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The 10 Most Badass Women of the 1960s

A humble nod to my favourite heroines (and anti-heroines) of the 1960s, with a comprehensive list of their many skills, weapons and gadgets. Please contact me if I’ve missed anything, as this is a work in progress. 10 Agent 99 (Get Smart, 1965-70) Skills Accomplished dancer, singer, violinist and harp player;

get the look: modesty blaise

Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale – Italy has produced more than its fair share of voluptuous, cat-eyed bombshells. But there is one Italian beauty who often gets overlooked, especially outside of Europe – the elegant and delightfully angular Monica Vitti. The first time I saw Vitti on film was

The Frog Prince

i hate you

immortal, unconquerable

the 10 most ‘appeeling’ female motorists of the 1960s

The 1960s are often considered a golden age in terms of automobile innovation, performance and design. That a decade so largely defined by its struggle for civil liberties and equality should put so much energy into its cars hardly comes as a surprise. Almost since its very conception, the automobile has

get the look: emma peel

I must admit, I was a bit skeptical the very first time I started watching season four of The Avengers many moons ago. Honor Blackman’s Mrs. Gale had already secured her special place inside my leather-sheathed heart, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else filling those kinky boots. I had seen plenty of photos of

who’s this boomer?

the battle of daemons

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