I have to admit that there are a handful of famous women who, when I see pictures of them, make my heart swoon. It's almost as if their beauty is so overpowering to me that I am left temporarily breathless.
Who are these beguiling women?
These pictures from the 2008 Academy Award led to a gasp that was heard around the world (ok, maybe I'm being a little overly dramatic).
Michelle has recently been in the news for her role as Marilyn Monroe. However, she also recently gave an interview about how only women and gay men love her in short hair. She said she wears it short to honor the one man (all bets are on Heath Ledger) in her life who loved it short.
Maybe it's because she looks like an angel, but I could look at photos of her face for hours and never get bored.
Kate's eyes are mesmerizing! She was born with a condition called heterochromia which is why her eyes are 2 different colors. Her cheekbones are also incredible. Surprisingly, she doesn't smile in photographs most of the time.
Yes, she is very, very thin...but it's her face that captivates me.
Besides being wildly talented, Norah is simply stunning. Her face in angelic and expressive, yet still vulnerable.
Her ethnicity is mixed (her father is Indian and her mother is White). She makes my heart go pitter-patter.
Ahh Lisa Bonet. I totally admit that, besides being my most favorite Cosby child, I secretly wanted to be her when I was in high school. Have you ever caught a re-run of her spin-off, A Different World? That was filmed in the late 1980's to very early 1990's (before she was let go for being pregnant) and her ENTIRE wardrobe--I'm not even exaggerating--is still uber fashionable in 2012.
Her ethnicity is mixed (her father is African American and her mother is Jewish). In case you youngsters didn't know this, she was also married to Lenny Kravitz (he used to go by the name Romeo Blue & his mom played Helen Willis on the Jeffersons).
Lisa stepped away from show business many years ago, but I will still stop and watch the Cosby Show to see if I can catch a glimpse of her.
Ok so it totally occurred to me that all the women I mentioned are terribly thin. The funny thing is that, while I am aware of that fact, I almost never look at their body. Really, it is their faces that entrance and delight me.
This may be hard to believe but this isn't a self-loathing blog post where I wish I looked more like Michelle, Kate, Norah, and Lisa. For me it is not about wanting another life or wishing I were more stunning. This is about the absolute beauty I see when I look at their faces.