Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Key to Celebrity? Dimples

I've noticed something recently. It started when I was observing this former supercouple, both of whom are known for being among the most adorable people in entertainment:



Dimples! Miranda Lambert only has one on the right side of her face (in that picture anyway), but Blake Shelton's dimples are fairly prominent, even when he has facial hair. 

It isn't just the two of them, either. Check out the dimples on some of Hollywood's most beautiful.

Jason Sudeikas and Olivia Wilde:



Rachel MacAdams:



Two of the women on People's top 10 most beautiful people list...


...Ariana Grande...



...and Gabrielle Union...



Leighton Meester:



Jake Gyllenhaal:



and Evangeline Lilly:



In fact, if you go to the movies or watch TV, you'll see lots of dimples. Which makes me wonder...are dimples the key to beauty?

Or are they a birth defect, as implied by this article?

Interestingly, dimples eventually diminish in people as they age. Which makes it all that much more interesting when you see adults with them. I propose that check dimples, like chin dimples, make a person's face more interesting--which makes them much more watchable on the screen.

People's Most Beautiful Person, Sandra Bullock, may be missing cheek dimples, but she has that chin dimple going for her:



Do you think dimples are a birth defect...or a beauty mark?

59 comments:

  1. I never thought of them either way. Think they're just a unique feature that some people have and others don't.
    Besides, birth defect? That seems a bit harsh.

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    1. The article clarifies that this is proof that not all "defects" are bad defects. Although I agree...it's not a defect as much as a genetic trait, like red hair or freckles. But the most common cause is a shortened muscle, which stretches out as a person ages...so I guess the article is seeing that shortened muscle as a defect.

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  2. I lack dimples. I guess that's why I'm not on People's most beautiful list . That's the only possible explanation. I don't know about them being a birth defect. Long ago I had a boyfriend with dimples in his butt. Did that mean his bottom was defective?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hmm... I wonder if butt dimples are caused by the same cause as face dimples. And, if so, does that muscle stretch out making the dimple go away as the person gets older?

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    2. I don't want to check out his butt now.

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  3. I always thought dimples were sexy on a male. Never really noticed them on females! LOL

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    1. I've noticed them primarily on females. When I was little, I had dimple envy. That's the next plastic surgery craze--dimple implants!

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    2. Oh my gosh--I was joking. That's actually a THING!

      http://www.draharonov.com/dimple.html

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  4. I remember reading about people who go to the plastic surgeons to give them a dimple on their chin.... craziness..... Sudeikis has the cutest ones :)

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    1. I'm always surprised how popular Jason Sudeikis is with women. He's not your traditional Hollywood heartthrob.

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  5. I like dimples, I think it's a great feature... I've noticed them on both male and female. My youngest daughter has cheek dimples... I love them ♡

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  6. My husband has dimples! :) They're a little harder to see now than when we were younger, but I think that's more because of his facial hair than anything else.

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    1. Yeah, men with dimples should stay away from facial hair--gotta show those dimples off!

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  7. My best friend (since we were infants) has dimples and she's one of the most beautiful women I know. At 37 she still has them. I guess they could technically be a birth defect, but "defect" implies a negative thing, something that interferes with quality of life. So it may be technically true if it's not supposed to be there, but I don't think of them that way.

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    1. I think because it's a shortened muscle, some call it a defect...but it's no more a defect than freckles are. Those things add character to a person and make them more beautiful, not less!

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  8. I think they're a beauty mark! My son has a dimple on his left side, so cute. =) Ppl are always commenting on it. But that's interesting about why they happen. I have the chin dimple going on, my husband calls it my butt chin. (thanks, dear) It came from my great grandpa. He had it, my grandma had it, my dad has it, and now me. I was so thankful I didn't pass it on to my son!

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    1. i agree..beauty mark. I think "butt chin" is an unflattering word for it. It is interesting that some of the biggest stars have it. John Travolta was known for his back in his heyday!

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  9. Okay, so I'm reading Leandra's comment above and now totally wondering about dimple heritability :) I don't think it runs in mine because none of us have cheek or chin ones (though no one would accuse my family of being terribly attractive either, so there does seem like some kind of correlation!).

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    1. Probably more science than you wanted, but here's what the article I linked says about it:

      They are a dominant trait, which means that it only takes one gene to inherit this defect. If neither parent has dimples, their children shouldn't have them either, unless they experience a spontaneous mutation. If one parent has them, the child has a 25-50% chance of inheriting the gene, since it means that parent inherited the gene from one or both parents. If both parents have dimples, the child has a 50-100% chance of inheriting the gene, depending on how the parents inherited theirs.

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  10. I hadn't thought of dimples in a bit; now I'm going to be on the lookout for them :)

    betty

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    1. I can't even remember what made me think of this. I think I was looking at a picture of Miranda and Blake and thinking, "MAN, that's one dimpled couple!"

