Anais Nin, Prolific Erotic Diarist

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write a little bit about the infamous writer Anais Nin.   Anais Nin was a prolific writer who wrote diaries, novels, and erotica.   She was famous for her torrid love affairs and her incredibly descriptive diaries about them! Anais Nin is probably most remembered…

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Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood’s Ultimate Sex Symbol

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about Marilyn Monroe.    Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a huge lover of Old Hollywood.    Marilyn Monroe has long been one of my favorite actresses, and this makes her a perfect subject for today’s post! Marilyn Monroe was…

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Clara Bow, the Original “It Girl”

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to write about one of my favorite silent film sirens, Clara Bow!   Clara Bow was born into poverty in Brooklyn New York and found a way out by winning a chance to star in a film.   She grew up with so little and retreated…

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Rhiannon Faery Queen and Goddess of Death

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to feature one of my favorite Goddesses, in her aspect of connecting to the dead.   Rhiannon is a Welsh Goddess, Faery Queen, and Representative of the Sovereignty of Dyfed!    Her first marriage to Pwyll even cemented his rulership over the land.   Her second…

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Brigitte Bardot, French Film Icon

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about the great French film star and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot!    Bardot’s career in film began in the 1950s when she was still a teenager, and it would continue into the 1970s.   She retired from film at age 39, as she believed…

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Gillian Owens, Practical Magic Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to feature my favorite character from Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic!   This book was the first in a series of four novels, the second two being prequels and the fourth a direct sequel to the original.   Gillian Owens appeared in the first and last of…

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Katherine Swynford, Mistress of Royalty

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the life of Katherine Swynford.    Swynford was the lover of John of Gaunt, and she would become his third wife.   She was also the mother of the Beaufort line through her relationship with him. Katherine Swynford is a unique figure in medieval…

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Bridget Cleary: The Tragedy of Ireland’s Faery Wife

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I will be looking at the sad story of Bridget Cleary.   Her story takes place in Ireland just before the turn of the twentieth century.    This was a time and place when the belief in faeries was still widespread.   Bridget Cleary had the misfortune of having…

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Colette, Rebel Author

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to discuss the French author Colette!   She is a favorite of mine, and I adore reading her novels in the original French.   Colette was a writer who began to gain notoriety in France after she got recognized for her work, which had previously been…

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Darla, Vamp Tramp

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to take a look at Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.   I have always been a huge fan of fantasy and supernatural-based books, films, and television.   Specifically, as someone that was a child in the 1990s, I grew up watching these shows…

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