15 Ways On How To Be A Femme Fatale!

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Femme Fatale Ooh La la!

For any of you who don't know what a femme fatale is, the definition is a woman who is mysterious, seductive and downright dangerous! Her charms will ensnare you, your desire for her will enflame you, and you will be led into compromising and dangerous situations.

Do not be fooled by this woman, she is out to get your deepest secrets revealed, even if it means putting you in danger.

The Femme fatale is an actual translation from the French for 'Deadly Woman'. So hold onto your hats guys, when your woman has learned the art of seduction in the femme fatale way, your lives may never be the same again!

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Shake that booty ladies!

  1. Learn the art of slinking. This may take a bit of doing, and you will probably end up falling flat on your face to start with, but when you have captured that move, you will be able to slink around, in and out of the crowd. Just remember to wear sensible shoes, you can't slink weariing 6" stiletto heels. Your feet will get stuck in the carpet and you will end up taking a dive!
  2. Lower your voice until it becomes seductive and sexy. Do not walk around house muttering 'I want to be alone'! You will be! Your partner will think you have gone completely bonkers! So keep it low, but sultry.
  3. Throw out all your clothes and invest in smooth dark dresses and boa's. Do not substitute the boa with a scarf. Your husband will think you have got a chest cold and ply you with medicine!
  4. Turn on that look. When your partner asks you a question, turn around and look over your shoulder and slightly lower your lashes as though you are undressing him with your eyes. Please do NOT squint, he will think you are myopic and rush you to the opticians to get you some thick lens glasses! Either that or he will start to believe that you are actually glaring at him, and that will surely start an argument.
  5. There is a difference between being sultry and mysterious, and downright trashy. Always wear your new clothes with panache'. Do not think that the backless, frontless dress is going to turn him on. Especially if you are on the plump side. He will just think you are going to ask, Do I look fat In this? And run out the door. Smooth satiny clothes are the best, or even silk, they will not stick to your fat, but just slide over your contours!
  6. Buy yourself a really sexy pair of black silk gloves, and wear them whenever you go out, or even around the house. You may get some funny looks but after a while he will start to appreciate the fact that those gloves are very smooth! Don't forget to take them off when doing the washing, you don't want them to go soggy and grey!
  7. Get out all the old magazines and take a look at the hairstyles. Choose which era you would like to copy. Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, or even further back with Hedy Lamarr. Get rid of all those split ends, and make sure you go to a hairdresser. Do not do it yourself. You don't want to end up with the birds nest look!
  8. Choose a perfume that you feel suits you, and start swishing it on. You want to make it your brand, so make sure you wear it all the time, and especially to bed. Do not put too much on. Spraying it around like a can of fly spray is not going to get him in the mood. All you will do is choke the poor guy to death. I know you are a femme fatale, but you don't have to kill your lover while trying to seduce him! Death by perfume, well, stinks!
  9. If you really want to look and feel mysterious, then you need dark glasses. Now I know what you are thinking. But it doesn't have to be dangerous! Try to find a pair of fifties Shades, preferably ones with not too dark lenses. Do no wear them around the house when its dark outside, you will fall over the cat, bang your leg against the coffee table and probably have an eye out if you fall flat on your face! You want to be seductive? Perch the glasses on the end of your nose until your partner comes in then slide them up with your finger, wearing the seductive sexy gloves. And don't forget to say 'Hello Darling, would you like a drink?'
  10. Try and find a retro cigarette holder. No, it doesn't matter whether you smoke or not, just wave it around and say 'Darlink' a lot. Your husband or partner should be getting used to you by now, so no it won't be that shocking for him. Unless of course you decide to blow smoke all over his new suit, I don't think that will impress him much. By the time he has stopped coughing, he won't be in the mood for a good seeing to in bed! You are trying to seduce him, not choke him to death.
  11. Shoes are always the sexy part of the outfit. All men like Stiletto's, or high heels. But do yourself a favor, get used to them before you try the seduction scene. Doing a header straight into his lap is one thing if you mean to do it! But not a good idea if he's not expecting it. And of course you may break an ankle, and that just wouldn't do anything for your sex life!
  12. Change your make up. Dark sultry colors around the eyes will make you look dangerous, sexy and downright alluring. Do not plaster black eyeliner all the way around your eyes. And then add eyeshadow on top of it. You will end up looking like a demented Panda. The only thing you will be getting that night is a box of tissues shoved under your nose!
  13. Red lipstick is a must. After doing your eyes, you will look absolutely stunning with that lipstick. Do not slather it on as though you are painting a cupboard. One kiss and it will look like the Chainsaw Massacre!
  14. Jewelry is always very seductive as long as its Diamonds. Buy yourself a Diamond bracelet or large ring, and wear them on top of your sexy gloves. It will drive him mad. Do not put them on before you pull on your stockings. You will get so tangled, you will rip your stockings to pieces, and maybe even break a nail!
  15. And last but not least, try everything on before you pounce on him at the door. Do not forget those sexy undies, tried and tested to make sure that they fit you, so you don't look like a pudding in a cloth! Then learn to slink across the room, while holding the cigarette lighter in your hand and your dark glasses on your nose. Just remember, you want to be sexy, sultry, dangerous and a Femme Fatale. And when I say Fatale, I mean Fatale. Not fatal!

Good luck! And go get him ladies!

