She is the embodiment of mystery. She has this inexplicable allure and is seductive, sensual and enchanting. But all of this comes at a cost. Her intentions are not necessarily noble. She can entrap her lover and lead him into precarious situations that often have difficult escape routes. She is the femme fatale. A femme fatale is an archetypal character who has the aforementioned qualities and is often portrayed in literature, art and cinema. In cinema, she has evolved continually since inception. We present you some extraordinary femme
Amy Dunne in Gone Girl
Amy Elliot Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike) is a master of manipulation. She is a writer like her husband and constantly lives under the shadow of
Matty Tyler Walker in Body Heat
Matty Tyler used to be a good kid. Then she grew up and learnt about things like money, affairs and murder. But wait, Matty doesn’t want all of these She doesn’t even know anything about these things. Confused? Mary isn’t. Because this is exactly what she wants. Mary was Matty’s childhood friend and she now uses her identity to do things inexplicable. She wants to kill her husband for money. She wants to kill the guy who killed her husband at her insistence. Kathleen Turner has not impressed her audience more. She essays the role of Matty/ Mary with confidence and the plot’s build-up works well in her favor.
Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction
Alex Forrest is an ambitious woman. She is smart, intellectual and a successful editor of a publishing company. When she sets her eye on something, she will leave no stone unturned to get it for herself. Her beauty is a paradox. The curly blonde hair, high cheekbones and blue eyes make her look drop dead gorgeous but can also be fear-inducing at times. Glenn Close has portrayed the character to perfection in Fatal Attraction. In the first few scenes, she is at her charming best. There is no way to discern her hidden insanity. But as the plot progresses so does the madness of her character along with the interest of the viewer.
Julia in Original Sin
Julia is the ‘perfect’ wife. She is passionate, caring and understanding. She is also beautiful. However, she is a little secret. She is not exactly who she claims to be. She can make you believe in things that
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct
Catherine Tramell intrigues one and all. She is attractive, is a coveted crime novelist, has a double major in psychology and literature and has always been rich. She inherited 110 million dollars after her parents’ death in a boat accident. She has quite the lifestyle. She has developed a hobby of killing every man she gets involved with. And now it is