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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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1945---- SAN ANTONIO (ALEXIS SMITH)

1945----Gowns SARATOGA TRUNK (INGRID BERGMAN)         
                      

1962---- SATAN IN HIGH HEELS (SABRINA [Norma Ann Sykes] and MEG MYLES)                 STILL CLIPS, INCLUDING STILL SEQUENCE

  Sabrina [a British TV personality of the time, famous for having (some say) the second-finest figure in those islands after Mrs. Ethel Granger is shown briefly in her dressing 
  room wearing a corset that looks to be under 18 inches+. Then, at some length, she is shown singing in an extremely tight long dress that shows off the same impressive figure.

2015----Gowns  THE SCANDALOUS LADY W--TVM  (     STILL CLIP

                (BBC period drama) Some of the serious UK Media have used the c-word several times, but it is generally described as racy.  It certainly seems to have lots of lavish sets and costumes.

1952---- Gowns  SCARAMOUCHE (JANET LEIGH & ELEANOR PARKER)         STILL CLIPS

                TINY waist on Miss Leigh!

2014----THE SCAREHOUSE ()

                Included for completeness only; this is a 'horror' film with a rather silly and misleading, impossible corset scene, suitable only for teenagers with brains full of mush, and certainly
                educationally fraudulent for the non-corset-aware public.

1982---- Gowns  THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (JANE SEYMOUR)

                Some peeks of corsets.

1994---- SCARLETT--TVM (JOANNE WHALLEY-KILMER)  4 STILL CLIPS  

Nothing like the original Scarlett O'Hara, but Joanne does make a fair sight in her several corseted scenes - in any case, she is certainly not laced tightly enough.

1980---- THE SCARLETT O'HARA WAR--TVM [Moviola Miniseries] (VARIED ACTRESSES)

Varied "actresses" (not the real ones) try out for the lacing scene. Not to be confused with 'The Making of A Legend, 'Gone With the Wind'", which is a documentary.

2006---- SCARY MOVIE 4 (CARMEN ELECTRA)               PUBLICITY SHOTS:  #1  #2   

            In the 'Village' spoof, Miss Electra takes off her over-dress in one scene to reveal a corset & stockings. 
             Here, Carmen Electra confirms, "...within one rip, [my] whole entire dress falls off and I'm left in my corset with the cutest black ruffly panties, garter belt, stockings -- the outfit is
             ridiculous."
      Here is the scene (video)

 

1940----- Gowns THE SEA HAWK (BRENDA MARSHALL)--Sixteenth century

1947-----SEA OF GRASS ()

              A rare showing of Miss Hepburn in VERY tight period corsets - she handles them well

2000---- Lacing THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF JULES VERNE -TVS (FRANCESCA HUNT)

             
   A good corset picture; this one is seen in several episodes and in the episode "Southern Comfort," Miss Hunt (pictured) is being laced in a more
                 traditional Victorian era white canvas or similar material full length (mid-bust to mid-thigh corset).     BUY THE DVD

2007---- THE SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL a/k/a "Belle de Jour" --TVS  (BILLIE PIPER)    Stillclip      Publicity poster    --Dominatrix Latex type

1947---- THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (VIRGINIA MAYO )--Fifties Fashion type

 Several models, wearing different colors of the same model corset, prance about the dressing room.

2008----SENSE AND SENSIBILITY --TVS  (LINDA BASSETT & CHARITY WAKEFIELD, among others)

                 Ms. Wakefield, in an interview referring to Casualty 1907:  "In Sense And Sensibility, the corsets were tight, they are ones that want to pull in your rib cage because the dresses
                 are empire line..."
 

1954---- Lacing/Gowns  SENSO--Italian a/k/a/ "The Wanton Contessa"  (ALIDA VALLI and MARCELLA MARIANI)  16 STILL CLIPS AND VIDCLIP

                 Two longish scenes with VERY TIGHT corset visibility; the nicest thing about it is that: the first scene depicts the countess wearing one, so it is made of fancy fabric (brocade-like).
                 But the second scene has a prostitute  wearing one, and the corset is plain and white. Obviously the latter doesn't have as much money to devote to her corset, so it has to look cheaper.
                 Another nice piece of reality from Visconti.        
Review by Sam Laur                   

1997---- SERPENT'S KISS (CARMEN CHAPLIN)

                     Contains several dressing scenes and some beautiful 17th century gowns.