If It All Goes Right, This Is How You Will Look! A Real Femme Fatale!

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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

Oh I love this hub Nell. The sexy walk, the sultry voice, the seductive eyes, the alluring lips, phew what a femme fatale!!

I do think the Hollywood actresses of the 40s and 50s capture the essence of a femme fatale. Don't you?


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi editor, I totally agree, the 40s and 50s had the most amazing styles and the women looked fabulous, we seem to have lost it today, shame! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

well if I look like that picture I would be the happiest woman around and my husband would be amazed.. LOl so funny.. i love your hub.

voted way up across the board

Debbie


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Debbie, lol! thanks so much, I am sure we have all tried some of these in the past, the trouble with me I can't keep a straight face! haha! I always end up making a fool of myself, hence all the well tried tips, especially falling flat on my face!


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Voted up and funny. However you forgot about the plastic surgery for either a Klingon forehead or Vulcan ears. Seriously though, smoking, and any of the related paraphernalia, are total instant turn-offs for this Neanderthal male.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Larry, lol! I do have vulcanish ears! that's okay, instead of smoking it, just wave the cigarette holder around trying to look sleek and sophisticated! lol! thanks as always nell


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shea duane 4 years ago from new jersey

Darlink, I lofffffffff this hub so veddy much!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This hub is hysterical. I loved it. I don't think I can slink, not even in my slippers. I love the classic ladies of the movies. The picture of the hat ---well, words fail me. Great hub, lots of fun.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

You forgot to mention wearing hat like in the first pictures ;) I like wearing the perfume idea the best. It's invisible and when done properly adds a touch of romance. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I had to check your profile, because I haven't been receiving my notifications for some reason. Glad I found this one. What fun! All I need is more height...beyond the stilettos.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Great hub, the photo of Ava Gardnder makes you realise what all the fuss was about with her. I will never be a femme fatale, at 5 feet 2, I just can't carry it off!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi shea, lol! zank you toooo! I 'av ze 'at and ze gloves! But I would fall flat on my nose with ze stilettos! haha! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Pamela, lol! I can't slink either! well I can, but its usually slinking indoors at three in the morning! no seriously, maybe years ago but not now! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alocsin, yes I totally agree, if we get the perfume just right it really is lovely, and does add that touch of romance, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Hilary, I know what you mean! lol! I am still tiny even in stilettos, I think we need to be tall and willowy to carry it off!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jools, I know, isn't it sickening? lol! how did they look so darn glamorous? I could never look like that in a million years! I amm five foot 2 as well, so we both know how small that is! haha! thanks again, nell


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Hmm, I think I've dated femme fatales most of my life, as they've gotten me to do dangerous things all the time. I can't tell you how many times I was told to open sodas that may have been shaken. Countless times... You never know when the next one will blow up in your face...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

OMG...Nell I was rolling in laughter while reading this beautifully written hub. It's awesome and I loved each bit of it.

but, am gonna work on it 'cause there is no harm in rekindling the fire in a relationship...lol

absolutely loved it. voted up and sharing it across!


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

I enjoyed this delightful Hub, Nell. Encouraging us all to become naughty Tsk Tsk. (LOL)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This is too funny! LOL.. I loved it.


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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Nell Love, you never fail to amaze me...comedy as well as astro physics. you are a gem. One of these days I may write up about the night I put on the Ann Summers baby doll nightie for my man. It didnĀ“t go quite to plan and all I did in bed that night was keep as far to the edge of my side as possible !!! we did make up eventually though.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi A.A. lol! Oh you poor thing! you fell for it every time? thanks for the laugh! nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruchira, lol! you go girl! I have no idea why I got the idea to do this, something caught my eye and I suddenly thought, femme fatale! haha! glad you liked it, and thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jlava, lol! yes we all have to be naughty sometimes, oh I could tell some tales! haha! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lovedoctor, lol! glad you liked it, thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi bac, haha! oh my God you have to tell the story! did he buy it for you and you got the strop? lol! I always try and see the humour in stuff, I have written quite a few 'funnies' since starting on here, can't help myself! lol! thanks as always, nell


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Femme fatale? I should be so lucky! Food for thought, though. Do femme fatales include doing dinner for two in their busy seducing schedule? My first wife had a sexy voice, but that's as far as it went. She was a very good cook, too. Can you do Hungarian Goulash or stuffed paprika? (I latched onto them in Vienna at a restaurant called Smutny, as well as curd pancakes. Very filling but tasty).

Problem for the Femme Fatale is, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but I wouldn't say no to a woman who tried the other way. Mind you, forget the ciggies. It's like kissing an old ashtray.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, lol! I am sure cooking comes into it somewhere! lol! mind you, I can't imagine a femme fatale cooking while wearing those gloves and dark glasses! I dread to think how the meal would turn out! thanks for making me laugh! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, lol! I am sure cooking comes into it somewhere! lol! mind you, I can't imagine a femme fatale cooking while wearing those gloves and dark glasses! I dread to think how the meal would turn out! thanks for making me laugh! cheers nell


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

You are one naughty, naughty woman Nell....but I love this. You have to be able to sway those hips a certain way and a Femme Fatale does not in any way giggle! She had a distinctive laugh...lol


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Cardisa, lol! I think that's why I would never be a femme fatale! couldn't stop laughing! but I can sway those hips! so maybe I can be! lol! thanks as always, nell


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

I definitely enjoyed this hub. I'm not really sure if I'm going to be turned on by such women but I'm sure it's going to be amusing. Some can carry this but others just can't. But trying to do so gets you some points. lol


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

I loved reading this! What a funny, interesting and catchy article! I haven't read anything similar to this at all. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, interesting, useful and funny! :)


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Really amazing. I don't think I could give that look or throw out my clothes or wear the gloves but, I wish I could just for a few hours!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

This was an engaging thing to read and entertaining!


