Femme fatale: an attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her.
For today’s Noirvember post, I’m offering a pictorial of my favorite femmes fatales. Did yours make the list?
Dr. Lillith Ritter (Helen Walker) in Nightmare Alley (1947)
Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Mrs. Helen Grayle (Claire Trevor) in Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) in Double Indemnity (1944)
Vicki Buckley (Gloria Grahame) in Human Desire (1954)
Margot Shelby (Jean Gillie) in Decoy (1946)
Kathie Moffat (Jean Greer) in Out of the Past (1947)
Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) in The Killers (1946)
Dusty Chandler (Lizabeth Scott) in Dead Reckoning (1947)
Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) in The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Criss Cross (1949)
Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe) in Niagara (1953)
Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Whew! I could go on forever! But I’ll stop here, and consider this to be Femmes Fatales — Part I.
Join me tomorrow for Day 26 of Noirvember!