From an excerpt by James Lileks on TV Tropes:
“They’re the kind of dames who can wear floor-length gowns and look completely naked. The kind with hair piled up on their head like compliant serpents, or falling down in smooth lustrous waves. Dames with hard faces and mocking smiles and eyes that sized you up and found you wanting . . . but you’d do, for now.”
Related: Cherchez la Femme Fatale, Take 2.
Elsewhere: [TV Tropes] Femme Fatale.
Image via Celebrity Dirty Laundry.