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Queen Herodias (Character)
from Salome (1953)

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King of Kings (1961)
John the Baptist: Woman, is not your cup of abominations full enough?
Herodias: How dare to say that to my face. Get down on your knees and beg my forgiveness!
John the Baptist: You, woman? Who has given herself the captains of Assyria? To the young men of Egypt? Who has deserted the bed of her first husband, to live in incestuous lust with his brother?
Salome: Is there blood in your veins? Or, poison?

Herodias: I heard that name John the Baptist. I hear he speaks evil things of me wherever he goes.
Salome: His heart should be ripped from his body!
Herod Antipas: Your daughter, Herodias, grows more like her mother day by day.
Salome: Do I not please you?
Herod Antipas: My stepdaughter pleases me very much, Salome.

Salome: [to John the Baptist] Yes, we do live in a very wicked world.
[sarcastically]
Salome: You frighten me, you angry man!
Herod Antipas: Salome, come back!
Salome: This beast amuses me. Make him dance! On a bed of hot coals.
Herodias: For better to cut his vicious tongue from its roots.


Salome (1953)
Queen Herodias: The desperate can only survive by taking desperate measures.