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Angela
09-05-18, 20:37
https://i.imgur.com/MB4UZ3Z.png


https://i.imgur.com/RMFNxr9.png



https://i.imgur.com/HoxgumF.png

Leandros
09-05-18, 20:39
French, Italian, etc

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davef
09-05-18, 21:45
Italian, Spanish

Sakattack
10-05-18, 01:56
British?

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Angela
10-05-18, 03:32
I'll wait for more guesses.

davef
10-05-18, 05:38
she looks really italian in the third pic

Balkan1992
10-05-18, 10:23
North Italian

Gabriele Pashaj
10-05-18, 13:18
Purtroppo non so perché non riesco a vedere le immagini/ Sadly I do not know why I can’t view the pictures


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Salento
10-05-18, 13:43
Purtroppo non so perché non riesco a vedere le immagini/ Sadly I do not know why I can’t view the pictures


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Gabriele Pashaj
10-05-18, 16:44
O cielo... per me sembra impossibile.. direi Italiana .../ It seems to me impossible.. I think she’s Italian

I1a3_Young
10-05-18, 22:48
I would say British but for the eyebrows. They have a southern Euro or near eastern look. Northern Italy?

Angela
10-05-18, 23:08
I would say British but for the eyebrows. They have a southern Euro or near eastern look. Northern Italy?

They're just plucked a certain way. :) It's considered the "perfect" eyebrow shape. Nowadays women even pay to have it tatooed on, and they pluck the rest away, because not everyone can get it. You fool people into believing you have that nice prominent eyebrow bone by using a lot of highlighter. :)

https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/1341739_f520.jpg

http://st.depositphotos.com/1396873/3757/i/950/depositphotos_37574625-stock-photo-pretty-girl-with-cat-eyes.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G3LfzQAsS3s/T1WGH3sr3nI/AAAAAAAABSM/gVM3EetcbEA/s1600/perfect-eyebrows1-medium.jpg

ToBeOrNotToBe
11-05-18, 00:44
Hard to tell, I’d say French or British, leaning toward British.

Angela
12-05-18, 17:54
Since the thread got buried and there were no more guesses, I'll reveal.

It was definitely a surprise to me as well. I thought for sure she was Italian or southern French. Except for the fact that her eyes are larger, and her skin is fairer in some pictures, she looks remarkably similar to my mother: face shape, head shape, high cheekbones, nose, mouth, even her build, slightness, legs, down to the high arched, delicate feet. In actuality, she's a Canadian actress of Finnish descent: Sarah Manninen.

https://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/_img/3471-3.jpg

http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/ld/hallmark_gala_080111/sarah_manninen_3158467.jpg

Some people can really fool you.

Angela
13-05-18, 04:49
wow has she done a DNA test? no one would ever guess she is Finnish, maybe somewhere recently in her family tree shes mixed? recessive genes?

I can't explain it either. I did a search and she's even listed on a site of famous Finnish-Canadians.

Her natural skin tone is very fair, and my mother's isn't, but in this picture she has approximately my coloring when I was in my twenties and thirties, so that isn't unknown in Italy either. (I think her hair is slightly darkened here as in most of her pictures it's dark brown.)

https://i2.wp.com/www.kino-teatr.ru/acter/album/111497/119163.jpg

Here her hair is lighter, but I think I can see the roots, so I don't think it's natural. It softens her strong bone structure, though.
http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/6254492/245full-sarah-manninen.jpg

Angela
13-05-18, 18:46
I think she could also possibly pass as an Iranian or Turkish. I find it interesting how hair color and eye color can change appearance so much

As to the second I agree, which is why hair and eye color are so unreliable.

However, she looks IRANIAN?

I guess Emmylou Harris looks Iranian too. This is why the British guess wasn't so far off.

http://surgerystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/draft_lens2186360module11686050photo_1230865856emm ylou_harris_young.jpg

https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c337075f802a43c288b9c3fd72fbcc30.jpg

Today: good, strong bones hold up
http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/s21BIpjilhbkCC3710HL6ZI4fRT.jpg

Angela
13-05-18, 19:06
As to the second I agree, which is why hair and eye color are so unreliable.

However, she looks IRANIAN?

I guess Emmylou Harris looks Iranian too. This is why the British guess wasn't so far off.

http://surgerystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/draft_lens2186360module11686050photo_1230865856emm ylou_harris_young.jpg

https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c337075f802a43c288b9c3fd72fbcc30.jpg

Today: good, strong bones hold up
http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/s21BIpjilhbkCC3710HL6ZI4fRT.jpg

How about Enya?
http://www.enyafanstudio.com/enya/photos/desktop/enya_adwr01_1280x1024.jpg

http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1339447017_enya-16.jpg

Or Carrie Moss?

http://leakynews.s3.amazonaws.com/pub/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/carrie-anne-moss-carrie-anne-moss-disturbia-1864667857.jpg

http://img.govoru.com/photos/carrie-anne-moss/Carrie-Anne-Moss-21.jpg

I1a3_Young
14-05-18, 19:04
I would never have guessed Finnish. Then again, I can't remember meeting a Finn in my life.

Teegurr
12-08-18, 04:46
Northern Italian or Southern French?

Ben1234
12-08-18, 10:54
French/British, or just northern French

Mike94
16-10-18, 07:17
French/Southern Italian?

