What with all the news of Ms Aishwarya Rai being the next femme fatale for the immortal Inspector Clouseau, here's a look at Panther-women over the years.
Claudia Cardinale as Princess Dala
The Pink Panther (1963)
A stunning Italian actress who played on-screen muse for master filmmakers Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti, Cardinale wasn't too interested in Hollywood.
Thankfully, the Blake Edwards' film was too daft to resist, and both David Niven's Panther and Peter Sellers' Clouseau were helplessly smitten.
Text: Raja Sen
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