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Theresa Russell Jeweled Top Bad Timing

Theresa Russell seduces Art Garfunkle, of all people, with a bejeweled bodice in Bad Timing.

Theresa Russell Dots in Bad Timing

Dots on her shirt and ears, purple eyeshadow, and a great updo.

Bad Timing is a 1980 film directed by Nicholas Roeg starring Theresa Russell, Art Garfunkle and Harvey Keitel. It’s been called, “a sick film made by sick people for sick people” (by its own UK distributor), but it’s also praised as a forgotten drama about obsession and, for my money, it’s one of the most stylish films around. Criterion recently released it on DVD. Even more inspirational hairdos and accessories after the jump.

Bad Timing Title

Theresa Russell wears a beret in what promises to be a very fashionable film.

Bad Timing Theresa Russell Hair

Look at that hair!

Hand Brooch

Not the last of her amazing brooches.

Art Garfunkle in Bad Timing

Art Garfunkle as the unexpected leading man.

Theresa Russell in Bad Timing

Looking beautiful, total bad news for any man that falls for her.

Theresa Russell braids in Bad Timing

Braids and dimples.

Theresa Russell Bad Timing

Crazy eyes and Ungaro-like florals.

Theresa Russell at the Border

Gray fur and her best updo — perfect for crossing borders.

Pants on Theresa Russell

It may not be the best still, but how great is that outfit?

Theresa Russell splatter sweatshirt

Have splatter-paint sweatshirts and unruly curly locks ever looked better?

Shooting Star Apartment

The Shooting Star that glows outside her apartment.

Red Dress Theresa Russell Bad Timing

Simple orangey red dress — and is that another brooch I see?

Sex Scene Bad Timing
Getting really down to business in the stairwell.

Theresa Russell Bad Timing Desert
A trip to the desert can only mean lavender short alls.

Theresa Russell on Motorbike in Bad Timing

Again, not the best still, but just look at that hair piece.

Bad Timing Cinematography

Like a painting.

Folk Top in Bad Timing

Folky top, shiny belt, high waist jeans.

Theresa Russell Bad Timing with Face Brooch

Gorgeous even when crying and sporting a superb brooch.

Theresa Russell Cracks Up Bad Timing

Total melt down done in style.

Messy Bohemian Apartment

A ramshackled bohemian apartment in amazing colors.

Posted by: on December 13th, 2008 | Tagged with: , | Comments (7)
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  • sarah england
    4:19 pm on
    March 18, 2009

    Kudos! I loved this film and thought Milena’s (Theresa Russell’s character) wardrobe was stunning. Thanks for posting these pictures!


  • Brittany
    7:02 am on
    March 21, 2009

    I know, isn’t she just fantastic??! So glad you stumbled across our site. It’s still in the building stage, but stay tuned, in the next few weeks it will be updated daily and I have tons more film stills to share.


  • PingbackShooting Down Pictures
    1:22 pm on
    April 27, 2009

    […] Bad Timing photo essay from Rotating Corpse that showcases Theresa Russell’s many looks and the often exquisite […]


  • Sunnie
    12:10 pm on
    July 12, 2009

    I love cheesy movies! I’ll have to add this to my NetFlix list. Although, when I saw the title and the first still, I thought the 2 main characters had bad timing because it looks like the guy in the room behind them was taking a leak.


  • David
    8:08 pm on
    August 17, 2009

    Cheesy is the last thing this movie is.


  • PingbackTheresa Russell Wannabe « Tirades From the Sink
    2:20 am on
    March 10, 2010

    […] say that I will attempt convincing the director to let me dress and style my hair something like Theresa Russell in Bad Timing. Luckily I will not be playing a psychopath, but some similarities otherwise […]


  • Allan Hartley
    1:04 pm on
    April 23, 2011

    How is your mother, Carol, doing. Happy & healthy I hope.


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