Played By: Faye Dunaway
Movie: Chinatown (1974)
Has there ever been such a thing as a strictly professional relationship between Detective and Mysterious Widow-Client? When Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) and Evelyn Mulwray succumb to their sexual tension, her husband has barely been in the ground for 72 hours. Not to mention, he still isn't quite sure whether she's a victim or murderer, and if the girl last seen with Mr. Mulwray is her daughter or her sister, putting his license, and his freedom on the line.
We'd accuse Jake of being a sucker for love, but amidst the lust, his pimp hand remains strong. However, it was only until he resorts to physical questioning that Evelyn surrenders her secrets.