Lauren Bacall in publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946, dir. Howard Hawks)
She was worth a stare. She was trouble.
She was tall and rangy and strong-looking. She had a good mouth and a good chin. There was a sulky droop to her lips and the lower lip was full. She had a drink. She took a swallow from it and gave me a cool level stare over the rim of the glass.
-Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (1939)