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Vasiliki Bouras 4 years ago

Awesome!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Have run into some of these femme fatales in my day which isn't surprising considering Ava Gardner may be a distant relative. She came from the hardscrabble life of a N.C. tobacco farm to fame and fortune through her photo in a store window, no kidding. Nell, this was a fine and funny read, your inimitable style comes through the piece magnificently.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love this hub Nell, brilliantly written - so funny!

Must dash, I'm off to practise my 'slinking'

Voted up!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Great article, Nell! I must get my femme-fatale on! This was so funny and the photos are great. Enjoyable, enjoyable read!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi jp, lol! thanks, I may not be able to do it, but it sure is fun trying, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi jp, lol! thanks, I may not be able to do it, but it sure is fun trying, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mel, I just suddenly thought of it, and that's what happened! lol! I just wish I looked like those old movie stars, that would be great! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Angela, lol! yes wouldn't it be good if we could just do it for a few hours? I would be glad to get back to my comfy chair and a nice cup of chocolate though!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Patty, thanks for stopping by, I am glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Vasiliki, lol! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Alastar, Wow! Ava Gardner? that's a great way to find fame, I never realised that. I just wrote this as a funny really because I spotted the words somewhere, still don't know where! femme fatale just jumped out at me! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Movie, don't forget, slink without those shoes on or else you will plummet over the balcony in your house! lol! thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi suzette, glad you liked it, couldn't resist it! haha! thanks again, nell


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katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I'm much too lazy for any of this, more's the pity, but I think that Boa may come and bight me on the ....um, well that's not really very nice is it.

Well done, Nell


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

Nell, pretty funny advice and yet there is a lot of truth in what you say. However, I doubt I'll be doing the long black gloves any time soon what with bikini season here and I hate having two-toned arms!

:)


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Erin LeFey 4 years ago from Maryland

Hello Nell!!! I love this hub! I always wanted to be one of these ladies when I was growing up! (I loved audrey hepburn!) But being short and blonde can ruin things...

You are so funny and this hub is such a wonderful read, your imagination always delights me! I've missed your hubs! Voted up funny and awesome as usual!

Love,

Erin


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi katy, lol! I totally agree with you, to darn lazy to do this, unless of course the man in question is worth it! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi beth, wish we had the weather! its totally horrible over here! seems that I may just have to wear those gloves! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Erin, nice to see you, hope your not working too hard at your new job? I am short and bottled blonde so I hear ya! lol!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

Nell, sorry to hear it!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Have to get my thermals out! lol!


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Modern Lady 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Love it! I'm going to need to break out some heels and red lipstick now.


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

If I had one of those in my house I would never come home. Everyone to their taste, I guess.

Thanks for a very funny hub Nell.


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Hi Nell. A second thought about the smoking. Back in the late 1940s, it was considered less socially acceptable for women to smoke. Perhaps smoking on the part of femme fatales was a symbol of independence?

But here in California, which sets all of the good and bad trends for the rest of the world, smoking is equally grotty for almost everyone of both genders. Anyone who's a smoker here is either the president of the USA, a senior citizen who got hooked before the Surgeon General's report came out in the 1960s, or 'trailer trash'.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Modern, thanks for reading, and watch out for those heels! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi christopher! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Larry, that's fascinating! Smoking is one of those things that I never really took a lot of notice of with other people, I do notice that the classier people in my town don't smoke, but a lot of people do, and its all classes, hate that word class! lol! just trying to put it into context, I used to smoke, brought up in the seventies when I was a teen and everybody smoked, still slip up occasionally but I hate it when I do, and I hate the smell too!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Fabulous and your sense of humor shines through this hub. I am going to try this during the week. I am practicing saying... "Dahhhhlinggg." I too am a short blonde. I think we can all benefit from the stilletos. I love heels. This is as fun as it gets.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very amusing hub, Nell. I would be hopeless as a femme fatale, but I enjoy reading about them and seeing their pictures!


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Barbara Windsor was short and blonde, Erin. She was also well-stacked, which helped with her roles in the 'Carry On' films alongside Sid James and Bernard Breslaw. She started early, in 'Carry On Spying'. When she finished with the Rank Organisation she was taken on in the cast of 'Eastenders', her character there was certainly 'fatale'. Definitely, short and blonde kept her going.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

How I wish I could be a Femme Fatale! Smokey and dangerous...

And so true, Nell - There is a difference between being sultry and mysterious, and downright trashy. Though the 'performer' seldom realize what she is...

Voted up a highly entertaining...


