Movie Stars: Screen Types (Stereotypes)–The Vamp

Movie Stars: Screen Types (Stereotypes)–The Vamp

Alexander Walker, p. 29

Characteristics of the Vamp:

Distinction between the vamp and femme fatale

Indolence

Pleasure for pleasure sake

Leisure

Love of luxury

Desire for Sexual Gratification

Sexual wars

No marriage (against marriage)

Settings: bedroom, bathroom

Carmen

Camille

Cleopatra

Gilda

Madame Bovary

Salome

What killed the vamp was ridicule. The vamp could not keep up with what she started.

The only reason for vamp’s existence was to make men suffer; she had to remain evil, or perceived as bad girl

neurosis combined with sex, leading to femme fatale

Alluring, driven, fatalistic woman of the world, who suffers herself as well as make men suffer