I have written before about how I can get confused by well-known women who either look like each other or who have similar-sounding names (follow the links for a full and ahem scientific explanation).
Here’s another one. There are two well-known women (“well-known” in the pages of the Daily Mail at least) who confuse me utterly — until, that is, I see their picture. They have the same last name (Rose) with first names of Ruby and Demi, respectively, and thus confuse me utterly if I’m just reading text (“Now which one is that?”). An easy difficulty to encounter, I think we can all agree, especially as neither seems to have done anything of note (e.g. won an Oscar, found a cure for cancer or married a member of some royal family).
Once you see pictures of said Roses, however, it becomes a lot easier, because Ruby looks like this:
…while Demi looks quite different:
Of course, to me they both look (and from what I can tell, behave) like prostitutes; but while Ruby actually has a more interesting face, at least Demi isn’t covered with ink:
But it’s all a question of personal preference, of course, and yours may well differ from mine. Right now, all I have to remember is: Ruby = tattoos, Demi = curves, and that’s how I can keep them differentiated.
As much as I have fun laughing at the Train Smash Women of Aintree et al., I must confess to enjoying the more classy women on display at Chester and more recently, at Goodwood this year:
…and even some of the questionable outfits were, by Aintree standards, quite restrained:
Good show, ladies: in every respect.
I speak of course of the luminous Jane Seymour, who still looks gorgeous for an old broad:
And in days past:
Of course, this was before all the cosmetic surgery. Here’s a “Before” pic:
I may be getting confused, of course.
A while ago, I devoted a post to the concept of wanton poses, wherein women posed in unladylike fashion but without making the thing pornographic.
If it’s worth doing once, it’s worth doing again (as the actress said to the bishop), so here are a few more:
…and in a blast from the past, Simonetta Stefanelli:
I only ever watched the first three seasons of the Brit TV time-travel series Outlander (following the “Most TV Series Suck After Season 3” hypothesis), but I have to admit, Catriona Balfe could have tempted me back for a few more:
And here she is in modern clothing:
This one’s for Teh Grrrrls.
No matter how cool you think you are today, your Mom was probably cooler than you’ll ever be.
Go ahead… munch on that Tide pod and go cry on FaceBook.