Tuesday, July 20, 2010

She's Ferocious!

Jose here.


Her hair is harlow gold...


Her lips a sweet surprise...


Her hands are never cold...


She's got Bette Davis eyes.

The first time I listened to Bette Davis Eyes it didn't take me long to understand why nobody ever made a song about Charlie Chaplin's mustache or Marilyn Monroe's beauty mark.
No other body part of any actor has been as iconic and alive as Bette's expressive, beautiful eyes.
Today is Kim Carnes' birthday and what better way to celebrate her than by singing along to her greatest song. But my first time also happened to be sang by Gwyneth Paltrow and even if nobody remembers Duets now (and why should they?) Gwyn's version is really not half bad but it also makes me believe that someone should make a song called Kim Carnes Voice.



What body part or attribute from a celebrity do you think deserves an art piece all its own?
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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Angelina Jolie Lips is the first one that comes to mind

Sawyer said...

"She's got J-Lo's Be-e-e-hind!"

The Man Behind The Curtain said...

Sticking with eyes, Paul Newman's.

Lara said...

Yes to Bette Davis E/eyes, but why didn't you post the original? Gwyneth's version is hurting my ears.

Myrna Loy's nose and the way she could make it wrinkle.

okinawaassault said...

Garbo's nose.

And I remember those times when Gwyneth Paltrow though she could sing. There's this video where she sings with Jay-Z. Fun times.

Fernando Moss said...

Scarlett's boobs... and lips... and eyes... and... well, you get my point...

NATHANIEL R said...

Lara -- i think Jose didn't include it because it's one of those annoying videos that has embedding disabled. even other fan videos of the song have embedding disabled for some reason. annoying.

can I say Patrick Wilson's lips? (recent angels in america viewing. it can't be helpd. they are soft pillowy magnificence)

or Julianne Moore's hair?

or Julie Christie's lower lip? or maybe her eyes.

James T said...

Great choice of pics!

And of course I remember Duets! I used to watch everything Qwyneth was in. But I have to say that the only thing I recall is that a woman got paint for the car and gave head instead of money. I would be ashamed only if the movie deserved better :p

James T said...

Re memorable body parts: Jack Nicholson's eyebrow(s)

Kate_Sgulp! said...

Ewan Mcgregor smile :)

Craig said...

The eyes have it.

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers for eyes.
Brigitte Bardot for lips (the original pouty-lipped actress).

And thank you for posting a photo of Davis in The Letter -- probably the most expressive use of eyes by any actress of her generation if not until today. You would have to go all the way back to Maria Falconetti's silent turn in The Passion of Joan of Arc to find a comparable performace.

billybil said...

Elizabeth Taylor's face - I mean, come on - it was outrageously beautiful!

The Film Junkie said...

Viola Davis arms!

Angela Bassett...um, I already said arms so I guess I'll go with cheekbones? Jawline? Hell, let's just go with face!

Jeffrey said...

Uma Thurman's nose.

Tan said...

Bette's eyes are the only eyes that deserve their own song.

Lorena F. Pimentel said...

Bows down to both Bette Davis and Kim Carnes.

Julie Andrews's nose, which ironically she pretty much detests, deserves a song of its own. I love that fantastic nose.

Tan said...

@Lorena F. Pimentel Julie Andrews deserves a song for her own singing and maybe for her nose :)

MRRIPLEY said...

Isn't it time we had a great female 40's star biopic done properly,bette is a great way to kick it off - LEGEND!!!!

cafe21 said...

mmmm... Anna Magnani's nose; Audrey Hepburn's eyes; Natalie Wood's smile; Greer Garson's eyebrowns; the way Norma Shearer looks... well, there's nothing like classics

Dave in Alamitos Beach said...

How wierd, I was about to say Julie Christie's lower lip as well. Though it's also the jawline, but that's not very poetic.

Sophia Loren's decolletage?

Brad Pitt's abs?

Oh, and it's not Ewan McGregor's smile that's his, um, best part. Er.

Glenn said...

True story, Gwynnie's version of "Bette Davis Eyes" reached #3 on the Australian singles charts. "Cruisin'" from the same film actually made it to #1!

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Alex said...

Did you know theres a band called The Jawline of Julianne Moore?

Her bodypart has its own band!!

Look them up.