But I think that a great screen charisma (or stage persona if you’re on the stage) is absolutely essential in being a sex symbol.
Charisma is extremely important for lasting sex appeal.
How do you explain the interest in this guy otherwise? It certainly wasn’t based on his looks.
For those questioning Mae West, Jean Harlow and, dear God (!), Marilyn Monroe, please break down the term Sex Symbol.
Mae West… :D
In fact, just about all French leading men apart from Delon.
^ yeah that’s a good one. ha ha
Belmondo was pretty ripped but yeah that’s a face only a mother could love but a great example of screen charisma.
Belmondo’s a sexy guy.
“Which is why I was very, very close to putting Kathleen Turner, but I think that her charisma ultimately overrides any sort of “perfect feature” beauty (or whatever we are calling it)”
She had a great body though and a super sexy voice. that’s enough really! and her face was passable.