Most Beautiful Female Dancer(s)
Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:42 PM
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.
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.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:39 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."
Posted 31 January 2005 - 05:18 PM
Margaret Tracey (more pretty than "beautiful")
Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:55 AM
Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:25 PM
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!
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!
Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:55 AM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:52 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 04:05 PM
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.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:36 PM
how could u forget ferri and kistler?? :unsure:
Posted 11 February 2005 - 11:49 PM
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!
Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:49 AM
Veronika Part should be incuded heramong the most beautiful.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:04 AM
Jennifer Welch Cudnik- St. Louis Ballet
Amy Aldridge- PA Ballet
Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:28 AM
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