Hollywood silent movie star Louise Brooks is famed for her sexual power over men on and off screen. As a rare sexually liberated woman, her philosophy was not generally well received at the time and she was saddled with a bad reputation. Her European films, which include Pandora’s Box (1929) and the heated tale of Lulu, who whores herself for pleasure, has a lesbian encounter and ends up in the hands of Jack the Ripper, feature explicit adult themes, heavily censored. Ironically, at one point her own life followed a similar pattern. When she returned to the USA and failed to regain stardom, she ended up working as a high-class call girl. Apparently, as an elderly woman, she told theatre critic and lover Kenneth Tynan she could still ejaculate across a room.