The widely accepted sociological explanation for the emergence of this spider-woman fatale
figure in American noir of the 1940s and early 50s sees her as a product of the accession of women to positions of greater economic independence, even as ex-servicemen struggled to re-enter the family and the workforce.
Creating a home with femme fatale
allure is all about luxury and decadence.
The femme fatale
is a politically overdetermined figure, animated by strong and often contradictory cultural forces.
The popularity of the association between women, snakes, and temptation even spread to the theatre where actress Sarah Bernhardt, a femme fatale
in both her professional and private lives, portrayed characters such as Medea and Cleopatra.
Drawing attention to the still persisting association between the powerful women and immoral sexuality in the collective psyche, McLaren notes that the rhetoric and literary convention of the femme fatale
instantly becomes a part of the political discourse whenever ambitious women in search of power appear on the political scene, and she mentions the case of Mao Zedung's wife, Jiang Quing, as a quite recent example of this attitude.
Fear Me's dam Femme Fatale
came from the same litter as the 2003 Oaks fifth, Lizzie Larsson, the family having been a fruitful source of winners ever since coming up with the 1976 Irish Derby victor Tain Mor.
Furious (Ben Stiller), dead pan Shoveller (William Macy), and femme fatale
Bowler Janeane Garofalo) aren't exactly the League of Justice.
Altman said he had always wanted Blanchett to play the femme fatale
who turned from an exotic dancer to a suspected double agent working for both the French and the German military intelligence.
In the movie, Natasha Fatale
, played by actress Rene Russo, wears a pair of Eyewear LA sunglasses worth pounds 400 and we've got a similar pair to give away as our top prize to one lucky reader.
THE first femme fatale
hairdresser was played by Hedy Lamarr in the 1949 film Samson and Delilah.
Imabelle, as the femme fatale
in A Rage in Harlem, is described as "a cushioned-upped, hot-bodied, banana-skin chick with the speckled-brown eyes of a teaser and the high-arched, ball-bearing hips of a natural-born amante" (6).
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