Titanic's most beautiful women

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Faith Elizabeth Cason

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I've started this thread to give people a chance to post a picture of a woman that sailed on Titanic that they think by opinion is a beauty. When you Post a picture, please be sure to leave the name of the woman, and any short biographical facts you might know about them. I'm trying to come up with ideas to write a book about. Basically, I need a female hero to write about, but I don't know how to choose one on my own...I'd appreciate the help. Thanks! Post away!
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Kritina Johnston

Kritina Johnston

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Sorry, but I don't have the ability to post pictures. But the first one that comes to mind for me is Violet Jessop.
 
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Faith Elizabeth Cason

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Kritina, Do you happen to know where I might be able to find a picture of Ms. Violet Jessop?

Thank you SO much for your post. I appreciate it! :)
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Kritina Johnston

Kritina Johnston

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A picture link is right below:

This was taken when she was serving with the Red Cross during WWI, I believe.
 
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Faith Elizabeth Cason

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You're right, she really is gorgeous. Thanks for the picture link!!! Its great.
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mary mason

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i think there were several beautiful women on Titanic, but it depends what you definition of "beauty" is.

young Mrs. Astor, i think was very beautiful although i know other's who think she was rather plain. a picture can be found here: Portrait of Madeleine Force Astor in mourning

Mrs. Allison i think was beautiful, there are pics on her biography page. if you want a clearer pic of her, you can give me your email address and i will email it to you.
 
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Desiree Pearse

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I always thought the Countess of Rothes was beautiful. I'm not so good at uploading, but here's a picture of her- Rothes.jpg

Since there's a thread about Titanic's most beautiful women, how about a "Titanic's Most Handsome Men" thread?
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Sahand Miraminy

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Hey Everyone,

I think the make up of today would make these gals even prettier looking!
 
Shelley Dziedzic

Shelley Dziedzic

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I remember we had this beauty contest about three years ago- with the same candidates. My choice,although she did not age gracefully, would be Miss Hays- whose sweet face here is surpassed by the beauty that counts most, inner beauty,charity and kindness as evidenced by her tender care of the Navratil boys, even after they arrived safely in New York.
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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I suppose Mrs. Bishop was beautiful, or at least sexy, attending her age. But my favourite female passenger is still the Countess of Rothes. Although she wasn't exactly young and gorgeous, she appeared to be quite elegant and had a formal attitude with a royal behavior, making her a pretty attractive woman.

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Brian Ahern

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Julia Cavendish tops my list. A regal beauty.

We've had this discussion elsewhere and Dorothy Harder always gets honorable mention. So does Jean Hippach.

Leila Meyer may not have been exactly beautiful, by our standards, but she was certainly exotic and attractive.

Virginia Clark has been described as a beauty, and one certainly gets the impression she was attractive to men, but the only image I've seen of her was the passport photo in Gallery of Titanic Visages. In that photo, she certainly doesn't look beautiful, though slim and dark-haired. I like to think it was just an unflattering photo - which passport photos tend to be (with all the hundreds they must look at each day, airport check-in people still exclaim over mine!).

And I remember many of us were pleasantly surprised at how attractive Bertha Chambers was when G of TV came out.

Differences in standards between the generations are apparent when you look at photos of some of these passengers. I have the impression that the senior Lucile Carter was known for her looks (she was at least known for her fashion sense) but most photos show her looking rather matronly. And then Berthe DeVilliers made her living on the basis of her attractiveness, but photos seem to show a rather heavy-set, hard-featured woman. Looks to me like her attractiveness lay elsewhere...

Violet Jessop was definitely beautiful, as was said earlier. I'm trying to think of which other ladies of the crew and second and third class passengers were lookers. Nellie Hocking comes to mind, and Ada Clark looks like she has a rather winsome quality to her, though I haven't seen enough photos of her to really get a sense. Judith Geller described Jane Quick as attractive.

Really, there were very many good-looking people on the ship. But I vowed to quit writing such long posts.
 
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Randy Bryan Bigham

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Brian’s right that standards of beauty change. We may not agree with what was thought of as beautiful in 1912 but the following women — that is the well known women who made the news and gossip columns — were considered among the "lookers" of the day:

1) Lucy Duff Gordon

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2) Eleanor Widener

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3) Marian Thayer

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4) Dorothy Gibson

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5) Noelle Rothes

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6) Helen Churchill Candee

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Note that only Dorothy Gibson and the Countess of Rothes are younger women, ages 22 and 33 respectively. The others are all over 40. The Edwardian period was a time when "maturity and savoir faire were prized in a woman," as one writer put it.
 
Ryan McKeefery

Ryan McKeefery

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The none-existent one that I created for my book takes the cake.
If there was a picture, I'd show her. You can paint your own image of her one day...
 
Brandon McKinney

Brandon McKinney

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>The none-existent one that I created for my book takes the cake.

The fictional characters we imagine always look better than the real people that were there, don't they? As long as she doesn't look like Susan St. James - she's probably a looker.

Lucy Duff-Gordon has a rather puzzling expression on her face in that photograph. Almost as if there's something off camera that's about to hit her. I am supposing those layers of pearls that she wears are genuine? It wasn't uncommon then for the wealthy to wear faux-pearls - as culturing of pearls was in its infancy and natural pearls could be worth millions. (Anyone familiar with the Maisie Plant story?)

Even if Lucy Duff-Gordon was successful with her fashion design firm, I'm sure that she couldn't afford a strand that was natural and that compares with that of Maisie Plant. Just a thought.

EDIT: Must mention, even though natural pearls could be worth millions in 1912, the practice of culturing pearls, once widespread actually harmed the value of the pearls that were much rarer than cultured pearls. Maisie Plants 1.2 or so million dollar double strand of pearls was valuable enough for her to trade Cartier her flat in about 1916, but in 1957, they sold at auction for only $170,000.
 
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