Nathan Rabin may have coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl to describe Kirsten Dunst's character in 'Elizabethtown' (a fact that was news to Kirsten), but she was hardly the first ingenue to use her feminine wiles to help a leading man find himself. From Jean Arthur to Claudette Colbert to -- perhaps most famously -- Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' the golden age of Hollywood was littered with MPDGs. To mark the 50th anniversary of 'Tiffany's,' Moviefone decided to celebrate Ms. Golightly's style, spirit, and status as the ultimate Manic Pixie Dream Girl with an alphabetized list of cinema's finest, from A to Z. Too bad these types live only in the minds of male screenwriters because they seem really handy to have around when things are dull.
(Apologies to Shirley Maclaine, Parker Posey and Drew Barrymore, et al.)

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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Not Yet Rated 1961
Based on 6 critics

New York playgirl (Audrey Hepburn) puzzles writer (George Peppard) in her building. Read More

April 28, 2016
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