The stuff dreams are made of

While this is the pivotal quote from the movie “Maltese Falcon,” this movie will not be mentioned further. The quote is germane as I am remembering various beautiful actresses in movie roles in which they looked most appealing, at least to me.

Michelle Pfeiffer in “The Fabulous Baker Boys” who is a favorite actress of mine

Nicole Kidman in “Cold Mountain” where she would take your breath away

Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” whose beautiful sadness made you pine for her

Isabella Rossellini in “Cousins” as she reminds me of how beautiful her mother was in “Casablanca”

Jean Seberg in “Paint your Wagon” who looked and sang better than her two husbands

Jane Seymour in “Somewhere in Time” Β for whom you would also want to travel back in time

Katherine Ross in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” especially during one of the most sensuous foreplay movie scenes

Teri Hatcher in “Tomorrow Never Dies” as my favorite Bond actress who I became infatuated with as Lois Lane on TV

Kathleen Turner in “Body Heat” where the verbal foreplay when she and William Hurt’s character first meet is scintillating – of course the other foreplay is memorable

Jacqueline Bissett in “The Deep” where the wet T-shirt contest may have been born and was very impactful on this teen boy

Jessica Lange in the remake of “The Postman Always Rings a Twice” where need and want become the same thing

Catherine McCormack in “Braveheart” where you mourn her loss as did William Wallace

I am leaving so many actresses out, so I would love to hear your favorites. Also, commenters are welcome to mention actors that float your boat.

7 thoughts on “The stuff dreams are made of

  1. one of hubby’s favorites is Elizabeth Taylor. she was quite beautiful. Marilyn Monroe is another. actors that float my boat include Patrick Swayze, Kurt Russell and Patrick Stewart.

    • Hubby has good choices. I found interesting your inclusion of Captain Picard with the more obvious two lookers. Maybe it is that commanding voice and presence. My wife liked Patrick Swayze and also Christopher Reeve. It is a shame they died younger than most. I like Russell especially when he started playing more complex roles like in Stargate. Thanks for opining.

  2. Note to Readers: a couple of more movie actresses – Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham” using her words of “oh, my” after Crash’s monologue on what he believes in; Natalie Wood in “This Property is Condemned” which was not her most memorable role, but one where her beauty led to bad decision-making; Ann Margaret in “Pocketful of Miracles” where she captured the heart of Bette Davis and her son; and Madelaine Stowe in “The Last of the Mohicans,” in one of my favorite movies and soundtracks.

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