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There is an opening scene taking place in Seville in Mission Impossible 2 that is hilarious for its many inaccuracies about Spain, Seville, and its local Spanish festivals. The flamenco scene that follows in the movie is perhaps a bit better flamenco is actually from the Sevilla region , but it reproduces a common myth about Spain that is, though more subtle, much more pervasive and intractable, that all Spaniards have dark eyes and dark thick and straight hair. The image of Spaniards as dark eyes, dark hair and speaking with a thick lisp is quite old.
And while I can say much more about it than I will here, Americans greatly exaggerate a lisp in Castilian Spanish. There are vast regional differences and variations in hair type and eye colour. Fair skin, blue and green eyes, light brown, blond and even red hair is common in many regions. For example, in Alicante many people have distinctively green eyes and in the northern regions, such as the Basque Country and Asturias, it is common to find Spaniards who would be hard to distinguish from our common stereotypes of northern Europeans.
This is not to mention the light brown and wavy hair that is characteristic throughout the Mediterranean regions. Andalusian actress Paz Vega, who probably best represents the classic dark eyes, dark straight hair Andalusian look. Moreover, Spain has a lot of immigration, almost even with US in terms of per capita, and much of that immigration, from Romania and certain countries in South America and Africa, hardly fits the Castilian or Andalusian dark eyes, dark hair stereotype.
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The Spanish myth of dark eyes, dark hair: what is the typical Spanish look? Last update on June 04, Written by Zach Frohlich. But returning to physical stereotypes, the reality in Spain is quite different. So chalk this one up to yet another Romantic misconception about Spain we seem unable to shake. Related articles. July 10, The Spanish royal family. January 27, 7 Spanish stereotypes. July 19, The Spanish civil war. Latest articles. September 29, Secondary education in Spain.
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