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: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
All copyrights are respected.
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THE NAME IN PARENTHESIS IS USUALLY THE WEARER'S
"TVM" = TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
"TVS" = TELEVISION SERIES
1981-----EIN FALL FÜR
ZWEI - West German TVS
In the episode "Behind Ankara" (1988), Miss L'arronge is forced to wear a fan-laced medical corset
Gowns FALL OF EAGLES -
2003----FAN FAN LA TULIPE ("Fan Fan the Tulip") --French (PENÉLOPE CRUZ) STILL CLIPS
1945---- FANNY BY GASLIGHT--a/k/a MAN OF EVIL (CATHLEEN NESBITT) 5 STILL CLIPS & VIDEO
Fanny helping wife (Miss Nesbitt) of her benefactor with the lacing of her corset. (See still clips page for dialogue)
1964---- FANNY HILL (LETITIA ROMAN)
1983---- FANNY HILL (LISA RAINES)
1961---- FANTASMI A ROMA -- Italian (BELINDA LEE) OFF-SET CLIP #2 (18")
1992---- FAR AND AWAY (NICOLE KIDMAN) --Various styles STILL CLIPS
2015---- FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (CAREY MULLIGAN)
scenes, but one very brief scene in which we saw Miss Mulligan's character
Bathsheba in her underclothes, which include a corset. Even without that scene,
it would have been pretty
clear that the actress was wearing one. I don't know what size her waist was, but I would imagine it was in the low 20's. I remember seeing the story was set in 1870, so the dresses were
more of the tight kind, with the occasional train in the back. Review by Emily
1999---- FARSCAPE -TVS (VARIED) --Science fiction corsets 6 STILL CLIPS
1960---- FAST AND SEXY (GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA)
|1956----Gowns THE FASTEST GUN ALIVE (JEANNE CRAIN)|
UNK ---- FASTEST GUN IN THE WEST (ACTRESS UNKNOWN)
1960---- FASTNACHTSBEICHTE--German (GITTY DARUGA)
A murder plot set in the carnival season of 1913 leads to a brothel, where a woman in a corset tries to seduce a customer. In another scene we see a group of girls in corsets preparing for the ball.
FEA MÁS BELLA
- TVS--Mexican ("The Prettiest Ugly Girl") (PATRICIA
2003----LA FEMME MUSKETEER -TVS (NASTASSJA KINSKI)--17th century style 3 STILL CLIPS
1999----FEEL MY STING (SHARON MITCHELL)
Two girls camp in the woods and one of them turns frightful. According to
a review on the Internet Movie Database,
stunning, skin-tight black corset,
she brutally binds and whips the other girl."
2005----Gowns FELICITY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ADVENTURE -TVM (SHAILENE WOODLEY) STILL CLIPS
1954----FEMMES de PARIS (a/k/a 'Ah! Les belles bacchantes French (COLETTE BROSSET) Still-clips
At least two Fin de Cecle undressing scenes showing corset.
|2005----FINGERSMITH TVM (TALLULAH PITT-BROWN)|
1997---- Gowns FIRELIGHT (SOPHIE MARCEAU)
A brief unlacing scene. Ms. Marceau is obviously corseted, and you can see the laces through her tight gown when her back is to the camera.
1978---- THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY a/k/a "The
Great Train Robbery" (LESLIE-ANNE
THE FIRST TRAVELING SALESLADY (CAROL
Vocal number, accompanied by a slideshow ("A Corset Can Do a Lot for a Lady") Another edition
(thanks to "Stephen")
Miss Channing is being outfitted by Miss Rogers, the staymaker, for a new show in which she is in the chorus line.
says that the show will run a year
1982---- Gowns FITZCARALDO (CLAUDIA CARDINALE) STILL CLIPS
1983---- DIE FLAMBIERTE FRAU--German (GUDRUN LANDGREBE) --Fetish style
--CLIP AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE
CLICK HERE for another, larger still-clip*
Ms. Landgrebe as a dominatrix, studying her image whilst stretched out in front of a mirror in a tight and powerful triple-laced leather corset.
