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Good-looking people who were never considered sex symbols.

We all know beauty and sex appeal have nothing to do with each other.

Who was/is good-looking but never sexy?

Can be from any/all eras and for both men and women...

by Anonymousreply 196November 28, 2022 1:11 AM

Colleen Moore

by Anonymousreply 1November 13, 2022 2:18 AM


by Anonymousreply 2November 13, 2022 2:50 AM

Barbara Steele

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by Anonymousreply 4November 13, 2022 3:46 AM

Thelma Ritter

Ann B. Davis

Neil Carter

Martina Nav…….tennis dyke

Lulu Roman

Phyllis Diller

by Anonymousreply 5November 13, 2022 3:59 AM

A lot of the film noir guys: Glenn Ford, John Garfield, Dana Andrews

by Anonymousreply 6November 13, 2022 4:38 AM

Doris Day

by Anonymousreply 7November 13, 2022 5:53 AM

Connie Francis

by Anonymousreply 8November 13, 2022 7:25 AM

Dick Clark

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by Anonymousreply 10November 13, 2022 6:12 PM

Grace Kelly

Audrey Hepburn

by Anonymousreply 11November 13, 2022 6:17 PM

There have especially been a lot of women that were very beautiful but rarely considered sexy. Is it a vibe they dont give off to be considered a sex symbol?

by Anonymousreply 12November 13, 2022 6:21 PM

[quote] A lot of the film noir guys: Glenn Ford, John Garfield, Dana Andrews.

All three of those guys were considered sex symbols in their day.

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by Anonymousreply 13November 13, 2022 6:23 PM

Irene Dunne - supposedly she wouldn't even "think sexy thoughts" when still photographer George Hurrell asked her to , when he was photographing her. It was something he asked virtually all the leading actresses he photographed to do, and she said something like, "Let's not be silly." And it's true she really was not very overtly sexy, on screen, or interested in being sexy. I'm sure she, like almost all leading ladies, was somebody's idea of sexy, though. But unlike her counterparts, Claudette Colbert and Myrna Loy, she never went through an early sex-symbol phase.

by Anonymousreply 14November 13, 2022 6:43 PM

Gregory Peck. I think he was greatly admired more for his acting skills than his attractiveness, unlike Paul Newman.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 13, 2022 6:50 PM

R15 Not to my mother. She thought he has sex incarnate.

by Anonymousreply 16November 13, 2022 6:53 PM

Tim Daly

by Anonymousreply 17November 13, 2022 6:53 PM

Katharine Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 18November 13, 2022 7:00 PM

Bradley cooper

by Anonymousreply 19November 13, 2022 7:02 PM

Robert Young. My mom at least always mentioned how handsome she thought he was - but he was no sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 20November 13, 2022 7:05 PM

*And Jane Wyatt, too - his TV wife. Very, very pretty. But not a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 21November 13, 2022 7:06 PM

Helen Hunt

by Anonymousreply 22November 13, 2022 7:06 PM

Hedy Lamarr helped invent Wi-Fi, to prevent people from being bombed in the war, so those of us using DL could gossip about all of this!

Anyone that said she’s nothing but a sex symbol or was considered one may have not considered that she could be recording them instead of vice versa

by Anonymousreply 23November 13, 2022 7:14 PM

That's Hedley!

by Anonymousreply 24November 13, 2022 7:16 PM

Who cares about being good-looking?

Who cares about being a symbol?

I was a reality!

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by Anonymousreply 25November 13, 2022 7:21 PM

Grace Kelly / beautiful but aloof

Kevin Kline / handsome but not really sexy

by Anonymousreply 26November 13, 2022 7:25 PM

How could Grace Kelly, in Rear Window, and To Catch A Theif, not be a sex symbol? I knew guys who drooled over her who were just watching her old movies when she was dead.

by Anonymousreply 27November 13, 2022 7:28 PM

R17, Tim Daly is so hot. I remember being a kid and having a huge crush on him in Wings. Then as an adult I met him just like a couple of years ago. He is so handsome, hot tall Daddy. Outwardly clean cut but has this dirty vibe about him. God I wanted him then and there.

