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MOTION PICTURES FEATURING LACED CORSETS

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Some films have been rated as to their corset-visibility, using little 's.

One denotes little corsetry, while is a VERY GOOD corset-film.

Films with "lacing" scenes are denoted with "Lacing".

Films with corsets UNDER gowns only are denoted with "Gowns".

Obviously, these ratings have little to do with a critical evaluation of the film itself.

NOTE THAT, in some cases, DESCRIPTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF CORSET DEPICTED are included
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NOTES:

THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S

"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES

"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES


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1955---- DADDY LONG LEGS (LESLIE CARON)

Ballet outfits with corset-like waistpieces reminiscent of Brigadoon.

1956---- DAKOTA INCIDENT (LINDA DARNELL)

1950---- DALLAS (RUTH ROMAN)

Small corset appearances.

1980----- LA DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS  French  "The True Story of Camille" (ISABELLE HUPPERT)     BUY THE TAPE     Stillclip

1998---- Gowns  DANGEROUS BEAUTY (CATHERINE McCORMACK & JACQUELINE BISSET)   Stillclips

                16th century tight-bodiced gowns. 

1988---- Gowns DANGEROUS LIAISONS (, & )   BUY THE DVD   Still-clip

2011----- A DANGEROUS METHOD (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY)     Stillclips

1993---- Special Gowns  DANGEROUS REMEDIES (JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND & LISA CHAPPELL)

Fetishistic versions of 1850s fashions with huge crinoline skirts and tight bodices, sometimes laced up the back.

2002----  DANIEL DERONDA (ROMOLA GARAI)

                 Minimal corset presence.

1935---- Gowns  DARK ANGEL (MERLE OBERON)

1970---- DARLING LILI (JULIE ANDREWS)--Low Victorian style  --Click here* for still-clip

Ms. Andrews does a corsetted strip act.

1957---- DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL (GLORIA TALBOTT Film clip  

1972---- DAUGHTERS OF JOSHUA CABE--TVM (LESLEY ANN WARREN)

1995----DEAD MAN (MILI AVITAL)--Hollywood overbust  -- Click here for still-clip

2004----DEADWOOD TVS (VARIED)--Hollywood Western types   Still-clips and text
Present
1954----
Gowns DEAR CAROLINE--French "Caroline Chérie" (1950) (MARTINE CAROL)
               
--CLIP AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE

Set in 1789, Ms Carol dresses down to corset and crinoline in preparation for going to bed with the one man she REALLY despises.  An article in Le Corset de France magazine states that for this film Martine Carol was corseted to just 18½ inches.

1971-----DEATH IN VENICE--Italian "Morte a Venezia" (CAROLE ANDRÉ)  --Click here for stillclips

1969---- DE SADE (SENTA BERGER)

1958---- DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (SOPHIA LOREN)

1978-----DESPAIR (ANDRÉAÉOL)     StillClip

1971-----LES DEUX ANGLAISES ET LE CONTINENT--French   "Two English Girls" (KIKA MARKHAM)                  Animated gif of still
                 

1956---- Gowns  DIANE (LANA TURNER & MARISA PAVAN)

                  Ms. Turner and Ms. Pavan spent the entire final thirty minutes (which I only caught) clearly quite well laced (in gowns) that only 1950's Hollywood might consider "period" costumes. I'm not
                  sure just how small their waists were, but I was very impressed to see how tightly laced Marisa was - playing one of if not THE all-time greatest tight lacing legends, Catherine de Medici.
                  Review by Aarkey
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1946----DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (PAULETTE GODDARD)--Low Victorian style   
 
                 Short undressing scene (at the end of this stream)

1963---- DIARY OF MADMAN (NANCY KOVACK)--50s Hollywood Overbust

                   Watch the short murder scene in the bedroom.

2012----DJANGO UNCHAINED (KERRY WASHINGTON)

1961---- DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN (HAZEL COURT)

1967---- DOCTOR DOOLITTLE (SAMANTHA EGGAR)--"Hollywood Basque" style

                 Ms. Eggar ends up wearing nothing but a corset, after losing her proper dress as a result of a shipwreck.

2009----
DR. HOPE – EINE FRAU GIBT NICHT AUF--TVM  (HEIKE MAKATSCH) --Click here for four stillclips

             
   In the beginning we see Miss Makatsch in some very nicely tailored frocks and suits of the late 1870s. It is clearly visible she is well corseted underneath! In one scene we even see her,
                 assisted by another lady, taking off her corset, while complaining quite a lot about it. (And - sad for us - she later takes to the  modern, corsetless dress, looking terribly boring!)
                 Review by Dan from Denmark

2006 -  DOCTOR WHO -TVS  (SOPHIA MYLES)    Still-clips and information on pertinent episodes
present           

1972---- DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (MARTINE BESWICK) --Click here for five stillclips

1993---- DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN--TVS  (JANE SEYMOUR)
1998
                   In the episode in which Ms. Seymour is married, there is a good corset display.

