A femme fatale is a stock character in film noir movies and is typically a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous and deadly situations.

Her ability to entrance and hypnotize her victim with a spell was seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress or seductress, having power over men.

The phrase is French for “fatal woman.” A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure. In some situations, she uses lies or coercion rather than charm. She may also be (or imply that she is) a victim, caught in a situation from which she cannot escape; The Lady from Shanghai (a 1947 film noir) is one such example.

shanghaiPosing as a femme fatale for your intimate portrait can be fun too. You can be whoever you want to be, having fun at the same time while creating an image for your significant other that they will cherish as a gift. It’s something to think about.


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