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...
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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 Anonymous||reply 196||November 28, 2022 1:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 13, 2022 2:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 13, 2022 2:50 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 13, 2022 2:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 13, 2022 3:46 AM|
Ann B. Davis
Martina Nav…….tennis dyke
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 13, 2022 3:59 AM|
A lot of the film noir guys: Glenn Ford, John Garfield, Dana Andrews
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 13, 2022 4:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 13, 2022 5:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 13, 2022 7:25 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 13, 2022 8:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 13, 2022 6:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 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 Anonymous||reply 12||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 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 Anonymous||reply 14||November 13, 2022 6:43 PM|
Gregory Peck. I think he was greatly admired more for his acting skills than his attractiveness, unlike Paul Newman.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 13, 2022 6:50 PM|
R15 Not to my mother. She thought he has sex incarnate.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 13, 2022 6:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 13, 2022 6:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 13, 2022 7:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 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 Anonymous||reply 20||November 13, 2022 7:05 PM|
*And Jane Wyatt, too - his TV wife. Very, very pretty. But not a sex symbol.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 13, 2022 7:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 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 Anonymous||reply 23||November 13, 2022 7:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 13, 2022 7:16 PM|
Who cares about being good-looking?
Who cares about being a symbol?
I was a reality!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 13, 2022 7:21 PM|
Grace Kelly / beautiful but aloof
Kevin Kline / handsome but not really sexy
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 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 Anonymous||reply 27||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 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 Anonymous||reply 29||November 13, 2022 7:54 PM|
Was Vivien Leigh ever considered to be a sex symbol?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 14, 2022 7:06 PM|
R30 I would say no.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 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 Anonymous||reply 32||November 14, 2022 9:14 PM|
Charles Nelson Riley
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 21, 2022 3:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 21, 2022 3:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 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 Anonymous||reply 36||November 21, 2022 5:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 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).
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 21, 2022 6:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 21, 2022 6:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 21, 2022 7:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 21, 2022 7:17 AM|
r15, oh no. He was sexy and not that bright. Smoldering.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 21, 2022 7:21 AM|
R15, Did he ever do a love scene in a film?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 21, 2022 7:24 AM|
r37, I disagree. There was a cutsey non-sexy thing the earlier albums. But Bathwater takes me there.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 21, 2022 7:25 AM|
Now Gwen’s face is stretched tighter than Marilyn’s dress over Kim K’s lard ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 21, 2022 7:33 AM|
r43, Spellbound with Ingrid Bergman. Duel in the Sun, Jennifer Jones.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 21, 2022 7:35 AM|
Good looking in his prime, but never sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 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 Anonymous||reply 48||November 21, 2022 8:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 21, 2022 8:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 21, 2022 8:39 AM|
Whitney Houston -- surprised nobody mentioned her yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 21, 2022 8:47 AM|
r47, my mother would disagree about Robert Redford. But I get ya.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 21, 2022 12:54 PM|
I think Missi Pyle is gorgeous and falls into this category
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 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 Anonymous||reply 54||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 21, 2022 2:39 PM|
Redford was absolutely a sex symbol, one of the biggest of his era.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 21, 2022 6:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 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 Anonymous||reply 58||November 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 Anonymous||reply 59||November 21, 2022 6:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 21, 2022 6:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 21, 2022 6:39 PM|
Tim Daly is incredibly handsome and sexy. He has gorgeous feet, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 21, 2022 9:30 PM|
R47 doesn’t know squat
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 21, 2022 9:38 PM|
Dick Van Dyke. Marginally handsome, but exuded no sex appeal at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 22, 2022 12:14 AM|
Why do you think Gregory Peck wasn't smart?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 22, 2022 12:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 22, 2022 12:27 AM|
Jon "Culture Club" Moss
Actually most pop stars
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 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 Anonymous||reply 69||November 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 Anonymous||reply 70||November 22, 2022 12:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 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 Anonymous||reply 72||November 22, 2022 2:22 AM|
r66, I read it somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||November 22, 2022 2:33 AM|
Roz? She was a handsome won being kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||November 22, 2022 2:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||November 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 Anonymous||reply 76||November 22, 2022 2:40 AM|
Robert Redford was not a sex symbol? Hahaha ok.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||November 22, 2022 2:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||November 22, 2022 2:42 AM|
Lucille Ball was absolutely gorgeous and could have been a 40s sex symbol for sure
|by Anonymous||reply 79||November 22, 2022 2:43 AM|
What about Deborah Kerr ?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||November 22, 2022 2:56 AM|
Eva Marie Saint. Joanne Woodward.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||November 22, 2022 4:02 AM|
Vera Miles, Patricia Neal, Anne Bancroft.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||November 22, 2022 4:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 83||November 22, 2022 3:32 PM|
r81, I don't know, she was a bit the femme fatale here.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||November 22, 2022 3:39 PM|
R84 Yes I thought of that, but even so, she was not considered a "sex symbol", was she?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||November 22, 2022 10:19 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||November 22, 2022 11:02 PM|
R74 You don't think Rosalind Russell was good looking? The headline does not say "gorgeous".