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi tammy, lol! I am short too, so that's a good excuse to wear those heels! Dahhhhhlinggg! haha! thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Alicia, I think If I tried to be a femme fatale it would end up as a femme fatal! lol! I am useless in heels! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, oh yes I had forgotten about our Babs! lol! she was the best of the lot! Eastenders isn't the same without her, thanks again for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, I think its because the femme fatale is classy and the other one, well, trashy! lol! thanks for reading, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Hey! Where did you get my picture! You know...that second one. That last one defies gravity doesn't she. Haha You have some killers hubs, love this one!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, lol! it's a bit like me too! Oh to be like the last picture! haha! thanks as always, nell


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

When I was a young girl I knew how to be a Femme Fatale without even realizing I was. Now not so much. I'm lucky if I'm out of my jammies by noon.

The lady in the picture....I like the way she has no bra and everything is still in place mine would go left to right and under my arms.

Enjoyed your hub. Voted Up.


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Hello sweetie!!We were voted the worst dressed city in America. I loved this! I'm going to pooch my lips and shake my hips, and trip the light fantastic! Your fan forever, lily


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi moonlake, lol! sounds like me! haha! thanks for the laugh! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lily, lol! really? they haven't seen me then! go and pooch those lips and shake those hips! but don't trip over the light fantastic! haha! great to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks naimishika, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Nell - You are too funny, love! Loved this hub, as you probably could guess. I can sometimes pull off the femme fatale...when I'm not tripping all over myself, that is! :) Keep 'em coming.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi kitty, lol! that sounds familiar! oh well back to the low heels for me! thanks as always, nell


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epigramman 4 years ago

you are such a hubgem my loveliest Rose this Nell has ever seen - and this is such a world class treat to read, laugh and enjoy - my my - I shall come back more often because every time I leave here again I leave inspired - will post this beauty to my FB group Let's just talk music or cinema with a direct link back here and sending you my warmest wishes and good energy from lake erie time 10:03pm


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi epi, nice to see you! lol thanks so much, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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mejohnson 4 years ago

Hmm...so that's what I'm doing wrong.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Haha! thanks mejohnson! glad you liked it, nell


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

I will be sure to follow these tips. ;-)

Hilarious hub! Voted up, funny, and awesome.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Thanks Nell, the world needs more femme fatales. They are a vanishing breed of sultry seductiveness. Your handy guide to the essential accoutrement should separate the wheat from the chaff and we should see the likes of Ava Gardner and Lauren Bacall emerging from the ( cough, cough) smoke, slinking their way back into our lives! Voted up!


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realtalk247 4 years ago

Taking notes here.


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Shouldn't have to take notes, surely, realtalk247? Slap on the red stuff and see the reactions (then turn up the thermostat, put on some heels, cut down the amount of clothing you wear and watch what happens)! Oh, and change the 'handle' to 'realWALK247 - don't stare like that, it's just an idea I had... you know, male point of view and all that.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks jennzie! glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mohan, lol! yes I forgot about the smoke! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Lol! thanks realtalk!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, lol! thanks for the laugh! and the read of course! haha!


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mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Well done, Nell ! I can't breathe 'cos I'm laughing so hard - and I already tried to take a break before commenting. The images you've found for this hub are so glamorous. What an awesome and enjoyable hub. Thanks for putting this all together in just the right way!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks mythbuster, most of it is probably based on clumsy me! haha! glad you liked it, nell


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Daniella Lopez 4 years ago from Arkansas

Haha! I loved this one! Sadly, I am nowhere near being a femme fatale. I have a deep voice, that's a start, right? LOL. Anyway, loved this, Ms. Nell. Will be Pinning and Facebooking it. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Daniella, lol! I am so not a femme fatale either! more like a femme fatal! haha! I can't even wear those darn high heels I fall off! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This was a funny list Nell! I know I'll never even be close to a femme fatale- don't like heels, have a squeaky voice, and choke at the sight of smoke but it's good to know in case I have to play one in a film noir! Great job!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I grew up with the likes of Ava, Lauren, Rita, and the other sultry dames. I used to wish I could be like them, but I could never carry it off...

Funny Hub. I voted it as such, and will share.


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Jenn-Anne 4 years ago

What a lovely hub, dahlink! I am off to find long gloves and cigarette holder ASAP! Voted up!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Alecia, mary and Jenn thanks so much for reading, so many comments I really appreciate it, I will be over shortly and thank you.


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vibesites 4 years ago from United States

What on earth is that hairstyle?!? I think only Lady Gaga is the other one who could pull that off, lol. Anyway, I wish I could be something of a femme fatale, maybe I'll try these tricks one by one. Thanks for sharing. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi vibes, lol! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Blond Logic 4 years ago from Brazil

I think I must be missing a gene or two. There is no way, I could ever do this with a straight face. The stilettos alone would turn my sultry look into a pained grimace. Shouts of "ow ow cramp in my toe".

This was a fun read, thanks Nell.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Blond Logic, lol! yes I know what you mean! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

This hub is fun on so many levels. Great tips for capturing that classic look of being alluring & irresistible.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mary, lol! we can all but try can't we? thanks so much for reading, nell


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bat115 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

In this hub, you have described my dream woman! I hope she will read this and come find me!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Lol! thanks bat, hope she does too!


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This was both fantastic and entertaining! I think we all have a little Femme Fatale in us, lol! I thought you offered some great tips in achieving this persona but I think my favourites are the black silk gloves and the dark glasses. Thanks for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Sultry voice, mysterious, irresistible....I am off to rehearse my 'slinking' sure....LOL

Awesome hub as always dear NELL

Votes way up and shared across.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Lol! thanks rose! yes I love the gloves too!

