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Ugly women who are strangely attractive

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BigGitDad · 17/06/2008 14:40

Just a take on the thread that has been set up regarding ugly men, any one find any ugly women attractive?
I'm going to have a think..
Was Margaret Thatcher one in her prime? Sandra Bernhardt? (I know she is gay) karen Brady I always think is odd looking but nice.

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Kewcumber · 17/06/2008 15:40

yes they do have equivalents just not as many - even female "character" actors tend to be at most plain and not ugly.

ALso fewer female comedians and lots of male comedians are not traditionally attractive.

VersdeSociete · 17/06/2008 15:41

Tilda Swinton is sooo not ugly.
That actress who played Anna in this Life?

VersdeSociete · 17/06/2008 15:42

Oooh, ooh Jamie Lee Curtis!!!!

DaDaDa · 17/06/2008 15:42

I think what's lost in translation is that I don't think the men mentioned are ugly either. Women do have to reach higher standards of conventional attractiveness, but I don't think Gordon Ramsey, Andrew Marr, etc are ugly compared to yer Average Joe. They have 'something'.

VictorianSqualor · 17/06/2008 15:43

money and fame DaDaDa

Spidermama · 17/06/2008 15:44

Tilda Swinton is very attractive. Is that the best you can do?

Kewcumber · 17/06/2008 15:44

I see what you mean.

Mind you I once recruited the ugliest man I've ever known personally and after wokring with him for a year I really found him rather attractive . Very funny and smart man.

Spidermama · 17/06/2008 15:45

What about Orla Guerin?

VersdeSociete · 17/06/2008 15:47

No one has noticed that Jamie LEe Curtis is genius answer...

scatterbrain · 17/06/2008 15:48

Do you know what I don't think anyone is completely ugly - some people have funny eyes or weird mouths - and some people look like their features don't match. But really honestly - I don't think I have ever seen a really ugly human being !

VictorianSqualor · 17/06/2008 15:48

Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a foot.

DaDaDa · 17/06/2008 15:48

I don't even think Tilda Swinton is ugly. It's irrelevant, she's a great actress. Sheeeeesh. You're victimising me here.

I think it's fair to say that Orla Guerin won her fame through her journalistic abilities, yes.

Spidermama · 17/06/2008 15:49
InLoveWithSweeneyTodd · 17/06/2008 15:49

lol VS

BigGitDad · 17/06/2008 15:49

That's always the way Kew, someone you don't find attractive initially but after a while they grow on you. Lawrence Dallaglio would be the same you know (OBE of course!)

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DaDaDa · 17/06/2008 15:50

I've yet to meet a man who finds SJP attractive 'in that way'. Any neeeiiigggh sayers?

AitchTwoCiao · 17/06/2008 15:51

tilda swinton is a beauty, imo.
and my point about liz hurley is that despite being conventionally attractive she is nevertheless unattractive, again imo. likewise uma.

AitchTwoCiao · 17/06/2008 15:52

sjp is ugly, imo. although has an undeniable warmth in her early performances. now she's too cagey.

cestlavie · 17/06/2008 15:53

Ah Aitch. That is a different thread. Women who are conventionally attractive but actually unattractive - that's a huge long list...!

scatterbrain · 17/06/2008 15:53

I agree with you Aitch - likewise someone like Jordan or Pammie Anderson - who is technically a "perfect woman" I think are very unattractive as they are too perfect ! Quirky looks are what gives the human race character surely ?

MaryAnnSingleton · 17/06/2008 15:53

we love Orla Guerin chez MAS
Jo Brand looked very good onJonathan Ross - it was the hair cut
Daniela Nardini ( from This Life) as someone mentioned
Tracey Emin has some false teeth I think,which accounts for wonky smile

BigGitDad · 17/06/2008 15:56

Pammy in her youth was gorgeous, natural and beautiful. Now? She looks like a fading porn star. Jordan, when she was on I'm a celebrity. I thought it showed how unattractive she is.She really does not come across as a nice person either.
What will these people look like when they get to 60 yrs old? I don't doubt horrendous.

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CapnTaLcY · 17/06/2008 15:56

Helena Bohham Carter?

CapnTaLcY · 17/06/2008 15:57


scatterbrain · 17/06/2008 15:57

Nooo not Helena - dresses like a bag lady naturally - but no her face is lovely !

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