The Mirror Stage

Helene Charara
Central St Martins BA Fine Art

Musidora as Irma Vep from “Les Vampires” (by hawkfall)

Fascinating. She (Jeanne Roques) was one of the original femme fatales in silent films. This clip is from 1915.

Wikipedia describes the first incarnations of femme fatales on film as

 …often foreign, usually either of an indeterminate Eastern European or Asian ancestry. She was the sexual counterpart to wholesome actresses such as Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford.

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