Day 25 of Noirvember: Femmes Fatales on Parade

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)

Dr. Lillith Ritter (Helen Walker) in Nightmare Alley (1947)

 

Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

 

Mrs. Helen Grayle (Claire Trevor) in Murder, My Sweet (1944)

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)

Vicki Buckley (Gloria Grahame) in Human Desire (1954)

 

Margot Shelby (Jean Gillie) in Decoy (1946)

Margot Shelby (Jean Gillie) in Decoy (1946)

 

Kathie Moffat (Jean Greer) in Out of the Past (1947)

Kathie Moffat (Jean Greer) in Out of the Past (1947)

 

Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

 

Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) in The Killers (1946)

Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) in The Killers (1946)

 

Dusty Chandler (Lizabeth Scott) in Dead Reckoning (1947)

Dusty Chandler (Lizabeth Scott) in Dead Reckoning (1947)

 

Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

 

Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) in The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) in The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

 

Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Criss Cross (1949)

Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Criss Cross (1949)

 

Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe) in Niagara (1953)

Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe) in Niagara (1953)

 

Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

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!

 

~ by shadowsandsatin on November 26, 2015.

3 Responses to “Day 25 of Noirvember: Femmes Fatales on Parade”

  1. Clare Trevor– yow.. and of course, Gene Tierney in “The Razor’s Edge”.

  2. I………..love…a…parade!🙂

  3. Spot on.

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