1954---- SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (JANE POWELL) --Common Hourglass style

Several young girls dance about their bedroom in their corsets.

1973----Lacing  SEVEN LITTLE AUSTRALIANS -TVS   (BARBARA LLEWELLYN)    Lacing Vidclip -  Episode 3

1955---- THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS ()--Victorian style

Toward the beginning, a beautiful rendition of a beautiful corset in pink!

1998----SEX AND THE CITY - TVS (KRISTIN DAVIS & SARAH JESSICA PARKER)
2004     
                Generally no corsets, but in Episode 76, we see Ms. Davis in Ralph Lauren's beautiful 'high-romance' ruffled corset.

1992---- SHADOWS AND FOG (JODIE FOSTER)

2007----THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH - TVS  (BILLIE PIPER)             

              Ms. Piper’s quote: 
              [After filming ended on the Sally Lockhart mysteries, Billie went on to film another period drama, Mansfield Park, for ITV.  Hence, most of her waking hours
              over a six-month period were spent in a corset.]
 
             "I had a few weeks off in between filming the two Sally Lockhart mysteries and Mansfield Park so my ribs were perfectly crushed, and my corset mould was
             exactly the same shape for both!  

             "It was actually quite good to do a stint of period dramas back to back. It makes you feel quite pretty and girly and wearing a corset is actually really good for
             your performance, because it forces you to stand in the correct way and it just puts you in that place straight away.

             "Those are the costumes that really work for you in so far as they inform how you hold yourself and what you do. As far as the corsetry  goes – the tighter the
             better for me. You get used to it like anything, because it moves with you. However I'm a real jeans and t-shirt girl, and the novelty of wearing a corset does
             wear off after a while."

1999---- Gowns  SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (GWYNETH PALTROW)--Elizabethan style   Still and vidclip

Two dressing scenes, and some gorgeous gowns on Ms. Paltrow.

1968---- SHALAKO (BRIGITTE BARDOT)

                    Ultra short scene of Miss Bardot wearing a corset.

2000---- SHANGHAI NOON ()             

2001----  MERMAID CHRONICLES I: SHE CREATURE -TVM  (CARLA GUGINO)
         
                Minimal nineteenth Century outside corset wear and a small amount of naked corset. 

1958---- Gowns THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW ()

                Miss Mansfield at her tightly-laced best!   STILLCLIPS AND A VIDCLIP

2009----SHERLOCK HOLMES (RACHEL McADAMS)   STILLCLIPS, INTERVIEW AND AN OFF-SET SHOT

1952----SHE'S WORKING HER WAY THROUGH COLLEGE (VIRGINIA MAYO)  

1947---- THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM (BETTY GRABLE)

2007----SHOOT 'EM UP (MONICA BELLUCCI)    Poster   On set                 
1951---- Gowns  SHOWBOAT (KATHRYN GRAYS0N, AVA GARNER & MARGE CHAMPION)

                VERY tight bodices on small waists throughout, many times with the corset outlined.          

2007----SILK (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY)

                Brothel scene.

1957---- SILK STOCKINGS (JANIS PAIGE)

1954---- SILVER LODE (DOLORES MANN) --Victorian style --STILL CLIP*

Hero tries to escape bounty hunters by hiding in the bedroom of a pretty saloon singer. One long scene

1948----Gowns  SILVER RIVER (ANN SHERIDAN)

               Tight-laced gowns on Miss Sheridan in the second half.
                      

1985---- THE SINGING COWBOY possibly a/k/a RUSTLER'S RHAPSODY (MARILU HENNER)

1994---- SIRENS (ELLE MACPHERSON)

One of the "Sirens" is using a Victorian corset as outerwear.

