It’s not a new concept that women dress for other women rather than for men. In fact, most of the time guys don’t even understand the latest trends women anxiously run around trying to acquire. You come home wearing an incredible tribal-inspired vintage necklace, proud and excited about your purchase, and your boyfriend/brother/father (insert whatever applies) looks at you like you’ve grown a third eye. Your best girlfriend/sister/bitchy girl that lives down the hall from you, however, glare at you with envy.
Bottom line, what women find attractive about other women’s style is vastly different from what men find attractive.
In a survey conducted by The Radio Times, a group of 1,000 men and and 1,000 women were asked to name their favorite female film roles. Not surprisingly, the ladies chose the powerful, independent characters, and the men noted the sexy bikini-clad hotties.
The Daily Mail published the survey, which listed the men’s top five female roles as Ursula Andress in Dr. No, Sigourney Weaver in The Alien, Carrie Fisher in Star Wars, Jane Fonda in Barbarella, and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
The women’s top five included Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music, Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
The Daily Mail quoted Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins, the Radio Times’ film editor said of the survey, “It comes as little surprise that male voters put Ursula Andress’s definitive Bond girl Honey Ryder in Dr No at number one, while she failed to make the female voters’ top ten.”
The only common thread in their lists other than Ms. Hepburn? All actresses on both lists were known for either their personal style or that of the role they were playing. No one can forget Ursula Andress’ belted white bikini or Judy Garland’s ruby red slippers and gingham blue dress. So, in an homage to the ladies of the silver screen, we present you with seven of our favorite and most fashionable film heroines.