femme fatale

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a usually unscrupulous woman who seduces or exploits men

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a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

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11) Plenty of femmes fatales chafe against the restrictive confines of the archetype; like Mildred Pierce (if we accept her contentious classification as such), many are more complex than the categorisation might suggest.
Whereas film noir largely holds its femmes fatales at a distance, uninterested in considering their motivations beyond the surface level, Klute is drawn powerfully to the psychology of its (arguable) femme fatale, Jane Fonda's Bree Daniel.
After all, as the book and film begin he has been cheating on his partner by sleeping with Iva for some time, a double-cross common to femmes fatales.
Otras femmes fatales recientes dignas de mencion han sido: Madonna como Rebecca Carlson en Body of Evidence--Cuerpo del delito--(1993), dirigida por Uli Edel; Demi Moore como Meredith Johnson en Disclosure--Acoso sexual--(1994), del director Barry Levinson, y Catherine Zeta Jones como la devastadora Marylin Rexroth en Intolerable Cruelty--El amor cuesta caro--(2003), dirigida por Ethan y Joel Coen.
The power of the femme fatale is such that she takes on apparently male attributes: Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin dresses as a swordsman, and women from history who assumed traditionally male positions of authority were frequently represented as femmes fatales.
1) Tomando como base esta nocion de lo femenino, de la imagen marcadamente potente de mujer, el proposito del presente ensayo es explorar la presencia de las femmes fatales en dos obras maestras de Antonio Munoz Molina, Lucrecia de El invierno en Lisboa (1987) y Rebeca Osorio de Beltenebros (1989), puesto que es interesante reevaluar como ellas desestabilizan la fuerza masculina del mundo detectivesco y triunfan sobre todos sus perseguidores.
The female body was either sexualized, as in Gustav Klimt's mythological femmes fatales, or raised to a supernatural level, as in the reincarnations of the Virgin a la Bouguereau.
Monica Lewinsky, the well upholstered Jewish girl from Beverly Hills, joins a long and colourful list of femmes fatales.
Entomologists have known for decades about these femmes fatales and have regarded their behavior as simply a macabre method of feeding.
It is misleading for example, to see Black femmes fatales, neurotic detectives, and grotesque bad guys as poor imitations of their White counterparts; these characters may be redeployed in the genre by Black filmmakers in order to represent such themes as Black rage at White America.
And she is bitter that when the networks finally woke up to the need to be equal-opportunity employers, the women given big chances often were not the ones, like Trotta, who had slugged it out in the trenches, learning the craft and paying their dues, but young femmes fatales who wouldn't have known the press center at Danang from Germaine's restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue.
Blade Runner's hero, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), can be viewed as the classic noir male protagonist--our first image of him walking the streets of twenty-first century Los Angeles in his trench coat certainly evokes the classic noir gumshoe detective, who is lured into danger by the femmes fatales.
Casting is under way for the independent feature, ``Death Row Dolls'' - shades of '50s B-grade drive-in fare - and includes such femmes fatales as a woman who burned down a modeling agency, another who broke a man's neck while fist-fighting in a parking lot and an ``angry blonde'' who committed parricide.
In this show the only indisputably exotic Asian femmes fatales are drag queens.
She writes that those '60s femmes fatales, Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot, heralded ``a new era, a new kind of woman who rejected bourgeois conventions and went after what she wanted.