Would Lucille Ball fit this category? I guess a lot of comedians could fit into this category - funny people who are known more for their sense of humor than their sex appeal. Young Tom Hanks for example.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 13, 2022 7:51 PM

I saw Tim Daly hanging out in Williamstown about 30 years ago and he was very, very good looking in person.

by Anonymousreply 29November 13, 2022 7:54 PM

Was Vivien Leigh ever considered to be a sex symbol?

by Anonymousreply 30November 14, 2022 7:06 PM

R30 I would say no.

by Anonymousreply 31November 14, 2022 8:37 PM

R27 of course your mileage may vary, but I've never considered Grace Kelly sexy. Beautiful, yes. I view Audrey Hepburn the same way. They seem to float above the ground and I can't imagine them having sex. Too ethereal.

by Anonymousreply 32November 14, 2022 9:14 PM

Neil Carter

Charles Nelson Riley

Francis Baver


by Anonymousreply 33November 21, 2022 3:39 AM

Taylor Swift

by Anonymousreply 34November 21, 2022 3:46 AM

Lucille Ball

by Anonymousreply 35November 21, 2022 4:10 AM

Audrey Hepburn is a good answer. The idea of her having sex is incomprehensible, which is oddly why I think her casting really works in Breakfast at Tiffany's (she's the anti-Marilyn)

by Anonymousreply 36November 21, 2022 5:56 AM

Gwen Stefani

by Anonymousreply 37November 21, 2022 6:10 AM

Anthony Perkins was a strikingly handsome young actor who (mostly) kept his looks into middle age.

But I don't think he was ever regarded as a sex symbol. Perhaps it was PSYCHO. Perhaps it was being a closeted gay man (who nonetheless had male lovers).

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by Anonymousreply 38November 21, 2022 6:19 AM

Eric Bana

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by Anonymousreply 39November 21, 2022 6:41 AM

Doris Day

by Anonymousreply 40November 21, 2022 7:09 AM

Jason Bateman

by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2022 7:17 AM

r15, oh no. He was sexy and not that bright. Smoldering.

by Anonymousreply 42November 21, 2022 7:21 AM

R15, Did he ever do a love scene in a film?

by Anonymousreply 43November 21, 2022 7:24 AM

r37, I disagree. There was a cutsey non-sexy thing the earlier albums. But Bathwater takes me there.

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by Anonymousreply 44November 21, 2022 7:25 AM

Now Gwen’s face is stretched tighter than Marilyn’s dress over Kim K’s lard ass.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 21, 2022 7:33 AM

r43, Spellbound with Ingrid Bergman. Duel in the Sun, Jennifer Jones.

by Anonymousreply 46November 21, 2022 7:35 AM

Robert Redford.

Good looking in his prime, but never sexy.

by Anonymousreply 47November 21, 2022 8:03 AM

Robert Downey Jr., at least when young. IMO he was gorgeous, but he never seemed to be seen as sexy.

by Anonymousreply 48November 21, 2022 8:27 AM

julie andrews

by Anonymousreply 49November 21, 2022 8:33 AM

Kurt Cobain.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 21, 2022 8:39 AM

Whitney Houston -- surprised nobody mentioned her yet.

by Anonymousreply 51November 21, 2022 8:47 AM

r47, my mother would disagree about Robert Redford. But I get ya.

by Anonymousreply 52November 21, 2022 12:54 PM

I think Missi Pyle is gorgeous and falls into this category

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by Anonymousreply 53November 21, 2022 1:24 PM

I think Madonna & Dolly Parton fit perfectly under this description. Both are "sexy", but exude zero sex appeal. I think sex appeal has to include nuances of intimacy & neither one of them are approachable in that manner, being too ostentatious & cartoony in their individual definitions of what it is to be a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 54November 21, 2022 1:38 PM

It's absurd to claim Robert Redford was not a sex symbol (the topic of this thread).

You may not have found him sexy, but he and Paul Newman were served up as pure cheesecake to American fraus in BUTCH CASSIDY and THE STING. Redford pretty much plays "the girl" (ie, the silent adored love object) to Streisand's protagonist in THE WAY WE WERE.