TRILOGY:

1955---- Gowns SISSI --West German/Austrian (ROMY SCHNEIDER)

1956---- Gowns SISSI-DIE JUNGE KAISERIN --West German/Austrian (ROMY SCHNEIDER)
                         STILL CLIPS FROM PARTS 1&2  
                       
1957----
Gowns SISSI-SCHICKSALSJAHRE EINER KAISERIN --West German/Austrian (ROMY SCHNEIDER)
                         STILL CLIPS FROM PART 3

2012----SKYFALL  (BÉRÉNICE MARLOHE)        Sure looks like she is corsetted!

1998---- SKYGGEN (THE SHADOW)--Danish (DORTHE WESTH LEHRMANN)  2 STILL CLIPS

1999----Gowns  SLEEPY HOLLOW  ((CHRISTINA RICCI) --Victorian style 13 STILL CLIPS

1976---- Gowns  THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE (GEMMA CRAVEN) 

A big-budget retelling of the "Cinderella" story. There are many beautiful and obviously corseted gowns in the style of the 18th century, and Ms. Craven appears in period underwear when the Fairy Godmother dresses her for the ball. The Fairy Godmother says, "A corset is a wonderful thing - invented by the devil, but a wonderful thing."  Review by Stephen K.

2001-----SMALLVILLE  TVS  (ERICA DURANCE et al...)  STILL CLIPS and VIDEO
to 2011
              
Allison Mack talks about an episode called Tempest in which "I had the tightest corset in the world on underneath that dress".

1994----Lacing SMOKESCREEN British TVS (KATE HARDIE & SALLY WALSHSTILL CLIPS

              Lightly-boned, but pleasant lacing scene with interesting facial expressions on the lacee.

1914----SNAKEVILLE AND THE CORSET DEMONSTRATOR (MARGARET JOSLIN)

             Miss Joslin, who boasts the most perfect figure in the world, attracts the attention of every man in town when she arrives to demonstrate corsets. 

1950----SO LONG AT THE FAIR (JEAN SIMMONS)

             Gay Nineties corsetted gowns; of special note is the stripped gown (worn by a small supporting actress), with a very small waist, shown briefly in the last quarter of the film.  

1952----Gowns SON OF PALEFACE (JANE RUSSELL)   STILL CLIPS

1946---- SO GOES MY LOVE (MYRNA LOY)

1990---- SOFTLY FROM PARIS III (MARIANNE BASLER)

1980---- SOMEWHERE IN TIME (JANE SEYMOUR)  9 STILL CLIPS

                 Jane is not seen corsetted, but another actress struts about a room wearing a full Edwardian corset.

1993---- SOMMERSBY (JODIE FOSTER)

1965---- THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (MARTHA HYER)

2005---- C/Gowns SOPHIE ('The Unwilling Bride' episode) German TVS   (YVONNE CATTERFELD & MELANIE BLOCKSDORF)        STILL CLIPS & VIDCLIP       
2007         
                 ('Ritterspiele' episode)  

1949---- SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS (DOROTHY MALONE)

1993---- SPACE RANGERS--TVS (MARJORIE MONAGHAN)

   Ms. Monaghan wears corset over her clothing in first three episodes--unfortunately, not too tight, though.

1997-----SPAWN (MELINDA CLARKE) --3 STILL CLIPS

2004-----SPIDERMAN II (KIRSTEN DUNST)

                 There is one very brief shot ... of Miss Dunst in a corset.  She's wearing a white underbust corset in her dressing room prior to going on stage to act in a play.
                 There are a few scenes in the movie of her in the full dress during the play, and although she looks like she is still corsetted, I'm not 100% sure. But she was
                 definitely in a corset in the dressing room scene.  Review by Christian

2009------STAN HELSING (DESI LYDIC)

                      In the scenes dealing with a Halloween party toward the end, there is a character wearing a red corset. 

2004-----STARGATE: ATLANTIS--TVS  (RACHEL LUTTRELL)
to
present      Futuristic corseted costumes 
1997-----STARGATE SG1--TVS  (CLAUDIA BLACK)
to      
2007         Futuristic corsetted costumes   STILLCLIPS
1952----Gowns  STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER () 

2002----STAR TREK: NEMESIS (MARINA SIRTIS)

          Comments by actress Ms. Sirtis: "I had this fabulous wedding. The wedding dress was better than my own wedding built the  dress on a corset and I kept telling them to make it tighter...it
                  is  fine to be sucked into something for a half-hour, but for two days, my ribs begin to hurt...I was in agony, but I couldn't complain for sixteen hours. You have to suffer to be 
                  beautiful."              