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  11. I never think about stuff like that.

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  12. I did have dimples and so so some of my children and grandchildren but mine are not as prominent in my "old" age as they use to be. I certainly wouldn't call them a "defect." but more of a trait. A lot of baby's have dimples that don't always remain as they mature. It's always amazed me that "nature" can make so many faces and none of them quite the same. :)

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  13. My daughter and I both have one dimple. I also have a scar on that cheek from being bitten in the face by a dog so mine isn't as noticeable now.

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  14. I love dimples. Do you know that I haven't a clue who any of these folks are? I don't. Well except for Sandra Bullock. I'm so out of touch, and I don't mind one bit.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. I only know Jason Sudeikas from SNL and some of his comedic movies. His wife was on House for a while back when I was watching but she's a big movie star now. Ariana Grande's brother was on Big Brother, so that's why I know her...most of the others I know absolutely nothing about!

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  15. Haha I don't have them but I do have smile wrinkles! When I'm not Botoxing.....currently Botoxing tho!!

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  16. lol so I could be a rich actor too? Damn, better go to Hollywood. Birth defect though? That is a weird thing to call them.

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  17. Oh gosh! Dimples-how many are real and how many are implanted nowadays? I remember, in olden days, they would try to brush them out. If you tried to bruish out Kirk Douglas's chin dimple, half his face would be gone.

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  18. I don't know that I would categorize dimples as being either of those two things but rather just a naturally occurring thing in some.

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  19. Dimples are super cute! I wish I had them. I just have these dang freckles.

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  20. I've heard that dimples are a result of inadequate face muscles. The muscles are too short. Nevertheless, they do have a "cute" appeal.

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  21. Dimples are a cute birth defect. I love dimples and always wished I had some but I love myself just the way I am right now. My dimples are invisible.

    I love today's subject. You always come up with interesting observations.

    Keep smiling, dimples or no dimples. A smile is even better than dimples.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  23. I think dimples are cute. And now I know why I'm not popular. No dimples. :)

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  24. haha I was never all that enamored with them, though I do think they're cute as long as the person themselves loves having them and is confident with them (like anything else I guess!) but it's true, so many adorable actors/singers have them! hmmm.

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  25. I like dimples. I had one once.
    I do hope that this post isn't read in the wrong circles though or we will have plastic surgeons creating dimples for the dimple deprived...

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  26. I never really noticed them before. But I know people that get really excited when they see someone with dimples. They think it's cute.

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  27. I have cheek dimples.
    Somebody said that they're the result of lazy muscles. I have no idea if that's true.

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  28. my dimples are in the apples of my cheeks and appear when i smile broadly. i like them. :)

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  29. Hi human, Stephanie,

    I don't have dimples. Okay, maybe a couple of discreet doggy dimples :) Sandra Bullock looks like a pixie. How cute.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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  30. Beauty marks for sure! I have a friend from back in the day who had them and made the cover of Seventeen. She was/is beautiful! I wish I had dimples!

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  31. I used to have SUCH a crush on this guy in college who had the absolute cutest dimples. I really think they magnified his cuteness.

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  32. I don't generally notice them. The first time I heard of dimples, it was in some book I read as a kid where the POV character was obsessed with them. Still, to this day, I don't get it.

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  33. Dimples have been a part of my face for my whole life. As a child, everyone used to comment on them and so, I grew up kinda hating dimples.

    I still have them (check my profile pic) and now I tell people it's where my face collapsed. I'm weird like that...as you know.

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  34. Hmm... Interesting thought. Maybe dimples are the things that make us resonate with an image of someone's face, which is why people who had all imperfections botoxed out make people feel like something just isn't right with their faces.

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  35. I think they are a beauty mark...however, as the saying goes, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

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  36. Oh no, now I'm going to see dimples everywhere! Historically, it seems like dimples are definitely a beauty mark. In the past, there was Shirley Temple who was adored for her dimpled smile. In another decade was Liesel in Sound of Music. She was beautiful and yes, had dimples.

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  37. Huh. Not something I would have EVER noticed without someone pointing it out to me.

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  38. There is such a craze to label everything and put it in a box. On a personal note, I have never been offended by a person having or not having dimple. It's just another feature of the face. Some look good with them, some don't have them. :)

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  39. I have never thought about dimples in this way. I have noticed them on people and they are certainly cute on little kids. I didn't know they diminish as we get older. I think like everything they aren't necessarily a birth defect or a beauty mark, but a unique characteristic that makes someone themselves. :)

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  40. I was not a huge dimple displayer (thought I had them for years), my biggest dilemma was getting rid of my "cute" canine runaway!!!

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  42. Oh I love dimples but I wouldn't want to have artificial dimples. What a superficial world we live in. From brushed over celebrity photos to body tucks and fatten lips. What's wrong with looking natural and diverse! Truly, your posts are always so informative.
    Hugs,
    JB

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