Other interesting facts: the film correctly portrayed her party-girl persona; and the fact that the French didn't really like her (and called her names like l'Autruchienne: ostrich-bitch, a play on l'Autrichienne: Austrian woman); also, she was basically betrothed to the dauphin Louis because too many of her sisters died of smallpox or were already betrothed to other royals and, thus, she was the only one left when France came a-calling. This may be one of the reasons it took seven years to consummate the marriage.
Possibly the first to establish "shabby chic" as a fashion choice, what with her penchant for "farming" at Petit Trianon and the robe à la polonaise, Madame Antoinette was way ahead of her time in the world of fashion. Perhaps too far ahead, which made the French dislike her more! Not interested in much more than fashion or cakes (well, she was Austrian), poor Marie-Antoinette ended up being somebody's political stool pigeon throughout her reign, from the Affair of the Diamond Necklace (thanks to that bitch Madame du Barry), to the dubious attribution "Let them eat cake" - it seems she never got a break. Until the end that is, when she did get one: right on her neck.