6. Cruella de Vil's Cigarette Holder - 101 Dalmatians
The 1960s were a different time, a time when Disney movies showed one of their characters as a chain-smoking, dog-murdering psychopath. The 1961 film 101 Dalmatians features such a character in Cruella de Vil, an evil monstrous woman who wishes to make a coat out of some puppies. The exact number and type of puppy is a mystery. Cruella's visual cue is her long cigarette holder, with a slow-burning cigarette spreading fumes wherever she goes. The smoke even makes the poor puppies cough. Adorable. The cigarette holder is an iconic piece of cinema, perhaps most famously seen in the hand of a certain Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Incidentally, both Breakfast at Tiffany's and 101 Dalmatians were released in 1961, but you be the judge of who was plagiarizing who. The fact remains that the cigarette holder is a symbol of wealth and opulence, and is sometimes used as a trait of bad characters. Because bad people are wealthy and opulent. Returning to the work of Quentin Tarantino, we can see a cigarette holder in the hand of Leonardo di Caprio's rather nasty plantation owner Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. All tobacco is bad, but cigarette holders are reserved for use by only the most evil of people - Cruella de Vil, Calvin Candie and erm, Audrey Hepburn.