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Nadira

Born Florence Ezekiel, this Jewish beauty created ripples in the industry as the arrogant princess in Mehboob Khan's Aan (1952). Nadira's sharp features, poise and pizzazz lent an aura of vanity needed in the negative characters she played and created a template for vamps in the years to come. Memorable performances in: Aan (1952), Shree 420 (1955) and Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)

Bollywood's 10 most notorious vamps

Sassy, sharp-tongued and shifty – meet Hindi cinema's bad girls that we love to hate