Have you ever thought about something like what is mentioned in the title above?. Certainly many people who recognize the faces of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa, or maybe Madonna. But when they are given a question like this: "Whose (female) face is the most famous in the world?", They would find it difficult in order to give a convincing answer.
It's very understandable because there would be so many factors that can be used as considerations. The only way to determine a legitimate answer both on the accuracy and the validity aspect, is with a Poll, with a note that the poll should actually represent, or reflect the world public thinking. But it will be really long in order to find the answer and it sounds impossible.
(Please note that this is only a presumption which has weak validity). Probably, one of the most famous female faces in the world is not a human face, but only a fictitious female figure in a very famous painting, i.e. the Mona Lisa. Most likely everyone also knows that this beautiful painting is a masterpiece of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, which was created during the Renaissance in the 16th century.
Perhaps most people will reject this, because this is just a famous painting, not a famous female face. However it is their right and nothing wrong at all about it. But it is also necessary to note that one of intrinsic factors that cause the painting to be so famous, none other than is the face of Mona Lisa itself.
|The face of Mona Lisa, one of the most famous female faces in the world|
Mona Lisa's face in this painting has a very strong imagery and character, this is what makes the painting seem so alive. The characteristic facial expression that can be captured is Mona Lisa mysterious smile. In addition, there were also many people who interpret that Mona Lisa's face is beautiful.
And those who interpret the face of Mona Lisa as a beautiful face, is not based on physical facial features, but on very deep expression on Mona Lisa's face. A calm eye glance, prominent supraorbital foramen, thin eyebrows, vertical long nose, small lips, double eyelid, very thin hair right at head's crown with the middle stroke and a little plump face, all of which lead to deep expression and mysterious smile. To be sure, just click to enlarge the image and discover its deep expression.
Facial expression itself has even raised the figure of Mona Lisa, so as to appear, She is the real figure of a woman, just like famous women as mentioned above. And Mona Lisa was also more famous than its painting. People are more accustomed to mention "Mona Lisa" instead of mentioning "Mona Lisa Painting."
The existence of Mona Lisa is also indirectly evidenced by the Mona Lisa Mania.
Image source: Wikipedia's public domain of Mona Lisa.