I have a thing for bad girls.
Barbara La Marr, 1921
Margot Grahame, 1935
Lana Turner, 1948
Mylène Demongeot, 1961
Faye Dunaway, 1973-1974
Karin Petersen, 1974
Margarita Terekhova, 1978
Rebecca de Mornay, 1993
Emmanuelle Béart, 2005
Milla Jovovich, 2011
Maimie McCoy, 2014
My sentiments exactly.
Also several actresses have won Oscars playing ‘bad girls’.
Bad girls yes–bad gowns (about half of them), no!
I really want someone to write a novel about Milady de Winter, to tell her side of the story.
It’s been done, by a guy named Tiffany(!) Thayer, usually titled “Three Musketeers and a Lady”. Seems she got off on the wrong foot with a bad hand of cards, and was never able to get things right.
Thayer was also responsible for a modern take on the “girl gone wrong because of bad luck/badcompany” theme, called “One Woman”. It’s been filmed at least twice, once as the poignant “Chicago Deadline” and once as the laughable “Fame is the Name of the Game” (which picked up a “Laura” twist out of thin air).
Sorry to point that out but you go the wrong girl for the Russian version ;)
Good because ZOMG SHITTY BODICE
That bodice, I nearly lost my dinner!
I saw the film with Faye Dunaway, in my mind still the best, would never watch a later version, that’s how I know. ;-)
That’s not Margarita Terekhova, by the way (that’s Alisa Freindlikh as the queen). Here is Terekhova: https://ok.ru/yuzhnyforp/topic/66820188236734
What is that last woman wearing, for God’s sake? Christmas wrapping paper? She looks like a tasteless chocolate box… Not to mention the bobby pins shortage, AGAIN! sigh
It also looks like chafe city!
Faye duna way is the best
WTFrock was that last costume? Sleeveless? not in the 17th Century, Honey! and the hair?! NOPE!
Lana Turner FTW!
Hi! First of all, I’m a huge fan of your blog, I found it recently and didn’t stop until I read every single post. :)
Also, there’s a wrong photo for the 1978 Soviet film. That’s not Margarita Terekhova on the photo, it’s an actress named Alisa Freindlich who played Anne of Austria.
Dunaway, by far! (We won’t mention the Lincoln derringer)
In her defence, the last one was for a deliberately tongue-in-cheek version of the stories. All the clothes were a bit off, but most were delicious. My faves, though are Faye Dunaway and that Lana Turner outfit is to die for.
Thanks to the power that be you didn’t mention Arielle Dombasle in her Kill Bill like version. But since I have seen this you’ll see it too https://multiglom.com/2015/04/03/milady-and-the-musketeers/3mdombaslemilady-ideigl-3-1024×682/
Forever Faye Dunaway. I love the scenes where she uses parts of her clothing as a weapon – especially when she pulls out her hair ornament to attack Constance.