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Favorite lady in a western

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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 7:51:21 AM PDT
Barbara Stanwyck, without question. The lady is considered one of the
greatest (if not THE greatest) actress in film history. Therefore, her love
of western history, and thus western films (to which she devoted most of
the latter part of her career) was a great contribution to that genre.
She was a great horsewoman, could shoot a rifle without blinking, and
did her own stunts. What more could one ask for?

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:11:35 PM PDT
Benny Katz says:
How about Raquel in Bandolero?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 11:22:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 1:57:30 PM PDT
Hannie Caulder (1971)

Raquel was good, and so was Brigitte, but I have to say Wilde takes the crown away.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 11:15:50 AM PDT
Olivia Wilde was wild as Ella Swenson, in Cowboys & Aliens 2011

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:30:26 AM PDT
David Loucks says:
raquel welch in 100 rifles, she used a train water tower to shower in public to create a distraction so the train and its contents could be robbed.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 12:09:42 PM PDT
J. Wales says:
Angie Dickinson as "Feathers" in Rio Bravo.

Posted on May 8, 2012 1:41:09 PM PDT
There have been some great references throughout this thread. I'll add a couple of my faves.

Gail Russell in "Angel and the Badman". Vera Miles in "The Searchers". Gene Tierney in "The Return of Frank James". Carolyn Jones in "Last Train from Gun Hill".

I could add more but I'll stop there. I love the old westerns.

Posted on May 4, 2012 8:16:52 AM PDT
Barbara Stanwyck

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 7:21:17 AM PDT
Molly says:
You are right.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 7:43:54 AM PST
Pen Scepter says:

That was "Hannie Caulder." Very strange western, as they go, but I agree that Welch was incredibly scenic.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:41:58 PM PST
Consider Jean Arthur in ARIZONA(1940) Ella Raines in TALL IN THE SADDLE(1944) and Loretta Youngin RACHEL AND THE STRANGER(1948)-Vance

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 7:24:53 PM PST
Cobra Woman (Universal Vault Series)
Jean Arthur in ARIZONA(1940) Ella Raines in TALL IN THE SADDLE(1944) and Loretta Young in RACHEL AND THE STRANGER(1948)-vANCE

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 12:57:51 PM PST
Molly says:
Yvonne DeCarlo in any Western. She is beautiful. Also Amanda Blake and Peggy Castle

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 4:07:12 PM PST
Army guy says:
Jane Russel was good in the comedic western, The Paleface. And for that matter, Barbara Rhodes wasn't shabby in the remake, The shakiest gun in the west west.

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 8:52:51 AM PST
Jay Lesiger says:
Certainly Barbara Stanwyck, who was amazingly at home in westerns as she was in other movie genres. And let's not forget Joanne Dru, who was great in RED RIVER, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON and WAGONMASTER.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 11:07:22 AM PST
I'm thinking of Karen Steele in RIDE LONESOME, the Budd Boetticher film with Randolph Scott. She was a Jayne Mansfield type,
but more sympathetic. Gorgeous, upright but vulnerable, and worth fighting for.
Another very beautiful woman, in an even better film: Julie London in MAN OF THE WEST.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2011 10:23:14 AM PDT
Pleiades2 says:
Western pulp fans should check out "SENORITA SCORPION" series from ACTION STORIES. Jon Tuska for some reason spread these through the Les Savage paperbacks.
I hear the first four tales are collected in a new tome. These four are the best as Savage seemed to lose interest later in the series.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 6:34:05 AM PDT
Molly says:
Barbara Stanwick, Amanda Blake and the two beautiful redhead matriachs in the How the West Was Won series

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 8:02:42 PM PDT
Jodi May says:
Diane Lane in Lonesome Dove.
Kim Darby in True Grit.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2011 9:36:40 PM PDT
Pleiades2 says:
I like Marlene in her two westerns, though why was she named "Frenchie" in the first one? Should I blame Brand?

Stanwyck *always good, especially in The FURIES.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 3:03:22 PM PDT
To get back to books I have a fatal weakness for women who know how to use a six gun. I was a big fan of the White Squaw series and Jessica Starbuck in Lone Star. More recent favorities are the Ralph Compton Shadow of a Noose tetrology and Peter Brandvold's Louisa Bonaventure. I'd be heaps obliged if anyone could point me to other gun slingin gals, especially on Kindle.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 6:25:31 AM PST
I liked Gail Davis in the old "Annie Oakley" TV shows and many of the Gene Autry movies. A cuter cowgirl you could not find anywhere.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 4:11:46 PM PST
Michele Carey in "El Dorado" with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Ed Asner.

She rode bareback and took out the bad guy with a rifle.. saving John Wayne.
And with that wild hair and leather pants......
If I was a 12 year old boy going to the matinee in 1967, that would have growed me up right quick!

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 2:32:34 PM PST
Tom says:
Barbara Stanwyck has to be number one
Agree that Sharon Stone was great in the Quick and the Dead
Modern day actress I love is the beautiful and talented Jordanna Allen, from "A Hell of A Ride.
Extraordinary horse riding skills and incredible ability with horses.
A Hell Of A Ride (Rental Ready) [Blu-ray]

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 7:37:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2010 5:09:55 PM PST
mesadallas says:
Well, I guess if you're surrounded by Indians you might want a lady that can outshoot every gunfighter around. That way you could fight your way out of the fort and spend the winter in the line shack.

I recommend Sharon Stone in the Quick and the Dead.
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