A dark female actor’s complexion can be a clue to whether she’s beautiful or not, according to researchers.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University at Buffalo, respectively, examined how people identified female faces based on their light and dark complexion.
A person who had light skin and dark skin was more likely to be attractive than someone who had both light and black skin, according the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
It also showed that a person with darker skin was less likely to have a good reputation than someone with lighter skin.
The researchers believe that people who are darker in skin tone may have less influence on society and the way people perceive them.
The dark female character in the film The Dark Knight Rises, played by Charlize Theron, is seen in the opening sequence of the film as a woman with a light complexion.
The actress also had darker eyes and lips.
In a separate study, researchers looked at how people looked at images of celebrities with dark skinned faces, and then measured their reaction.
When the images were combined, people with dark faces were perceived as more likely than people with lighter skins to have bad reputations.
A similar study from the University College London and University of Warwick also found that the perceived quality of someone’s skin was a better predictor of their personality than their face, although the effect was not statistically significant.