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Celebrity Voices Meme

Name 10 celebrities that you would happily listen to for hours as they read the phonebook. My most favorite is #1:


  1. John Billingsley - as Dr. Phlox on Enterprise. I adore his voice!
  2. Antonio Banderas - *swoon*
  3. Rona Downey as Monica, from Touched by an Angel.
  4. Sean Connery - I begin to see a pattern of Celtic voice-love here.
  5. Lucy Lawless in her Xena stage voice.
  6. Peter Graves - He sounds so understatedly Texan!
  7. Madge Sinclair - Jamaican!
  8. Jeremy Irons - So many roles!
  9. The actor who plays T'lk on Stargate SG-1
  10. Leonard Nimoy - Very resonant voice.


I'll pass this on to leianora, shusu, and nixnivis.

Comments

No Ben Browder (John Kryton from Farscape)?

SHAME on you!

Heh...Actually, I like the voice of the actress who plays Erin on Farscape.

Chantal

ME? EEK!!

Er... okay. I'll post it in my LJ as soon as I get done with lunch. I've never been tagged before! Oh, BTW, if you were tagging someone else, sorry... I saw what looked like my name, but spelled differently, so if I got confused, oops! Huggles!

Re: ME? EEK!!

Leianora--Ack, I did misspell your username! I've corrected it now. Thanks for pointing that out! I swear, the way I type, no one would ever believe that I used to do medical transcription. *sighs*

Chantal

Oooh, exciting! :-D Hmm... I'll have to think about this for a while...

Kris Senior thekristeen tagged me with this, too, and reading everyone else's lists is making it harder to do mine. I keep going "OOOoo! Yeah, I gotta include him (or her). And Oh, that voice is just maaaahvelous.

Rosemary--I was going to include Edward Norton, who played King Baldwin IV in Kingdom of Heaven. But then I remembered Antonio Banderas from The Thirteenth Warrior, and I had to switch names. So there are tones of wonderful-sounding actors around.

leianora was remarking that she came up with far more men than women. So did I. Are you finding the same true for you?

Chantal

Chantal

I didn't know that was Ed Norton in Kingdom of Heaven.

My list (which is still mental so far) is almost all male. Not purposefully, but I can think of ten male voices offhand, whereas I really have to THINK of some sexy female voices. I think there's a few reasons for this: (1) As a heterosexual female, that's what pushes my buttons. (2) Leaving sex appeal out of it, the male voice is deeper and more resonant, and these are things that are just generally more appealing to listen to. The women's voices I think of as appealing (Catherine Zeta Jones for example) has a mellow register. It's pleasant on the ear. Some are appealing for quirk value-- Holly Hunter's accent makes me smile. Lori Petty's rasp is very distinctive. But I'm not sure I'd want to listen to either of them for hours on end.

Now, Marilyn Monroe's voice was considered sexy, but to me it's like nails on a chalkboard. Same with the little girl squeaks of the Hiltons and their ilk. It must be sexy to someone, but certainly not to me.

Interesting question.

Rosemary--I can't stand Marilyn Monroe's voice or her imitators. Those high-pitched, breathy baby-doll voices don't appeal to me at all. I don't understand why anyone would want to speak that way. My own voice sounds to me as if I'm 12 years old, and I don't like it.

My favorite sexy female voice is Peggy Lee singing "Fever." It doesn't get any more sultry than that, for me. :)

Chantal

And I keep thinking of people I forgot to list. I hate being limited to 10. But I stand by my list anyway. These things are kind like a snapshot, really. They show what you were thinking on a particular day, not what you'll be thinking tomorrow.

By the way, Kris, I like your icon! Eleonora of Toledo, wife of Cosimo de' Medici. Cool!

Chantal

Roma Downey's voice was the only real reason for that show to have existed. (Well, other aspects of Roma Downey too, but ones you'd probably appreciate less than I....)

Heh...I used to listen to her and think, When I die and go to Heaven (presuming I get there), I hope all of my angels are Irish. (g) She has such a beautiful voice.

And thank you for reminding me of what her name is!

Chantal

That's funny. The few times I was forced to watch that series, Roma Downey's voice drove me nuts. It was just...I don't know. Wrong. But I didn't care for the show anyway, so I might be biased. A lot.

But even in other roles I haven't cared for her voice. Not anything against her, personally.

Hey, there are probably many people who feel the same way about mine, so there you go.

I remember seeing Della Reese on Touched by an Angel one night and in Harlem Nights with Redd Foxx and Eddie Murphy a week or so later, in which she played a madam. Totally cracked me up!

As for angelic looks--I thought Andrew was pretty gorgeous. (g) Much better-looking than Mandy Patinkin, though I do like Mandy.

Chantal