Photos/posters like this one were a staple of my 70s childhood: magazines, Spencer's Gifts, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 55November 21, 2022 2:39 PM

Redford was absolutely a sex symbol, one of the biggest of his era.

by Anonymousreply 56November 21, 2022 6:29 PM

Tom Cruise

by Anonymousreply 57November 21, 2022 6:32 PM

Henry Fonda and James Stewart were both good looking, I'm sure they were sex symbols to a lot of their fans, but overall, they were not sex symbols. I think Fonda even said Zanuck felt he was not a sex symbol and didn't cast him in certain things for that reason (while Tyrone Power, another Fox star, was definitely a sex symbol).

by Anonymousreply 58November 21, 2022 6:34 PM

R32 Grace, in my opinion, was sexy. She often acted seductively in a quiet, smoldering way, and had that come-hither look in her eyes in her love scenes with Cary Grant and Clark Gable. She was always smoldering beneath the surface. Hitchcock was well aware of this quality. Audrey had no such quality, though she wasn't bereft of sexiness, wither. Just way less than Grace.

by Anonymousreply 59November 21, 2022 6:38 PM

Don Knotts

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by Anonymousreply 61November 21, 2022 6:39 PM

Tim Daly is incredibly handsome and sexy. He has gorgeous feet, too.

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by Anonymousreply 62November 21, 2022 9:30 PM

R47 doesn’t know squat

by Anonymousreply 63November 21, 2022 9:38 PM

Dick Van Dyke. Marginally handsome, but exuded no sex appeal at all.

by Anonymousreply 64November 21, 2022 10:29 PM


I think Anthony Perkins was considered sexy, boyish, sensitive, sometimes awkward, but definitely sexy. Before Psycho, he had a fair number of young leading man roles in which he was a heartthrob (in addition to being a skilled and sensitive actor). After Psycho, he also appeared in Goodbye Again as a young lover, and Phaedra, to name just a few. Like many young stars of his era, he recorded a number of songs for the teen market. He had a decent voice. If you look on Twitter, Pinterest, and other parts of the web, you'll find accounts by women, men, and nonbinary people who find him incredibly sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 65November 22, 2022 12:14 AM


Why do you think Gregory Peck wasn't smart?

by Anonymousreply 66November 22, 2022 12:18 AM

Shirley Booth

by Anonymousreply 67November 22, 2022 12:27 AM

Cliff Richard

Olivia Newton-Johh

Sheena Easton

Jon "Culture Club" Moss

Daryl Hall

Actually most pop stars

by Anonymousreply 68November 22, 2022 12:30 AM

Jodie Foster. Long before she was out, she had an adult romantic leading role and I remember thinking that she was quite pretty but had zero sex appeal.

by Anonymousreply 69November 22, 2022 12:51 AM

R68 is extremely ignorant.

Olivia Newton-John was a superstar sex symbol after Grease came out Grease and into half of the 1980s.

Sheena Easton was SEXY. She came alive as being a hot fantasy when her song Strut came out and was a huge hit. After that for pretty much another decade she got sexier and sexier in her music videos and appearances for many years.

by Anonymousreply 70November 22, 2022 12:57 AM

Michael Caine

by Anonymousreply 71November 22, 2022 1:49 AM

Rosalind Russell, Jean Arthur, Luise Rainer, Lew Ayres, Don Ameche, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Ann Harding, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, John Lund, Jeffrey Hunter, Paula Prentiss, Mary Tyler Moore, Dorothy McGuire.

by Anonymousreply 72November 22, 2022 2:22 AM

r66, I read it somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 73November 22, 2022 2:33 AM

Roz? She was a handsome won being kind.

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by Anonymousreply 75November 22, 2022 2:34 AM

Cheryl is leaving. I forgot who her partner was. They should have given her someone better whoever it was.

by Anonymousreply 76November 22, 2022 2:40 AM

Robert Redford was not a sex symbol? Hahaha ok.

by Anonymousreply 77November 22, 2022 2:41 AM

Leslie Howard

Michael Wilding

Conrad Nagel

Reginald Denny

by Anonymousreply 78November 22, 2022 2:42 AM

Lucille Ball was absolutely gorgeous and could have been a 40s sex symbol for sure

by Anonymousreply 79November 22, 2022 2:43 AM

What about Deborah Kerr ?

by Anonymousreply 80November 22, 2022 2:56 AM

Eva Marie Saint. Joanne Woodward.

by Anonymousreply 81November 22, 2022 4:02 AM

Vera Miles, Patricia Neal, Anne Bancroft.

by Anonymousreply 82November 22, 2022 4:04 AM

Candice Bergen

Shirley Jones

by Anonymousreply 83November 22, 2022 3:32 PM

r81, I don't know, she was a bit the femme fatale here.

