The other day I was having a drink with one of my long time friends..and we got to discussing a girl we knew in high school. As with most high school boys, we looked at her but did nothing at all about it except fantasize about her. She was stunning and we were just a couple of grade 9 boys way out of the league she was in.
Fast forward to 2010, and its more than 30 years later. We are older, she is older, and now both of them are now single ( I am not).
In the course of the new reality of communication, both he and I have reconnected with her. While she doesn't even remember me (why should she, I doubt I said more than two words to her : ever) my friend and her have been reasonably close friends since grade 13, although they lost touch for about 15 years until very recently.
Now, while she is still attractive, she is not the stunning girl she once was, but who is? While I have not met her in person lately, he has.
We got discussing how that in addition to her obvious stunning looks, she had that extra thing. The "It" factor. He reported that while she is not the incredibly sexy young thing she once was, she still has that special something, that "it" factor.
So today, I'm preparing a list of some famous people, who I think, in addition to their obvious good looks, had the "it" factor.
Robert Redford: sure the movie star good looks, but he also has that something that many others don't, that inner substance and integrity that transcends his looks, and that has been proven out in his later years as his looks faded. And of course, as a great actor, he can convey that high level of passion while staying understated at the same time.
Paul Newman: Again, as with Redford, the movie star good looks, but also that charisma and passion and the moxy. As well, he had that added trait in that he had a bit of the daredevil in him. To watch him, he inspired confidence in you to follow him wherever he would lead.
Angelina Jolie: sure, the lips, the boobs, the hips, the skin, but there is just something about her that makes every guy want her. She has allure. Don't know any other way to describe her. But for sure, whatever it is, she has "it"
Elizabeth Taylor: of course the stunning looks well into her 40s, but even still, she has always had a way about her...even in the fat and drug years...maybe the way she speaks...she still has always maintained her class level. In some ways, Grace Kelly was another with the very same thing.
Johnny Depp: one guy that people either love or hate... and that is universal with both men and women..the looks..well that is obvious...but he also has that understated emotion and the attitude that he brings to every role he plays.
So, how about you...what famous or not so famous people make your list and why?