Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2918: Lauren Bacall, Flirting and a "Come-hither look" (PHOTO)

Another great actor, Lauren Bacall has passed away.

In this obviously posed image, taken in 1944 when she was 20, Ms. Bacall strikes a body language configuration which is particularly sexually provocative.

Note that Lauren is looking back over a raised shoulder with her head tilted down - so that her eyes are looking up. Among other things, this configuration can make the eyes appear larger - which is a universal signal of beauty, although in this example her eyelids are slightly closed (what signal does this send here?).

Although Ms. Bacall's sexual attraction nonverbals are significant in this photo, her flirtatious appearance would be further amplified if:
  • Her eyes were open wider (but not too widely)
  • Her lips and jaw were open slightly
  • She had a suppressed yet sincere smile
  • She were biting her bottom lip
  • Her nostrils were not slightly flared (as they are in this example)
  • Her left shoulder were bare
What else would dial up her "come-hither look"?

My sincere condolences to the family and loved-ones of Ms. Bacall

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2917: Thank you Robin Williams - examples of a Suppressed Smile and a Bitter Smile - Dead Poets Society

Romance, Flirting & Dating Body Language Secret # 1893:  Nonverbal Communication of the Facial Platter - Norah Jones

Romance, Flirting & Dating Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1752: Wearing Red and Sexual Attraction - What are You Marketing?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2357:  Why is this Image so Sexy?  Body Language of "Hide & Seek"  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2090:  Hope Solo on Piers Morgan  Flirting 101

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1805:  The Most Beautiful Woman in the World  What Makes Her Even More Alluring?  Aishwarya Rai

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2:  Body Language of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley  Strongly Suggests an Impending Break-up in Near Future