Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lovely voices {female edition}.

After reading the comments on my last post, I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who notices voices. :)

{Am I the only one who doesn't like the new Blogger interface? It's very strange, white, and impersonal, I think.}

I have to agree with Audrey and say that, for some reason, I don't pay attention to women's voices as much as I do male ones. But there are a few that came to mind immediately.

Myrna Loy.
I just adore Myrna Loy's singsongy voice. It seems to fit her perfectly. :)

Judy Garland.
Both singing and speaking. I'm amazed at what a beautiful voice she had even at a really young age (around twelve or thirteen), though I'm not especially fond of how it changed in her later years.

Audrey Hepburn.
Everything about Audrey Hepburn was elegant, even her voice.

Shirley Temple.
I haven't really seen that many of Shirley Temple's early films, but I love the matter-of-fact, dignified way she spoke, even as a young child (sort of like the way Margaret O'Brien spoke). I couldn't find a good clip of her talking as a child (only singing!), so here's a scene of her as a teen from one of my favorite movies.

Jean Arthur.
Jean Arthur's voice is a strange mixture of squeaky and throaty. You can always recognize it instantly. {I just love Jimmy Stewart in this scene, too!}

Emma Thompson.
I'm not sure why I like Emma Thompson's voice so much...I guess it's just a nice, lovely English voice. :)

Until next time,


  1. I love that clip of Myrna. :) So funny!

  2. I definitely pay more attention to male voices rather than women's! Though I love your examples!


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