Thanks dghbrh, lol! if I slink I fall over! thanks again for reading, nell


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I love this write here on the femme fatale! LOL You are so very clever. Well, I will have to work on the lowering of my voice to that sultry one. I am already tall with long legs so when I put on those very high heels, my slink may turn out l00king like that in that second photo LOL.

Awesome Nell!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Love your wit!

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Lol! Hi Faith! yes that deep voice.... thanks for the laugh! and glad you liked it, nell


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savvydating 3 years ago

This hub is hilarious. I could just picture someone with black gloves and a cigarette lighter inside the house, or anywhere else for that matter, doing the sultry voice thing. The husband would wonder if she went off the deep end for sure, this time. What a great satire on the "wiles" of the Femme Fatale. You know, this would make a good Halloween costume though. I think I'll try it!! Having said all that, Ava Gardner was a perfect Femme Fatale - so beautiful and naturally sultry.

Awesome stuff, Nell Rose.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi savvy, lol! yes can you imagine the husbands face? Ava Gardner was amazing wasn't she? thanks so much for reading, nell


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

15 Ways On How To Be A Femme Fatale! Awesome tips and so much I have come to realize here you have created an informative, useful and very interesting hub


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much DDE, glad you liked it, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I liked the Honey West TV series where after Honey apprehended perps by entrapment and Her one line quips after She throttled them with Her karate skills


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks limpet, lol! I don't know the program but it sounds like fun!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Mission Impossible with Barbara Bain in the role of Cinnamon Carter

She actually had a rival here in the U.K in Sharon McCreedy in the Champions

many thanx

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Ah got ya! lol! thanks for coming back to tell me it was driving me nuts! lol! nothing worse than sort of knowing something but not sure, have a great day limpet and thanks! I used to love the Champions when I was little!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

i like this site for the stimulating exchange of ideas

Because the word 'Femme Fatale' comes from the French

makes it exotic from the start coupled with the word

'boudoir' also conjures up intimacy and sultry ness

Hollywood actresses had a special quality of allure and

i recall one who was annotated 'The most beautiful Woman

in the world'

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for your thoughts limpet, good to see you again, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

the word Lady as i understand comes from the French 'La Dysse' which translates as Deity so at some stage Women must have been worshipped!

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks limpet! well I never knew that! can't wait for your first hub, let me know when you have written it, okay?


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

i started a masterpiece that i called 'Birth of an Empire' and submitted installments to a writer's blog only to discover i was unconsciosly using content from a 1930 s film from India about a girl destined to rule so i couldn't proceed and offered my intellectual property to the author of the blog.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

HI limpet, oh Wow! that must have been a real pain! its not the first time I have heard that happening, remember Bridey Murphy? she was convinced that she was the reincarnation of someone, or someone was her, can't remember now! but it turns out she was just remembering a book!


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BernietheMovieGuy 2 years ago from Syracuse, NY

While I'm not likely personally to apply any of your tips to my wardrobe, I will certainly appreciate any friends of mine who are of the female variety who might choose to experiment with your ideas. Voted up! Nice hub!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! thanks Bernie! glad you liked it, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I always thought of the Hollywood actresses of the 40 s and 50 s as glamorous well we used the word 'starlet' in those days and then the Continental actresses appeared with the word 'sex kitten' being introduced. By the 80 s there were some 'drop dead gorgeous' and 'in your face' women but currently i think that Helena Bonham-Carter plays a good Femme Fatale when required. Also i wouldn't like to be on the receiving end if i incurred the wrath of Glenda Jackson.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, lol! yes Glenda Jackson can be a bit scary sometimes! I do love Helena, though, she is a great actress! thanks again limpet!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

When M.P.s got caught on the 'fiddle' around about the

same time a rather 'tounge in cheek' article on the front

page of Ham & High read Glenda Jackson in cake stall

scandal as She was merely doing a fund raiser and She

came across as quite sincere. Helena is also a local

girl (Golders Green)and i like her Goth side!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thats fascinating limpet! fancy Helena being a local girl where you live, i think she is a great actress. I love her in Merlin with Sam Neil! thanks again, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

The greatest 'catfight' on screen of all time has got to be the verbal exchange between Glenda Jackson and Vanesa Redgrave in the film Mary Queen of Scots

Two powerful actresses though i'm partial to Glenda.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, I don't remember that, I will have to watch out for the film, hope you are having a great weekend, nell


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crayonbrains 2 years ago from The World Is Mine !

Whatta hub ! I have not laughed so much in days as I did reading this hub. Enjoyed it so much. Thanks

Please visit my hub too. http://hubpages.com/relationships/You-and-I-can-un...


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks crayon, glad you liked it, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

As a little boy we used to listen to the 'Top 40' hits on the tranny (transistor radio) and i can recall Neil Sadakka in one of his earliest songs 'Run Samson run, Delilahs on the way' and the last lyric ends with Theres a little piece of Delilah in each and every Gal. At around the same time Don and Phil Everley had a dedication to the Femme Fatale called Temptation!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks limpet, you are a mine of information! hope you had a great Easter, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Oh Nell! Profuse apologies for misspelling of Neil Sedaka.

