quote by Brian De Palma

And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.

— Brian De Palma

Tempting Femme Fatale quotations

I always wanted to be a femme fatale.

Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.


Femme fatale quote Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

I’ve never considered myself a femme fatale as I’ve never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know.

Femme fatale quote Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
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I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life.

At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale.

I would love to play the Femme Fatale or an action role like Trinity in the Matrix or something like that. You know, a part with a lot of costume changes.

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.


Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary cliche. But the femme fatale expresses woman's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all of men's relationships with women.

Well, I'm not at all like the tough, sexy femme fatale in Confidence but it's fun to play people who're really different from you, from different cultures and places. I suppose I'm a bit quieter than most of the people I play.

I'm not really a femme fatale.

The mystique of the femme fatale cannot be perfectly translated into male terms.

I am cursed with a right leg that arouses the desire of any male dog that happens to be passing. I used to think that this only happened to me but I've discovered that many people have the same problem. They have a femme fatale limb.


I think that plain old intellectualism [can be] a more powerful force than the idea of the femme fatale.

When men create movies about femme fatales, it really is always about how that female can destroy that male. It's not really about what's happening on the interior of that female.

Elizabeth Taylor is pre-feminist woman.

This is the source of her continuing greatness and relevance. She wields the sexual power that feminism cannot explain and has tried to destroy. Through stars like Taylor, we sense the world-disordering impact of legendary women like Delilah, Salome, and Helen of Troy. Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary clich?. But the femme fatale expresses women's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all men's relations with women.

I don't think we're the screaming femme fatale running away from danger as much as we used to be. I think people are seeing us as much more multi-layered personalities with desires, and wants, and needs as much as any male figure out there.

I feel a strong affinity to Ke$ha and Katy Perry and a lot of these women who are really pushing the girl power femme fatale thing. It's fun and it's unapologetic, and they tell women they can do whatever they want, and that's true, and that's a message that I want to carry, to tell girls they can do whatever they want.


Stained is about a lonely bookshop keeper, and her past comes back to haunt her.

I play a femme fatale, schizophrenic serial killer. They offered me the part and I was like, "I'm just curious why you thought I would be perfect for this role," and the director (Karen Lam) said, "You have this look that, when you're smiling, you're really sweet, but when you're not smiling, you look like you could kill somebody."

I'd love to play a femme fatale. And I wouldn't mind working with George Clooney.

I've worked with a lot of great glamorous girls in movies and the theater.

And I'll admit, I've often thought it would be wonderful to be a femme fatale. But then I'd always come back to thinking that if they only had what I've had - a family, real love, an anchor - they would have been so much happier during all the hours when the marquees and the floodlights are dark.

For Fleur de Chine, I imagined the romantic and mysterious women from Asia's cinematic past-from the '30s femme fatale in a cheongsam and dark lipstick, to the'60s Hong Kong heroine of In the Mood for Love. I wanted to capture that fascinating, exquisite and slightly scandalous femininity.

I suppose you could pass for a starlet.

You do have that femme fatale air about you. Like you crush boys’ dreams in your spare time.