From The Vault is a series in which we analyze classic TV & Film characters to determine their matching astrological sign.
You can’t discuss 90s Teen Films without devoting a substantial amount of time to Cruel Intentions. The 1999 cult favorite is a tale of seduction ripe with some of the genre’s classic tropes—there’s backstabbing, hot high school students ruining lives with no parental supervision and liberal amounts of incestuous temptations. You know, typical teen stuff.
KATHRYN MERTEUIL: SCORPIO
With the ease at which she manipulates every living human around her, Kathryn is undoubtedly a Scorpio. She’s sexually liberated and will remind you of it at every possible opportunity. Scorpio is the sign of transformation and death (very chill concepts) and natives in this sign adore holding power and influence, and don't care about using secrecy to get there. If you’re still having doubts, just recall that Kathryn hides cocaine in her rosary which is perhaps the most Scorpio piece of imagery in the entire history of cinema.
SEBASTIAN VALMONT: LIBRA
Like his step-sister, Sebastian is no stranger to sex. That along with his natural inclination to flirt his way in and out of most situations, Sebastian is probably a Libra. Venus, the planet of love, luxury and culture rules Libra —which means when they fall for someone, they fall for that person's mind and essentially plummet toward the ground. Simply put, Libras love to love. Why else would Sebastian literally die for his beloved, Annette, a person he has known for truly no more than eight weeks?
ANNETTE HARGROVE: VIRGO
Oh, Annette. Kind, chaste Annette. The headmaster’s daughter and the object of Kathryn and Sebastian’s bet is without a doubt a Virgo. Beyond the fact that she is a Certified Virgin (she published a think-piece about the virtues of abstinence, for crying out loud) she is also analytical and helpful, both important Virgo characteristics. You can just tell she has that Protestant work ethic! Beyond that, she views Sebastian with a precision that few others have dared to do and her skepticism toward his seductive tendencies prove her to be worthy of the grounded earth sign.
CECILE CALDWELL: ARIES
Cecile is at times (okay, predominately) naive, but she’s always real and straightforward making her most likely to be an Aries. As the baby of the zodiac, those with a sun in Aries are energetic and optimistic. Cecile may be young and inept at spotting deception, but she is definitely eager to please and make friends.