in the early 1930's known mostly for her terrific figure
and ability to turn any phrase into a sexual innuendo
by mere voice inflection
. Things got so bad that the studios had advisors
and listen to make sure that she didn't inadvertently
make some innocuous
lines sound dirty
. Is almost single-handedly
responsible for bringing about the Hays Code
Outstanding Mae West movie lines:
"When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm even better."
"Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
"All right boys, what are you studying?"
"Well, I was always good at figures."
"Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried."
"It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."
And my personal favorite:
"How tall are you son?"
"I'm six feet and seven inches, ma'am."
"Let's forget about your six feet and talk about your seven inches."