and wide eyes marked the sixties. Legendary actors Elizabeth
Taylor (38 percent) and Paul Newman (42 percent) defined beauty
during this decade. Taylor's porcelain skin and well-proportioned
eyes as well as the defined features of Newman's eyes and lips epitomized
Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn followed Taylor with
26 percent of the votes, while the tall, dark and handsome Cary
Grant rounded out the male category with 38 percent.
surgeon experts agree that facial skeletal proportions are the true
determining factors when analyzing facial attractiveness. A well-proportioned
face should be divided into equal thirds, with horizontal lines
drawn through the anterior hairline, the brow, the base of the nose,
and the edge of the chin.
polyester and thick eyebrows characterized the seventies with icons
Farrah Fawcett and Robert Redford both receiving 70 percent of the
facial plastic surgeon votes.
The seventies embodied leading
ladies who had defined features like Meryl Streep and Cher,
said Pearlman. But Farrah Fawcett's delicate nose and chin
and well-developed cheek bones gave her the face of this decade,
while Robert Redford's nose and strong jaw line illustrated why
he was selected.
big hair and bold makeup represented the beauty ideal of this time.
Model Christie Brinkley (49 percent) and actor Mel
Gibson (33 percent) embodied the best facial features during
this decade while Michelle Pfeiffer (38%) and Harrison Ford (30%)
come in a close second.
The decade of
minimalism, grunge and supermodels indicated a change in the ideal
face of beauty. Fashion icon Cindy Crawford (40 percent) and legendary
Clooney (29 percent) symbolized attractiveness in the nineties.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford was likely chosen by our members
because of her flawless skin, attractive nose and recognizable lips.
Clooney possesses a strong jaw and straight, masculine nose,
said Pearlman. Star Nicole
Kidman came in second with 14 percent of the votes as did Tom
Cruise with 22 percent.
Zeta-Jones (31%) and Hugh
Jackman (26%) epitomize the current ideal faces of beauty. Charlize
Theron (23%) comes in second and Lucy Liu (1%) gets only a small
In the male category, Colin
Farrell (21%) is right behind Jackman while Justin
Timberlake (3%) comes in last. The present faces of beauty represent
many features of the ideal. Zeta-Jones has a short delicate
jaw with small chin and nose, all of which are desirable for an
attractive female face, said Dr. Pearlman.
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