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
2005----Lacing GABRIELLE--French (ISABELLE HUPPERT)
1990---- GALLANT LADIES--Italian "Dames galantes" (MARIANNE BASLER)--Metal-- Still-clip
2011-----GAME OF THRONES--TVS (NATALIE
Natalie Dormer in April 2015 Self Magazine : In her interview, she talks about her diet and keeping fit and wearing a corset as Margaery. 'Being strapped into a corset with this long flowing
skirt immediately changes the way you look in the mirror,' she says. 'My way into Margaery is actually quite physical, even though she’s not a physical character in the way that Cressida is.'
Natalie says she jogs and does yoga to stay in shape. More
Turner, who plays Sansa Stark:
"Sansa’s costumes are fitted to
perfection. We have about ten fittings for one dress, so I’ve definitely learned
a lot about how to fit clothes—
including corsets and everything. I would love to wear my corset out, but it’s not so practical or easy to breathe in. I wear corsets with all of my outfits. We’ve upgraded to a corset that
doesn’t do boobs, it just does waist, and it’s the best thing in the world. I kind of love Daenerys’ wardrobe, but I would die to wear some trousers or flat shoes like Maisie- I’d be able to sit
1997---- THE GAMBLER (JODHI MAY)--Victorian style-- Still-clip
GANGS OF NEW YORK (CAMERON
It does have some corset shots; however, the due to the social status of the characters portrayed in the film, there is nothing extravagant. Ms. Diaz is seen in a few corsets, as well
as the odd prostitute. There are one or two scenes of an upper class dinner in which there may be a well-supported lady or two. That scene actually lasts a while, and leads to a sex
scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Diaz unlace her in a hurry (it's a very dark scene, unfortunately). Diaz argues that it takes too long to lace back up, but DiCaprio very
quickly loosens her beautiful velvet(?) corset. My only real problem with the movie is that Diaz is so thin as it is, there isn't much of a reduction (and of course, she isn't a tight lacer).
She is radiant anyway and looks fabulous. Overall, not a corset-intense movie, but certainly a film worth seeing. Review by Lenise
1944----Gowns GASLIGHT (INGRID BERGMAN )-- Still-clips+
Limited scenes which actually show her corset--but her figure in her gown and underpinnings is amazing to behold!
1949---- THE GAY LADY--a/k/a "Trottie True" (JEAN
The ladies of the cast are shown throughout in sumptuous and firmly
corseted 1890s gowns.
1930---- THE GAY NINETIES (MARION DAVIS)--Hourglass style-- Still-clip*
A period farce which ridicules the fashions of the 1890's with ribbon-bedecked corsets.
1900s--- THE GIBSON GIRL (UNKNOWN) -Silent YouTube presentation
1956-----THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (JAYNE MANSFIELD)--Still-clip*
Now, Ms. Mansfield may not be wearing a corset (who know?), but with a 90 degree hip spring like that, she's just as pleasant on the eyes!
1955-----Gowns GIRL IN THE VELVET SWING (JOAN COLLINS)
Miss Collins, in her autobiography, talked
about the making of this film. She mentioned that her
corset under this dress* was
extremely tight, and that the director objected to her
considerable amount of chest movement as she breathed. She therefore had to hold her breath while these scenes were being shot!" [Ed: AH! But the chest heaving is what makes it
sexy! Foolish director!]
2000---- GLADIATOR (CONNIE NIELSON)-- Still-clip*
Imperial Rome seems an odd place for corsets, but there you are!
1955---- Gowns Lacing THE GLASS SLIPPER (LESLIE CARON)-50s "wasp waist." --CLIP AVAILABLE ON DESCRIPTOR PAGE 9 Still-clips
A version of "Cinderella" and a tightly corseted lacing scene with her fairy godmother. One medium scene where the fairy godmother says, "
One instance in episode entitled "The Power of Madonna."
