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Old 10th Apr 2009, 0:01   #1
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Default Top Ten Women's Voices.

Mrs JM's voice is all husky at the moment, worn out from yelling at me and consuming half her own body weight in entinox during the birth of number three child last week. It's very sexy. Got me thinking.

Top five women's voices: (It was going to be ten but I need to sleep.)
  1. Kathleen Turner - Oh god, this woman's voice is so sexy. I could listen to her read the ingredients of a Ketchup bottle.
  2. Charlotte Green - Radio 4 newsreader. Apart from her wonderful diction there is always the possibility she might corpse which she does from time to time.
  3. Tamsin Greig - for years the only reason I listened to The Archers was in the hope that that the character Debbie, played by Grieg, would appear. Also there was always a very very faint possibility that the annoyingly prissy, self-interested, whining Shula Archer would be machine-gunned to death by a homicidal maniac. It hasn't happened yet but I live in hope.
  4. Joan Greenwood - "Oh Louis!" I used to watch Triangle because she was in it.
  5. Eleanor Bron -
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Default Re: Top Ten Women's Voices.

Is this list just for sexiness, or a lovely voice in general JM? Here's some I really like, in no particular order.

1. Mariella Frostrup for the huskiness.
2. Anna Massey, as I'm currently listening to her narrate "This Sceptred Isle", and her clipped, and clear diction is a joy.
3. Judi Dench, just wonderful.
4. Maya Angelou, narrating her work, with a voice like a sort of warm honey.
5. Jennifer Ehle, I know, I'm obsessed with THAT production of Pride and Prejudice, but it was nigh on perfect, and wouldn't have been nearly as good if she had got an annoying shrillness to her voice. It was pitch perfect.
6. Marlene Dietrich, that deep, throaty accent makes her so recognisable.
7. Jenni Murray, the voice of Woman's Hour
8. Joanna Lumley, posh but nice
9. Jenny Agutter, posh and sexy (down boys)
10. Juliet Stevenson or Zoe Wanamaker. I'm torn between them. Again I love Zoe's huskiness, but I have Juliet narrating some audio books, and she's excellent. I'll call it a tie between them.
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We need some sound files, and this may turn into the sexiest thread on The P.

Jenny Agutter and Kathleen Turner...what are you trying to do to me? I'm only flesh and blood for Christ's sake!
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Default Re: Top Ten Women's Voices.

Definitely Mariella and Kathleen. It's the husky.

Ooooh, and Tamsin Grieg, yeah. Blimey, JM, Amner's right - this is a hell of a thread.

Also - and I suspect I'm probaly alone here - I really like Jo Wiley's voice. You know, her what is off of Radio 1.

And you can't beat the singing voice of Billie Holiday, specially in the likes of Fine & Mellow or God Bless The Child. Dang.
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All of them. Lordy.
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Default Re: Top Ten Women's Voices.

Oooh, another singer: Jennifer Charles, of whom I only know thanks to the superb Lovage album. I'm sure she's putting it on, but there's a voice on the edge of spilling over.

Strangers on a Train. Probably not safe for work.
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I adore Eleanor Bron's voice.
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Sarah Kennedy.

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