Blade Runner's Rachael Was An Homage To A Golden Age Hollywood Star

"Blade Runner" turns 40 this week, and quadragenarian life looks good on Ridley Scott's noir-drenched sci-fi film. 

The movie is still beloved years later for its intense atmosphere,

moody design, and surprising, existential take on the future of mankind. 

Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

also has some fantastic iconography attached to it, 

from the neon landscape of future Los Angeles to the origami unicorn.

Few images from the movie are more memorable, though,

 than that of femme fatale Rachael (Sean Young), 

her replicant eyes glistening as she takes drags from a cigarette during her first meeting with Deckard (Harrison Ford).