The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 July 2004

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Who's the Majorest Babe of all?

Some "panel of experts" has put together a list of the most naturally beautiful women of all time, and at the very least, their findings are deeply flawed.

I mean, I really didn't expect to find She Who Is Not To Be Named on the list, and I have no particular quarrel with Audrey Hepburn at the top — she's a bit on the insubstantial side, perhaps — but there's something wrong with a methodology that ranks Liv Tyler above both Monica Bellucci and Halle Berry.

If it's a methodology at all, which I tend to doubt. Surely any rational system would have noticed that a couple of individuals are represented twice on the list (Beyoncé Knowles, at #18 and #29, and Marilyn Monroe, at #27 and #36), and, as Craig Ceely notes, Cleopatra makes the cut (at #86), "although no man alive knows what she looked like." And it was always my understanding that Cleo's appeal was more, um, functional than aesthetic anyway.

As a (generally inactive) member of the male half of the species, I of course applaud research in this area, even though I believe, as Hugh Hefner seemed to believe before the invention of the airbrush, that the natural habitat of the hottie is wherever you may find her.

Posted at 3:54 PM to Almost Yogurt

I can't believe Sophia Loren was ranked #81.

Madonna, Nicole Kidman, and Beyonce all in the top 30? This list is a joke, if indeed it is to portray the "Most Beautiful Women of All Time".

Posted by: Vickie at 6:25 PM on 21 July 2004

It's a list from a Scottish newspaper for cryin' out loud. If it's not covered in wool and baaahs when they hoist their kilts it's a freakin' goddess!

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip at 7:33 PM on 21 July 2004

wtf does that mean?

Posted by: Vickie at 7:52 PM on 21 July 2004

I believe he is impugning the sexual proclivities of Scotsmen, and possibly trying to sell a few bottles of Woolite® on the side.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:03 PM on 21 July 2004

Yeah, well I figured out what he was saying. I was wtf'ing the statement, like "wtf is that supposed to mean??"

Scottish guys are awesome :)

Posted by: Vickie at 8:31 PM on 21 July 2004

As Mike Myers was wont to say, "If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"

Posted by: CGHill at 8:49 PM on 21 July 2004

Woolite. Bwaha! Crap. Bwahaha!

Posted by: Erica at 1:46 AM on 22 July 2004

Hold on, lemme get my velcro gloves...

Posted by: David at 6:23 AM on 22 July 2004