Most of us are visual people. Even in the age of text messages and GChat convos, we like putting a mouth and lips to the words we’re reading. We like putting a face to the thoughts being conveyed. We like staring into someone’s eyes and reading their facial expressions to help inform our opinions. It just feels more honest and natural and fully realized, and yet, there’s something about Scarlett Johansson’s voiceover only appearance in Her that feels deep and meaningful and sexy, even without an accompanying body.
You can chalk part of that success up to incredible vocal work by Johansson. She turns in one of the best performances of her career, but you can also chalk part of that success up to the amazing gift she was born with: her throaty and husky voice that’s somehow both familiar and sexual. Its tone is incredibly seductive and yet still honest. In short, she could use those pipes to convince a lot of people to do a whole lot of things they might not be naturally inclined to do.
But she’s not the only one in Hollywood with a dynamite pitch. The history of the Silver Screen is filled with ladies that could fill a room thanks to the sexy tone of their voices; so, in honor of those gals and more specifically Scar Jo, let’s take a look back at some of Hollywood’s most seductive voices.
Kathleen TurnerAcademy Award nominated actress Kathleen Turner was a knockout on the eyes back in the day, but even during her Prizzi’s Honor period, her blonde bombshell looks could never compete with her raspy voice. A mix between experienced and intentionally naïve, its tone brought numerous men to their knees in her live action movies, and it was on full display in numerous animated films, including the memorable Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which she voices the highly sexual Jessica Rabbit.
In recent years, her voice has changed tone a little bit, but it still drips sex, as evidenced by her recent turn on Californication and hopefully in the upcoming Dumb & Dumber To…
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