â€œBlondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up bloody footprints.â€ - Alfred Hitchcock The well-known US film critic Roger Ebert observed that Alfred Hitchcock's leading ladies, "reflected the same qualities over and over again: They were blonde. They were icy and remote. They were imprisoned in costumes that subtly combined fashion with fetishism. They mesmerized the men, who often had physical or psychological handicaps."