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Old 06-20-2003, 08:16 PM   #16
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Maureen O'Hara......

My wife knows it too. I have the hots for Maureen O'Hara.

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Not to sound conceited, but a hairstylist actually called me a Classic Beauty once. I see myself more as a Classic Average, and many days a Classic Ugly but that's just me.

I think a classic beauty is someone along the lines of Princess Diana, Princess Grace. My sister says Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron, my mom agrees with the princesses and adds Catherine Zeta Jones. My mom and sister say "People who are considered beautiful, but when you break down their looks are actually kind of ordinary and plain--and yet everyone agrees they are beautiful." Does that make sense?

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I've been referred to as several "classic" things...but "beauty" isn't one of them.

Everybody I know is beautiful in some way. I don't think a classic beauty exists. We all see things differently.
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Maybe it means blonde hair, blue eyed, skinny nosed, long necked, small chinned people.
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Personally I think Ali is a 'Classic Beauty'. She usually looks like she has hardly any makeup on but she still looks stunning.
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Old 06-21-2003, 08:54 AM   #21
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classic beauty?

dennis bergkamp's goal against argentina in the '98 world cup.

edit: when we say beauty, what exactly do we mean? do we mean outward appearances, inward emotions, or something else? it applies to anything. and for now, it'd be bergy's fabulous first time touch from a long ball, another great touch to take it past one argentine defender and his unbeatable stab into the far post.
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Old 06-21-2003, 02:35 PM   #22
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Interesting thread

Beauty is definitely so subjective, and in the eye of the beholder. When I think of classic beauty, I think of beauty that is timeless-not trendy. I think of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner. More modern day picks for me would be Princess Diana, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Catherine Zeta Jones.

Without a doubt, it should also be all about what's in your heart.

And men should also be considered classic beauties-let's face it, there are men who are just beautiful.
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Originally posted by AvsGirl41

My mom and sister say "People who are considered beautiful, but when you break down their looks are actually kind of ordinary and plain--and yet everyone agrees they are beautiful." Does that make sense?
I think so. Sometimes I notice when I look closely at pictures of beautiful people, their looks don't seem to be so much of a big deal. Its not like they have these unusual or outstanding features, their features are just normal compared to everyone else. I guess what it is that makes them beautiful is that their features are symmetrical, you know, it all fits together, everything lines up perfectly, and that makes them stunning. I guess that's what it means to be a classic beauty then.

I also think it means someone who is good-looking, knows it, but isn't so overly conscious of it. There are some people who are gorgeous, but they're downright concieted about it, and it ruins how they look. A classic beauty to me is someone who is stunning -with all symmetrical features - knows it, but doesn't use it to their advantage.

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What it is, I certainly don't have it. It pisses me off, because the people who DO have it, don't realize how much easier their lives are because of it.

I hate this thread, because it reminds me of what I haven't got.

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:20 PM   #25
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Judy Holliday

A classic Hollywood "dumb blonde" with a 175 IQ, who, unfortunately, died of breast cancer at 44.

Madonna claimed that Holliday was her "favorite actress" in a 1987 interview. See any resemblance?

Anyway, it's her birthday today. She would have been 83!

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:24 PM   #26
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I once spoke to a model. "Beauty" is 25% genetics and 75% makeup / photo enhancement.

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My perspective is that there are two ways of looking at 'classical' beauty. One is that it represents a timeless ideal of beauty, closely tied to the traditions of the great painters and so on. Or more recently, film and fashion. My way of looking at it is that classical beauty is basically 'perfection'. I find perfection awfully boring and devoid of interest (not to mention more than a little creepy). This may be why some people find images of 'beautiful' people somewhat unexceptional on closer inspection.

I don't believe the modern eye is really geared towards classical beauty. We live in different times and like a lot of old ideas it just doesn't really wash anymore. I guess I would just define physical beauty in different ways (let's face it we are talking about the physical here).
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Yes. I too think of Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh and Marylin Monroe (etc of all the beautiful actresses back in those days! ..) when I think of Classical Beauties....

but in today's world I see more of 'Unusual Beauties' because I think 'Classical Beauties' belongs to those famous earlier actresses for that era.............and should not be brought into today's era........so 'Unsual' it is, and that would be Liv Tyler, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett.............etc. - many many of who I look at and see just pure unusual beauty!

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superficially?symmetry..it pleases the eye.
spiritually? honesty..it pleases the heart.
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Originally posted by MissVelvetDress_75
classic beauty has to do with being natural with appearance and with how they carry themselves. you can usually spot a person with class across the room simply by the way they carry themselves, it doesn't matter on skin color, hair type, eye color, voice.

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