Strudel
17-10-18, 09:07
I would have guessed Irish for Sarah Manninen, as she reminds of the dark haired light skinned Irish that I find quite beautiful. Enya is a great example of this. Sarah is a gorgeous Finn. She looks like she might actually have a fair amount of red pigmentation in her natural hair colour, just based on the one photo with best lighting.

Carrie Moss looks to me like she has Germanic ethnicity, particularly from her strong jaw line.

yonaga
18-10-18, 18:09
Actually Finnish would have been one of my guesses. But only because Angela is a smart lady and created this thread not because the lady was Italian/Spanish/Southern French. I have got some Finnish ancestors myself so I know not all are blonde :)

Angela
18-10-18, 23:04
Actually Finnish would have been one of my guesses. But only because Angela is a smart lady and created this thread not because the lady was Italian/Spanish/Southern French. I have got some Finnish ancestors myself so I know not all are blonde :)

I like to blow up stereotypes. Too many people are too rigid in their thinking.

That said, she looks a LOT like my mother, who is Ligurian and Tuscan. :) My mother had a bit of a Carrie-Anne Moss look as well.

http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/2281976/Carrie-Anne-Moss-in-Vegas.jpg

MOESAN
20-10-18, 23:00
there are simplistic stereotypes, and there more realistic and nuanced stereotypes: but BY DEFINITION stereotypes are supposed to reflect the bigger number typical of somewhere, not the exceptions; if we try to find exceptions, even in "pure" folks, we can always find exceptions, exception needs rules BTW, but what is the gain? Just the game, what is good too.

Angela
20-10-18, 23:54
In some countries where there's a lot of diversity in terms of phenotype, like Italy, for example, or even, perhaps, France, there isn't ONE phenotype which defines what Italians look like. It depends whether you're in southern or northern Italy, even northwest versus northeast. Sardinia is different altogether. Northwest Italians look more "southern French like", northern Lombards more central European, northeastern Italians a bit Slavic, some southern Italians look more Greek like, some overlap with people even further east. Some, I do agree, seem to me as if they couldn't be anything but Italian, but I've never seen a non Italian who is able to pick them out.

I remember one discussion I had with someone where I said the idea that Italians are always long and narrow faced, a supposedly "Mediterranean" trait, was completely incorrect. Otherwise, how then could Luca Zingaretti be explained? He certainly isn't an exception in Italy. He couldn't look more Italian of a certain type, and yet, he doesn't look like that at all. In fact, he looks a great deal like my paternal grandfather, although he's a Roman.
http://www.firenzemadeintuscany.com/media/luca-zingaretti-1020-LCLJQZKE.jpg


If a certain phenotype represents, say, 20- 30% of the people of Italy taken as a whole it's not an "exception". To say someone who looks like that 20% of the population doesn't look "Italian", is insulting as well as being incorrect. It also leads people to be consistently wrong in "guessing" the nationality of certain Italians, although that's just a game.

There's no substitute for living in and extensively traveling in a country. As a corollary, relying on old plates is a very bad idea, imo. They were chosen by people operating out of their own subjective pre-conceptions from what I can tell. They can't even decide on the nomenclature, or the definitions. At least genetics shows the very large variation in Italians. All people need to do is look at the "space" we occupy on a PCA set at normal standards.

As for the woman I posted here, I posted her because I was so surprised that she was of Finnish descent, and I was just sharing that surprise. I also thought either I'd learn she was indeed part of the normal spectrum there, or she was not. Either way, it was meant to be fun, and secondarily to jolt people a bit out of their certainty that certain stereotypes should be relied upon.

What I do know for a certainty is that she indeed looks a LOT like my mother: head shape, face shape, eye shape, everything, as well as coloring and body build, and no, my mother is NOT an exception in our province. This Finnish woman may indeed be an exception in Finland. I don't know one way or another because I've never been there.

MOESAN
21-10-18, 21:57
I expressed myself poorly.
It's true in a lot of places, some diverse looks can compete as almost equally typical in them, or common enough.
I think some looks can be shared by diverse regions in diverse countries too. Others are typical of a reduced number of places and almost completely excluded of certain other regions, at the opposite.
I avow that spite I saw a lot of people on life or on pictures, I stay puzzled by a lot of people of Europe when I have to say their place of origin, without speaking about fresh migrants.

Angela, concerning the woman on these pictures, she doesn't evocates a Finn to me as a whole, but I'm not sure her mother is of Finnish origin. My first choices would have been N- or CN- Italian or French, but the answer was already given when I looked at her.

Angela
22-10-18, 01:37
I expressed myself poorly.
It's true in a lot of places, some diverse looks can compete as almost equally typical in them, or common enough.
I think some looks can be shared by diverse regions in diverse countries too. Others are typical of a reduced number of places and almost completely excluded of certain other regions, at the opposite.
I avow that spite I saw a lot of people on life or on pictures, I stay puzzled by a lot of people of Europe when I have to say their place of origin, without speaking about fresh migrants.

Angela, concerning the woman on these pictures, she doesn't evocates a Finn to me as a whole, but I'm not sure her mother is of Finnish origin. My first choices would have been N- or CN- Italian or French, but the answer was already given when I looked at her.

Ah, I see. Then we agree. :)

halfalp
22-10-18, 10:29
Outlier Finns are sexy.