|by Anonymous||reply 87||November 23, 2022 1:59 AM|
^ Russell was more handsome than 'good looking'.
She would've made a good man (like Ingrid and Vanessa.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||November 23, 2022 2:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||November 23, 2022 2:53 AM|
R86, “Old Gringo”?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||November 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 Anonymous||reply 91||November 23, 2022 3:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||November 23, 2022 3:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||November 23, 2022 3:20 AM|
^ Good looking but they radiate as much sexual heat as a cinderblock.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||November 23, 2022 3:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||November 23, 2022 3:22 AM|
Barbara Bel Geddes
Jennifer Jason Leigh
|by Anonymous||reply 96||November 23, 2022 3:30 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 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 Anonymous||reply 98||November 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 Anonymous||reply 99||November 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 Anonymous||reply 100||November 23, 2022 10:58 PM|
Measure yourself, R100.
I bet Rosalind and Ingrid were taller than you.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 23, 2022 11:16 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 23, 2022 11:20 PM|
Someone else mentioned this upthread. Clare Danes. There is Zero sex appeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 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 Anonymous||reply 104||November 24, 2022 10:11 PM|
Oh well he wouldn’t have ever given you a second glance r104
|by Anonymous||reply 105||November 24, 2022 10:16 PM|
The Gish sisters.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 25, 2022 4:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||November 25, 2022 4:49 AM|
Jeff was definitely a sex symbol.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 25, 2022 5:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 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 Anonymous||reply 110||November 25, 2022 5:35 AM|
R110, His final wife and widow was Nurse Jessie from “General Hospital”.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||November 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 Anonymous||reply 112||November 25, 2022 6:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 25, 2022 7:50 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||November 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 Anonymous||reply 115||November 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 Anonymous||reply 116||November 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 Anonymous||reply 117||November 25, 2022 1:35 PM|
Tony Curtis in his costume-movie phase, The Prince Who Was A Thief.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 25, 2022 2:16 PM|
Courtney Cox - very pretty, not much sexuality.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||November 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 Anonymous||reply 120||November 25, 2022 2:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||November 25, 2022 3:01 PM|
George Michael was sexiness personified.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 25, 2022 5:12 PM|
That Markie Post frosted mullet he's rocking isn't helping your argument, R122.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 25, 2022 5:55 PM|
R122, I thought it was Kristy McNichol.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 25, 2022 6:12 PM|
It does look like Markie Post's hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 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 Anonymous||reply 126||November 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 Anonymous||reply 127||November 25, 2022 6:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 25, 2022 7:07 PM|
Cuba Gooding Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 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 Anonymous||reply 130||November 25, 2022 7:34 PM|
Cuba could get it, at least back in the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 25, 2022 7:37 PM|
Beauty and sex appeal are incredibly connected for many-if not most- people. To say otherwise is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 25, 2022 8:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 26, 2022 1:01 AM|
Greer Garson, Anna Lee, Ruth Warrick. Kathryn Grayson.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||November 26, 2022 1:20 AM|
Ted McGinley very conventionally handsome but not a sex symbol. I’d still eat his ass though.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 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 Anonymous||reply 137||November 26, 2022 1:32 AM|
Michelle pheiffer: too skinny . Looked so much better with more fullness
|by Anonymous||reply 138||November 26, 2022 1:40 AM|
[quote] OP means by the world.
