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    Italians in your pictures look much more attractive to me than Germans, my apologies to all Germans :)
    And the natural combination is about skin tone, eye-colour tone and hair colour. Besides, I can tell that there is a significant difference in the type of Irish blue eyes and the Lithuanian blue eye variants. Irish may have this intense dark blue eyes



    which is I think Celtic, whereas Lithuanian version is less intense in a variety of combinations between blue, grey and brown like this:

    But in general eye colour very much depends on the lightning, cloths one wears, etc. For instance, this woman can also look like she has almost dark brown eyes:



    One more natural version of dark hair and blue grey-brown eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagne View Post
    Italians in your pictures look much more attractive to me than Germans, my apologies to all Germans :)
    And the natural combination is about skin tone, eye-colour tone and hair colour. Besides, I can tell that there is a significant difference in the type of Irish blue eyes and the Lithuanian blue eye variants. Irish may have this intense dark blue eyes



    which is I think Celtic, whereas Lithuanian version is less intense in a variety of combinations between blue, grey and brown like this:

    But in general eye colour very much depends on the lightning, cloths one wears, etc. For instance, this woman can also look like she has almost dark brown eyes:



    One more natural version of dark hair and blue grey-brown eyes
    We have those blue-grey eyes too.

    Alessio Boni, a Lombard.


    Daniele Pecci: I first saw him playing a detective in a great series called "L'Ultimo Padrino" or "The Last Godfather". it's available with English subtitles. He's another one of my favorites, largely because he reminds me of my husband. :)


    The brighter ones again...or maybe just the light?


    Well, the handsome ones I posted, i.e. Raoul Bova, Giulio Berruti and David Giuntoli plus the ones above are actors. I don't normally take close ups of friends and relatives so their eye color shows. :) (Frank Sinatra and Buffon are not handsome.) I'm sure there are very handsome German models and actors as well, but I'm not au courant with the German media world.

    Btw, that's exactly what I meant by the "freckle melt", and that was my cousin Anthony's hair color as well. I only knew my father's sisters when they were adults, and it was much more subdued in color, but probably was like that when they were young. :) They described it as like a fire raging.

    Very pretty the women you posted. Quite different from one another too.
    Last edited by Angela; 01-11-18 at 03:14.


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    Oh I'll try to find the Italian detective series "L'Ultimo Padrino":) thanks
    And one of the women is a friend of mine - a mother of four in her forties, a painter (and where she is dressed like Audrey Hepburn that's a photo when she worked as a model). Another one is an actress (38).

    And this is for fun - this guy considered himself a rather plain person when he was younger, he is about 180 cm, which is a bit below average for men in Lithuania, and when in a group of colleagues, girls would just always pay attention to others first not him... But after living some 15 years in Italy, he became so confident about his looks! He quit his job as a journalist, writes books about food, wine and Italian life stile, participates in shows, runs a restaurant, and internet is full of his pictures almost like he was an actor or a model.... This is what happens when one spends too much time in Italy... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagne View Post
    Oh I'll try to find the Italian detective series "L'Ultimo Padrino":) thanks
    And one of the women is a friend of mine - a mother of four in her forties, a painter (and where she is dressed like Audrey Hepburn that's a photo when she worked as a model). Another one is an actress (38).

    And this is for fun - this guy considered himself a rather plain person when he was younger, he is about 180 cm, which is a bit below average for men in Lithuania, and when in a group of colleagues, girls would just always pay attention to others first not him... But after living some 15 years in Italy, he became so confident about his looks! He quit his job as a journalist, writes books about food, wine and Italian life stile, participates in shows, runs a restaurant, and internet is full of his pictures almost like he was an actor or a model.... This is what happens when one spends too much time in Italy... :)

    The good looks he brought with him, but he may have very well embraced the vanity there. :)

    Beauty in everything is so important in our culture, including beauty in people. I don't know if there's any other country where a common and frequent form of affectionate address to your friends is hello beautiful, even between men (bello). When my great aunt, in her late 80s at the time, first met my husband, she said, "Ma che bello". How beautiful, and then added he was "un gran pezzo d'uomo". I guess you could translate that as a "big chunk of man". I can't imagine a woman in America of any age saying that to a young man, a new relative.

    It's quite normal and in fact expected that you should take pride in your appearance and try to enhance it, and imo, the men, like the males in the animal world, are as or more frequently the ones flaunting their looks. You know, like the peacocks. :)

    In my area of Italy and in my day women were much more subdued. Maybe it's partly because you get so much attention from men as it is that you certainly don't want to encourage them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    It's just a common Italian face shape. I have it too, with a less pointy chin, and a common set of features. They're sort of like a chiaroscuro set. :)
    Antonella Clerici, the judge of Prova del Cuoco, has them too. The hair color, clearly, is fake, and the mouth is odd, being very big, with big teeth, as usually shows up in pictures of her. (Clerici is a name primarily from Lombardia, but almost exclusively "northern" at any rate.)

    Sorry, I can't give out number 5's name, or that of number six. They don't have any "public" persona at all, so I don't think it would be right. Number 7 is, as I said, a local "food" person, so I guess that would be ok. Her name is Daniela Vettori, and is behind my favorite food blog, "Le Cinque Erbe". Her surname is very local, but is also very common in the Veneto and northern Toscana.
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    I'm not Sikeliot, Dagne. You can trust what I post. There's just a lot of variation in Italy.
    Giuliano Razzano: Italian Olympic skier. Parmigiano DOC as we say, and as he always broadcast. No, he's not common at all in certain parts of Italy. In others, not out of the ordinary. My paternal grandfather looked like him.
    It snows almost eight months a year there.


