Saturday, March 8, 2008

The British Beauty Paradox

If Englishwomen have a longstanding reputation for relative homeliness, then why is it that the rough list of the world's most beautiful women always contains several of them? To wit as of this moment - Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Saffron Burrows, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, presumably still Liz Hurley. I mean, if it were Australia, we'd expect it. But it's England. How does that work?

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