No. 4 in a Series: Intellectual Cuties

My previous intellectual cuties have been a policy wonk, a philosophical theologian and a YouTube antifeminist. My latest is a successful businesswoman, responsible for developing or co-developing new Internet applications, in particular Flickr.

Her name is Caterina Fake.

I often like short-haired brunettes with pale skin, and she fits that description. I also like her cheerful smile.




Previous “intellectual cuties” may be found here, here and here.

A commenter has remarked on her smile. Does Caterina Fake have a fake smile? I will say that she seems to be smiling in every picture I can find. Here she is again. I think I like her bright eyes too.


That one looks a bit fake, but her smiles mostly seem to involve her eyes and cheeks as well as her mouth, which is supposed to be the sign of a genuine, “Duchenne” smile; not a fake “Pan Am smile”.

Does a woman look better smiling or not? Perhaps a pretty girl looks best when she smiles, because often prettiness is based largely on an expressive face; but a beautiful woman may look her best with her face in repose;


although perhaps that is a little cold for some tastes.

Julia Roberts is usually considered a beautiful woman, but her more genuine smile on the right seems actually to detract from her beauty:


I think she looks a bit simian in the right hand photo.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Dr. Demento on February 17, 2014 at 2:42 am

    That’s not a cheerful smile, it’s the effect of teeth that don’t fit in her mouth


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