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by Anonymousreply 84November 22, 2022 3:39 PM

R84 Yes I thought of that, but even so, she was not considered a "sex symbol", was she?

by Anonymousreply 85November 22, 2022 10:19 PM

R42, R66

Jane Fonda said so, publicly.

She stated that Peck was a poor substitute for the recently-deceased Burt Lancaster in one of her movies.

by Anonymousreply 86November 22, 2022 11:02 PM

R74 You don't think Rosalind Russell was good looking? The headline does not say "gorgeous".

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by Anonymousreply 87November 23, 2022 1:59 AM

^ Russell was more handsome than 'good looking'.

She would've made a good man (like Ingrid and Vanessa.

by Anonymousreply 88November 23, 2022 2:08 AM


by Anonymousreply 89November 23, 2022 2:53 AM

R86, “Old Gringo”?

by Anonymousreply 90November 23, 2022 2:57 AM


I never saw the movie (because I don't like Fonda) but I was surprised she could be so amazingly tactless about her co-star in front of an interviewer.

by Anonymousreply 91November 23, 2022 3:03 AM

Pierce Brosnan

by Anonymousreply 92November 23, 2022 3:19 AM

You rang.

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by Anonymousreply 93November 23, 2022 3:20 AM

^ Good looking but they radiate as much sexual heat as a cinderblock.

by Anonymousreply 94November 23, 2022 3:22 AM

Kate Jackson

by Anonymousreply 95November 23, 2022 3:22 AM

Sigourney Weaver

Barbara Bel Geddes

Jennifer Jason Leigh

by Anonymousreply 96November 23, 2022 3:30 AM

Dudley Do-Right

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by Anonymousreply 97November 23, 2022 3:53 PM

Julie Andrews, thread closed.

And no, I’m not reading 100 posts about uggos to see it she’s been mentioned already.

by Anonymousreply 98November 23, 2022 3:57 PM

R98 If you don't want to read 100 posts you use the "Command F button and the cut and paste buttons on your keyboard to find what you want.

by Anonymousreply 99November 23, 2022 10:52 PM

Rosalind Russell handsome but *not* good looking? Okay I have no idea how this is possible or why she is "handsome"...and saying Ingrid Bergman was not beautiful ...well alrighty then.

by Anonymousreply 100November 23, 2022 10:58 PM

Measure yourself, R100.

I bet Rosalind and Ingrid were taller than you.

by Anonymousreply 101November 23, 2022 11:16 PM

Whitney Houston

by Anonymousreply 102November 23, 2022 11:20 PM

Someone else mentioned this upthread. Clare Danes. There is Zero sex appeal.

by Anonymousreply 103November 24, 2022 12:38 PM

I still see Robert Redford as very handsome but very sexless. He is lovely to look at but I'd never jump those bones. I just have this feeling I'd be so disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 104November 24, 2022 10:11 PM

Oh well he wouldn’t have ever given you a second glance r104

by Anonymousreply 105November 24, 2022 10:16 PM

The Gish sisters.

by Anonymousreply 106November 25, 2022 4:34 AM

Jeffrey Hunter

by Anonymousreply 107November 25, 2022 4:49 AM

Jeff was definitely a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 108November 25, 2022 5:08 AM

Sexy Jesus

by Anonymousreply 109November 25, 2022 5:08 AM

R108 was he thought? While handsome he’s not really considered a sex symbol on a par with Newman, Redford or mcqueen… he’s mostly forgotten even though he starred in The Searchers and is regularly seen in King of Kings. I think a true sex symbol is someone like Newman who most straight actors always bring up as their style icons…

by Anonymousreply 110November 25, 2022 5:35 AM

R110, His final wife and widow was Nurse Jessie from “General Hospital”.

by Anonymousreply 111November 25, 2022 6:09 AM

WTF with the weirdo who thinks Ingrid Bergman and Rosalind Russell weren't attractive because they were tall?! Is it the incel troll?

by Anonymousreply 112November 25, 2022 6:26 AM

Tony Curtis

Jack Lemmon

Ingrid Bergmn

by Anonymousreply 113November 25, 2022 7:50 AM

Matt Damon.

