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Friday, 27 January 2012

SCREEN SIREN; Top Ten Femme Fatale Films

One of my favorite things to do in the evenings is to light candles, pour a glass of wine, climb into bed and settle down to watch a great film.  I have recently been Tweeting on the films I have watched this week - look out for tweets that say Now showing on BoudoirScreen1 which will tell you the film I am watching in bed before I go to sleep. A nice romantic film is a lovely way to relax in the evenings.

I am also fascinated by the idea of the Temptress or Femme Fatale, and this is a favorite theme with movie makers and classic novelists too.
Ever since Eve shimmied her forbidden fruit under Adam's poor bewildered nose, beautiful women have been labeled as temptresses - it is never going to change so we might as well embrace it!  It's a topic I explored in my book The Wiccan Temptress.

So many actresses whom I admire have taken on this kind of role and done the Femme Fatale proud with their portrayals.  Sometimes the temptress is calculating and scheming;  sometimes she is bitten by the reality of her own beauty and powers of attraction.  Occasionally she is just a woman who falls in love with the wrong man.  Whoever she is, she captures the imagination.  Men want her; women want to be her.  She is irresistible. Check out these films to see the Femme Fatale and some amazing actresses as work.

1. Dangerous Beauty ; Catherine McCormack & Rufus Sewell
2. Lady Audley's Secret ; Neve McIntosh & Steven Macintosh
3. The Wicked Lady ; Margeret Lockwood & James Mason
4. Legends of the Fall ; Julia Ormond & Brad Pitt
5. The Age of Innocence ; Michelle Pfeiffer & Daniel Day-Lewis
6. The Return of the Native ; Catherine Zeta Jones & Clive Owen
7.  Far From the Madding Crowd ; Paloma Baeza, Nathaniel Parker & Jonathan Firth
8.  Cleopatra ; Leonor Varela & Timothy Dalton
9 . Poison Ivy ; Drew Barrymore & Tom Skerritt
10. The Heart of Me ; Helena Bonham Carter & Paul Bettany

Ten fantastic films to snuggle up to on a cold winter's night! Enjoy.

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