1964----Gowns GODZINA PĄSOWEJ RÓŻY--Polish (ELŻBIETA CZYŻEWSKA & LUCYNA WINNICKA ) 5 Still-clips
Full of corseted (and in some cases tightlaced) women from the 1880's
2000----Gowns THE GOLDEN BOWL (KATE BECKINSALE) 2 Still-clips
1951---- GOLDEN GIRL (MITZI GAYNOR)
Nice Western era gowns, and one peek at Ms. Gaynor in a 'naked' corset.
1939---- Gowns GONE WITH THE WIND (VIVIEN LEIGH)--see clip on "Gowns in Films" page-- 1860 American style
A classic: Mamie the maid lacing Scarlett (twice!), while she hangs onto the bedpost. And a moment of slumber- the party-going girls loosen their corsets for a mid-day nap.
Later, two bedroom scenes with Rhett Butler. Still-clips Screen tests by other actresses
(thanks to "Stephen K.")
The classic scene, where Scarlett is being
laced for her party gown by Mamie!
"Oh!," protests Scarlett.
"Just hold on....and suck in," commands Mamie
1952---- GLORY ALLEY (LESLIE CARON)
Nice visible corset scene.
1988---- Gowns GORE VIDAL'S LINCOLN (MARY TYLER MOORE)
1998---- THE GOVERNESS (MINNIE DRIVER) -- 1840 English style-- 13 Still-clips
Catch Rosina (Mary) in two different corsets during photo shoots by her lover. Also Ms. Driver does a "Salome" dance for her lover in a beautiful teal corset .
GRAND LARCENY TVM (JENNIFER GALE)
This is a re-release of "Love and Larceny" (1985)
Set in the early 1900s. About 45 minutes in the movie there is a
lovely scene of Jennifer Dale and one of the
other actresses in their corsets in a hotel room. The
1969---- THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY (KIM NOVAK)
1956---- GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING (VIRGINIA MAYO)
1937---- THE GREAT GARRICK (LANA TURNER)
1953---- Gowns THE GREAT JESSE JAMES RAID (BARBARA PAYTON)
No "naked corsets" - but a good under-the-saloon dress impression.
1965---- THE GREAT RACE (NATALIE WOOD)--50s Hollywood style 8 still clips
Natalie, wearing only her corset while dressing after a swim, is captured and escapes, only to end up in a food fight. Another scene features a Jack Lemon in a corset.
Two medium long scenes.
1947---- Gowns THE GREAT SINNER (AVA GARDNER) Movie on YouTube
Charles S.: "A wasp-waisted dress form made for Miss Ava Gardner, and a black dress worn by her (the film is set in the 1860s), both photographed at the Ava Gardner Museum
1976---- THE GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE THURSDAY (ELIZABETH
Typical prostitute scene.
1978---- THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY a/k/a "The
Great Train Robbery" (LESLIE-ANNE
1984---- Gowns GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (ANDIE DOWELL) 7 still clips
Only one scene where the maid removes Ms. McDowell's corset, but her gowns are nothing to scoff at!
1999----THE GRIMELYS--TVS (AMANDA
1958---- GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (DIANNE AUBREY)-- Still-clip*--Varied styles
The best scenes are in the theater offstage with the singers and can-can girls.
1975----THE GROOVE ROOM a/k/a "My Favorite Butler" and "Champagnealopp" (SUE LONGHURST)
Three scenes in this one. In the first, while a Victorian gent and lady
have tea, her maid and his
butler move in and out in the background while doing a striptease, and we see
UNK---- GUDZINA PASOWEJ ROZY--Polish (ACTRESS UNKNOWN)
Tightly gowned ladies with at least one lacing scene on a bed.
2006----LA GUERRA SULLE MONTAGNE ("The War on the Mountains') --Italian TVM (MARTIN STELLA) Shooting still-clip
2002----THE GURU (HEATHER GRAHAM) Still-clips
1962----GYPSY (NATALIE WOOD) Publicity picture
2001----GYPSY 83 (SARA RUE)
The heroine, a Goth girl, spends the majority of the film cinched in, and in fact the very first scene shows her best friend lacing her in. Goth fans say it is a good depiction of Goth life.
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