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Sex kitten

A sex kitten is a woman who exhibits a sexually provocative lifestyle or an abundant sexual aggression.[1] The term originated c. 1958,[2] and was originally used to describe French actress Brigitte Bardot.[3][4]

Ann-Margret was described as a sex kitten in the 1964 film Kitten with a Whip.[5][6] A sex kitten is not always youthful.[7]

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  1. ^ Women should not strive for sex kitten identities, Nicole Hoegg, TheBatt, Dec. 5, 2005.
  2. ^ The earliest use cited in the OED Online (accessed November 26, 2011) is in the Daily Sketch, June 2, 1958.
  3. ^ "Brigitte Bardot: her life and times so far – in pictures"
  4. ^ "LIFE With Brigitte Bardot: Rare and Classic Photos of the Original ‘Sex Kitten’"
  5. ^, Ann-Margret - Films as actress, retrieved March 28, 2008.
  6. ^, ANN-MARGRET, retrieved March 28, 2008
  7. ^ Kakutani, Michiko. "Who Exactly Is This Sexagenarian Sex Kitten?" The New York Times. March 15, 1996.