Franz Josef's wife, Elisabeth, was a qt
Not even close.
I personally prefer the look of debutantes myself.
These faces are so nice. What I like most about them is that they have a peculiarity of their own and a quality other generations didn't have. It's rare to see a woman look like this much these days.
The Fifties (and Grace Kelly's predominate role in the Silver Screen) started the trend of oval-faced women with flat cheeks and skinny, tall bodies.
She looks almost horse-like to me, especially how her teeth protrude and how far her chin goes out. I saw her in motion before and I didn't find her to be an intriguing woman. Her beauty was very flat to me , like a stone , or a building , it wasn't sensual and remarkable like someone like Ava Gardner or Marilyn Monroe.
I prefer the more rounder contours and fuller shapes of past women, than the statuesque ice princess beauty standard started by Hollywood..
Cleopatra's beauty was in her wit and her fire, rather than her actual physical looks. I suppose that's more important than a girl who's visually stunning but lacks substance, but as far as I seen Cleopatra wasn't something to report back about.
A Brazilian woman with her manservants. Bahia, 1860.
There were times where she didn't look like an angry old woman.
>tfw I look similar to Nicholas and exgf had a few physical similarities to Alix
Wilhelm II's daughter was quite qt
Princess Victoria Louise looks so boring when she's not in Prussian costume.
Even though many people will get triggered, I genuinely think Dorothy Dandridge was a fine looking woman..
Hope I know the lad who invents time travel. Gonna go back and get a historical qt.
Does anyone think historical women look better than modern women?
There is no standard look for the "modern woman." Yes there are images portrayed in the media and elsewhere displaying what look is trendy, or what whoever is presenting the media thinks a woman should look like, but there is no universal standard.
There are plenty of soft and feminine looking women.
Indeed, the best sources for evaluating the general attractiveness of 19th century people are mugshots.
anyone find young queen elizabeth qt? petite redhead :3
yeah i dont like her that much desu, it was the only picture that i could remember off the top of my head
heres a pic of her mom
She will go down as one of the finest royal milfs.
One thing I've always wondered is would modern day beauty standards translate? Because you see historical women that are supposed to be beautiful and I don't quite see it some times. But say you take a Scarlett Johansson or something and drop her into the 19th or 15th or whatever century; would that translate just as well as it does today?
They've been considered attractive for centuries now.
Round faces are also show higher estrogen.
Only recently are they ugly, to be frank.
As if this is supposed to be insulting.
I don't find shapeless tall women attractive, sorry. Elizabeth Taylor and countless other movie stars were gorgeous though.
I didn't say she had a round face, I said rounder faces usually means higher estrogen.
Elizabeth is a pretty neutral oval, I think. Grace borderlines on oblong and she has a pointy chin to boot.
Grace created the standard look for "beautiful" celebrities. A look I was never really into..
I always liked Titian's Venus
The Portrait Madame X is a painting of Virginie Amelie Avegno Gautreau, the wife of a Parisian banker Pierre Gautreau, and an expatriate like John Singer Sargent, the painter. Sargent himself had requested the painting, rather than having it commissioned. He was said to have complained about her unpaintable beauty and her laziness, as she would not sit down for the paintings. When the painting was completed, Sargent anticipated that it was one of his best, and his America and British friends and Gautreau had all agreed. But at the portrait's unveiling at the Paris Salon in front of Parisian high society, it incited shock and scandal. One woman said it made Gautreau look both cadaverish and clownish at once. Others commented on its overt sexuality, to which Sargent amended the dress. Gautreau's mother demanded the painting be withdrawn from exhibtion. Both Gautreau and Sargent were humiliated by the affair. Gautreau broke out into tears and Sargent moved permanently out of Paris. No doubt, it was crushing blow to the ego of that "professional beauty," a social climber who prided herself in her appearance and sexual reputation. So, the painting was separated from its subject with its name changed in an attempt to preserve anonymity.
Now, it represents the mystery and allure of the impersonal. The mystique of the feminine archetype.
Something like that. I'm paraphrasing this from going to the MFA all the time.
Lrn2read moron, I said they Ancient Greeks and Romans considered mathematical perfection to be beautiful hence why their art was not close to reality.
They would be considered cute or be someone's type, but definitely not a mainstream beauty. Hollywood girls would be considered too androgynous, too dark skinned and too frivolous.
If you dropped her into a non western place, she would be considered rape worthy, but otherwise very odd and strange looking.
Hollywood girls have androgynous faces and bodies but everyone gets triggered every time I say that.
Modern lamestream beauty is not hyperfeminine enough.
>She looks almost horse-like to me, especially how her teeth protrude and how far her chin goes out. I saw her in motion before and I didn't find her to be an intriguing woman. Her beauty was very flat to me , like a stone , or a building
You have shit taste.
