Craving attention and knowing that the ranch hands go all week without seeing any women besides her, Curley's wife certainly takes advantage of the men's sexual deprivation by dressing and posing in an alluring manner. In Chapter 2, she practices her acting skills, positioning herself in a doorway with the sunshine at her back; her appearance is much like the vamp:
She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers.
As she speaks to George she is playful and smiles "archly and twitche[s] her body" in obvious seductive movement. That she is attractive is evinced in Slim's greeting to her as he passes through the doorway, "Hi, Goodlookin'." After she leaves, a dazzled Lennie remarks admiringly, "Gosh, she was purty." Seeing the look in his eyes, George grabs Lennie by the ear, scolding him and warning him that she is a "piece of jail bait"; in no uncertain terms, he tells Lennie to "leave her be." When Lennie argues that he has not done anything, George counters,
"No, you never. But when she was standin' in the doorway showin' her legs, you wan't lookin' the other way, neither."
Clearly, then, Curley's wife is, indeed, attractive to all and, indeed, alluring. Some interpretations of Curley's wife define her as the temptress, an "Eve" who lures the men away from the fraternity which will afford them friendship and support since she tempts Lennie and, thus, effects the dissolution of the dream.