To celebrate Starts at 60’s upcoming James Bond-themed holiday event on the Sunshine Coast, we’re revisiting some of our favourite 007-related stories from over the years. This piece from 2018 is one of the quirkiest – and certainly got a lot of the community talking!
It’s been an ongoing debate for decades, but now a scientific study claims to have confirmed the who is the best looking James Bond of all time, with some surprising results.
Researchers analysed every Bond, from Sean Connery and Roger Moore to the current lead actor Daniel Craig, examining their facial structure using the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which measures “physical perfection”.
Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, and uses the ratio in his work. He applied it to each actor, and after much measuring and analysis, put Goldfinger star Sean Connery in top place.
He told the Mail Online that Connery “has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other Bond to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face.” De Silva added that Connery has “an almost geometrically perfect chin of 99.8 per cent”, while he complimented his eye spacing and lips.
It may be a surprise to many that current Bond star, Daniel Craig, came in last in the study, with De Silva blaming his “very thin lips”, “bulbous nose” and “wide face”. He credited the actor with rugged good looks, but claimed he didn’t meet the Greeks’ classic idea of beauty.
The computer mapping technique is a mathematical equation first devised by the Greeks to measure beauty. It looks at faces (and bodies) and applies a score to certain parts. The closer the ratios are to 1.618, the more beautiful they supposedly are.
Roger Moore took second place, with De Silva claiming he had the best eye positioning of all the Bonds. Timothy Dalton came in third thanks to his “almost perfectly shaped nose”, and he was followed by Pierce Brosnan who was complimented on his nose, but lost points for his chin.
George Lazenby was marked down for his nose, but gained marks for his lips, narrowly beating Craig.
According to the Phi ratio, the most handsome male celebrity in the world is George Clooney. But do you agree with the ranking system’s results? Here they all are in order:
The Starts at 60 community will be celebrating all things 007 on the Sunshine Coast this Sept-Oct. On this upcoming three-day holiday you’ll be among the first in Australia to see the new film “No Time to Die” – then continue the adventure with casino-style fun, trivia, stylish dining and a gala event – with prizes for the best dressed! Learn more here.