femme fatale


A femme fatale (plural: femmes fatales) is an alluring an seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetypal character of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotize her male victim was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural, hence the most prosaic femme fatale today is still described as having a power akin to an enchantress, vampire, female monster or demon. The ideas involved are closely tied to fears of the female witch.

Trivia about femme fatale

  • In French idioms, femme entretenue is a kept woman & this femme is one who breaks your heart
  • This French phrase refers to a dangerously attractive woman
  • French for "fatal woman", it often refers to a sexy seductress in mystery novels
  • Dangerously attractive woman(5, 6)

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