Queen of diamonds

They've taken out the queen of diamonds, and we are now witnessing the sleepers awaking... -The well-worn Political Hat

Long day, dull mind, that took me a beat, and then I thought, there's a reference that can date a person, but then I remembered there was the more recent re-make, and then I wished I hadn't remembered the re-make.

Um, say, your mileage may vary, but image searching queen of diamonds was interesting...