Parker who, along with Clyde Barrow, formed the notorious criminal duo in the early 1930s.
In the film, Bonnie is depicted as a bored and restless small-town waitress who is looking for excitement and adventure. She meets Clyde, a criminal on the run, and the two become romantically involved, embarking on a life of crime together.
Bonnie is portrayed as a complex character, driven by her desire for adventure and love, but also struggling with her own morality and the violence of their criminal activities. She is depicted as a charismatic and daring figure, willing to take risks and fight back against a society she perceives as unjust and oppressive.
Throughout the film, Bonnie's character undergoes a transformation as she becomes more involved in the criminal activities and their consequences. She is shown to be both the driving force behind their crimes and the moral center of the duo, often questioning their actions and their future.
Dunaway's portrayal of Bonnie was a defining role in her career, and the character has since become an iconic figure in American popular culture, representing a romanticized version of outlaw rebellion and anti-establishment values.