I know Merle Oberon. That's an interesting connection to make. She was in one of my favorite movies, The Scarlet Pimpernel. I like your thought about Meryl being an exotic ballerina. Now that you mention it, she reminds me quite a bit of Cynthia Gregory, a major ballerina from the seventies.
I definitely find Katia Gordeeva beautiful.
And Tanith Belbin is beautiful.
Those two, for me, embody ideal feminine beauty, but I also find Mao Asada to be incomparably beautiful in a universal, transcendental kind of way.
Many fans have remarked upon her remarkable facial similarity to Bodhisattva statues:
I also find that she looks very similar to Mona Lisa:
Mona Lisa: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...a_headcrop.jpg
I agree about Mao. I think this is partly due to her expressiveness. She has such a mobile face. Very interesting about the Bodhisattva statues.
I wasn't sure before but after watching Worlds I must say Monika Simancikova has become very beautiful, she has strong features but she's finally grown into them and has a striking look to her that's very alluring.
Kaetlyn Osmond is also really pretty I think (I know some people aren't fans of her body type, but I think the costumes are just not the best fit, she looks stunning in practice outfits and fit, trim, muscular...not heavy at all), her eyes especially are very sparkly and draw you in.
Elena Ilynikh - classic Russian beauty with stunning features (dont really see why she is dating Morosov :S)
Victoria Sinitsina - very beautiful with a down-to-earth personality
Kiira Korpi - she is a mix of Grace Kelly and Charlize Theron
Zijun Li - she is soooooo adorable
Vanessa James - wonderful figure and very pretty
Alena Leonova has the most beautiful eyes!!
Gracie Gold is very lovely. I especially love the way she wears her hair, that tucked-in braid. It looks almost like embroidery.
After seeing many of them again close up at nats and worlds from the first row during practice, and looking at my pics, yes, Gracie is gorgeous, but then so are many of the others....and there is an interesting effect. I always thought Agnes Z. very appealing on TV and out there on the ice but you cant appreciate her beauty from a photo. You have to see her in real life close up...here she is with me at Omaha. I dont know if its their facial expressions or what but it is an interesting phenomena...Agnes is definately wonderful looking in person.
I have always thought Agnes was very pretty, don't know why other people think otherwise. Her features are a bit strong, so a few years ago they maybe overpowered her a bit, and I also thought in her earlier teenage years she was a little too angular in build, with those skinny arms and big pointy elbows, but as she's grown up she's grown into her features and now has a striking figure and she is even more beautiful.