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Experts decide on the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
The Age ^

Posted on 06/01/2004 3:58:27 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs

Film legend Audrey Hepburn has been named the most naturally beautiful woman of all time by a panel of experts.

Three Australians featured in the first 10 out of 100 beauties, actress Cate Blanchett, who came in third, singer Natalie Imbruglia and model Elle MacPherson.

Princess Diana came in 12th.

Hepburn, the star of Roman Holiday and Breakfast At Tiffany's, topped the poll of beauty editors, make-up artists, fashion editors, model agencies and fashion photographers who were asked to choose their top 10 beauties from the list of 100 compiled by the drinks firm Evian.

The women were chosen for their "embodiment of natural beauty, healthy living, beautiful on the inside and out, with great skin and a natural glow to their personality, as well as their complexion", Evian said.

Hepburn was joined in the top five by current US film star Liv Tyler, Blanchett, Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie and the fifties icon turned princess Grace Kelly.

"Audrey Hepburn is the personification of natural beauty," said Elle beauty director Rosie Green.

"She has a rare charm and inner beauty that radiates when she smiles. Her skin looks fresh in all her films and her personality really shines through as someone warm and lively."

More than 76 per cent of the beauty experts who voted in the survey mentioned Hepburn in their top 10.

The survey also showed that while 32 per cent of the icons placed in the number one spot by panel members were blondes, 22 per cent redheads and 46 per cent brunettes.

"People who are confident without a scrap of make-up and look healthy, happy and glowing, seem like natural beauties to me," Eleonore Crompton, of Heat magazine.


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To: cyborg

Hmmmm... I think its time for you guys to post some "REAL" beautiful women ( as in women in your lives who don't have paid makeup artists )And if someone will tell me how to post a picture, I will post one!!!...;-)


51 posted on 06/01/2004 8:58:20 AM PDT by rightwingsparkle (Tx Ping list)
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To: JoeSixPack1

DAMN smokin' good choice, Joe6


52 posted on 06/01/2004 9:01:15 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Pretty absurd... why would they assume the most beautiful women are famous?

Anyway, among celebrities, I vote for Catherine Bell from JAG.

53 posted on 06/01/2004 9:05:10 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: JustPlainJoe

See post #17 :-)


54 posted on 06/01/2004 9:11:34 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: EggsAckley

Cleopatra was reputedly not a physical beauty (forget Liz Taylor's 1963 bosom), but she had a deep rich voice, was a thinker, and unusually for women then, kept up on the current events of her time, making her a fascinating conversationalist.


55 posted on 06/01/2004 9:14:55 AM PDT by Argh
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

By the way, I'd like to know which extremely talented person examined the 3 billion women alive today and all the ones back through history to decide who were the most beautiful.


56 posted on 06/01/2004 9:21:54 AM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh

Throw in a decent retirement package and some health benefits and you just described the perfect job.


57 posted on 06/01/2004 9:31:56 AM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: Argh

And I'm cheesed I didn't get asked to help


58 posted on 06/01/2004 9:32:29 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Skooz; Hegewisch Dupa

I'm agree 100%.


59 posted on 06/01/2004 9:40:11 AM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh; Skooz; Hegewisch Dupa

I'm agree, but I'm not speaking it very good the English either.


60 posted on 06/01/2004 9:41:19 AM PDT by Argh
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To: yall

Alright, where's Helen Thomas?


61 posted on 06/01/2004 12:46:56 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
What nonsense! Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman make most of the names mentioned look like charwomen. Grace Kelly was classically beautiful. Liv Tyler and Selma Hayek are the only classically beautiful women I can think of in the modern set. There are a lot of beautiful and striking actresses today but that was not the criterion.
62 posted on 06/01/2004 1:08:38 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Tom D.

Right, Hedy Lamar!


63 posted on 06/01/2004 1:09:47 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Madonna? Freakin' Madonna! Now it's a joke!


64 posted on 06/01/2004 1:13:38 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
They MAJOR missed this gal...securely in the top ten...or your brain-dead:
65 posted on 06/01/2004 1:39:46 PM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Grace Kelly should have been either number 1 or 2. Halle Berry is 3. The others.....ehhh?!?

Prairie


66 posted on 06/01/2004 4:30:39 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The RATS must turn to a cheating, lying, perjurist/rapist to try to save their candidate. Bwahahaha!)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
#17, the delicious Nigella Lawson

Be careful...she bites! [arllll!]


67 posted on 06/01/2004 4:32:37 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: cmsgop
'sup?

I assumed you'd be all over this.

68 posted on 06/01/2004 4:35:53 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: LanPB01
Angelina

Pretty-ugly, maybe?