That's better now! My Domme gives me 1 demerit mark

for all my errors and it's 136 now!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, lol!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

At risk of getting off the topic and with no disrespect to our Royalty i'd like to nominate Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret may She repose in peace as a potential Femme Fatale when placed alongside other Princesses. Firstly on V.E. day Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) and Her sister dressed as ordinary civilians slipped out of the palace and mingled with the cheering public and were never noticed. Princess Margaret on reaching adult life was required to follow a strict protocol realising that She was a 'passenger' H.R.H. sort of eloped with her paramour to a thames side warehouse to live out of the public eye until Kensington palace was ready for them to stay in. At the age of 32 H.R.H.was phographed bathing wearing nothing but a sparkling tiara in gorgeously coiffured hair styling and with a most provocative countenance.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I should have mentioned that H.R.H. Princess Margeret who we lost some six or more years ago in my opinion did have a 'fairy tale' wedding in Westminister Abbey, a film of it was in colour and i have a commemorative book on the occasion. The photograph of Her Highness in the bath was not released to the public until now some time has elapsed and would not be deemed scandalous. Another poignant study of the Princess depicts Her Highness daringly bare shouldered, magnificently coifurred hairstyle and and a rather ostentatious earing affixed to Her earlobe. Her Highness's facial expression is totally beguiling. Whilst serving in the army my battalion was grouped in the same brigade as Princess Margaret's Own Regiment at Minden Barracks and we heard the Princess with the honoury rank of Colonel was not averse to being very strict and for 'calling out' the guard in the middle of the night for no apparent reason.


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LCaverson 2 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA.

This was awesome! Great tips and cleverly written.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I wanted to add a further remark on tips for becoming a Femme Fatale.

In younger days i was involved in amateur drama and when our drama group performed an impromptu play which involved a rather risque leading Lady i learnt of an accessory called the 'boa' this was for want of a better description a scarf entirely of feathers and it sure did enhance her character, another item was a garter yet concealed during most of the performance used when the need to slide dollar bills in there. Another prop She had on hand was a riding crop!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks LCaverson, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Limpet, sorry not been on here properly for a few days, oh yes the good old boa! LOL! sounds like you got all the memory still there of the event! haha! thanks again, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I now have a closer to home Femme Fatale to introduce. Elizabeth 'Jane' Shore or Mistress Shore as Shakespeare referred to and from whom London's Shoreditch derives it's name. Jane Shore had a string of male suitors but attracted the attention of King Edward IV who appointed Her his Royal confidanteand is said to have stated "She is Queen above all my paramours!" which led to a lot of Court intrigue and a false accusation of sorcery dropped by lack of evidence. Next i shall mention some more modern day Femme Fatales but i've forgotten who they are!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks limpet, I am learning so many new things with your info! have a great day, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Oh! Suddenly i remember the Femme Fatales i wanted to add to Your hub Nell. It got me thinking when i was in the vicinity of Cliveden House ancestral home of the Astors now open to the public courtesy of National Trust. Stopping at an inn for refreshment i notice a Lass on bar staff with a striking likeness to Christine Keeler but She didn't know who Christine Keeler is. Since Miss Keeler is still alive and well it would be prudent not to do an article on Her suffice to say that in the current West End play on the affair the actresses playing Christine and Mandy Rice are perfect matches of the real personages. Just to add on my previous post regarding Elizabeth 'Jane' Shore it was some years after Her death an engraving of this Lady was recovered from a ditch on the De Bouvoire estate in North London hence the naming of the place (to the best of my knowledge)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

HI limpet, when are you going to write a hub about all your fascinating info? this is great! I have heard of Christine Keeler, yes she is quite infamous! lol! hope your having a great day, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

First answer; when i started with Hubpages i submitted a lengthy article on the Goth counterculture which has reached cult status here in olde London towne now indeed across the country with annual conventions in Whitby. When i posted my hub it didn't appear so now i simply engage in friendly exchanges on subjects such as Goth, Femme Fatale, human values etc. As a 15 year old to me Christine Keeler was a 'good sort' but She was used by countless males with positions of power (married also) and i like to think of Miss Keeler as famous for bringing down a Government. Last evening i frequented a Bohemian style club in Shoreditch and there on the wall were up to a dozen 'life size' paintings of an oriental Lady, i say oriental because She is in fact American and that is Anna May Wong who is to be subject in my next Femme Fatale series.


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Lots of sites on Anna May Wong as the 'Butterfly' a term in in Chinese Cantonese for a 'Femme Fatale' that is like a butterfly fluttering from one to another.

And the latest in fashion trends - glow in the dark underwear!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, your hub didn't show up straight away because you never changed your settings in your profile! click on edit, go to the bottom of the page and you will see a box that says something like do you want to show only featured hubs on my profile. click on 'no' then you will see it! good luck! and that club sounds great in shoreditch! lol!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOLOLO! now I will have to get some of those!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Thank you for showing me how. Nell. Yesterday a Lass young enough to be my granddaughter showed me how to activate my bankcard. But back on the topic of How to be a Femme Fatale when i was in my pre testosterone days i though the reason Ladies polished their fingernails red (the only colour available then) and glossed their lips red was to cover over the blood from any male they clawed or fanged!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOLOLO! now that is something I can believe! thanks for making me laugh, and have a wonderful weekend limpet!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I found some prints of Anna May Wong on the internet and i think the colour sepia photos simply add to the mystique of the oriental beauty.When i was in the army i got a weeks leave in Hong Kong and i asked the two hotel secretaries if i could be photographed with one either side of me and they consented to do so. They were wearing the traditional cheong sam which is just a body sheath, a modest garment but simply accentuates their form. Anna May Wong looked utterly divine in cheong sam.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, I had to go and look her up, that's great that you got to go to Hong Kong, and get your photo with those girls, I love learning something new!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

