Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir
The 50+ Greatest
Femmes Fatales

in Classic Film Noir

Pictorial Guide

Written by Tim Dirks

100 Greatest Film Noirs of All-Time

The 50+ Greatest Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir -
A Pictorial Gallery and Guide to Deadly Women

Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Brigid O'Shaughnessy (aka Miss Ruth Wonderly, Miss Leblanc) (Mary Astor)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck)
Double Indemnity (1944)

Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney)
Laura (1944)

Velma Valento / Helen Grayle (Claire Trevor)
Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Alice Reed (Joan Bennett)
The Woman in the Window (1944)

Vera (Ann Savage)
Detour (1945)

Stella (Linda Darnell)
Fallen Angel (1945)

Ellen Berent Harland (Gene Tierney)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Veda Pierce Forrester (Ann Blyth)
Mildred Pierce (1945)

Katherine "Kitty" March (Joan Bennett)
Scarlet Street (1945)

Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers)
The Big Sleep (1946)

Vivian Sternwood Rutledge (Lauren Bacall)
The Big Sleep (1946)

Helen Morrison (Doris Dowling)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Joyce Harwood (Veronica Lake)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Margot Shelby (Jean Gillie)
Decoy (1946)

Gilda Mundson Farrell (Rita Hayworth)
Gilda (1946)

Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner)
The Killers (1946)

Jill Merrill (Janis Carter)
Night Editor (1946)

Cora Smith (Lana Turner)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Helen Brent (Claire Trevor)
Born to Kill (1947)

Coral 'Dusty' Chandler (Lizabeth Scott)
Dead Reckoning (1947)

Paula Craig (Janis Carter)
Framed (1947)

Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter)
Lady in the Lake (1947)

Mildred Havelend (aka Muriel Chess, Mrs. Fallbrook) (Jayne Meadows)
Lady in the Lake (1947)

Lilith Ritter (Helen Walker)
Nightmare Alley (1947)

Kathie Moffat (Jane Greer)
Out of the Past (1947) (aka Build My Gallows High)

Mrs. Maddalena Anna Paradine (Alida Valli)
The Paradine Case (1947)

Peggy Butler (Joan Bennett)
The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Edna Tucker (Marie Windsor)
Force of Evil (1948)

Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth)
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)

Mona Stevens (Lizabeth Scott)
Pitfall (1948)

Rosa Moline (Bette Davis)
Beyond the Forest (1949)

Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo)
Criss Cross (1949)

Annie Laurie Starr (Peggy Cummins)
Gun Crazy (1949/1950)

Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli)
The Third Man (1949)

Jane Palmer (Lizabeth Scott)
Too Late For Tears (1949) (aka Killer Bait)

Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck)
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)
Sunset Boulevard (1950) (aka Sunset Blvd.)

Lorraine Minosa (Jan Sterling)
Ace in the Hole (1951) (aka The Big Carnival)

Nell Forbes (Marilyn Monroe)
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Irene Neves (Gloria Grahame)
Sudden Fear (1952)

Diane Tremayne (Jean Simmons)
Angel Face (1953)

Debby Marsh (Gloria Grahame)
The Big Heat (1953)

Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe)
Niagara (1953)

Mary Adams (Cleo Moore)
One Girl's Confession (1953)

Candy (Jean Peters)
Pickup on South Street (1953)

Vicki Buckley (Gloria Grahame)
Human Desire (1954) (aka The Human Beast)

Gabrielle / Lily Carver (Gaby Rodgers)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Sherry Peatty (Marie Windsor)
The Killing (1956)

Mamie Stover (Jane Russell)
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton (Kim Novak)
Vertigo (1958)

Laura Manion (Lee Remick)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Greatest Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir
(chronological by film title)
Introduction | Picture Guide | 1941 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946-1 | 1946-2 | 1947-1 | 1947-2
1948 | 1949 | 1950-1952 | 1953 | 1954-1956 | 1957-1959

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