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September 05, 1987 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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Isn't It Romantic?
Bonnie Boerer's bracelet sleeve
cardigan over her beaded draped
cowl with easy pant in cream.

features were found to be unre-
lated to attractiveness (at least
in the full-face photographs
used; they may be more impor-
tant with profile photos, Dr. Cun-
ningham postulates): the width
of the nose at the tip, the length
of the nose, and forehead
But all other features were

M en view women

who are attractive
as being brighter
and more sociable
and assertive than
women who aren't,
but also more vain
and unreliable.


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correlated to physical attrac-
tiveness, and in precise mea-
surements: eye width that is
three-tenths the width of the
face at the eyes' level; mouth
width that is half the width of
the face at mouth level; chin
length that is one-fifth the height
of the face; distance from the
center of the eye to the bottom
of the eyebrow, one-tenth the
height of the face; the total area
for the nose, less than five per-
cent of the area of the face.
According to these measure-
ments, the ideal female face
has large, widely spaced eyes,
a small nose and a small chin.
It also has high cheekbones
and narrow cheeks, along with
high set eyebrows, wide pupils
and a large smile. Cunningham
divides the features into three
categories, which he terms
"neonate," "mature," and "ex-
pressive." Each category has a
psychological explanation.
Cunningham says, "My basic
idea was that child-like neonate
features are one of the bases of
beauty in adult females. Babies
share certain features, such as
rounded foreheads, large eyes,
small noses and small chins.
Babies are seen as cute, and

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