Origin of Stepfordafter the title characters in The Stepford Wives (1972), science-fiction novel by Ira Levin, programmed to be traditional, perfectly compliant helpmates
- A woman who is extremely subservient to her husband and who meets his every need in an overly-perfect manner is an example of a Stepford wife.
- The housewives in a neighborhood in "Stepford Wives", a 1972 movie were robots created by their husbands to be perfect and are examples of a Stepford wife.
The definition of stepford is a term used to refer to someone that is so obedient and perfect that he or she seems almost like a robot.
- In the end, Joanna is murdered by one of the Stepford wives, and in the final scenes of the novel, the reader sees that Joanna has become obedient, complacent and replaced by a female android who is the perfect wife and mother in every way.
- However, while in Stepford, Joanna becomes disturbed as one by one, her friends become more obedient and picture perfect in every way.
- In the story, Joanna moves to Stepford, Connecticut with her husband and children, eager to get away from the hustle of big city life.
- One example of taking the concept of female robot, fembot or gynoid one-step further was Ira Levin's novel, The Stepford Wives.
- Faith Hill had a supporting role in the 2004 version of The Stepford Wives.