The Irish Brogue has replaced French as the sexiest accent, at least according to 5,000 British women!
French accents never did it for me. But a brogue or a Scots burr or an Italian cooing “cara mia” — yeah, I can go there!
“Men with an Emerald Isle brogue, as promoted by stars like Colin Farrell and James Nesbitt, came top in a poll of 5,000 women worldwide. . . The Italian accent was deemed to be second most sexy followed by Scottish. The French only managed to limp into fourth place, just ahead of Australian. English was sixth.”
As long as we’re talking Irish, it seems the character of Zorro was inspired by an Irishman
“Records of Irish people brought before the Spanish inquisition have been discovered in Madrid, including data on the Irishman who was the inspiration behind Zoro . . . The most famous Irishman brought before the Spanish Inquisition was Wexford man William Lamport. He was arrested in Mexico in 1659 for an alleged plot against the Spanish colonizers and was burnt at the stake. Due to his rebellious nature and life as a martyr, locals dubbed him El Zorro.”
This seems like a role Colin Farrell (of the beautiful eyebrows, see above) might have been born to play!