2. The female form of the body, particularly the breasts, waist, and hips and their relative size.
Synonyms: curvaceousness; shapeliness.
(1) Tira (Mae West) in I'm No Angel (1933): ' One figure can sometimes add up to a lot.'
(2) Mae West in I'm No Angel (1933): ' A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles.'
(3) Lola Brewster (Kim Novak) to Marina Rudd (Elizabeth Taylor) in The Mirror Crack'd (1980): ' I'm so glad to see you. Not only have you kept your gorgeous figure but you added so much to it.'
(4) James Bond (Roger Moore) and a shapely woman in Octopussy (1983):
-- Woman: ' You have a very good memory for faces.'
-- James Bond: ' And figures.'
(5) Chrissy (Rita Wilson) and Roberta (Rosie O'Donnell) looking at the magazine cover featuring Teeny Terrell (Melanie Griffith) in Now and Then (1995):
-- Chrissy: ' Can you believe this tramp? Now what is it that she has that gets people so excited? '
-- Roberta: ' Long legs, a tiny waist and perky breasts.'