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Lily Vautier is one of the two deuteragonists of the 1932 romantic comedy Trouble In Paradise. She's a pickpocket who was Gaston Monescu's romantic dinner guest where she meets and falls in love with him after discovering she was also a thief, and becomes his partner in crime.

She was portrayed by Miriam Hopkins.

Why She Rocks

  1. Miriam Hopkins is an absolute star in her role as the female criminal and just like her co-star is charming when necessary, it can also be pretty humorous as well.
  2. She may not be quite on the same level of thieving and manipulation as Gaston is, but she definitely comes close in the matter, considering she had posed as a wealthy countess, is a master of pickpocketing, was able to team up with Gaston with committing and robberies from the wealthy all over Europe for over a year, and once had pretended to be an ugly, unfortunate orphan who must take care of a little brother.
  3. She's shown to have serious determination and courage in her schemes, as she's not one to turn it in, very quickly or easily.
  4. She and Gaston share excellent chemistry with each other, both in terms of being loyal co-thieves, and also being deep, devoted lovers. As a result, she manages to be so charming and elegant, it's easy to forger she's a criminal.
    • On the topic of the lovers part, she manages to come across as a sympathetic lover who's worthy of Gaston's love and respect due to how supportive and concerned she often is.
  5. She gets a lot of memorable or hilarious quotes, such as "Darling, remember, you are Gaston Monescu. You are a crook. I want you as a crook. I love you as a crook. I worship you as a crook. Steal! Swindle! Rob! Oh, but don't become one of those useless good for nothing gigolos.", along with the quote featured on the image caption.
  6. Being an European international thief, she's fluent in multiple different languages, including German and French and Spanish.