Firstly, lets identify what a siren is."In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siren).\
Why the topic of sirens?I was just thinking the other day about the whole sexy movement. Who started it, who owns it and who determines who or what is sexy. Last year sometime I was watching channel 109 on DSTV aka TCM(Turner Classic Movies), and the movie Butterfield 8 was playing. I loved this movie the first time I saw it, and it also didn't hurt that an icon of mine was the the leading lady in this picture. It's about a prostitute who falls in love, yes it's kinda like Pretty woman before pretty woman, but not really. The leading lady was Elizabeth Taylor. I mean nothing and no one epitomises or embodied being a siren like she did. In her day she was the beginning and end of beauty, and very few woman could even think about disputing that very obvious fact. Ms. Taylor was not the only one from that time who set of smoke alarms or caused car accidents. Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe (just to name a few) were also considered the cream of the cream back in their day. Woman wanted to be them and men wanted to be with them. Ava drove a billionaire banana's(Howard Huges),Brigitte, a hairstyle that launched a million imitations and Marilyn, well, lets just say the happy birthday song never sounded sexier! All four of these ladies were not just eye candy, but were all highly successful at their craft, but they each had that extra something that your Katherine Hepburn's, Ingrid Bergman's and Lauren Bacall's didn't have. Sex appeal. In those days it was all about being Conservative, what will the neighbours think and a woman can't do what a man does. Ava, Brigitte, Elizabeth and Marilyn showed that they didn't need to approve anything to anyone, they were who they were, and most of the time if not always it was more than enough to keep the world entertained and in awe.
To the left Marilyn Monroe
One thing that I've notice with that generation and our generation is that, that generation was very subtle with sexiness, but it was still sexy! I mean you could have your knee's covered and your shoulders covered and still be one hell of a hottie! Now a days you can't show enough! I mean video girls, clubbing girls and "working girls" all look the same. Trashy, not even the littlest bit sexy. The sirens of yester year were still very much ladies who were mannered and exuded sex appeal, they never had to flaunt it! This brings me to the next question, who are the sirens of today? I have my pick of ladies who I think are completely 100% sirens.
At number four, she is just true class and beauty, it is siren No. 4 Catherine zeta Jones
At number three we have a very quiet and captivating beauty who is so sexy, but has never even tried to be, it's Ashwarya Rai!
At number two it is someone who I have always thought was true sexiness, from her deep, sultry voice to her luscious lips and ultra curvaceous body, its Scarlett Johansson! We even share a birthday!!!!
Number 1 is the most confident, amazingly beautiful and strong Angelina Jolie. I have no words except to say she is the siren of sirens right now!
(Images are courtesy of google)