Allison Williams Isn't the First--Meet 8 Other Women Who Have Ruled Neverland

On December 4, Peter Pan Live! will air on NBC, starring Allison Williams (of Girls fame) as the mischievous Peter. Christopher Walken joins the cast as jaunty villain Captain Hook. In a first look at the show, Williams expresses her excitement: “I am aware every day that I’m the luckiest girl—the luckiest boy/girl in the world.” 

She’s not the first woman to play the legendary boy from Neverland. We take a look back at the flying personalities who brought whimsy to the imaginative role, from the first performance at the Duke of York’s Theatre, to Mia Farrow in the mid-70s. 

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December 1904: Nina Boucicault in the lead role of the first production of 'Peter Pan' at the Duke of York's Theatre. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Pauline Chase as 'Peter Pan', 1908-1909. Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images

Betty Bronson, American television and film actress, circa 1930, selected by J M Barrie to play Peter Pan. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

Mary Martin as Peter Pan in 1960 (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

2004: Cathy Rigby portrays the title role in "Peter Pan." AP Photo/Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Craig Schwartz

Zena Dare, actress, circa 1905. She starred in Manchester's production of Peter Pan. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

Actress Sandy Duncan is shown in 1980 as she plays the title role in the musical play, Peter Pan. AP Photo/Martha Swope

Mia Farrow as Peter Pan in 1976. NBCU Photo Bank

And now, Allison Williams!  Photo by: Patrick Randak/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images