Ada Lovelace always does it for me. The fact that she was a fuckin genius doesn't hurt.
Wow, great rebuttal there.
"You have shit taste".
No, I just don't like her beauty considering most women like her age like milk and spoil like rotten eggs anyway.
Besides, they have millions of men willing to be the pillow on their beds everynight including you.
What's with Brazilians and cheekbones? I know she's from the Ukraine originally, but she reminds me of Lispector with them.
>No Sofonisba Anguissola
>tfw no renaissance qt3.14 painter gf
Had a thing for this picture for a lot of years.
Audrey Hepburn is the closest to perfection this world will see.
>implying anyone knows what she looked like
so nobody should even consider how she may look ?
>Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is not a source
don't care what's the source, the pic is beautiful and you are faggot bitching around. kill urself
>come to thread
>immediately control f Audrey Hepburn
Every thread until you like her.
I was mesmerized by her when I saw this picture as a kid (before internet age). anyone else?
Statues of cleopatra depict her with masculine figures to placate the people they were intended for. Her Greek, Egyptian, andand Roman portraits all look different. People tend to point to her Roman image since it was the ugliest, but Roman women were often depicted as having unattractive noses.
This is a history board, not a babe board.
Anyone know how to save the pics with the proper file name?
Eh, I'd say Tatiana was beautiful, especially with shorter hair. Her biggest problem was that she was a bit of a sheltered prude. Apparently she was an incredible romantic though so if you were a wounded soldier you might've gotten a princessfu.
>beautiful, especially with shorter hair
>with shorter hair
She likes the kind of girl who is nerdy and shy in public but a fucking freak in bed.
I'll uh, i'll be in my bunk.
You must hate flappers.
I like the short hairs in the pic related.
Is that Nicholas II's mother? I know they looked alike.
What's wrong with pic related?
or the 30's , 40's , and 50's ?
>All of you this wrong
The only answer
Jeanne is also right
Compared to makeup of today that 'spretty decent.
I'd say I dislike women's look after early 60's.
Some were still good in the 70's though.
That looks like any cam girl you see, to the shapeless body and the boring face. boring.
why not choose women who were principle standard of beauty for their time? they had much more interesting faces
But criminals tend to be poor, and thus had worse genes/childhood hygiene, and thus be uglier.
It's the equivalent of going to Walmart at 8pm on a weekend and declaring the 21st century the ugliest in history based solely on that sample population.
My only 10/10 itt
I'm into that
Also, pic related
> The statue was so lifelike that it even aroused men sexually, as witnessed by the tradition that a young man broke into the temple at night and attempted to copulate with the statue. Apparently a stain in the marble on the rear of the thigh convinced him the statue was a real woman. This story is recorded in the dialogue Erotes (section 15), traditionally misattributed to Lucian of Samosata.
Cleo de Merode is an example of an attractive, slim women.
What I don't like is slim (or fat women for that matter) with no shapes that literally go like I I
Why do people always assume you like fatties because of this? No, I just like women with developed feminine features.
>No, I just don't like her beauty considering most women like her age like milk and spoil like rotten eggs anyway.
>implying you're an authority on women
>implying you know how women work
You're just a hipster who thinks something older is inherently better.
>Is it just because of the fraudster who claimed she was Anastasia?
Yes, pretty much. Without 'Anna Anderson' and the subsequent films and theater productions that cemented her place in popular culture, Anastasia would have just been one of the four grand duchesses--no more no less.
Lots of curve here, anon.
Enjoy your trap looking women elsewhere. Literally disgusting.
Now that's what I like to see, looks actually like a woman.
notice the different colored eyes (heterochromia) - it's genuine!
truly my very own 3D waifu
this girl wouldn't be far from home in a 1980's rock music video, given some make-up and the right outfit. here's one I remember from my childhood (tho I can hardly believe it's >25 years.)
ps some beautiful women in this vid!
love me some pin-up 1940's girls.
ava gardner in later decades nice, too, imo
A reminder that most of the woman on here are skeletons.
back to Willendorf with you
beauty standards change, obviously a 2015 thread will gauge historical beauty by 2015 standards, not the ones at the time.
I think to a large extent they would. Youthfulness has always been attractive, as well as average and symmetrical features. If you look at those composite features the average is always good looking.
Other than that preferences of the time and fetishes play a big part, I've noticed the big tits preference moving towards an ass fetish in my lifetime.
Damn, I love Art Nouveau so much.
I'd guess beauty hasn't changed all THAT much over the centuries
There's no way rita hayworth doesn't have some Spanish in her blood... idk why but i know it
idk if she real or not, if she was so beautiful or not, but her influence is so great, she must have been so hot
Not exactly hot, but she was cute.