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Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by MrMan » December 12th, 2014, 8:25 pm

Have any of you ever been sitting in a movie and you saw the female lead or supporting actress who, you suppose, according to the story line, is supposed to be beautiful, but you don't think she's all that pretty?

For me, Drew Barrymore is like a 6 or maybe a 7 from some angles, even at her youngest age. Julia Roberts at her Prime, when she did Pretty Woman, for me isn't so pretty, maybe a 7 or 8. She's really pretty from some angles, but not so much from others, IMO. It's the nose for both of them, especially Drew Berrymore.

I've also noticed that on some of the British TV shows, the female lead is supposed to be prettier than she is. Classic Dr. Who had some pretty assistants. But I read comments online that Alex Kingston who played River Song was supposed to be pretty, sexy, etc. She just seems sort of average. Maybe she's too matronly. I thought if Dr. Who was going to have a wife, why not someone more attractive? Karen Gillan who played Amy Pond on Dr. Who is pretty from some angles, IMO, but sort of average looking from other angles. I guess guys who are crazy about redheads like her. Jenna Louise Coleman is a pretty assistant, with a face in the 9-er range. The Doctor's last black assistant, Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman is also very pretty. I thought Billie Piper who played Rose was just a little bit attractive.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by Rock » December 12th, 2014, 8:54 pm

MrMan wrote:Have any of you ever been sitting in a movie and you saw the female lead or supporting actress who, you suppose, according to the story line, is supposed to be beautiful, but you don't think she's all that pretty?

For me, Drew Barrymore is like a 6 or maybe a 7 from some angles, even at her youngest age. Julia Roberts at her Prime, when she did Pretty Woman, for me isn't so pretty, maybe a 7 or 8. She's really pretty from some angles, but not so much from others, IMO. It's the nose for both of them, especially Drew Berrymore.

I've also noticed that on some of the British TV shows, the female lead is supposed to be prettier than she is. Classic Dr. Who had some pretty assistants. But I read comments online that Alex Kingston who played River Song was supposed to be pretty, sexy, etc. She just seems sort of average. Maybe she's too matronly. I thought if Dr. Who was going to have a wife, why not someone more attractive? Karen Gillan who played Amy Pond on Dr. Who is pretty from some angles, IMO, but sort of average looking from other angles. I guess guys who are crazy about redheads like her. Jenna Louise Coleman is a pretty assistant, with a face in the 9-er range. The Doctor's last black assistant, Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman is also very pretty. I thought Billie Piper who played Rose was just a little bit attractive.
The most beautiful, attractive, and sexy people I've seen around and about in my life tend to be very young nobodies. Celebs in some countries, notably Latin American ones are often very hot too. Not so for Hollywood though IMO.

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Post by Jester » December 12th, 2014, 9:23 pm

I agree with Rock.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by S_Parc » December 12th, 2014, 10:47 pm

Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock are the two most overrated A-list actresses, who're not that special looking in any way. Sure, they're not unattractive but they aren't anywhere near a Raquel Welch or a Sophia Loren, the real top tier of Hollywood hotties. And yes, Julia's best outing was 'Pretty Woman' but never afterwards.

As for Dr Who companions, Karen Gillian/Amy Pond is all about her legs and being a fiery redhead. So from that perspective, she's rather hot.

Jenna Coleman is that pretty premed, gal-next-door, a Ms Know-It-All who's hounded by every guy in the applied sciences because she can't date boring frat types and douchebags; she needs a smart guy to throw her off. I can see a gal like her, falling for a genius like the Doctor. BTW. my 2nd GF in college was a lot like Jenna, in terms of her mental acuity but she was a 6-7, not an 8. Unfortunately, she was a bit messed in the head and later joined a cult.

River Song is at best, a 5.5, not even a 6. She needs both, a workout program and a less serious role for the series.
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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by publicduende » December 13th, 2014, 1:32 am

I find this thread quite amusing because:

1) attractiveness (according to the aesthetical canons du jour) ranks quite low in the full of list of factors that determine her success. Being a method actor is more important, having versatile and more important is more important, having a good agent is more important. Hell, for what I know, even being Jewish is more important.

2) even considering beauty as the primary reason why an actress is (or should be) popular...it so happens that beauty isn't such a universal, objective, and scientifical statement as you guys want to make. Granted, all actresses are at least a 6, but a 7 for one could be a 9 for somebody else, and vice-versa, depending on personal tastes and preferences. Last but not least, let's not forget that we usually remember and mark an actress as our favourite after watching her on one, two, maximum three "iconic" roles. What would Winona Ryder be without being the "dazed and confused" Lelaina in Reality Bites? And can you think of Sophia Loren without all the movie where she portrays the quintessential Southern Italian woman, feminine and proud till the bitter end, a woman whose life hardship will bend but never crack?

