Wow, I had someone else in mind for this week, but I decided to push her (and a few others I intended to follow her) down the line a bit more when I realized I had nearly forgotten one favorite, fictional dreamgirl perfect for this week in particular!
Katrina Van Tassel
(Love interest in most if not all incarnations of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, AKA the Legend of the Headless Horseman, but in this case, most notably the beauties from Disney's 1949 animated film, "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" and Tim Burton's 1999 film, "Sleepy Hollow" )
Who could be a better choice for the Halloween season than the goddess from that American classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". But, for me, though they are not the only two Katrinas I've found beauteous in the past, the Disney and Christina Ricci versions are truly the ones I long for.
Ah, I LOVE Disney's Katrina in her pigtails from the party scene! She's extra beautiful in that scene! She's described as "pleasingly plump" in the film, but this must be by 1949 standards, ha (nowadays, you really have to be careful to whom you say you like "curvy" women; though, for the record, I myself tend to like lean women just as much if not more; call me a hypocrite if you must). Take a look at the scene above. That's one of my favorite bits from the film. Truly a delightful girl. Too bad she turns out to have pretty typical tastes and is really just after beefhead Brom Bones. Whoops! Spoiler alert! Seriously though, I hope you've seen this movie by now.
And, ah, Christina Ricci as Katrina. So well-cast to this Disney fanatic, maybe because Burton is a fan of the Disney film himself (a former Disney animator). Then again, I may just consider her well-cast because of my feelings for Ricci, since in truth, though she is beautiful, blonde, charming and curvy like Disney's version, that might be where the similarities end. I had a huge crush on Christina Ricci before this (yes, I know she just got married, don't bother commenting to let me know... *sigh*). This film certainly caused a bit of a relapse. Ricci looked completely different here, but she also was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen in this film! The character was enchanting as well. Not a whole lot like the Disney version, but then, neither was the film, except with certain visuals here and there. Love them both though, and two of my favorite versions to be sure, though I also love the Hallmark version just as much, and for fun I will watch the Jeff Goldblum version annually too, not to mention "The Hollow" (a modern, teen take on the story featuring a young Kaley Cuoco) and the new Sleepy Hollow TV series. These two though, I could watch these two for Katrina alone! Luckily though, they are also both great films!