69 posted on 06/01/2004 4:36:26 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: thegreatbeast
Did you say Hedley Lamarr?


70 posted on 06/01/2004 4:36:30 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

One vote for Ava Gardner (p.s. I'm 30 years old).


71 posted on 06/01/2004 4:42:49 PM PDT by Tredge
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Beauty speaks for itself...


72 posted on 06/01/2004 4:51:43 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: hole_n_one

I am, I am, Lemme Catch Up!


73 posted on 06/01/2004 4:52:54 PM PDT by cmsgop ( It Puts The Lotion in the Basket or it gets the Hose Again........)
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To: hole_n_one

74 posted on 06/01/2004 4:57:23 PM PDT by cmsgop ( It Puts The Lotion in the Basket or it gets the Hose Again........)
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To: Argh

"Cleopatra was reputedly not a physical beauty (forget Liz Taylor's 1963 bosom), "

Speaking of forgetting Liz Taylor's 1963 bosom, looks like that's not all of Liz they forgot. I've read this list over 3 times and unless I'm having some sort of a brain freeze I don't see Liz Taylor on it at all. That really is surprising since some have held her in the top position for many years.


75 posted on 06/01/2004 5:00:07 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: cmsgop
I knew you'd have something to contribute!

Who is she?

76 posted on 06/01/2004 5:00:38 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Tiffini Theissen. 90210 Fame, and a Kickboxer to boot!


77 posted on 06/01/2004 5:04:20 PM PDT by cmsgop ( It Puts The Lotion in the Basket or it gets the Hose Again........)
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To: mupcat

I guess they had to make room for Madonna and Uma Thurmon.


78 posted on 06/01/2004 5:07:22 PM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: cmsgop
Tiffini Theissen

I didn't recognize her as a blonde........

Wasn't she also on Saved By the Bell with Zach, Screech and that skank from the movie The Stripper?

79 posted on 06/01/2004 5:14:20 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

80 posted on 06/01/2004 5:20:27 PM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: Skooz
All I see is a X

No remote linking allowed from a Geocities website, Skooz.

81 posted on 06/01/2004 5:24:50 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: GRRRRR

Mamie Eisenhower came in just before her.


82 posted on 06/01/2004 5:49:27 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: hole_n_one

83 posted on 06/01/2004 5:49:37 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: al baby
I see her on ESPN/ESPN2 all the time!

She can chalk my cue stick any time!

84 posted on 06/01/2004 5:54:24 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
She can chalk my cue stick any time!

But can she rack your B@@@S.............
85 posted on 06/01/2004 7:01:37 PM PDT by cmsgop ( It Puts The Lotion in the Basket or it gets the Hose Again........)
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To: cmsgop

lol!


86 posted on 06/01/2004 7:02:22 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
No remote linking allowed from a Geocities website, Skooz.

I keep forgetting that. She's coming through just fine on mine, though.

87 posted on 06/01/2004 7:36:30 PM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: LanPB01

I agree. Angelina Jolie is okay, but not a stunner.


88 posted on 06/01/2004 8:46:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Communism failed because people like to own stuff.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
There are some very early photos of this one that show she was indeed an extraordinarily beautiful woman.


89 posted on 06/01/2004 9:39:31 PM PDT by djf
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To: mupcat

Yes, it is surprising.


90 posted on 06/02/2004 8:13:43 AM PDT by Argh
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

someone was smoking funny cigs when they put sophia loren, ingrid bergman and nicole kidman after such beauties as Modonna or Cameron diaz. Those two women are to beauty what kids who are afraid of second hand smoke are to the heros of D-Day or Iraq.


91 posted on 06/02/2004 8:57:51 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; muir_redwoods
I tried to post a pic, but the server won't let a passthru. So here is another. She was a blonde, not a redhead:


While I'm at it, I can't not post this one:


And here is another, who was dazzingly beautiful, till she got up in age and started to look a bit skanky:



And I was married to this gal, till she passed in 2000, the second most beautiful woman I ever saw, I actually dated the most beautiful woman I ever saw in the mid '80s, but hey, thats another story:


My darling Joy.
92 posted on 06/02/2004 9:39:23 AM PDT by djf
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To: LanPB01
Jenna should be on the list especially how she uses that hot body of hers.
93 posted on 06/02/2004 11:54:28 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Skooz
Bingo. The contest isn't even close....2nd place is light-years behind....


94 posted on 06/02/2004 6:36:15 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: Libertarian444
Good eye, my man.

The first time I saw "Braveheart," my jaw dropped when she walked onto the screen. The woman is absolutely breathtaking, and she hardly wears any makeup. That is purely natural beauty.


95 posted on 06/03/2004 6:00:29 AM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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