Tied for last place with zero votes: Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. I think these results are absolutely disgraceful. Millie, I owe you an apology, because apparently the rest of the world does NOT appreciate Monty's eyes. It isn't just you. It should just be you--I have given up all hope of reform--but I did have more faith in the rest of humanity. Remember that Natalie Wood pic spam I threatened? I do believe a Montgomery Clift overload is eminent.
Tied for fourth place with one vote each are Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Vivien Leigh. Ava Gardner I can understand, but considering all the hype Elizabeth Taylor's eyes get, how legendary they are considered, that they are extraordinary can hardly be popular opinion if she gets only one out of eighteen votes. Perhaps classic movie fans are not only out of the mainstream when it comes to their movie preferences, but also when it comes to their classic movie preferences. Anyway, I don't know why Vivien Leigh didn't get more votes. In spite of all my Natalie Wood hyping, she is the one I voted for, and certainly there can be no "too commercialized/publicized" claims about her. Explanations, anyone? It is, however, interesting to note that these three fourth placers fit the mold of the red-lipsticked, porcelain-doll, cat-eyes look of the nineteen fifties backward rather than doe-eyed style of the sixties, which seems to be more popular today.
Tied for third place with two votes each are Natalie Wood and Frank Sinatra. I would say their rather low ranking is because of Sinatra's overrated eyes and Natalie's underrated ones. Which, then, is worse, if it puts both victims in the bronze medal category?
A refreshingly unshared second place goes to Paul Newman with four votes. Totally deserved. The over-publicized=no real fans rule does not seem to apply to people are actually better in real life than the media gives them credit for. Considering this, it is natural that the first place winner should be:
Audrey HepburnShe is one of my very favorites, and at this point I am beginning to wonder why I voted for Vivien Leigh after all. Pictures say it better than words any day.
Quite ironically, the person you ended up getting the pic spam of is the one you all did vote for and not the ones you didn't but should've. But hey, I didn't vote for them either.