by Anonymousreply 114November 25, 2022 7:58 AM

[quote] Jon "Culture Club" Moss

Funny that you should mention Moss since he was one of the first celebrities I was head over heels in lust with. Can't remember how many times I wanked watching his photos. He was dark, hairy and mysterious, and super super sexy. I wasn't the only one thinking that since his good looks were known even before Culture Club and he was featured in a one page poster in a teen mag. There was something lustfully dirty about him. When it later turned out he'd been fucking Boy George the whole time the band was together and that Boy wrote practically all songs about him I wasn't really surprised at all.

by Anonymousreply 115November 25, 2022 8:26 AM

R113 Tony Curtis was definitely a sex symbol. He was a good actor (and got even better) but he sure didn't become a sensation originally because of his acting.

by Anonymousreply 116November 25, 2022 12:40 PM

I thought Andrew Ridgely was hotter than George Michael. He was so cute,to me. Now when I see pictures of both of them in that era I wonder why I thought either of them were handsome. Looks of young pop stars, actors and models are more smoothed out, now. Most of them have perfect teeth, hair and jawlines. Not that I thought I liked that sort of thing, particularly, but I guess you get used to a standard.

by Anonymousreply 117November 25, 2022 1:35 PM

Tony Curtis in his costume-movie phase, The Prince Who Was A Thief.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 25, 2022 2:16 PM

Courtney Cox - very pretty, not much sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 119November 25, 2022 2:17 PM

I think both Stefani and Tim Daly were considered sex symbols. It's just that there were BIGGER ones during their time.

by Anonymousreply 120November 25, 2022 2:19 PM

Audrey Meadows

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by Anonymousreply 121November 25, 2022 3:01 PM

George Michael was sexiness personified.

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by Anonymousreply 122November 25, 2022 5:12 PM

That Markie Post frosted mullet he's rocking isn't helping your argument, R122.

by Anonymousreply 123November 25, 2022 5:55 PM

R122, I thought it was Kristy McNichol.

by Anonymousreply 124November 25, 2022 6:12 PM

It does look like Markie Post's hair.

by Anonymousreply 125November 25, 2022 6:27 PM

Robert Redford was literally the preeminent male sex symbol of his day, with maybe the exception of Burt Reynolds. Tens of millions of swooning women would have said so at the time. To say otherwise is like saying Marilyn Monroe or Jean Harlow weren’t sex symbols in their day. It’s ludicrous to say otherwise.

Someone’s sex appeal may not be to your individual taste, but you need to be able to be somewhat objective when your opinion is in the decided minority.

by Anonymousreply 126November 25, 2022 6:45 PM

I disagree that Grace Kelly wasn’t a sex symbol. She epitomized the classy, “cool” blonde that many straight men go apeshit for. I mean have you SEEN Rear Window? And apparently she was no shrinking violet when it came to men back in her heyday.

I adore Audrey Hepburn, but I agree that she wasn’t the sex symbol type. She didn’t need to be. Audrey was a star for women and gay men.

by Anonymousreply 127November 25, 2022 6:54 PM

Celine Dion.

by Anonymousreply 128November 25, 2022 7:07 PM

Cuba Gooding Jr.

by Anonymousreply 129November 25, 2022 7:07 PM

A lot of people are just putting down names of celebs that never wanted a sexed-up image. Just because someone doesn’t flaunt their body constantly doesn’t mean they are devoid of sex appeal.

by Anonymousreply 130November 25, 2022 7:34 PM

Cuba could get it, at least back in the day.

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by Anonymousreply 131November 25, 2022 7:37 PM

Beauty and sex appeal are incredibly connected for many-if not most- people. To say otherwise is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 132November 25, 2022 8:58 PM

Martha Scott.

by Anonymousreply 133November 26, 2022 1:01 AM

Greer Garson, Anna Lee, Ruth Warrick. Kathryn Grayson.

by Anonymousreply 134November 26, 2022 1:05 AM

The OP's question is stupid. A person's "sexual appeal" is all in the mind of the beholder.

What I might have considered 'sexy' fifteen years ago is mutton today.

Was this man sexy as he burbled Sweet Nothings in my ear?

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by Anonymousreply 135November 26, 2022 1:20 AM

Ted McGinley very conventionally handsome but not a sex symbol. I’d still eat his ass though.

by Anonymousreply 136November 26, 2022 1:23 AM

R135 "never considered sex symbols" seems obvious. OP means by the world. The general public, the press, etc. Not subjectively. But anyway James Mason was a sex symbol, especially in England during the 40s, as was Stewart Granger who he sometimes appeared with.

by Anonymousreply 137November 26, 2022 1:32 AM

Michelle pheiffer: too skinny . Looked so much better with more fullness

by Anonymousreply 138November 26, 2022 1:40 AM

[quote] OP means by the world.

