Known in some circles as The Body…
It’s a great compliment to earn a nickname based on your physical appearance. Face in The A Team was so called because he had a wonderful face, and Sinatra was known on the scene as Ol’ Blue Eyes because of his old blue eyes. In some cases it can backfire – just ask Quasimodo, who was cruelly dubbed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, just because he had a strange, lumpy spine. A spine which rather overshadowed his wonderful singing voice, which was as sweet and syrupy as a glass of cherry, cherry wine. The less said about Warty Elephant Thighs the better. One person with nothing to complain about, nickname-wise, is the ex-supermodel Elle McPherson, who was known globally as The Body, because she had the kind of long curvaceous figure that most people – male and female – can only picture in their mind’s eye. A splendid Australian woman, she spent much of the 1980s and 1990s touring the planet like a one-woman traveling circus, showcasing The Body to scores of agog onlookers, half of whom needed to cross their legs and recite football results until The Body went away. Quite some gal. She has since maintained a strong feminine physique, and once starred in a film about Kensington, called South Kensington.
As ever, it would be wrong to treat the guys to a body, without similarly gifting the women a mind. Below is Tom Selleck.