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Are the two actresses beautiful?


I didn't think the two lead actresses were cute. Admittedly, Marie Windsor has a very nice body. However, neither of their faces are particularly alluring. Are there any dissenting opinions???

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Marie Windsor has made "me" stand at attention since puberty. Her large soulful eyes and facial expressions bespeak someone with great inner sensuality and emotional depth beneath her tough, defensive exterior. She's definitely top drawer in the eye of this beholder!

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Marie was known for her "bedroom eyes." She's one of those women who wasn't beautiful, but she was sexy. Interestingly, she eventually had the bump in the bridge of her nose fixed, but later considered it a waste of money.

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You kiddin'?

It could've been the setting, but I thought the blonde looked more than a little like the stunning Eva Marie Saint.



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Sourdough beats white bread any day. Actually, Marie Windsor was a blonde in a number of films---and didn't look nearly as good as she does as a brunette. She also had piercing baby blue eyes, something that isn't really visible in black and white movies.

Eva Marie Saint is at least gourmet white bread. This one was Wonderbread.

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I'm with you - I much prefer brunettes. But I'd half convinced myself that the blonde here was EMS, in her first few scenes. Probably just the train-car setting reminiscent of NxNW, though.



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I don't think the blonde was attractive at all, but she wasn't supposed to be at all. You weren't supposed to think a nice girl like that would marry a gangster or whatever her husband was. Marie Windsor is absolutely gorgeous and I wish she had more chances to show what she could do in films. She usually played it tough, but who cares, I loved her.

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Out of the Way! I saw her first!

I became drawn to her when I was about 10 years old, watching old reruns. I couldn't put my finger on exactly why, and at that point in my life it wasn't even physical, although that came also a bit later. It always seemed like she was smiling at me through her often villainous veneer and those weird and wonderful eyes of hers communicated intelligence and understanding.

It is indeed too bad that she wasn't given the professional opportunities she deserved.

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Yes, I was thinking that too. She did bear some resemblance to Eva Marie Saint.

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Marie had sex appeal without the being conventionally model Perfect Ten (and aren't the ones with distinct features almost ALWAYS sexier than the Perfect Tens?!)

As for Jacqueline White, even taking into context how her character was supposed to appear, she seems bland. She's no Eva Marie Saint. Take a look at Anne Archer in the remake and see how much sexier "Nice" can be!

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You're right. Definitely not a 10. I'd say a 12 at least! Slender and buxom at the same time. And those eyes were simply beyond compare. She does go down to a 10 in films where she's a blonde, and even another point or so down with her hair pulled back.

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She does go down to a 10 in films where she's a blonde, and even another point or so down with her hair pulled back.
Hmmm. Did she ever appear bald?! Where would that put her on the scale? (Hey, the look worked for the late Persis Khambatta in Star Trek (The Motion Picture).)

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Not to my knowledge. Even if she did her eyes, body and expressiveness would still put her at the top of my list!

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While watching this, I wasn't crazy about Windsor (her eyes are just too big), but White, while not a bombshell, struck me as... "very pretty." And the phrase that came to mind was "a better looking Eva Marie Saint," who I always thought was just average. She was no Grace Kelly.

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Contact-258, are you kidding?

Marie Windsor is smoking and while Jacqueline White may not be bombshell material, she is certainly sexy in this 50's prim and proper librarian way. Always classy.

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White was beautiful. Windsor just looked WEIRD - her eyes were too far apart!

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Maybe because she had a brain just as well developed (btw, she was also a painter and sculptress in real life) as her body. A truly exotic knockout in all respects! White was reasonably attractive, but so commonplace.

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I've always been attracted to big, expressive eyes so I found Windsor quite attractive

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I thought White's eyes were a little too close together. But, she was clearly made up, coiffed and clothed to appear as a visual contrast to Marie Windsor. In that way, White was refreshing.

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I felt both women were attractive but in different ways.

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Marie Windsor came along just around the time when I started having lecherous thoughts in my young head, and she inspireed quite a few of those thoughts.

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She's a lot more gorgeous in photos with her hair down. I fear that the hairdo in this film was more of a hair don't.

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