1939---- FLAME OF NEW ORLEANS (KATHRYN GRAYSON)
1941---- THE FLAME OF NEW ORLEANS (MARLENE DIETRICH)
1951---- FLAMING FEATHER (ARLENEN WHELAN)
1968----A FLEA IN HER EAR (ROSEMARY HARRIS)
Incidental peeks of corsets.
2006---FLYBOYS (VARIED EXTRAS)
Corsetted bordello scene, where the stays are about ten years out of fashion (the film is set in 1916-17)
1921---- Male FOOLISH WIVES (ERICH VON STROHEIM) STILL CLIP*
1947----FOREVER AMBER (LINDA
BUY THE DVD
Miss Darnell: "The darn things were laced so tight I could hardly breathe."
|1943----Brief Lacing FOREVER AND A DAY (DOREEN MUNROE)|
2002---- Gowns THE FORSYTHE SAGA (GINA MCKEE)
Ms. McKee found playing Irene Forsythe to be a unique
challenge, and not just because she had to wear a corset. “It’s an
interesting role, because Galsworthy
speaks of her only through the eyes of others,” McKee says. “It’s never in the first person. He has descriptions of her, but it’s always the other characters who
are putting the spin on who they think she is. In some ways, she becomes a fantasy figure in the books. That’s a wonderful challenge.” Plus, there were those
pesky corsets. “It changes so many fundamental elements about your movement, your breathing, your digestion,” she says. “It’s uncomfortable and inconvenient
and restricting, but at the same time you do find a way to use it.” The worst kind of dress she had to wear for the mini-series? She says it’s the ones with
underwire cages with wires that poke and bruise the legs: “It’s like having a small classroom of children banging into you.”
|1955----LA FORTUNA DI ESSERE DONNA Italian [ LUCKY TO BE A WOMAN a/k/a WHAT A WOMAN!] (SOPHIA LOREN) YouTube Clip|
1996---- THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF MOLL FLANDERS -TVM (ALEX KINGSTON)
(Sequel to Moll Flanders) Tight bodices, occasional glimpse of corsets, and a bit of untying at the front.1963---- Gowns FOUR FOR TEXAS (ANITA EKBERG, URSULA ANDRESS)
....and what a red gown on Miss Andress!
1975---- THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (FAYE DUNAWAY)
Tight bodices, and one particular dressing scene depicting period stays and a nice bum roll. Oddly, Raquel Welch, who who plays Constance, wears a period-inappropriate corseted gown, probably to show off her bosom, while the rest of the female cast wears the correct style gown for the era (flat front). Oh! Hollywood! But some would say that is balanced by chaining her to the wall in that very gown <g>.
1966---- FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE (DONNA DOUGLAS)
Miss Douglas in corset at the end
1993---- FRASIER -TVS (PERI GILPIN) 5 STILL CLIPS
In one episode, Ms. Gilpin wears a nice corset - but BACKWARDS!
1958---- EINE FRAU, DIE WEIß, WAS SIE WILL--West German (LILLI PALMER) --Various styles STILL CLIPS
One scene with Ms. Palmer as a corseted "mannequin dummy", another with members of a team of dancers getting their clothes ripped off by overzealous repro-men. (Plus a couple of
1966----FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (DONNA DOUGLAS)
2004----DIE FREMDE FRAU--German (CORINNA HARFOUCH)
One of the lead actresses can be seen for some seconds in a modern, not-too-tight corset.
1954---- Lacing FRENCH CANCAN--French (MARÍA FÉLIX) --Extra long Victorian
Highlight is an excellent long lacing scene where Ms.
Félix is laced up by Jean Gabin. He puts
his knee on the girl's back [below] to tighten the laces. Later on, the same girl is dressed but
clearly wearing a corset under her dress. Review compliments of Joost STILL AND MOVING CLIPS
1954---- THE FRENCH LINE (JANE RUSSELL) Victorian
& 50s Hollywood
Various actresses wear corsets as part of a fashion show; not very tight but nicely done. Ms. Russell, however, does not show her corsets in this otherwise very nice movie.
Review compliments of Joost
1958---- Gowns FROM EARTH TO THE MOON (DEBRA PAGET) STILL CLIP*
|2001---- FROM HELL (HEATHER
|1976-----FROM NOON TILL THREE (JILL IRELAND)|
2001---- FROM HELL (HEATHER GRAHAM) 15 STILL CLIPS
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