The term bombshell is a forerunner to the sex symbol and originally used to describe popular female sex icons. A sex symbol is a famous and/or notable person, male or female, who is found sexually attractive by the general audience. ...
Bombshells are a special kind of sex symbol. Whereas nearly any notable entertainer can qualify as a sex symbol, bombshells are popular icons who became legends after they die. They are "entertainers with a sensational effect." Pop icon or pop idol is a celebrity whose popularity (hence, pop) remains constant or even increases as time goes by. ...
The word often carries an implication of a full-figured (re: large-breasted) female sex icon.
Stephanie Smith, Household Words: Bloomers, sucker, bombshell, scab, nigger, cyber (2006) on changing usage of the word
This image of Betty Grable became the archetype of pin-ups during World War II A pin-up girl is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. ... A sex symbol is a famous and/or notable person, male or female, who is found sexually attractive by the general audience. ... ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde is a limp sequel to Reese Witherspoon's surprising 2000 hit, discarding the original's surprises and coasting on familiarity, a deadly combination for any attempt at humor.
Witherspoon returns in the role of Elle Woods, whom moviegoers cheered in Legally Blonde as she shaped the world of academia to coordinate with her wardrobe.
Now the actor is very aware that she's a star, claiming an executive producer credit for the sequel, a self-conscious wink at the camera for the fadeout, and an abundance of showcasing in between.
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