Because it’s not a matter of attractiveness. I mean Channing Tatum’s face looks like it was sculpted out of a half-baked potato and he’s basically making a living as a sex symbol. I’ve seen him described as the 21st century’s Fred Astaire and that’s fair because Fred Astaire also had a very interesting, idiosyncratic face but the women he danced with could have been sisters for how similarly they looked.
(Sorry, Rita Hayworth, as much as I love you….)
When I think of the last few actresses that have made me sit back and go “wow that is a great face” it’s because there is something odd and unique about it—Eva Green’s cheekbones are ghoulish, Marianne Jean-Baptiste carries herself like a lioness or a Roman legate, Ruth Wilson is basically just a mouth with eyes and she’s terrifying, Gwendoline Christie and Katherine Hepburn and Alfre Woodard and and and
I mean, yes, it’s partly what you do with that great face–I’m always a little disapproving when people use models in fancasts, because acting is a skill, not everybody has it—but also these are women who don’t look like anyone else, and interesting faces are interesting to watch.