The world's 5 sexiest accents, according to single men
Move over French accent; there’s a sexier tone that makes American men swoon.
But one thing most men can agree upon is that there's just something special about a woman with an accent. Indeed, a new survey of 1,164 American men ranked the world's sexiest accents. “Accents have a tendency of taking our minds to unknown, and exotic places, adding a touch of mystery and intrigue to the speaker,” explained Brandon Wade, founder of MissTravel.com, the dating website behind the survey.
Israel came in at No. 1 on the list. "Israeli accents conjure up images of the Mediterranean,” Wade added about the region.
Below are the top 5 nationalities in the survey, listed in order of the number of votes they received. And to help you along, we've included a video clip of a famous example from each country...
Trailers for the soon-to-be-released Wonder Woman movie have been on the airwaves for nearly a year now. And the accent of the lead character, portrayed by rising Israeli actress Gal Gadot, could be one reason American men are getting so weak in the knees when they hear the former Miss Israel pageant winner speak. Over on the television screen, fellow Israeli actress Inbar Lavi has been winning over audiences as a con artist with a hard-to-place accent.
Fans of "Modern Family" know that Gloria Pritchett's accent is one of the television show's funniest go-to applause lines. Played by Colombian actress Sofia Vergara with comedic aplomb, Gloria's character on the successful sitcom has turned the Latina actress into everyone's idea of the dream wife. In the video clip above, Vergara attempts to tackle the English language in a side-splittingly funny clip from "The Ellen Show."
Actress Margot Robbie got her start appearing on soap operas in her native Australia and later made her way over to our shores where she had a steaming cameo in the Oscar-winning film "The Big Short." But it was her role as the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street" that really turned heads. Not just for her stellar acting, but for that Long Island accent she had that masked her true Down Under roots. Above, Robbie gives "Good Morning America" the tale of the tape.
Despite its high ranking in this survey, the French accent is actually a point of aversion for some actors. Actress Eva Green, for instance, has worked with dialect coaches for years to mask hers. Case in point is when she played Bond Girl Vesper Lynd. "I had lots of pressure from the studios," she explained. "They wanted me to kind of nail a perfect British accent. So I worked and worked and worked on this British accent and it kind of got stuck with me." Although, if you catch her at the right time of day, you may think of Deutschland. "In the morning I sound more German," she added.
From movies like "Sweet Home Alabama" to "Walk the Line," the Nashville-raised actress Reese Witherspoon doesn't stray too far from her Southern roots. And if there was any doubt about it, her accent (and mannerisms) are all too- eal. "My kids do this whole thing where they make fun of me because I’ll say, ‘He did do, but he didn’t done do. He done did that,’” Witherspoon told the "Today" show. Like fellow Southern charmer Julia Roberts, Witherspoon lives on a farm with multiple animals – including two miniature donkeys named Honkey and Tonkey.
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