1995----STAR TREK: VOYAGER -TVS   (JERI RYAN)     STILL & VID CLIPS

2002----Gowns  STAR WARS EPISODE 2 - ATTACK OF THE CLONES (NATALIE PORTMAN)   7 STILL CLIPS

                 Futuristic corsetted gowns; Ms. Portman takes her waist down to 20 inches to wear some corsetted gowns.

1945---- Gowns  STATE FAIR (JEANNE CRAIN)

1992---- STAY TUNED (PAM DAWBER)

                  Ms. Dawber sports a corset while tied to a train.

2008----STEP BROTHERS (MARY STEENBURGEN & KATHRYN HAHN)

                  Contemporary attire with wearing corset shown underneath - one short scene.

2004----THE STEPFORD WIVES (NICOLE KIDMAN)   Site
         
                   No apparent corsets, but Glenn Close is quoted saying the actresses  playing the the 'wives' wore tight corsets to give them their exaggerated 'hourglass' figures.              

1998---- Lacing  STIFF UPPER LIPS--TVM  (GEORGINA CATES) -- 7 STILL CLIPS

                    In this farce, one lacing scene is interesting; however, as all their strength is not enough to get the desired look, she and her Mom decided to use a galloping
                    horse to tighten the laces - successfully!  Note the rope on the floor in one of the clips.

1975---- THE STORY OF O--French (CORINNE CLERY) --3 STILL CLIPS

Initiate to submissive's training school dons a corset by decree.

1962-----THE STORY OF SAN MICHELE--West German "Axel Munthe - Der Arzt von San Michele"  (ROSANNA SCHIAFFINO) -- IMAGES

                Two short encounters with corsets: 1. Ms. Schiaffino has to undress in order to be vaccinated. 2. We see Renate Ewert, a stylish lady of the early 20th century, is laced in by a nurse,
                while she commands: "Feel free to lace me stronger." When she learns that she became pregnant, she is horrified by the thought of not being able to wear the fashionable clothes so
                necessary for the upcoming ball season.

1989---- THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE--TVM (LAURA DERN)

1996---- STRIPTEASE (DEMI MOORE)

                  Ms. Moore wears a "kind-of" corset, but her figure is good to start with.  The "corset" has a zipper up the front, so it is rather ineffective in any case.

1954---- Gowns  THE STUDENT PRINCE (ANN BLYTH)

1951----THE SUBJECT--East German--"Der Untertan" a/k/a "The Kaiser's Lackey"  (RENATE FISCHER)

A Prussian officer laces his buxom mistress after having had an intimate hour with her. While she is looking at her corseted waist in front of a mirror she asks him: "Do you think
that I have gained lately?" Still lacing her, he proudly replies, "No! Not at all, you are as slender as a riding crop."

2011-----SUCKERPUNCH (JAMIE CHUNG & ABBIE CORNISH)--STILL CLIPS AND POSTERS 

1988----Lacing SUMMER IN LESMONA -- TVM -- German/Swedish ()   STILLS & SHOTS FROM "THE MAKING OF"

2003----THE SURREAL LIFE --TVM (JANE WIEDLIN)
to
present   In the 2005 season, LISA Pinup Ms. Wiedlin appears wearing a variety of corsets.

1984---- Unlacing/Gowns SWANN IN LOVE (ORNELLA MUTI)--STILL CLIPS AND A PROMO PICTURE

Heroine has discussion with male friend while attired in corset in her bedroom--nice representation. Also a variety of visible corsets and very tight waists. The film is unique in that it gives one the sense of what it must have been like to live in an era when one was always around corsets and their ubiquity.

2007---- Gowns SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (HELENA BONHAM CARTER & JAYNE WISENER)

               Although Ms. Bonham Carter constantly wears a corset, there are other instances of corseted gowns, and least one other visible corset on Miss Wisener.

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