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  • The French term jolie laide translates to "pretty ugly," and refers to the striking beauty found in what would conventionally be deemed unattractive.

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  • John Ashcroft on May 13, 2008 she's beautiful .. but i think angelina jolie is fit for the role. anyway, she's ok. i'm excited about the film. allan on May 21, 2008

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  • The often-battered faces of experienced rugby players, Ms. Clifton says, have the charm of what fashion watchers refer to as jolie laide, or "beautiful ugliness."

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  • French use the expression jolie laide to describe something that is attractive and repulsive at the same animal rights laws. - Articles related to Egyptian travelling circuses sell animals, not their shows, say activists

  • But the word jolie-laide popped into my mind, "pretty-ugly," that wonderful French term I understand as meaning unconventional beauty (and French readers - please feel free to expand on the jolie-laide concept).

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  • Sometimes (as in the case with Diana Vreeland, above, you can go so far past pretty that you end up in stylish, or even striking (or the fashion-y term jolie laide before you know it.

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  • She's mostly famous for 'being famous', and not for compiling a filmography full of work that she could be proud of. she could pack those theaters years ago, but now nobody expects the 'jolie' name to be synonymous with a quality script/film.

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  • But up until then, this is a pretty effective story about a deeply flawed woman (Amy Adams, who, frankly, will never be a great actress but will always be adored by critics because she has the kind of jolie laide looks that caused them to bestow endless honors on Meryl Streep), her even more messed-up sister (Emily Blunt), their scheming father (Alan Arkin, who now has a niche) and etc.

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