One could say that the best actors and actresses are those whose outer beauty can be instantly recognised, and yet never gets too much in the way of the work needed to wrap around their character and storyline. IMHO Christian Bale and Charlize Theron are two of the finest actors ever lived precisely because of that. Their physical attractiveness is immense, but will only shine if and when the role demands it. In her prime, Charlize has been one of the most beautiful celebs ever. And yet, it's for her role as a battered homeless prostitute and serial killer (in Monster) that she won an Oscar.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by Ghost » December 13th, 2014, 4:37 am

There's no female actor in Hollyweird that I find attractive anymore. Probably because you can't have a female character in an action movie without being made into this absurd ass-kicking machine, being 90 lbs. and taking out 250 lb giants with ease. And that's not sexy. (It also makes the movie stupider.)

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by Jester » December 13th, 2014, 4:48 am

Ghost wrote:There's no female actor in Hollyweird that I find attractive anymore. Probably because you can't have a female character in an action movie without being made into this absurd ass-kicking machine, being 90 lbs. and taking out 250 lb giants with ease. And that's not sexy. (It also makes the movie stupider.)
I know.

I liked Kathleen Turner in "Romancing The Stone" -- was that the 1980s? -- because she actually acted like a woman really acts. Not some kind of inter-gender hybrid.
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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by MrMan » December 13th, 2014, 8:05 pm

For me, Kathleen Turner was just a little bit pretty. She had kind of a stout build and too husky of a voice for my taste. Michelle Pfiffer was a good-looking lady from that era.

Something I didn't quite get was why Cindy Crawford was the top supermodel in 1990 or so. I mean, she was an attractive woman, but I could see women on the street with prettier faces in my own estimation.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by Gadfly » December 13th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Kathleen Turner didn't look terrible in the 80s. Appropriately enough, her career went south starting with a feminist detective movie called "V.I.Warshawski" (I never saw it). Then she got arthritis, became an alcoholic, and got fat. The funny thing is that she would be better suited to play that detective role now than she did back then.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by S_Parc » December 13th, 2014, 9:19 pm

MrMan wrote:Something I didn't quite get was why Cindy Crawford was the top supermodel in 1990 or so. I mean, she was an attractive woman, but I could see women on the street with prettier faces in my own estimation.
Also, in addition to being just half a point above Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman', Cindy couldn't sing nor act but was allowed to sing at a few shows and she had several acting gigs. I have no idea why producers would have thrown so many potential pop/media star venues at Cindy and then continue to prop her up, when she was a failure at nearly everything besides smiling in front of a camera. I heard that she was book smart at college but we know that goes nowhere unless she was premed.
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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by MarcosZeitola » December 13th, 2014, 9:45 pm

Celebrities whose looks are overrated?

Every.

Single.

One.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by S_Parc » December 13th, 2014, 10:05 pm

MarcosZeitola wrote:Celebrities whose looks are overrated?

Every.

Single.

One.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
During the golden era of movies, there was Joan Collins, Liz Taylor, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and others.

There's no gathering like that in today's generation which compares to yesteryear.
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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by MarcosZeitola » December 13th, 2014, 10:08 pm

S_Parc wrote:During the golden era of movies, there was Joan Collins, Liz Taylor, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and others.

There's no gathering like that in today's generation which compares to yesteryear.
Back in those days they didn't have celebrities, they had legends. They are and always have been in a league of their own.

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by Ghost » December 13th, 2014, 11:36 pm

S_Parc wrote:
MarcosZeitola wrote:Celebrities whose looks are overrated?

Every.

Single.

One.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
During the golden era of movies, there was Joan Collins, Liz Taylor, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and others.

There's no gathering like that in today's generation which compares to yesteryear.
Raquel Welch is something like 70 years old and still looks better than modern day Hollyweird starlets. :lol:

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Re: Celebrities whose looks are overrated

Post by S_Parc » December 14th, 2014, 1:04 am

Ghost wrote:Raquel Welch is something like 70 years old and still looks better than modern day Hollyweird starlets. :lol:
Raquel Welch is the wonder of the senior citizens of America. Forget those late fitness kings like Jack LaLanne or Paul Bragg. Those guys only looked ~60 at 70 but sure, LaLanne could swim like a monster, towing 70 boats for a mile, even at that age.

Raquel seems to be frozen in some late 40s/early 50s look for life.
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