Friday, 27 January 2012
SCREEN SIREN; Top Ten Femme Fatale Films
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.