Beauty, Sensual

Beauty, Sensual

Angelica
infidel princess of exquisite grace and charm. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Innamorato; Orlando Furioso]
Borgia, Lucrezia
(1480–1519) her beauty was as legendary as her rumored vices and heartlessness. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 59]
Buchanan, Daisy
Jay Gatsby’s femme fatale. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
Cleopatra
seductive queen of Egypt; beloved by Marc Antony. [Br. Lit.: Antony and Cleopatra]
Helen of Troy
Faust’s desire to possess her makes him faint. [Ger. Lit.: Faust]
Jezebel
Phoenician princess; enemy of the prophets; name is a byword for wicked woman. [O.T.: I Kings 16:21, 31; II Kings 9:1–10, 30–37]
Lolita
precociously seductive 12-year-old. [Am. Lit.: Lolita]
Madeline
gazed at in awe by Porphyro. [Br. Lit.: “The Eve of St. Agnes” in Magill I, 263–264]
Montez, Lola
(c. 1818–1861) Irish singer and dancer; mistress to famous men. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1821]
Phryne
courtesan, acquitted of charge by baring bosom. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 830]
Playmate of the Month
nude girl provocatively gracing Playboy’s centerfold. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 285]
Queen of Sheba
sultry Biblical queen who visits Solomon. [O.T.: I Kings 10]
Salome
seductive dancer who obtains head of John the Baptist as reward. [N.T.: Matthew 14:3, 11]
Vye, Eustacia
capricious, seductive, trouble-making heroine. [Br. Lit.: Return of the Native, Harvey, 690]
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Women have so many ways of getting what they want and if she has striking beauty, sensual figure, sultry walk, disarming smile - then they should all be used to full advantage.
Its mystery, beauty, sensual quality, its deadly appeal, its secrets and shadows.