What/who embodies sophistication for you?

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devildeepbluesea Wed 06-Jan-21 19:35:24

Just watching the Sound of Music with DD (her latest obsession).

Watching the Baroness with grownup eyes and she does it for me: not only does she dress beautifully but she has a sense of humour (the boat scene) and then departs the fray gracefully when she realises that the Captain loves Maria, even before he realises. I want to be like her.

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bearlyactive Wed 06-Jan-21 19:39:26

Celine Dion - she's very graceful

TheScurrilousFunge Wed 06-Jan-21 19:57:15

OP, I've never thought about that, but it's so true. The baroness is a classy lady.

For me, it's Erin O'Connor. She's so beautiful and classy.

devildeepbluesea Wed 06-Jan-21 20:00:28

@TheScurrilousFunge I think she was a woman ahead of her time!! She refused to demean herself by fighting dirty to keep a man she knew didn't love her, and she also pushed the two of them together. As well as.being witty, graceful and beautiful. She's amazing.

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purrswhileheeats Wed 06-Jan-21 20:21:37

Patsy Stone, a true lady 🥂

Soutiner Wed 06-Jan-21 20:29:28

Luna De Casanova. Beauty, charm, elegance, humour and kindness combined.

Buzzer3555 Wed 06-Jan-21 20:31:30

Well i always think posh crisps are the height of sophistication


HiveQueen Wed 06-Jan-21 20:33:42

Audrey Hepburn, the epitome of elegance and sophistication

Buzzer3555 Wed 06-Jan-21 20:42:11

Hivequeen....i agree

bearlyactive Wed 06-Jan-21 21:09:24

Another one - quite fittingly, Miranda Priestly from the Devil Wears Prada. Not her personality of course, but her fashion taste grin

toolazytothinkofausername Wed 06-Jan-21 21:11:00

After Eight mints. Very sophisticated.

CosyAcorn Wed 06-Jan-21 21:13:54

Do book characters count? Rebecca De Winter.

Chicchicchicchiclana Wed 06-Jan-21 21:15:20

People who can strike up an easy conversation with absolutely anyone, at any time.

Blondiney Wed 06-Jan-21 21:17:57

Kristen Scott Thomas has a sort of haughty sophistication. Too icy for me.

cariadlet Wed 06-Jan-21 21:24:40

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

devildeepbluesea Wed 06-Jan-21 21:26:22

@CosyAcorn given that I started the thread with a largely fictional character (or at least a fictional depiction of a real person) then I'd say absolutely yes.

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TheScurrilousFunge Wed 06-Jan-21 21:33:43


Do book characters count? Rebecca De Winter.

Yes! So much more interesting than her successor grin

amusementPark Wed 06-Jan-21 21:36:29

I would say Bree from Desperate Housewives.

RaininSummer Wed 06-Jan-21 21:39:57

Joanna Lumley (but maybe not in her Patsy incarnation).

Guineapigbridge Wed 06-Jan-21 21:44:31

For me it's the Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi. Classy, intelligent, kind and funny. Natural.

merryhouse Wed 06-Jan-21 21:45:03

" a young woman out there who will never be a nun" - Love the baroness!

Audrey Hepburn is too pixie to be sophisticated. Katherine all the way.

The queen.

cariadlet Wed 06-Jan-21 21:55:57

I love Katherine Hepburn, a very strong, smart woman. But I don't really think of her as sophisticated.

plg21 Wed 06-Jan-21 21:57:29

Gillian Anderson in The Fall. I think it's the silk blouses.

BogRollBOGOF Wed 06-Jan-21 22:00:08

Another vote for Joanna Lumley.
She even made sophisticated little slippers for living in a cave in the middle of nowhere.

Imissmoominmama Wed 06-Jan-21 22:02:09

My first thoughts were Honor Blackman and Joanna Lumley.

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