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    Tired Classify Franka Potente

    She was already classified elsewhere, but most answers were kind of weird:
    Mongoloid, "NOT German", "Jewish-looking" parents (can anyone provide a picture?), Dinaric.
    ... because "Germany is more like Denmark subracially" (by NordicPower88, who couldn't even spell a German sentence in her signature correctly ).

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    More images...

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    I think she's nothing more than an Alpanized Faelid and not unusual at all in Germany. In the first pic she almost resembles a slightly altered Elizabeth Shue whom would be a good example of the Faelid/Saxon component. Some darkening and slight rounding of facial features could be due to the more central European elements. I think she's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth
    (by NordicPower88, who couldn't even spell a German sentence in her signature correctly ).
    I'll hold my tongue here....

    Anyway--I think that Zimmer Mann is right on target with the 'Alpinized Faelid' nod. I couldn't have said it better myself.

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    The last name sounds pretty latinic, romanian or italian perhaps?


    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer Mann
    I think she's nothing more than an Alpanized Faelid and not unusual at all in Germany. In the first pic she almost resembles a slightly altered Elizabeth Shue whom would be a good example of the Faelid/Saxon component. Some darkening and slight rounding of facial features could be due to the more central European elements. I think she's beautiful.

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    I think I heard somewhere that she's 1/4 or 1/8 Indonesian.

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    Quote Originally Posted by EMP
    I think I heard somewhere that she's 1/4 or 1/8 Indonesian.
    I doubt it.

    But she is part-Italian:
    <<1/16th Italian by descent. Her great-great-grandfather was an Italian roof-tiler, who stayed in Germany.>>

    <<Her last name "Potente" (pronounced Poe-ten-teh) means "powerful" in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.>>

    http://imdb.com/name/nm0004376/bio
    Concerning the epicanthus:
    "We find weak, but well-attested, Mongolid traits among the blondest East-Baltid groups. These traits show how old - in part before the process of depigmentation - a weak Mongolid admixture must be in northern Russia, from the northeast onward."

    The Races and Peoples of Europe, Bertil Lundman, New York, 1977.

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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    I don't see her as having a true epicanthic fold. I see her eyes as having the fattier, heavier upper eye portion )below the eye brow) that presses down that often people mistake as an epicanthic fold. This is something I have seen in Europid peoples, and is quite a bit different than the epicanthic fold. I do not see her having the actual fold. (My mother has eyes like this and as age happens, her upper lid drops lower and lower. She has even considered getting an eye lift.)

    Some clearer pics of her eyes:
    With the heavier lid, makeup never helps the effect as it makes it appear more closed off.

    http://images.absolutenow.com/rp/615..._franka_24.jpg

    http://www.familie-im-web.de/familie...tente_w_01.jpg

    http://www.dvdes.ch/images/pics/b_1000037299.jpg

    http://imagecache2.allposters.com/IM...MPH/259129.jpg
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    Post Re: Franka Potente

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer
    I don't see her as having a true epicanthic fold. I see her eyes as having the fattier, heavier upper eye portion )below the eye brow) that presses down that often people mistake as an epicanthic fold. This is something I have seen in Europid peoples, and is quite a bit different than the epicanthic fold. I do not see her having the actual fold. (My mother has eyes like this and as age happens, her upper lid drops lower and lower. She has even considered getting an eye lift.)

    Some clearer pics of her eyes:
    With the heavier lid, makeup never helps the effect as it makes it appear more closed off.

    http://images.absolutenow.com/rp/615..._franka_24.jpg

    http://www.familie-im-web.de/familie...tente_w_01.jpg

    http://www.dvdes.ch/images/pics/b_1000037299.jpg

    http://imagecache2.allposters.com/IM...MPH/259129.jpg
    Yes, I agree this is not the same as the East Asiatic epicanthic fold; and I have seen this type of squinty eyes on various Germans and other Northern European types, who have no Italian heritage or allegations of Jewish folks or Indonesians 'in the woodpile', so to speak.

    I also think she is lovely, in a kind of brusque continental European sort of way, and am fond of ladies with this sort of eyes, even if they wrinkle more quickly with age, as you can tell more easily that a smile with their mouth is earnest because the eyes are very smiley also when the lady in question is honestly happy, or thinks something amusing.

    Jennifer - I'd encourage your mother to keep her eyes natural, this type of eye is lovely in its natural state, even on, and perhaps particularly in mature ladies - well, at least that is my two cents. :tthumbsup

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