So much so that by the end of the same century, the image of the evil, destructive yet enticingly alluring woman had found her way into every aspect of mainstream culture from advertisements to appearing as a design on porcelain, and even in jewellery. The sources of inspiration to these potentially misogynistic male artists catering to their mainly male conservatively Victorian audience were, perhaps not surprisingly most often taken from characters in the bible. You wearer of makeup! Judith, the beheader of men!
So what is a "Femme Fatale"? Film buffs argue endlessly about the precise definition and, anyway, the interpretation changes with the decades. Originally the femme fatale adorned Film Noir in black and white with delicious coats to keep her hotfabulous dresses and gowns, a long cigarette, often in a holder, and the occasional gun.
She was seductive, had a great figure, and legs to die for. Above all, she was a siren and a seducer. Femme Fatales are seductive, mysterious, and tough. So what does a Femme Fatale wear? When a guy helps her out of the coat, it revels long, slinky, figure-hugging gowns with gloves above the elbow, stockings, and high heels.
Whether blond, redhead, or brunette, there is something "of the night" about the Femme Fatale. Her clothes are typically black or fiery red, and when she sits, her slinky, ankle-length gown parts seductively, revealing fabulous, black-stockinged legs.
Today's Femme Fatale is more likely to remove her gown, revealing delectable lingerie, including basques or corsets. In today's movies, she's more raunchy and what she does is decidedly X-rated. In terms of your new wardrobe, you can think of the Femme Fatale look in stages: Find yourself a great outdoor coat.
Retro trench coat or, for a more modern look, try a leather, Matrix-style coat. The current trend is for military or aviator style coats and jackets.
Choose some great heels, preferably in black, and a slinky gown or dress. Maxi dresses are 'in' right now. Choose some sexy lingerie to wear under the gown. Classic pearls or a glamorous hat make great Femme Fatale accessories.
And don't forget to wear plenty of strong perfume.
Although the sexy cigarette in a long holder was hot in Rita's day, I suggest you give the cigarettes a miss. They smell vile, and they really aren't sexy any more. Similarly, loose the pistol in your stocking top. OK for Chicago during prohibition, but the shooter doesn't work so well where I currently live in a sleepy corner of London!
For a modern femme fatale look, check out the seductive Dita von Teese. Dita is an icon of modern burlesque; With its sexy showgirl feel, burlesque perfectly compliments the Femme Fatale.
As we've said before, once you've got those fabulous clothes on, I'd advise keeping off the guns and cigarettes. Hang around in bars, by all means, but don't get drunk! Anyway, one of the characteristics of the FF is that she can hold her liquor.
Don't be girly, and above all, don't smile. The FF is a serious, solitary animal except when seducing men.
She doesn't hunt in a pack, so lose the girly gang and the "girl's night out" mentality. Remember, you are not a pussy cat, but a deadly nocturnal feline hunter. Be tough, focused, and ruthless. Although real FFs steal men from other women, I wouldn't recommend this. So why not make sure he is unattached and single before you pounce?
The safest way to live out the Femme fantasy is to seduce your existing boyfriend or someone you already know. Arrange to meet him in a shady bar, and then surprise him with your new Femme Fatale look.
Remember to be mysterious and seductive. Perch on a bar stool, unfasten your coat so he can see that fabulous frock and your body beneath.The 10 Greatest Femmes Fatales in Film Noir.
19 February | Features, Other Lists As in many other noirs, the femme fatale is connected here with a deadly bond to her equally wicked husband (Walter O’Neil, played by Kirk Douglas who made his film debut with this movie). They are tied together, alive and dead, by a dark secret and that.
While a femme fatale is a defining aspect of film noir, most times these women don’t drive the story themselves. There’s a special kind of film noir - femme noir - where women are at the forefront. Jan 02, · Originally the femme fatale adorned Film Noir (in black and white) with delicious coats (to keep her hot), fabulous dresses and gowns, a long cigarette, often in a holder, and the occasional gun.
She was the gangster’s moll, the bad girl on the bar stool, or Reviews: 4. A femme fatale (/ ˌ f æ m f ə ˈ t ɑː l / or caught in a situation from which she cannot escape; The Lady from Shanghai (a film noir) is one such example. A younger version of a femme fatale is called a fille fatale, or "fatal girl".
This tense film noir told about law-abiding, mild-mannered, middle-aged and married Gotham College Professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson).
He met beautiful, strange painting model and femme fatale Alice Reed (Joan Bennett) - when she emerged as a . Femme fatale (film, ) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
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