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Dancers who resemble a celebrity or each other


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#1 canbelto

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:30 AM

I was watching something last night and noticed the striking resemblance (nowadays) between Irma Nioradze and Joan Crawford. Not Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford, but MGM Joan Crawford.
In the same vein, people have mentioned Margot Fonteyn and Audrey Hepburn.
Sofiane Sylve looks a lot like Julia Stiles.

And plenty of dancers look strikingly like other dancers.
Paloma Herrera looks a lot like Maria Tallchief.
Polina Semionova IMO resembles Natalya Bessmertnova.
Uliana Lopatkina and Merrill Ashley.

Can anyone think of any more?

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:55 AM

Karin Von Aroldingen looks much like young Garbo in 'Emeralds' tape, but even more so in 'Davidsbundlertanze.' Maybe younger Peter Martins resembled Max Von Sydow, as in 'The Virgin Spring,' but not really exactly, more a physical attitude.

#3 Paul Parish

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:02 AM

I've always thought that margot Fonteyn looked like a romantic version of young Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth, the face on British money.

And young Suzanne Farrell looked amazingly like a British swinging-London supermodel whose name i can't remember, but who made the two front teeth fashionable.

#4 Helene

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

I've always thought that margot Fonteyn looked like a romantic version of young Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth, the face on British money.

Yes!

#5 Farrell Fan

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:26 AM

Yvonne Borree looks like Kay Mazzo. The current issue (Spring) of Ballet Review has a cover photo of RDB's Thomas Lund airborne in Napoliin which he looks a little like Peter Boal and a little like every male dancer you've ever liked.

#6 Helene

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:27 AM

The current issue (Spring) of Ballet Review has a cover photo of RDB's Thomas Lund airborne in Napoli in which he looks a little like Peter Boal and a little like every male dancer you've ever liked.

That is a fantastic image, Farrell Fan.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:22 AM

That is a fantastic image, Farrell Fan.

That's a marvelous shot, but I could do without the bare legs, myself. Although I can understand why others might like them!

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:34 AM

I actually meant Farrell Fan's description "in which he looks a little like Peter Boal and a little like every male dancer you've ever liked." (Writing as a huge fan of Lund's who still feels infinitely "wuzrobbed" that Nikolai Hubbe replaced the scheduled Lund as James when I saw La Sylphide in Copenhagen.) I'm sorry I wasn't clear.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:44 AM

I think Diana Vishneva and Alessandra Ferri resemble eachother immensely, especially a bit younger Alessandra. When Diana came out on stage at the end of the ABT Gala with all the other principals (led on by Bocca, of all people), I could have sworn it was Alessandra, albeit a bit taller...alas she didn't dance Manon that night. Both are absolutely beautiful and unique.

I think Bocca looks a lot like Sean Penn.

And Wendy Whelan and Sarah Jessica Parker could be sisters.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 11:33 AM

I agree with Paul and Helene about young Fonteyn resembling young Elizabeth, especially comes out in that old film of 'Le Corsaire,' maybe because all that perfected hokiness (and a little naughty maybe) has obviously often been favoured by the Queen, e.g., that PBS thing, 'Windsor Castle' about the 'Detente' with France, in which it is not at all clear that 'Les Miserables' was the only diplomatic thing she had to settle on as entertainment for such an event (her 'inspection' of the stage is hilarious.) By 'Marguerite and Armand' Fonteyn no longer resembles the Queen at all, to my eye.

I've sometimes thought Farrell resembled the adult Bibi Andersen around the time of 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.' But she mostly makes me think of Tintoretto and Parmigianino figures.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 11:35 AM

Sylvie Guillem often made me think of Isabelle Adjani.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:03 PM

Jenifer Ringer looks a bit like Elizabeth Taylor.
Irina Dvorovenko looks like Vivien Leigh.
Elizabeth Platel looks like Maria Callas.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:59 PM

Patricia McBride has something of Delphine Seyrig about her, not quite as intense perhaps.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:05 PM

I used to see flashes of McBride in Merle Park.

Paul, the English overbite model you refer to -- Jean Shrimpton?

I see Fonteyn's smile in Michele Wiles.

I think Megan Fairchild's resemblance to Kay Mazzo is much stronger than Yvonne Borree's.

Sean Suozzi looks more and more like Eddie Villella.

Am I the only one who saw the high cheekbones, almond eyes and full, wide mouth of Maria Alexandrova and thought, "Sophia Loren!"

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:12 PM

I thought of some more:
Daria Pavlenko with lighter hair could be Chloe Sevigny's sister.
Veronika Part looks a lot like Ava Gardner.

Olesia Novikova looks a lot like Svetlana Zakharova.


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