I refuse to speak for the world. 90% of them are sheep.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||November 26, 2022 1:42 AM|
Irene Dunne for sure
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 26, 2022 1:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 26, 2022 1:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||November 26, 2022 1:54 AM|
I never noticed it before, but Kegan Keller/Tony Goodfellow bears a striking resemblance to John Garfield.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 26, 2022 1:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 26, 2022 2:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 26, 2022 2:04 AM|
Brysen of Sean Cody bears a striking resemblance to John Garfield.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 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 Anonymous||reply 147||November 26, 2022 2:06 AM|
R140, Married to her dentist husband for 40 years, one adopted child, extremely devout Catholic.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 26, 2022 2:31 AM|
R144 none of them are beauties. Good actresses maybe, but…
|by Anonymous||reply 149||November 26, 2022 2:37 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||November 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 Anonymous||reply 151||November 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 Anonymous||reply 152||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||November 26, 2022 2:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 26, 2022 3:08 AM|
Gary Cole was never made into any symbol!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 26, 2022 3:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 156||November 26, 2022 3:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 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 Anonymous||reply 158||November 26, 2022 4:03 PM|
I would say G., but you said good looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||November 26, 2022 4:04 PM|
Corrine Bailey Rae
|by Anonymous||reply 160||November 26, 2022 4:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 161||November 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 Anonymous||reply 162||November 26, 2022 4:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||November 26, 2022 4:15 PM|
Pam Grier was a total sex symbol when she was young.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||November 26, 2022 4:53 PM|
'Torn' singer Natalie Imbruglia.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||November 26, 2022 5:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 26, 2022 5:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||November 26, 2022 6:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 169||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||November 26, 2022 8:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 171||November 26, 2022 8:47 PM|
Lee remick was sexy in Face in the Crowd.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||November 26, 2022 8:52 PM|
Lee Remick was sexy in stuff like Anatomy of a Murder
|by Anonymous||reply 173||November 26, 2022 9:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 174||November 27, 2022 12:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 175||November 27, 2022 1:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 176||November 27, 2022 1:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 177||November 27, 2022 1:49 AM|
I'm not so sure about that r176
|by Anonymous||reply 178||November 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 Anonymous||reply 179||November 27, 2022 1:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 180||November 27, 2022 2:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 181||November 27, 2022 3:26 PM|
James Garner was most definitely considered sexy as Jim Rockford R180. And rightly so.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||November 27, 2022 3:29 PM|
Loretta "Hot Lips" Swit.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||November 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 Anonymous||reply 184||November 27, 2022 3:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 185||November 27, 2022 3:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 186||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||November 27, 2022 5:20 PM|
George W. Bush
|by Anonymous||reply 188||November 27, 2022 5:32 PM|
R188 my weird ass found him sexy during presidency.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||November 27, 2022 7:51 PM|
Burt Reynolds was poor man’s Marlon Brando.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||November 27, 2022 8:05 PM|
R144 Glynis Johns played sexy roles, like Miranda the mermaid.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||November 27, 2022 10:56 PM|
Sexy is as sexy does.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||November 27, 2022 11:15 PM|
R187, that picture was chosen to illustrate the word "herpes" in the dictionary
|by Anonymous||reply 193||November 27, 2022 11:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 194||November 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 Anonymous||reply 195||November 28, 2022 1:11 AM|
R167 (see above)
|by Anonymous||reply 196||November 28, 2022 1:11 AM|
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