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Most Beautiful Female Dancer(s)

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#61 dirac


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Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:42 PM

I'm following paolo's guidelines in the following list:

Moira Shearer. Gorgeous onstage, gorgeous off – the director Michael Powell, who saw a few beautiful women in his life, has recorded in his memoirs her effect in person -- and in front of the camera. She covers all the bases.

Nina Fedorova – I’ve only seen her in photographs, but her face and figure just leap out at you, even in pictures where she’s tucked away in the corps. Wow.

Tamara Toumanova

Pearl Argyle

Tamara Karsavina

Julie Kent

I don’t think she’s been mentioned earlier, so excuse me if she has, but I nominate Diana Adams. Not a glamour girl in the Toumanova mode, but a beautiful figure and lovely features.

I wouldn’t call Fonteyn or Le Clercq beauties in the traditional sense. Magnetic and attractive, yes, but not great beauties.

#62 Farrell Fan

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:39 PM

[quote name='Old Fashioned' date='Jan 27 2005, 10:11 PM']
"I remember reading on here someone saying whether or not he/she would find Farrell attractive if she were not a dancer- in my mind, she still would be."

This is reminiscent of the very beginning of the Elusive Muse film. Farrell recalls a conversation with Balanchine in which he said, "You know, Suzanne, if I weren't a choreographer, you wouldn't look at me twice." She responded, "You know, George, if I weren't a ballerina, you wouldn't look at me twice."

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:16 PM

My vote is for Karsavina.

#64 AmandaNYC


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 05:18 PM

I only know ABT and NYCB:
Julie Kent
Irina Dvorovenko
Jenifer Ringer
Darci Kistler
Suzanne Farrell
Helene Alexopoulos
Margaret Tracey (more pretty than "beautiful")


#65 Martyna


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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:55 AM

Hm... Actually, there are many. I'd say Polina Semionova, Suzanne Farrell, Elena Evteyeva, Sofiane Sylve.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:25 PM

I think I already posted a name or two but I'd like to add another one.

Someone may have already mentioned her, but based on her POB Sleeping Beauty, I would add Aurelie Dupont to the list. She fit the title perfectly!


#67 Ceeszi


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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:07 PM

I would add Aurelie Dupont to the list. She fit the title perfectly!

I watched Nureyev's "Don Quixote" with Dupont last night. When I first looked, I saw she bore a strong resemblance to Catherine Zeta-Jones. She is gorgeous!

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:55 AM

Along with Aurelie Dupont, Marie-Agnes Gillot is absolutely gorgeous!

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:52 PM

I'll second the vote for Irina Dvorovenko. I downloaded the "Inside the ABT Studios - Raymonda" video clips from the ABT website a while ago, and I was mesmerized with how beautiful Dvorovenko was in the studio - even with a freshly-scrubbed face free of make-up, her dark eyes and alluring features still shine through.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 04:05 PM

My vote is for..........all of them!!! :clapping:
All of the ballerinas I've danced with and watched seem like radiance and beauty personified.
That's the nature of what they do. And I, for one, celebrate it.

Having said that- Roberta Marquez at the RB seems cuter than most.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:36 PM

Alessandra Ferri
Julie Kent
Darci Kistler
Alexandra Ansanelli
Saskia Beskow

how could u forget ferri and kistler?? :unsure:

#72 Paul Parish

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 11:49 PM

I'd say Farrell was one of hte great beauties of hte sixties.....

She looked astonishingly similar to one of the most fashonable models of that time, Jean Shrimpton, and English woman, a self-described "Cockney" whose refreshing lack of pretension suited the times as well. Shrimpton had huge eyes and a famously photogenic overbite; for a while in the late 60's all beauty magazines featured girls with their two front teeth showing. Gelsey Kirkland, who had naturally thin lips, like mary Pickford's, went and got a silicone implant in her upper lip to create that line.

Farrell's face typified certain qualities -- vulnerability, inwardness in particular -- that were very important in that era.

Her face and body made her beautiful even before she started to move - and then, there were those moves!

#73 paolo



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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:49 AM

Farrel would be very pretty but for the overbite.

Veronika Part should be incuded heramong the most beautiful.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:04 AM

In no certain order:

Tanaquil LeClercq
Kay Mazzo
Suzanne Farrell

Darci Kistler
Maria Kowroski
Jennifer Welch Cudnik- St. Louis Ballet
Maria Chapman-PNB
Amy Aldridge- PA Ballet

#75 Gina Ness

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:28 AM

There is one stunningly beautiful ballerina that no one has mentioned on their list: Nathalie Krassovska, who just passed away last month. She was gorgeous!

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