Femme fatales: Myrna Loy, Lana Turner, Lizabeth Scott... and Emma Watson

Emma Watson in Vogue US magazine, July 2011: Watson’s gamine beauty is offset by a Tom Ford gold chain-mail top. Undercover skirt with brass feather overlay. Louis Vuitton clutch.

We headed to London to spend a few days with Emma Watson on her home turf—including a stop by the set of her first Vogue cover shoot, with Mario Testino. On the eve of her twenty-first birthday, the actress talked to us about the perils and pleasures of her young whirlwind life, and what she's looking forward to most in her next post–Harry Potter chapter. Source: www.vogue.com

Emma Watson on fighting to balance education and work: “I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult. I just realized at one point that I can’t fight everything. I have to move in the direction of it—and go with it.”

Rambova had taken exotic stills of Myrna for an unreleased movie "What Price Beauty?" that made the rounds to fan magazines and interest from Warner Brothers who signed her for a contract in the mid 1920's. Some of her first films playing a femme fatale we're in "A Girl in Every Port" 1928 starring Louise Brooks and Victor McLaglen. By 1929 she had co-star billing opposite Victor McLaglen again in the war adventure "The Black Watch". The film was directed by John Ford and Myrna was made up to play a native princess who wins the heart of the British soldier. Her third role as the non American beauty who captures a mans heart came in "The Perfect Song" 1929 starring John Boles.

Myrna Loy (1905-1993)

Born as Myrna Adele Williams, Myrna Loy was known as one of the Queens of Hollywood in the 30's. At the end of the silent era, Myrna Loy started her career as an exotic, Theda Bara-like femme fatale. Fortunately, she was rescued by the advent of the sound picture, where she was recast in the role of the witty, urbane, professional woman.
Myrna Loy and William Powell in "The Thin Man" 1934

She is best remembered for her role of Nora Charles opposite William Powell in six "Thin Man" movies.

Helen Menken
Lana Turner
Lizabeth Scott