I refuse to speak for the world. 90% of them are sheep.

by Anonymousreply 139November 26, 2022 1:42 AM

Irene Dunne for sure

by Anonymousreply 140November 26, 2022 1:43 AM

Jim Morrison

by Anonymousreply 141November 26, 2022 1:51 AM

Matt Damon

by Anonymousreply 142November 26, 2022 1:54 AM

I never noticed it before, but Kegan Keller/Tony Goodfellow bears a striking resemblance to John Garfield.

by Anonymousreply 143November 26, 2022 1:55 AM

Priscilla Lane.

Glynis Johns.

Blythe Danner

Jill Clayburgh

by Anonymousreply 144November 26, 2022 2:01 AM

Hope Lange

Lucie Arnaz

Michael Rennie

Robert Ryan

by Anonymousreply 145November 26, 2022 2:04 AM

Brysen of Sean Cody bears a striking resemblance to John Garfield.

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by Anonymousreply 146November 26, 2022 2:05 AM

Agree with Audrey Hepburn. Winona Ryder. I know her boobs are big, but Im really glad she isnt flaunting it. Natalie Portman. Played a stripper in some movie. Just total pedo vibes. Sure she is a sex symbol for incels and nerds, because she looks like somebody who will just lay there and wont take advantage of them. I think ex child stars in general are hard to see as adults, harder in particular with Natalie. I dont get the Grace Kelly posts. She projects ice queen sure, but people do want to fuck her because she seems unattainable. Even if she probably will really just lay there and do nothing.

by Anonymousreply 147November 26, 2022 2:06 AM

R140, Married to her dentist husband for 40 years, one adopted child, extremely devout Catholic.


by Anonymousreply 148November 26, 2022 2:31 AM

R144 none of them are beauties. Good actresses maybe, but…

by Anonymousreply 149November 26, 2022 2:37 AM

Brigitte Bardot

by Anonymousreply 150November 26, 2022 2:38 AM

No, beauty and sex appeal are completely different things. Robert Mitchum was not a beautiful man but was (in my eyes) the sexiest actor of Old Hollywood. An objectively beautiful woman like Grace Kelly gave off the sexuality of wet paint.

by Anonymousreply 151November 26, 2022 2:45 AM

Lots of insane names on this thread too. Gregory Peck and Robert Redford were absolutely sex symbols. Ingrid Bergman was one of the most beautiful women in the world, nobody gave a shit about her height!

I agree most pop stars have no genuine sex appeal. They are designed to appeal to teenagers, specifically teenage girls.

The early Beatles are an interesting study of this, actually. Paul was branded the cute one from the beginning because he was a precious non threatening little twink, but George was far more handsome and John was far sexier.

by Anonymousreply 152November 26, 2022 2:50 AM

[quote] nobody gave a shit about her height!

First of all, we used a toilet.

Secondly, we used platform soles.

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by Anonymousreply 153November 26, 2022 2:54 AM

Robert Mitchum

by Anonymousreply 154November 26, 2022 3:08 AM

Gary Cole was never made into any symbol!

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by Anonymousreply 155November 26, 2022 3:11 AM

Vivian Vance

Pam Grier

Rod Taylor

by Anonymousreply 156November 26, 2022 3:29 AM

Burt Reynolds

by Anonymousreply 157November 26, 2022 3:34 AM

A woman at work said to me (she's old) "I never understood why Spencer Tarcy was so popular with the girls I knew. He was a sex symbol, but I didn't get it."

I've never thought of Tracy as a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 158November 26, 2022 4:03 PM

I would say G., but you said good looking.

by Anonymousreply 159November 26, 2022 4:04 PM

Corrine Bailey Rae

by Anonymousreply 160November 26, 2022 4:05 PM

Tom Hanks

by Anonymousreply 161November 26, 2022 4:05 PM

R156, Pam Grier?????????

What??? she is one of the biggest sex symbols in black cinema of all time. And pretty well known as such among white audiences too.

