Here is a study on the 'golden ratio' that determines the facial beauty of a woman.
Sometime ago we saw a similar study done by westerners on men – connecting the square face of men to aggressiveness. In that context I gave some outlines of anga sastra for men in my post Face shows the character of men?
In four separate experiments, the team asked university students to make paired comparisons of attractiveness between female faces with identical facial features but different eye-mouth distances and different distances between the eyes.
They discovered two "golden ratios," one for length and one for width.
Female faces were judged more attractive when the vertical distance between their eyes and the mouth was approximately 36 per cent of the face's length, and the horizontal distance between their eyes was approximately 46 per cent of the face's width. Interestingly, these proportions correspond with those of an average face, the journal Vision Research said.
"The Greeks found what they believed was a `golden ratio' also known as `phi' or the `divine proportion' and used it in their architecture and art," Pallett said.