"Dangerous Beauty"

Dangerous Beauty (1998) stars Catherine McCormack as a bright and attractive young woman in 16th century Venice. She is in love with a man so far above her in station (Marco), that she has no chance of marrying him, even though he also loves her. Her mother comes up with the perfect solutions. She trains her to be a courtesan. Seems her mother was once a famous courtesan, and learned the trade from her own mother. This was a position with definite advantages, not solely financial. Wives were sort of property, were uneducated, and were expected to stay home, do needle point, and have lots of children. Courtesans were educated, and welcome in almost any circle of powerful men.

McCormack was very good at her trade, and was the darling of Venice, but still loved Marco, which was nearly her undoing. He made the expected political marriage, but turned to McCormack for love and lust. Small things like a war with the Turks, and a plague which brought the inquisition to Venice, to root out the sin that had made God angry enough to send a plague, nearly cost her her life. McCormack shows breasts and buns in several scenes, and several unknown courtesans also showed breasts.

IMDB readers have this at 7.1 of 10. Ebert says 3 1/2 stars, Berardinelli says 3, and Rotten Tomatoes shows 68% positive, with 75% from the top critics. This is the sort of film I would normally not like. It is a long costumer, and is basically a woman's story, showing the status of women in the 16th century, and how one woman rose above it. IN fact, it is based on a true story. To my surprise, I enjoyed it very much. The beautiful cinematography and the nudity didn't hurt, and the fine acting was a plus, but what held my interest was a lively story and clever dialogue. This is a B.

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    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    Today we return to "Animal Attraction" and a look at one of my favorite B-Babes, Ahmo Hight as she gets her boobs felt up. Also from the same movie another look at Stephanee Lafleur and her ample charms.

    • Ahmo Hight (1, 2, 3)
    • Stephanee LaFleur (1, 2, 3)

    Then we move on to "Backlot Murders" for an unknown babe showing off her tits. Anybody have a clue who she is?

    • Topless Unknown (1, 2, 3)

    'Caps and comments by Rossol:

    Vidcaps from the Finnish TV-series "Sydänten akatemia" (1998, rerun 2003). Matleena Kuusniemi (known from Levottomat) and Miina Turunen (not to be mixed up with Minna Turunen).

    "Sydänten akatemia" (1998) (Academy of the Hearts) started off as a very well done soap series, then declined a bit. It's currently being rerun on TV, so that makes these caps topical again. Besides these scenes there was some worthwhile non nude stuff by Miina and other actresses.

    • Matleena Kuusniemi, breasts, bum, and lingerie. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    • Miina Turunen, dark scene, but there is breast and bum to be seen.

    Emmanuelle Seigner The French actress topless in scenes from the Roman Polanski movie, "The Ninth Gate".

    Lena Olin Also from "The Ninth Gate", Olin shows off her black stockings and garter belt.

    Lana Clarkson Plus a few other topless babes in the straight-to-vid stinker, "Vice Girls".

    Scorpion's Skinemax
    Christina Whitaker Topless in scenes from "The Naked Cage" (1986).

    Shari Shattuck Topless and rear nudity in a shower scene, and also baring a breast in bed. More scenes from "The Naked Cage".

    Stacey Shaffer Full frontal nudity in another shower scene from "The Naked Cage".

    Kim Dawson
    (1, 2)

    The late night cable regular shows off her natural big'uns and even lets the gyno-cam in for a close up. Vidcaps from "Hollywood Sins".

    Mia Zottoli
    (1, 2)

    Breasts, bum, bush, gyno-views and plenty of pseudo-sex in scenes from "Hollywood Sins".

    Kim Dawson
    Mia Zottoli
    Naturally, "Hollywood Sins" has Kim and Mia getting it on lesbo style.

    Tess Broussard "Hollywood Sins" is chock full of nudity, and here's one more late night babe going full frontal.

    Victoria Karina All three B's in a soapy bathing scene from "Hollywood Sins".

    Victoria Karina
    Dee Summer
    Yup, you guesses more lesbian scene from "Hollywood Sins".

    Zoe Lucker Great collage of images featuring the UK actress in scenes from the Brit TV series, "Footballers' Wives".

    Heidi Klum The mega-model showing almost a full breast.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt To set the record is the real pic of Jennifer's ample cleavage, side by side with the fake nip slip that has been floating around lately.

    Anna Nicole Smith
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    Once upon a time, she looked pretty good. Thanks to Marsie for this trip down memory lane as he takes us back to the December 1992 issue of the French Photo Magazine for these Marilyn Monroe-esque cleavage scans.

    Mandy Fisher
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    The busty softcore actress goes full frontal and shows rear nudity in scenes from "Sex Secrets and Lies". Thanks to the Skinmeister.