Kim Basinger - Lynn Bracken, LA Confidential (1997)
Blonde hair cascading over alabaster skin, full lips painted luscious red… Basinger’s high-class tart-with-a-heart is a Veronica Lake-look a like pimped out to rich punters with a fondness for shagging movie stars.
She’s the very personification of femme fatale, oozing hot sex and glacial cool. And, crucially, she holds her own against he-man Russell Crowe.
“Are you asking me for a date… or an appointment?” she asks his clearly flustered copper Bud White when he asks to see her again. “I don’t know,” he replies, near tongue-tied.
“Well, if you’re asking me for a date, I should know your first name.” Basinger deservedly won an Oscar for Lynn, reigniting her spluttering career.