Born in France but in the United States since the age of three, screen siren Claudette Colbert's sex appeal was infused with just enough Old World cunning to make her quicken the American public's taste for danger. A man could lose his sense, his pride, and his heart to the impertinent false innocence of those giant, dark eyes. Upstanding moral resolve could only melt away when faced with the constant supercilious simper that played upon Claudette's lips. Honey would not be sweet enough for those lips. And what of the unblemished perfection of Colbert's unfairly fair complexion? It was only natural that she should be pegged to play Poppea, the seductive incarnation of cunning female evil, in Cecil B. DeMille's Sign of the Cross (1932). While floating her baby feeders in a milk bath, Claudette inadvertently allowed her nipplettes to pop into view, creating the climax of the film and also of the decade.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012) - as Herself
Let's Make It Legal (1951) - as Miriam Halsworth