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What Actor or Actress Is Your Undoing?

So. A chat with my sister yesterday broached a fun (if creepy) subject: namely Hostel and its musical predecessor, The Wicker Man. (The GOOD one.) We have a question for you: What actor or actress do you find literally irresistible?

To explain: In 1973's The Wicker Man, Sgt. Howie investigates the disappearance of a young girl on Summerisle. He's beset with confounding locals, frustrating half-truths, and a decidedly liberal sexuality; personified in Willow (played by Britt Ekland).


Willow attempts to seduce the very tempted Sergeant. Willow's Song is one of the most famous scenes in the film, as Willow is naked as a jaybird, singing sweetly to Howie, in the next room.

Contextually, giving into temptation would be a very bad thing for Sgt. Howie. [No spoilers, please.]

Fast forward to 2005, and Eli Roth's Hostel. Our plucky adventurers stay at the titular building, taking advantage of local girls' 'hospitality'... while an updated version of Willow's Song plays on the soundtrack. The boys doom themselves by giving in to temptation, and the song is our only warning, as viewers.

So in the car last night, I mention to my sister that if I ever found myself in a movie, about to have sex, when Willow's Song started to play? Run fast, and run far. My sister smirked. "What if it was Natalie Portman?"


"... I'm doomed."

My list of actresses, to whom I'd be incapable of saying no, is a short one. (Beyond Ms. Portman, it's only Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Marion Cotillard.)


Put yourself in my shoes: you're in a movie, and the town's temptress (or temptor) stands in a doorway, a friendly hand reaching out. Willow's Song begins to play. Who is going to be your undoing?

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