    Another blue-eyed person with a dark limbal ring. :) He was light brown haired in adulthood, though, although I'm sure like quite a few of my relatives he was platinum haired as a child.
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    exact same colour as my second cousin , ludovica ...she has blue eyes ................her mother , my first cousin has natural strawberry blonde hair with green eyes..........so hair and eye colour does not naturally foolow exactly , but close enough
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    I'm here only to destroy (LOL)! Bacause you know precise ethnicity is very uneasy to tell based upon individuals choosen at purpose.
    5- has nothing markedly italianlike (bones) - and I don't see why darker outer ridges of iris would be the proff of lences? No offense BTW.

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    I add (again) that photos are not reliable, particularly for eyes colours, so depending on lightining strength...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    The thread is getting repeatedly buried, so I'll reveal.

    They're all 100% Italian, and not at all outliers.

    Sorry if you feel tricked, but I thought it would be fun and informative. :)
    I don't feel tricked at all. I agree that test exercises like this are informative to some people who may not realize the degree to which certain broad historical/ethnic regions are heterogenous. For instance; not only the Germans/Germanics of areas of "Central Europe" in later days of history can be quite mixed phentotypally. Italians of course are, also. It should be no surprise, there.

    I for one, would love to see the DNA breakdown of each of these Italians. I think they would tell quite the story.

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    Sorry, Moesan, if the reality doesn't fit the old "anthropological" plates upon which you have relied. It really won't fly that everyone I post who doesn't fit your pre-conceived notions is "foreign" to one degree or another.

    I know the ethnicity of all the "local" people I posted very well (numbers 5, 6, 7, and those in post number 18), and certainly that of my own family . Furthermore, if old movie stars like the Calabrian shown here, for example, had "foreign" ancestry we would know it, as was the case with Silvana Mangano. Also, types like Cortopassi are very common in northern Italy and even in parts of Toscana. If nothing else, you should take a look at Renaissance Italian art: they're all over the freaking place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOESAN View Post
    I don't see why darker outer ridges of iris would be the proff of lences? No offense BTW.
    With some coloured contacts lenses, if you put lighter coloured lenses on brown eyes, you get darker ridge around the eye, like this:


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    so it has already been revealed but here are my guesses. number 1 somehwow has a western european face but cause of the body structure that i could see on the pic i would have placed her in switzerland southern france or southern europe. number 2 is hard to say. would have guessed french based on the eyes. 3 spanish italian. number 4 looks very eastern mediterranean. i first thought she was some moderator from al jazeera. 5 another hard one. french or swiss. 6 turkish. 7 english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagne View Post
    Italians in your pictures look much more attractive to me than Germans, my apologies to all Germans :)
    No apologies necessary. This is a statement of taste I have read many times particularly on anthropology related internet discussions and something I give a shrug to. It's a matter of taste and really means not much aside from the person saying it's opinion.

    Something that Angela's gallery of photos of Italians has shown me is that ethnic Italians have a more mixed bag of distinctive looks, while what I have seen of the German look, while also a mixed bag, has an interesting combo of heterogeneity with some strong ancient phenotypal holdovers, namely Neanderthal, which is what I would jump on a limb to guess is what modern people find unattractive.To make an analogy German's are an ancient soup vs Italian are a pasta medley. This makes sense for a more or less geographically isolate region like Italy. (Alps)

    It reminds of what my mom told me was used as a racist epithet for German and Dutch immigrants when her family moved to Canada. They were called "square heads" or "block heads". This slur had a "stupid" connotation, of course, as do all slurs for new outgroups, but there was also a physically shaming component to it, that I think holds some inferential weight as to "you look different in this way".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strudel View Post
    No apologies necessary. This is a statement of taste I have read many times particularly on anthropology related internet discussions and something I give a shrug to. It's a matter of taste and really means not much aside from the person saying it's opinion.

    Something that Angela's gallery of photos of Italians has shown me is that ethnic Italians have a more mixed bag of distinctive looks, while what I have seen of the German look, while also a mixed bag, has an interesting combo of heterogeneity with some strong ancient phenotypal holdovers, namely Neanderthal, which is what I would jump on a limb to guess is what modern people find unattractive.To make an analogy German's are an ancient soup vs Italian are a pasta medley. This makes sense for a more or less geographically isolate region like Italy. (Alps)

    It reminds of what my mom told me was used as a racist epithet for German and Dutch immigrants when her family moved to Canada. They were called "square heads" or "block heads". This slur had a "stupid" connotation, of course, as do all slurs for new outgroups, but there was also a physically shaming component to it, that I think holds some inferential weight as to "you look different in this way".
    I think there is something else about Italian culture that makes men more attractive - it is about mental attitude, Angela explained it a bit. I showed you pics of a plain Lithuanian man who got older but turned into attractive man only because he lived in Italy... I bet the same would happen to Germans if they were to adapt to Italian ways ... Of course this may not apply to everyone but, I think not only the objective appearance, but also perception of oneself matters a lot.

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