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    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.1)
    Hello there everyone.

    I need advice from those of you more media-immersed than my good self...

    Can any of you recommend me any female actresses/celebrities with tomboy good looks/charm?

    I need inspiration for base sketches on a new story I'm doing.

    Admins, feel free to bump me if I put this in the wrong place.
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.2)
    cate blanchett in I'm not there ?
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      CommentAuthornabokovsnose
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (619.3)
    Ellen Page from Juno.
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.4)
    or from regenesis.
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.5)
    is there a specific age range your looking for?
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.6)
    Katee Sackhoff seems pretty much typecast as such...



    Oddly, I am having a hard time thinking of anyone else, though I know there are lots more...

    Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity in the Matrix?



    Mm... Hillary Swank? I have a hard time knowing what tomboy means in a visual context. Boyish? Tough?
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (619.7)
    I'm veering towards boyish/fae looking.

    The character's slender, jeans, tees, Converse (grr). Just graduated from the Academy, so early twenties. Short hair (either bob or Winona Ryder/Annie Lennox style).

    btw, @ zoem: What film is that screenshot from?
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    Ellen Page is the only one that comes to mind for me...
    • CommentAuthorjmarquiso
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.9)
    I used to obsess over this, and now I can't really bring one to mind. A lot have left this look, as femme has become more in. I love short hair on women, so this might seem like an odd list.

    So, some:

    Sigourney Weaver in Alien/Aliens
    Winona Ryder in the 80s and the 4th Alien movie.

    Linda Hamilton, Terminator.

    Oh wait -

    <em>The character's slender, jeans, tees, Converse (grr). Just graduated from the Academy, so early twenties. Short hair (either bob or Winona Ryder/Annie Lennox style).
    </em>

    You're looking for a cute short-haired hipster. Well, again the popular look is moving away, you are going to find it in certain roles.

    Hilary Swank
    Kiera Knightly in Domino - anything else just doesn't fit.
    Natalie Portman in The Professional, Beautiful Girls, and V for Vendetta.
    Lauren Ambrose in In & Out, Psycho Beach Party, "Six Feet Under" (with long hair)
    Alicia Witt in "Four Rooms" and "Law & Order"
    Gina Torres in Alias, Firefly, Cleopatra 2525 (long hair, but tends to play tough and masculine)
    Summer Glau (fan favorite), Firefly, Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles
    Fairuza Balk - The Craft, and lots of video game voice work.
    Olivia Wilde - 13 on House - there's a few photos out there of her acting tough. In interviews she has the kind of tomboyish feel you're talking about.

    Meh.

    I'm trying here, but now I just seem obsessive.
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    Chloe Sevigny , particularly in Kids ?
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.11)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Keira ,Natalie ,Ellen Page and Katee Sackhoff are just the type of girl that makes me mad with lust.
    I just love that cute tomboy look.
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    Linda Cardellini had it going in Freaks and Geeks. Not so much anymore. She's still quite pretty, though.
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (619.13)
    If you're looking for fae, androgyn, perhaps Tilda Swinton? She played Gabriel in "Constantine", but don't hold that against her, she was also in "Adaptaion".

    Tilda Swinton
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    You could do worse than Hannah Spearritt in ITV's sci-fi show Primeval (which is quality cheese):

    Hannah Spearritt

    And I'm sure if you look hard enough on the interweb you can find pics of her in her underwear. Not that that's the show's big selling point or anything.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.15)
    Gina Gershon in "Bound," maybe.

    Bound
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.16)
    Keira ,Natalie ,Ellen Page and Katee Sackhoff are just the type of girl that makes me mad with lust.
    I just love that cute tomboy look.

    I second that!
    Gina Gershon in "Bound," maybe.

    How about Gina Gershon at all...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008 edited
     (619.17)


    I'd pick Jewel Staite, especially from Firefly/Serenity. She makes the universe happy when she smiles.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
     (619.18)
    btw, @ zoem: What film is that screenshot from?

    I'm not zoem, but the first is from the new Battlestar Galactica show and the second is from one of the Matrix movies.
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    Shannyn Sossamon, (early) Laura Fraser, Stephanie Leonidas (recommended), Samantha Morton (you to want to go for... different)

    This would be easier if you chose singers
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
     (619.20)
    Natalie Imbruglia. What?