There would be no public personnas of Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, even Queen Bey to an extent without Pam Grier.

by Anonymousreply 162November 26, 2022 4:10 PM

Phylicia Rashad

by Anonymousreply 163November 26, 2022 4:12 PM

Grace Kelly - in the "Sex Symbols Of The 50s" Coin Series. Okay? As Archie Bunker used to say, Case closed - next case.

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by Anonymousreply 164November 26, 2022 4:15 PM

Pam Grier was a total sex symbol when she was young.

by Anonymousreply 165November 26, 2022 4:53 PM

'Torn' singer Natalie Imbruglia.

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by Anonymousreply 166November 26, 2022 5:04 PM

June Allyson

Debbie Reynolds

by Anonymousreply 167November 26, 2022 5:13 PM

Diane Keaton

by Anonymousreply 168November 26, 2022 6:21 PM

Deborah Kerr

by Anonymousreply 169November 26, 2022 8:29 PM

I love it when (presumably) gay men declare beautiful women non-sexy just because they don't fancy them. Guys, if you just take a minute to wonder if you find even remotely attractive men sexy then you realize that straight men are exactly like that with women as well.

I found George Michael super hot when I was a horny teen boy but granted now when I'm 50 his babyfat face doesn't really hold much appeal to me anymore. However I still remember the dozens of times I wanked watching his speedo pics.

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by Anonymousreply 170November 26, 2022 8:44 PM

Lee Remick

Keri Russell

by Anonymousreply 171November 26, 2022 8:47 PM

Lee remick was sexy in Face in the Crowd.

by Anonymousreply 172November 26, 2022 8:52 PM

Lee Remick was sexy in stuff like Anatomy of a Murder

by Anonymousreply 173November 26, 2022 9:05 PM

Ron Howard

by Anonymousreply 174November 27, 2022 12:58 AM

Mr. Whipple

by Anonymousreply 175November 27, 2022 1:28 AM

Alex Trebek.

by Anonymousreply 176November 27, 2022 1:33 AM

James Wilby

by Anonymousreply 177November 27, 2022 1:49 AM

I'm not so sure about that r176

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by Anonymousreply 178November 27, 2022 1:54 AM

BURT REYNOLDS?! He's before my time, but I'm pretty sure that guy was considered a sex symbol, wasn't he? He was in Playgirl

by Anonymousreply 179November 27, 2022 1:25 PM

James Garner.

by Anonymousreply 180November 27, 2022 2:11 PM

Loretta Young

by Anonymousreply 181November 27, 2022 3:26 PM

James Garner was most definitely considered sexy as Jim Rockford R180. And rightly so.

by Anonymousreply 182November 27, 2022 3:29 PM

Loretta "Hot Lips" Swit.

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by Anonymousreply 183November 27, 2022 3:30 PM

Robert Mitchum for example wasn’t considered good looking but was considered sexy. And quite a few others fall into that category. The opposite of the question. But hey, let anarchy reign.

by Anonymousreply 184November 27, 2022 3:37 PM

Barbi Benton

by Anonymousreply 185November 27, 2022 3:38 PM

Huey Lewis

by Anonymousreply 186November 27, 2022 5:18 PM

r157, are you serious? Burt Reynolds was a sex symbol. He was even in playgirl.

He didn't float my boat but his younger pics were pretty hot.

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by Anonymousreply 187November 27, 2022 5:20 PM

George W. Bush

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by Anonymousreply 188November 27, 2022 5:32 PM

R188 my weird ass found him sexy during presidency.

by Anonymousreply 189November 27, 2022 7:51 PM

Burt Reynolds was poor man’s Marlon Brando.

by Anonymousreply 190November 27, 2022 8:05 PM

R144 Glynis Johns played sexy roles, like Miranda the mermaid.

by Anonymousreply 191November 27, 2022 10:56 PM

Sexy is as sexy does.

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by Anonymousreply 192November 27, 2022 11:15 PM

R187, that picture was chosen to illustrate the word "herpes" in the dictionary

by Anonymousreply 193November 27, 2022 11:20 PM

Bert Convy

by Anonymousreply 194November 28, 2022 12:06 AM

167 I was going to mention June Allyson, then didn't, because even though she was not considered a sex symbol in general, my father told me that when he was in WWII a lot of the guys he knew thought she was cute/sexy and pinned her picture up. I. e. she was their favorite.

by Anonymousreply 195November 28, 2022 1:11 AM

R167 (see above)

by Anonymousreply 196November 28, 2022 1:11 AM
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