Cultural References

Louise Brooks
Retro Pop Culture


Louise Brooks is the iconic actress of the silent film era. She was trained as a dancer but eventually became a success in silent motion pictures of the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career was short lived, but she has gone on to become a symbol of mysterious elegance, and a major fashion icon for popularizing the bob hairstyle.

Relevance to Ranma

I put forth the concept of Nabiki Tendo being influced by Louise Brooks years ago, and after doing some side by side comparisons it seems pretty obvious. Brooks is one of my favor actresses, and the arguement seems to have been taken up by other Ranma fans in the ensuing years. Remember, you heard it here first!


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