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The femme fatale: man-eater, destroyer of empires, toppler of kingdoms. Only havoc and ruin lies in her wake.
The sad truth is most of historys truly great femme fatales(Cleopatra, Lucrezia Borgia, Lola Montez, et al), these Brides of the Apocalypse, were usuallyno more than adventurous women
living in extraordinary times. Unfortunately, through their own machinations or accidents of the time-line, such women find themselves at the eye of a swirling hurricane of deceit, rumor, fabrication, and intrigue.
The term femme fatale maybe a bit misleading. It came into common usage around 1912, and its literal French translation is disastrous woman.