It's taken some time but t'other half of Cinema Revisited (Marie) has finally settled on her ten hottest women in cinema. In no particular order....
Kathleen Turner: I challenge you to suggest another actress who could have burned her way into an audience's psyche with the sort of performance she produced in Body Heat.
Anna Karina: but only in black and white, unfortunately her teeth are a bit grim in colour! She's captivatingly cool.
Hedy Lamarr: incredibly beautiful and intelligent (look up her contribution to technology, really), but with vulnerability.
Monica Belluci: girl crush! The woman has incredible allure and the ability to take on challenging roles
Faye Dunaway: sexy, sharp and stylishly sixties. The chess scene in The Thomas Crown Affair is legendary for a reason.
Catherine Deneuve: think Belle de Jour and Repulsion: she draws you in but holds you at a distance. Chic and cutting.
Berenice Marhole: I confess to only having seen her i the latest Bond but she practically crackles on screen; confident, striking and different from the standard Hollywood fare.
Marisa Berenson: she glides with a certain serenity and has a calm beauty that would surely quell any audience in uproar. Not likely with Death in Venice or Barry Lyndon but never mind.
Charlotte Rampling: surely no other actress has a verb for a form of attraction in her name but take a look at Helmut Newton's photos of her and you'll understand why.
Julie Christie; her Lara is so embedded in my mind I still haven't recovered from discovering that Pasternak's version was not the complex, conflicted blonde shown in Lean's film. Charlize Theron's recreation for Dior of her Darling "strip" is a good but superficial version of the spiky original.