What struck me as more than coincidence in Hong Kong on the Kowloon side of the harbour was the number of bars claiming to be the original Susie Wong bar. Suzie Wong being a fictional character portrayed by Nancy Kwan who herself is actually Eurasian. Eurasians in my opinion pocess a combination of western glamour and oriental demure.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, that doesn't surprise me, different countries and cultures always latch onto the thing that the westerner visitors know, for example when I went to Kos in Greece everywhere was named after jason and the argonauts! lol! argo this argo that and so on, so yes it does make sense, thanks, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Nell! You and i have developed a good rapport. Something occurred to me whilst i was passing a hoarding on Bank Underground station in the City of London. The hire of wedding gowns which would hardly apply to me but i thought 'must tell Nell' that for a few years now Goth Girls ( i prefer the term Gothique Chique) some have been wearing bridal attire to pop festivals as it contrasts with the more traditional black/purple and the symbology of marriage implication suits the Goth counter culture. I enjoyed the mid 1960 s film Jason & the Argonaughts which had Honor Blackman in the very commanding role of the Goddess Hera on Mount Olympus.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

I was a punk back in the late 70s limpet! lol! black plastic bin liners, razor blade earings and lots of chains! I did do the goth thing too, but never wore a wedding dress! lol! I love anything to do with Greece too, so would love to go back for a visit, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Two things this time around. I have been intrigued by the idea of a long stemmed cigarette holder being an ideal accoutrement for the Femme Fatale, there should be lots of photographic imagery to support this premise. Also Nell, i just noticed a book in the lending library titled Femme Fatale by Pat Shipman and deals with the loves, life and the unknown concerning Margarethe Zelle otherwise known as Mata Hari.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, ah yes I have heard of Mata Hari, you keep getting me interested in these people and I just have to go and look them up! lol! thanks again, nell


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

Nell, i was wondering if perhaps too much thread appears on your hub then it may close for comment but i shall definitely revisit from tyme to tyme

Bless

the limpet


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks limpet, have a great day!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

A few days ago i was pondering what input to add to hubpage topics and i came up with the Gabor sisters. There were three, namely Zsa, Magda and Eva. Now what did these Ladies do to merit the Femme Fatale category? They were exotic, blonde and between them went through some 15 or 16 husbands. I never saw any of them in film other than Eva as a New York socialite in a 1960s not very good T.V. series called Greenacres. Zsa was known for her love of fast convertibles.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, yes I remember them because my mother used to mention them, I think they were the Kardashians of their time! lol!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I can remember the commedian Bob Hope doing a parody of the Gabor sisters.

You've got to laugh!


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

A new Wonder Woman film is now on the verge of being released for public entertainment. I certainly hope this version of Wonder Woman lives up to the genre of superheroine. In the publicity still already available she is depicated as an Amazonian warrior armed with a sword and ready for action.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, yes she seems to be more Xena warrior princess than Wonder Woman! lol! sounds interesting though, great to see you, nell


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GetitScene 2 years ago from The High Seas

LOVE this hub. As a huge fan of film noir, this is a topic close to my heart.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Getit, yes me too! lol! glad you liked it, nell


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molometer 2 years ago

Holy Moly no man is safe.

Well some men will be safe I am sure, but in general most men are pretty dumb when it comes to the Femme Fatale's of this world.

Great read Nell, now I know what to watch out for ; )


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Michael, LOL! no, no man is safe! Grrrr! yep most of its funny, if only you could see behind the 'scenes' so to speak! thanks for making me laugh!


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Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

This was great! I grinned the whole way through. The falling on your face in new stilettos hit a bit close to home but hey, every gal has to learn sometime. You outdid yourself. Very funny.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Rhonda, lol! I have never been one to be feminine! if there is something to fall over in heels I will do it!


Lantokey 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

Greetings my little Darklings!

To me, the gorgeous French starlet Capucine was and is the very essence of the 'Femme Fatale'. To begin with just the mere mono-nome or styling of a singular name creates an immediate mystique in comparison to her contempories. Capucine's early career involved little known productions of 'film noir' until Hollywood gave her roles as headstrong adventuress's and comedy as well. Capucine did not need men as she could look after herself even beating John Wayne at his own game! Further more a premature and tragic death only added to the legend.

Repose in peace

the gadfly


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Lantokey, lol! I have to admit, I didn't know who she was so took a sneeky peek to understand what you meant, and then of course I recognised her! but I really don't know anything about her, thanks for pointing me in the right direction, now I have to read some more!


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lilyfly 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Look at your numbers Nell! You're an internet highway for this site.

I reread this one, it made me laugh all over again! Even tho all the advice is solid, I have a way of going too far, or not far enough, landing me in dateless land...

You are kind to be with your ex. Everyone must be able to be who they are.

I most especially wish we could tip a cocktail or two, say inappropriate things loudly, and wear bright clashing colors.

If all goes well, I may be headed over the pond. MAY. Let's manifest this thing! I will certainly let you know... love yaz, lily


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya lily, sorry it took so long to answer, been away. Yeah come on over! I would love to meet up, that will be awesome! yes let me know okay?


