#6: JESSICA LANGE AS CORA PAPADAKIS IN THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1981)
It’s the archetypal noir set-up: Cora (a young and ultra-sexy Jessica Lange) seduces a drifter (Jack Nicholson) and convinces him to murder her boring husband. The plan doesn’t run all that smoothly, and, like most noir fellas, Nicholson’s character goes through the legal and emotional ringers. Looking into Lange’s come-get-some eyes and cleavage-baring tops, it’s easy to see why he’d want to draw blood just to get the nookie. Put it this way: if a 32-year-old Jessica Lange asked us for a favor, we’d oblige quicker than an on-the-clock butler.