Menelaus intends to strike Helen; struck by her beauty, he drops his swords. A flying Eros and Aphrodite (on the left) watch the scene. Detail of an Attic red-figure crater, ca. 450–440 BC, found in Gnathia (now Egnazia, Italy).

Natalia Bessmertnova in Giselle
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Château de Chenonceaux, France. Built 1400s.

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, 1953.
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