July 6, 2011 cameron

Napoleon’s sister is the ideal face of female beauty

From our “Strange Napoleon Story Of The Day” department, the Independent has this story today:

In a beauty competition with a difference, the Italian public has chosen a marble rendition of Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister as their ideal depiction of female beauty.

And in coming top in the poll of over 1,000 Italians, Canova’s early 19th-century sculpture, Paolina Borghese, beat celebrated female figures painted by Botticelli, Titian and Hayez – and left Leonardo’s Mona Lisa for dead.

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