Fellini's eyebrows.

This post is about eyebrows. Yeah, that's right. Eyebrows. Everyone's got 'em. Well, almost everyone. Let's jump down a level and talk about Federico Fellini. Master of mid-to-late 20th century Italian cinema. Noticeably little long-winded at times (ahem, so is Scorsese) but excellent with subtle details that add a certain something to his characters.

This is probably most obvious with the characters played by Fellini's wife and muse Giulietta Masina. A teeny pixie-ish little thing, Masina had a cool, androgynous Charlie Chaplin-type quality further enhanced with a little extra eyebrow.

There's Gelsomina from La Strada. Good girl sold to a ruthless street performer.

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Nights of Cabiria.

Departing from Masina, there's also the over sexed Volpina (female fox) from my fave Fellini flick, Amarcord.

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Lots of eyebrow all around. The bad girls like Volpina and Cabiria have pointy, upturned eyebrows giving them an air of evil.

Even Fellini sometimes got in on the action.

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