 

2001---- DR. TERRIBLE'S HOUSE OF HORRIBLE--TVS   (SALLY BRETON & RONNI ANCONA)

                    In episode 'Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust', Ms. Breton as heroine Carmina, and also one of the vampire lesbians, appear in white corsets, clearly seen though not very tight, while
                    beautiful comedienne Ronni Ancona looks stunning in an elaborate, tight-bodiced period evening gown. In another episode, an unknown actress  appears as an 1880s doctor in
                    beautiful tight-bodiced dresses, the line of a firmly laced corset clearly visible beneath, and there was one delightful scene of her bending forward to look in a cupboard and,
                    beneath the tight fabric of her dress, emerges the delectable sight of a stay-ridge, that sharp contrast between the rigidly confined lines of a corseted figure and the flesh
                    swelling out above it pushed up by the pressure of the stays below. 
                    Review by Stephen K.

1999---- DOGMA (ALANIS MORRISETTE) -- Click here for 5 still clips

                    Ms. Morrisette, playing "God", appears in a silver front-laced corset (not much reduction, though).

1966----   EL DORADO (MICHELE CARÈY) 50s Hollywood     5 Still Clips  

   A very short scene with Ms. Holt in a beautiful pink corset over 50 minutes from the beginning of the film...worth the look.

2010-----DOWNTON ABBEY-- British TVS  (LAURA CARMICHAEL, ROSE LESLIE, JESSICA BROWN-FINDLAYMICHELLE DOCKERY -plus others)    
              Vidclip     Source     Article    Article image

                 Cast member quotes:    

         "Let’s see, a corset that makes you wear your breasts as tonsils, a long black frock and a ridiculous hairdo were exactly what I’d hoped for when they’d asked if I’d take the part."
 
                 "Like all the female actors I had a very tight corset to wear that made my bosoms <sic> actually become earrings and it is funny when you take it off, because instead of staying nice and slim,
                 your whole body just goes blooop – which is really depressing!"
 
                 "[The] corsets meant we didn’t eat much lunch on set. It's no surprise they had to have maids in those days it must have taken ages to get ready."

                 Ms. Brown-Findlay reveals: "I had really bad hay fever and was sitting in my trailer when I sneezed and burst my corset of the evening dress I was wearing.
It went 'Pooowww!' I came out in
                 a dressing-gown looking really guilty and one of the runners said: 'Oh my God, what have you done?' My corset had to be sewn on at the speed of lightning because I  was in the next scene."
                 Source   
                 Ms. Dockery has revealed she doesn't mind cramming her slim figure into tight corsets; as the star went to the Big Apple to promote the British drama, she revealed her stunning posture is
                 due to the tight costumes she wears for the show.  Appearing on a US TV show The View, Michelle said: 'I don't mind wearing  a corset, it informs your posture, changes the way you move,
                 you can't slouch.'
                 The costumes are another source of ambivalence: restrictive yet elegant, ladylike yet oppressive. ‘The corset was like an Edwardian gastric band – it’s physically impossible to eat a lot, and
                 slouching is not an option.  I love the elegance, and I can’t help thinking that although women have a lot more freedom now, we’ve lost a bit of our femininity.’
 
                ...Michelle Dockery is used to wearing a corset. The actress, 30, looked like she was about to spill out of her corset in a Gothic-themed shoot for the new issue of Love magazine.

1995---- DRACULA--DEAD AND LOVING IT (LYSETTE ANTHONY) --Click here for stillclip 

1982---- THE DRAUGHTMAN'S CONTRACT (JANET SUZMAN)

1987---- DRAGONARD (CLAUDIA UDY)

1946-----DRAGONWYCK (GENE TIERNEY)

                 Miss Tierney reportedly corseted to 21 inches.
   

1986----Gowns DREAM WEST--TVS  (ALICE KRIGE)      YouTube clip #1   #2

1958---- DAS DREIMÄDERLHAUS (West Germany) "The House of the Three Girls" (MAGDA SCHNEIDER & )    Video   Grab

2006----DROP DEAD GORGEOUS--TVS  (KATHRYN HUNT)  

             One of the opening scenes features a catwalk show, with some nicely laced corsets.   
    

1951---- DRUMS IN THE DEEP SOUTH (BARBARA PAYTON)

2008---Gowns THE DUCHESS (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY & HAYLEY ATWELL)         STILLCLIPS & INTERVIEWS                    

1976----THE DUCHESS AND THE DIRTWATER FOX (GOLDIE HAWN) --Non-definitive style

Ms. Hawn wears a very loose and unattractive 'corsetted' cabaret outfit.*

1959----DUEL WITH DEATH a/k/a UND EWIG SINGEN DIE WÄLDER (Germany) (ELISABETH EPP) --Cinch style

                 A few scenes of a lady wearing a red corset* over her dress.

1984----Gowns DUNE (FRANCESCA ANNIS)

                No visible corsets, but corseted sci-fi gowns reminiscent of the past.

1955----DUNJA (EVA BARTOK) --50s Hollywood Overbust

Ms. Bartok's friend, Mashja, does a passionate dance with some officers of the Czar.

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