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...characters in his movies are always jumping into water." For instance, as early as Le Dement du lac Jean-Jeunes (1948), a nightmarish short Jutra directed as a teenager, an insane child kidnapper plunges to a watery death.