Beauty, Feminine

Beauty, Feminine

See also Beauty, Sensual.
Amoret (Amoretta)
typical of female loveliness. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene, Brewer Dictionary, 30]
Annabel Lee
poet’s beautiful beloved. [Am. Lit.: “Annabel Lee” in Portable Poe]
Aphrodite
(Rom. Venus) archetype of feminine beauty. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 24]
Astarte
beautiful goddess of fertility and sexual love. [Phoenician Myth.: Zimmerman, 33]
Bathsheba
king David killed to gain her. [O.T.: II Samuel 11]
Beauty
beautiful woman married to an enchanted beast who turns into a prince. [Fr. Fairy Tale: “Beauty and the Beast” in Walsh Classical, 49]
Cleopatra
beautiful queen of Egypt; wins Marc Antony’s heart. [Br. Lit.: Antony and Cleopatra]
crabapple blossom
traditional symbol. [Chinese Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 377]
Deirdre
prophesied to become the most beautiful woman in Ireland. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259]
Doone, Lorna
her good looks stir John Ridd and others. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Dorothy la Désirée
Jurgen’s childhood sweetheart; when he finds her again in a magic garden she has retained the beauty he had praised in his poems. [Am. Lit.: Jurgen in Magill I, 464]
Duchess of Alba
Goya’s lover and model, immortalized on canvas. [Span. Art: Wallechinsky, 192]
Etain
most beautiful woman in Ireland. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 123–125]
Freya
goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity; beautiful, blue-eyed blonde. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 425]
Galatea
statue so striking, Venus grants sculptor Pygmalion’s wish that it live. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 286]
Gibson girl
classic, comely woman of illustrations (1890s). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 283]
Golden Bells
epitome of the beautiful Chinese woman. [Irish Lit.: Messer Marco Polo, Magill I, 584–585]
Hebe
beautiful cupbearer to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]
Helen of Troy
beautiful woman kidnapped by smitten Paris, precipitating Trojan war. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Trojan Women; Euripides, Helene]
Hypatia
(c. 370–415) Greek philosopher, renowned for beauty and wit. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1302]
Kriemhild
Burgundian princess’s beauty known throughout Europe. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
Marcella
farmer’s daughter; every bachelor fancies her. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Marie Antoinette
(1755–1793) beautiful queen consort of King Louis XVI of France. [Fr. Hist.: EB, VI: 620]
Miss America
annually selected most beautiful young woman in America. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 56–57]
O’Hara, Scarlett
epitome of a beautiful Southern belle. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
Simonetta
Botticelli’s hauntingly beautiful young model. [Ital. Art: Wallechinsky, 190]
Snow White
snow-toned flesh, ebony hair, blood-red lips. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 184]
Teal Eye
“Her beauty remained forever in Boone’s memory.” [Am. Lit.: The Big Sky]
Tehani
lovely Tahitian girl loved by Byam. [Br. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Van Tassel, Katrina
rich farmer’s daughter, pursued by Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
Venus de Milo
armless statue of pulchritudinous goddess. [Gk. Art: Brewer Dictionary, 1126]