Friday, October 30, 2009

12 min in

Bibbi Andersson, playing Mia (or Mary, in Swedish) is one of those people that make you wonder where all of the hot women were in the 1950s. If you watch most movies from then the "hot" actress looks like your grandmother after she's shaved. You see enough of that and you just assume that attractive people started being born around 1970 and that's that. Then you meet Bibbi Andersson, who in 1956 makes Heidi Klum look like a bag lady. This isn't "Audrey Hepburn beautiful" where she looks like a porcelain doll that would be great to hang clothes off of. This is mouth-drying, throat-clearing attractive. I'm seriously tempted to see if she has grandchildren (no luck).


  1. I read recently that there actually are, concentration-wise, more physically attractive women today than there were 30 years ago or 50 years ago... it's a micro-natural-selection sort of thing, and it's apparently very real.

  2. That's really interesting; I ended up having a huge debate with Derek about this and we finally agreed that there WERE attractive women "back in the day", but they didn't have the access to acting that they do now, and also acting in general wasn't as lucrative, and thus as desirable a profession, as it is now.