37. Laura Manion
Played By: Lee Remick
Movie: Anatomy of a Murder(1959)
Lee Remick as Laura effortlessly portrays a woman who may be a victim in more ways than one, or who could just as easily be a manipulator that drove her husband into a jealous rage. Did Lt. Frederick Manion (Ben Gazzara) kill a man because he raped his wife Laura, or because they consensually slept together? As this trial unfolds under the guidance of defense attorney Paul Biegler (James Stewart), Laura's actions and flirty, flighty demeanor make it clear that both scenarios are possible. By the end of the film, Biegler, and the audience, still aren't quite sure either way.