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Face Off: Emily Blunt vs. Yvonne Strahovski

09.14.2015by: Droz

Emmy Rossum proved to be a formidable foe for Katharine McPhee in last week's Face Off. Emmy is a tough one to beat, though not very difficult to beat off to.

This week we got Emily Blunt fighting narcos on the US border in SICARIO. Sounds like a real feel good kinda movie. Stopping drug gangs is one thing, but the real dilemma is who can successfully battle Emily in a Face Off. Enter Yvonne Strahovski. She's got more than enough in good looks and positive reputation among hottie fans to stand toe to toe with Emily. The challenge, as usual, is picking one of them. Let's see what we can do there. Can you pick just one?

Beauty

Emily's got a smokey, sultry look about her. It comes from the dark hair and her bedroom eyes. They're suggestive of lurking passion just beneath the surface in her. Doesn't really matter if she isn't consumed with intensity of desire and lust. She could be pissed off at the paps lurking around her or pleasantly amused by the goings on at some premiere. She's still gonna have that come hither look about her. It's just how she is.

Tough one here, as Yvonne also has that "always on" sexy face thing happening, which adds the same great dimension to her beauty that it does with Emily. This one comes down to personal preference for me. I like Emily's brunette hair more than Yvonne's blonde, but beyond that there's also an intangible something about Emily that just does it for me here. It's always such a treat to see her face.

Body

Emily gets no complaints from me here. Just as with the beauty category above, it comes down to a number of factors. Maybe Emily hasn't been quite as forthcoming with imagery of her bod lately. Not as much as Yvonne anyway. It could be Yvonne is just a little more filled out. Or I could be flipping a coin on this. I suspect it's the latter. A few years ago I might have done a 180 here, but today it feels like I should go with Yvonne. Don't ask me why.

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Hotness

I already mentioned that sultry quality of Emily's looks, not to mention everything else she's got happening in a purely visual sense. That's all great, but there's more to her than just the visual delights. She's also English, which in her case is all about class. And not just because of the accent. It's the way Emily carries herself. She's regal in her hotness. I feel like I should want to bow before her.

If there's any ethnicity to rival Englishness for hotness, it's Yvonne's Australian roots. Don't forget her provocative magazine spreads and barely covered on screen moments, and her skills at playing a literal femme fatale. Her turns as deadly assassins or seductive black widows are probably the very worst choice any guy could ever make in a woman, but Yvonne made me believe I could chance it with her anyway. Death isn't as bad as missing out on Yvonne.

Career

It feels like Emily has been around a lot longer than she has. I suppose she's just become an institution for me in the decade or so she's been on the scene. Like Yvonne, there's always a certain minimal amount of entertainment value in an Emily role, thanks to her remarkable visual appeal. Just think about her small yet memorable appearance in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR. It just so happens that Emily is also a good actress, which is why she's getting the big and/or important movies like SICARIO now. I don't see that changing any time soon.

I usually enjoy Yvonne's time on screen. It would be hard not to just on visual appeal alone, though she is a decent actress who shines particularly bright when she's given a chance to chew up the screen a little. That said, I believe Emily's major movie star status outranks Yvonne at this point. I'd love to see Yvonne become attached to one of those high quality cable shows they're churning out now. Some really well done TV vehicle would be just what the doctor ordered for her career.

Emily

Both these women deserve all the praise one can muster. And while it doesn't feel right to side with either one, I think I'm leaning a little more toward Emily on this one. Right or wrong, I can't deny the power those eyes have over me.

Just one man's opinion. What are your thoughts?

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12:52PM on 12/29/2015

Yvonne!!!!!!!!

out of your fucking mind.
out of your fucking mind.
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9:45PM on 09/15/2015

Emily

The right choice.
The right choice.
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8:29PM on 09/15/2015

Blunt.

So far as a combination of hotness and acting talent goes, she might be my favorite actress of all.
So far as a combination of hotness and acting talent goes, she might be my favorite actress of all.
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10:17AM on 09/15/2015

The Blunt

Even before her turn in Edge of Tomorrow, I liked her. Strahovski lost me in Mass Effect 2. Weird but yeah.
Even before her turn in Edge of Tomorrow, I liked her. Strahovski lost me in Mass Effect 2. Weird but yeah.
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6:51AM on 09/15/2015

Yvonne

Wow this should be so lopsided in fav of Yvonne. Even if your going to be a snob about movies vs TV in career Yvonne easily takes everything else. Yvonne is Soo StraHOTski !!!
Wow this should be so lopsided in fav of Yvonne. Even if your going to be a snob about movies vs TV in career Yvonne easily takes everything else. Yvonne is Soo StraHOTski !!!
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12:08PM on 09/15/2015
It really isn't a question about TV vs movies. Blunt can be the star of a good movie while Strahovski hasn't proven herself to be able to do the same in TV.
It really isn't a question about TV vs movies. Blunt can be the star of a good movie while Strahovski hasn't proven herself to be able to do the same in TV.
6:28AM on 09/15/2015

Emily Blunt

by a freaking mile!
by a freaking mile!
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4:50PM on 09/14/2015

Emily for me.

Far better career and alternative beauty looks which I dig.

