||When Mae West uttered the brazen invitation: "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" in the 1933 film She Done Him Wrong, the actress set the benchmark for what constitutes a screen goddess.
At the time, stars of the fledgling movie industry such as Jean Harlow draped their figures in beautifully cut designs that clung to their bust and hips. Some 70 years later singer Shania Twain borrowed the look for an awards show, when she shimmied in wearing a slinky, plunge-necked golden dress under a luxurious wrap.
While Shania delivered the look in spades, no one embodies the style quite like Catherine Zeta-Jones. Married into Hollywood royalty, the Welsh temptress exudes Golden Age glamour, from the tips of her dancer's toes to that glorious mane of raven hair.
Premieres such as the Ocean's Twelve screening, when she wore shimmery Versace, often see her voluptuous curves complemented by form-fitting gowns. Indeed, Catherine herself once mused: "I wish I was born in that era; dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly."