Beauty, Sensual

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66. Beauty, Sensual (See also Beauty, Feminine; Sex Symbol.)

  1. Angelica infidel princess of exquisite grace and charm. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Innamorato; Orlando Furioso ]
  2. Borgia, Lucrezia (14801519) her beauty was as legendary as her rumored vices and heartlessness. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 59]
  3. Buchanan, Daisy Jay Gatsbys femme fatale. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby ]
  4. Cleopatra seductive queen of Egypt; beloved by Marc Antony. [Br. Lit.: Antony and Cleopatra ]
  5. Helen of Troy Fausts desire to possess her makes him faint. [Ger. Lit.: Faust ]
  6. Jezebel Phoenician princess; enemy of the prophets; name is a byword for wicked woman. [O.T.: I Kings 16:21, 31; II Kings 9:110, 3037]
  7. Lolita precociously seductive 12-year-old. [Am. Lit.: Lolita ]
  8. Madeline gazed at in awe by Porphyro. [Br. Lit.: The Eve of St. Agnes in Magill I, 263264]
  9. Montez, Lola (c. 18181861) Irish singer and dancer; mistress to famous men. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1821]
  10. Phryne courtesan, acquitted of charge by baring bosom. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 830]
  11. Playmate of the Month nude girl provocatively gracing Playboys centerfold. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 285]
  12. Queen of Sheba sultry Biblical queen who visits Solomon. [O.T.: I Kings 10]
  13. Salome seductive dancer who obtains head of John the Baptist as reward. [N.T.: Matthew 14:3, 11]
  14. Vye, Eustacia capricious, seductive, trouble-making heroine. [Br. Lit.: Return of the Native, Harvey, 690]