Yvonne loses automatic points for being a tease.
Far better career and alternative beauty looks which I dig.

Yvonne loses automatic points for being a tease.
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10:25PM on 09/14/2015
She has a bit of a more distinctive allure than traditional hotties, I feel, if that makes any sense.
She has a bit of a more distinctive allure than traditional hotties, I feel, if that makes any sense.
8:33PM on 09/14/2015
What are alternative beauty looks?
What are alternative beauty looks?
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3:10PM on 09/14/2015

Let's be Blunt

It's no contest.
It's no contest.
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1:08PM on 09/14/2015

Yvonne

Really tough decision, but I have to go with Yvonne, I just find her prettier and hotter. But Blunt is the better actress, with the better career.
Really tough decision, but I have to go with Yvonne, I just find her prettier and hotter. But Blunt is the better actress, with the better career.
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11:09AM on 09/14/2015

Blunt, because of the career

Every category could probably go either way but the career is really lopsided her way. Yvonne is not a bad actress but so far has not been able to break free of the "pretty girl" typecasting. Emily (who by the way always looks lovely and never bored in interviews) is not quite part of Hollywood's A-list but is talented enough to get some quality parts, Sicario being the latest (and possibly greatest) example.
Every category could probably go either way but the career is really lopsided her way. Yvonne is not a bad actress but so far has not been able to break free of the "pretty girl" typecasting. Emily (who by the way always looks lovely and never bored in interviews) is not quite part of Hollywood's A-list but is talented enough to get some quality parts, Sicario being the latest (and possibly greatest) example.
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10:47AM on 09/14/2015

Yvonne

Blunt is a beauty but she has a perpetual "I'm bored" look.
Blunt is a beauty but she has a perpetual "I'm bored" look.
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10:11AM on 09/14/2015

Yvonne, no question.

Emily looks perpetually unhappy, which is a huge turn-off to me.
Emily looks perpetually unhappy, which is a huge turn-off to me.
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12:21PM on 09/14/2015
No problem. We just have a similar opinion. :)
No problem. We just have a similar opinion. :)
10:49AM on 09/14/2015
Ooops, sorry should of read posts before I posted what looks to be a ripoff of your post.
Ooops, sorry should of read posts before I posted what looks to be a ripoff of your post.
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10:08AM on 09/14/2015

Blunt

No contest this week
No contest this week
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9:30AM on 09/14/2015
Tie.
Tie.
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9:23AM on 09/14/2015

Blunt

Over and over again.
Over and over again.
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8:56AM on 09/14/2015

Yvonne

I have to go with Yvonne. 1. She & Emily are a photo-finish in the beauty department: it's liking blonde or brunette. 2. Yvonne clearly wins the Body & Hotness categories over Emily: Yvonne has not been afraid to strip down for acting (Dexter) or print ads (the vodka body/paint print ad), whereas Emily avoids nudity like the plague. Also, Yvonne gets extra points by NOT having a husband & baby! 3. Career is another Fielders Choice: Yvonne is making her mark in the booming TV market (where
I have to go with Yvonne. 1. She & Emily are a photo-finish in the beauty department: it's liking blonde or brunette. 2. Yvonne clearly wins the Body & Hotness categories over Emily: Yvonne has not been afraid to strip down for acting (Dexter) or print ads (the vodka body/paint print ad), whereas Emily avoids nudity like the plague. Also, Yvonne gets extra points by NOT having a husband & baby! 3. Career is another Fielders Choice: Yvonne is making her mark in the booming TV market (where women have the best role opportunities), whereas Emily is starring in film roles--many of which are still essentially "the girlfriend". Bottom line: Yvonne is Queen in this Face-Off!
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10:54AM on 09/14/2015
There's so many wrongs here, and I'm someone who loves them both!

Vits has already talked about the nudity aspect but you're even more wrong about the career aspect. The fact that TV has better part for actresses than movies would be relevant if Yvonne was actually getting those parts but most of her non-24 roles (Chuck, Dexter, Louie) are girlfriend parts. Certainly nothing that remotely compares to Sicario.
There's so many wrongs here, and I'm someone who loves them both!

Vits has already talked about the nudity aspect but you're even more wrong about the career aspect. The fact that TV has better part for actresses than movies would be relevant if Yvonne was actually getting those parts but most of her non-24 roles (Chuck, Dexter, Louie) are girlfriend parts. Certainly nothing that remotely compares to Sicario.
9:32AM on 09/14/2015
What do you mean? Yvonne has never been fully naked. Emily was in MY SUMMER OF LOVE.
What do you mean? Yvonne has never been fully naked. Emily was in MY SUMMER OF LOVE.
8:01AM on 09/14/2015

Blunt

There is something so incredibly sexy about her and she is talented too
There is something so incredibly sexy about her and she is talented too
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6:47AM on 09/14/2015

Yvonne Strahovski

Blunt may have the better career but Strahovski wins all the other categories easily. That body is incredible and she has a gorgeous face. I never really cared for Emily much.
Blunt may have the better career but Strahovski wins all the other categories easily. That body is incredible and she has a gorgeous face. I never really cared for Emily much.
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5:58AM on 09/14/2015
Blunt. No competition at all for me.
Blunt. No competition at all for me.
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