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Get the Look: Mrs. Emma Peel

I must admit, I was a bit skeptical the very first time I started watching season four of The Avengers many moons ago. Honor Blackman’s Mrs. Gale had already secured her special place in my leather-sheathed heart, and I couldn’t imagine anybody possibly filling those kinky boots. I had seen plenty of

The 5 Most Badass Brunettes of the 1960s

A humble nod to my five favorite dusky-haired darlings of the 1960s, with a comprehensive list of their many skills, weapons and gadgets. Please contact me if I’ve missed anything!   5 Agent 99 (Get Smart, 1965-70)     Skills Fluent in Chinese, German, and French; an accomplished dancer, singer, violinist

Get the Look: Mrs. Catherine Gale

There aren’t many television characters who have rattled our imaginations the way Cathy Gale did when she first made her appearance on The Avengers in 1962. A lethal combination of brains, brawn, attitude and style, the icy cool British agent – portrayed by the beautiful and impossibly elegant Honor Blackman

The 10 Kinkiest Kinky Boots, Kinky Boots (Boop Boop) of the 1960s

The fashion boot made its first official appearance in the early 1950s. Beth and Herbert Levine began incorporating leather calf-highs into their collections as early as 1953, much to the shock and horror of the fashion world. Boots were thought of as largely utilitarian at the time, but by the

Get the Look: The Catwoman

There have been so many wonderful Catwoman portrayals over the years. Who could forget Michelle Pfeiffer’s diamond cat eyes glinting cooly from behind her vinyl dominatrix’s mask back in 1992? Or Anne Hathaway’s lethal, leather-covered gams thrashing about Gotham City some twenty years later? They come and go and leave

The 10 Most Purrrfect Catsuits of the 1960s

Ever since Musidora slinked across the silver screen in her black zentai in 1915, the catsuit has become somewhat of a cinema (and later television) fashion standard. Every Apache criminal, jewel thief, secret agent, masked superheroine, motorcycle badass and space cadet worth her salt seems to own a minimum of one, if

Get the Look: Modesty Blaise

Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale – Italy has produced more than its fair share of voluptuous, cat-eyed bombshells. But there is one Italian beauty who often gets overlooked, especially outside continental Europe – the elegant and delightfully angular Monica Vitti. The first time I saw Vitti on film was

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