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limpet 2 years ago from London England

I'd hazard a guess that the Femme Fatale may be traced in folklore right back to the garden and eventual 'Fall of man'. Here we have Adam a fairly descent chap (though a bit nieve) who was 'head over heels' in love with his companion Eve. Then Lilith threw a 'spanner in the works' causing mischief and expecting males to be in submission to her.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi limpet, lol! now that's just the way it should be! haha! thanks limpet!


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limpet 19 months ago from London England

Whilst reviewing all hub topics it suddenly dawned on me that the 'bee hive' hair styling is a great grooming feature suited to the Femme Fatale. Celebrities too numerous to mention sport this elegant coiffure. Some even have their hair permanently a bee hive.


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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Hi limpet, yep that's so right! I never thought of that, its a bit before my time the old beehive but what a fun hairstyle!


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limpet 17 months ago from London England

There is an Australian televison series under production now about a female private detective named Phryne Fisher (pronounced Fry nee) set in the 1920's in Melbourne. Not having seen yet but read an article in Sunday paper Phryne has returned home from Europe where she had been serving as a nurse at the Front (or Paris) to find she had inherited a mansion in a well to do area. Phryne becomes a high society flapper in the Roaring Twenties jazz razzamataz. more to follow.


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Lady Guinevere 17 months ago from West Virginia

That ws so good and funny. LOL You didn't say a bra...only a boa! Hahaha!


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Nell Rose 17 months ago from England Author

Hi limpet, sounds good to me! wonder if we will get that over here? thanks limpet, always good to hear from you.


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Nell Rose 17 months ago from England Author

lol! Hiya Deb, well who needs a bra when ya got a boa? LOL! thanks for reading, nell


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limpet 12 months ago from London England

Can't say i can see any current celebrity who rates in the 'Femme Fatale' category these days. We sometimes see them as a villainess in cartoon characters for children. The Hollywood screen sirens too numerous to mention and Anna May Wong's (and other oriental actresses) as the Dragon Lady began to phase out in the 70's i think. Recently i learned Bollywood apparently wants to exploit the 'film noir' genre. With no shortage of exotic Hindi Deva's to be had there, i hope we get to see. It's been said that all Hindi women have the essence of Kali Ma otherwise known as Kali the destroyer!


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Nell Rose 12 months ago from England Author

lol! thanks limpet, seems you have really thought that out! these days there are so many reality programmes on that they are all kids so Femme Fatale doesn't even cut it! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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fpherj48 12 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Nell girlfriend! Oh PLEASE! Anything that takes this much time, energy and instruction is NOT for me! Especially now that I'm up there in years! I'm sure I could pass for a "Fatal Mistake".....but Femme Fatale? Tell me when I can stop laughing!! Peace, Paula


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Nell Rose 12 months ago from England Author

LOL! fatal mistake! laughing so hard now! never ever paula! you are a legend!


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limpet 10 months ago from London England

They just don't come like they used to. Just trying hard who would fit the bill these days and it took some time to 'come up' with the name Dita Von Teese who is into the burlesque genre but could quite adequately aspire to being a Femme Fatale.


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Nell Rose 10 months ago from England Author

Oh yes good old Dita! lol! she is married to what's his name? lol! forgotten, help here?


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limpet 8 months ago from London England

Marilyn Manson !


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Nell Rose 8 months ago from England Author

LOL! that's taken 6 weeks Limpet! thanks for coming back!


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Laurinzo Scott 3 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

Well you got it Nell... very well spoken, and no it is not just for women; such an informative and entertaining view!!!


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limpet 3 months ago from London England

Further to my comments on the fierce 'Dragon Lady' of the Orient. I'm pretty sure the term originated post World War II when allied servicemen had to be aware of unscrupulous proprietors of the bars and gambling dens not only in Hong Kong but elsewhere in Asia. There was also the possibility of the Dragon Lady being an enemy spy putting her in the classic 'Femme Fatale' category. I previously mention the actress Nancy Kwan who was normally in fun loving roles but the 1967 film 'The corrupt ones' portrays her as the leader of a brutal gang intent on stealing a valuable artifact along with rival gangsters. Ruthless she is and doesn't tolerate failure from her men with punishments being disproportionate. Can't remember the ending though.


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Nell Rose 3 months ago from England Author

lol! you never fail to amaze me limpet! always a font of knowledge! I didn't know any of that! hope your enjoying the gorgeous weather!


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Nell Rose 3 months ago from England Author

lol! thanks Laurinzo! glad you liked it, nell


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limpet 2 months ago from London England

After lengthy consideration. i've decided to recollect who actually along my life journey is worthy of the title 'Femme Fatale' which we have pretty much defined and even given examples. Well i regarded some of my school teachers in awe of although i didn't learn any thing about their private lives. Like wise the girls in my class were obviously to young to know about such things as seduction and beguilement. Naturally there were some girls that had the quality of allure but of course i was in my pre pubescent years. After the release of the 1963 production of Cleopatra it became common for many girls and in deed women as well to sport the Cleopatra hair style of Elizabeth Taylor. Both Cleo and Liz very apt at Femme fatale by the way. So i really can't think of a name of any one i knew personally even though i overheard talk of 'I can get any man i want, use him and then get rid of him!'


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Nell Rose 2 months ago from England Author

LOL! love the way you keep popping back up with your observations! good to see you limpet!

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