Strong and Sexy: A Comparison/Contrast of Barbara Stanwyck and Madonna

Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck and Madonna get what they want. These stars outshine most of their famous contemporaries because they will themselves to be the most desirable, intelligent, and unruly women of their respective eras. They convince audiences with strong actions that their high self-confidences and healthy self-esteems are justified, and, as a result of their poise, we believe in them, identify with them, and admire their spunk.

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