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Face Off: Michelle Trachtenberg vs. Krysten Ritter

03.30.2015by: Droz

Alison Brie landed a solid win against Jennifer Lawrence in the previous Face Off. That was a difficult choice. They are both so damn great in so many ways. As much as I would love to have them both begging me for it, I'm kinda glad I'll never be in a position of having to choose between them.

I've been thinking about the hotties who rock the dark hair and pale skin. That's kind of a thing for me. I'm not talking about the dumbasses with the black lipstick and shitty music. I'm talking about those who get their pale darkness honest - hotties like Michelle Trachtenberg and Krysten Ritter. I just love how they contrast between those two extremes of dark and light. Something special about that mix. So which one of these is the better black and white beauty by your measure?

Beauty

Michelle certainly has the look we're talking about this week, but beyond that she's also a woman I've always found especially beautiful - perhaps more than many others in her generation. I'd even go so far as to call her breathtaking. I may not have always enjoyed the things she's been in over the years, but Michelle herself has always been something delightful to look at no matter what she's doing.

Yeah, Krysten may not be the most traditional beauty, whatever that means. I actually prefer my women to be of a unique variety. There's nothing more boring than cookie cutter people as far as I'm concerned. Both Krysten and Michelle are unique in their own way, but this isn't necessarily a "who is more unusual" contest. Despite my longstanding fascination with Michelle's mug, Krysten remains okay by me.

Body

That picture above is one of my favorites of Michelle, but it's also one that's rather out of date nowadays. Not so long ago she and Krysten were fairly similar body wise, but Michelle has spent the last few years chunking up to a certain degree. It's nothing I would consider unattractive. She's just a little rounder than she used to be. There might be some who see that as a negative thing, but she still looks good to me.

As skinny bodies go, Krysten has one of the better ones. Sure, she's not really stacked or especially round, but she's not a rail either. There's a bit of a curve to her and an appealing length to her frame that I enjoy. I'm once again more drawn to Michelle here, even with her new thickness - or maybe even because of it. Still, where skinny girls are concerned, Krysten is one of my favorites.

Hotness

The image above says everything about why I love dark beauties like Michelle. That witchy vibe they possess gives them a special allure that's so indicative of the ladies who conform to this look. They've got something kind of mysterious about them, kind of dangerous. They might be the cutest, most sweetest things on Earth as people, but that look is just the best kind of seduction.

Krysten also has that dark and dangerous thing just like Michelle, made even better when she wears sexy garters. Very nice. I'm rather fond of her character as well. She seems like a cool person, not given to fits of egotism but also not a pushover. I'm all about hotties looking good, but if they're also cool people, all the better.

Career

Michelle has been a part of all sorts of productions over the years, some of them popular and long lasting, others not so much. Being the dark one in most of these shows means she's often the bitch of the bunch, who lives to create havoc for the sweeter and usually blonder main character. Such is the case for many a dark haired actress. That's probably why so many actresses go blonde, lest they stay the bitch for their whole career. Anyway, pigeonholing like that isn't what causes Michelle to lose my vote here. I suppose Krysten's stuff is just more on my radar.

Like Michelle, Krysten has a bunch of "girl shows" in her resume. And just as with Michelle, those shows often have Krysten playing the bitch. I think one of them even went so far as to call her a bitch in the title. If you're not a girl show fan, you probably know her best from Breaking Bad. Krysten's role as Jane was a pivotal one in that show, so much so that her character's fate resonated well into the finale, which happened 3 years after she left. Now she's got not one but two Marvel comic TV shows in the works. That's a great way to distance herself from those bitchy girl shows and do stuff guys like myself are actually interested in seeing.

Michelle

I love me some dark hotties like these, which makes it hard to single out just one as a favorite. Krysten is great and I usually like what she does, but Michelle has the fascination factor going for her. She embodies all the things I love about such women. I can't deny the significance of that.

Just one man's opinion. What are your thoughts?
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2:19AM on 04/01/2015

Ritter.....

I do like Michelle (especially her dancing ability, which really adds to her sex appeal), but I've always thought Krysten was hot despite being so skinny. Then we have the pics to prove she's a bad girl, so this is an easy choice.
I do like Michelle (especially her dancing ability, which really adds to her sex appeal), but I've always thought Krysten was hot despite being so skinny. Then we have the pics to prove she's a bad girl, so this is an easy choice.
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5:33PM on 03/31/2015

Michelle for me

but they're both fine women. Michelle Trachtenberg lights my pilot light a little more.
but they're both fine women. Michelle Trachtenberg lights my pilot light a little more.
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12:29PM on 03/31/2015
Definitely Michelle Trachtenberg for me. Swoon.
Definitely Michelle Trachtenberg for me. Swoon.
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12:06PM on 03/31/2015

It's a Tie

I'm surprised you discounted Michelle's career though since she was a very notable child actor from 1993-2004. Probably best known for playing Dawn on Buffy.
I'm surprised you discounted Michelle's career though since she was a very notable child actor from 1993-2004. Probably best known for playing Dawn on Buffy.
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10:29PM on 04/01/2015
@Des1:

Are you serious? Krysten's top four on IMDB:

Big Eyes
Confessions of a Shopaholic
What Happens in Vegas
She's Out of My League

Yes she has a superhero show....that hasn't debuted yet and could completely flop. Michelle had her own movie...in 1996. You're right, the two careers aren't even close.
@Des1:

Are you serious? Krysten's top four on IMDB:

Big Eyes
Confessions of a Shopaholic
What Happens in Vegas
She's Out of My League

Yes she has a superhero show....that hasn't debuted yet and could completely flop. Michelle had her own movie...in 1996. You're right, the two careers aren't even close.
2:20AM on 04/01/2015
Whereas Ritter has been in numerous movies and has her own superhero show on Netflix. Seriously, the two careers aren't even close.
Whereas Ritter has been in numerous movies and has her own superhero show on Netflix. Seriously, the two careers aren't even close.
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10:20AM on 03/31/2015
This one should be more appropriately titled "Michelle Trachenberg vs. someone else who will lose so don't bother"
This one should be more appropriately titled "Michelle Trachenberg vs. someone else who will lose so don't bother"
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9:35AM on 03/31/2015
Trachtenberg is the full package
Trachtenberg is the full package
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3:15AM on 03/31/2015
Krysten Ritter is all kinds of cute
Krysten Ritter is all kinds of cute
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6:12PM on 03/30/2015
Michelle, my Belle.
Michelle, my Belle.
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3:32PM on 03/30/2015

Michelle

No contest!
No contest!
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2:02PM on 03/30/2015

Michelle.

Almost a tie, but Kristen is too skinny. She was naked (blurred) in D.T.T.B.I.A. 23, but even then she wasn't as hot as Michelle in ALL of EUROTRIP.
Almost a tie, but Kristen is too skinny. She was naked (blurred) in D.T.T.B.I.A. 23, but even then she wasn't as hot as Michelle in ALL of EUROTRIP.
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12:55PM on 03/30/2015

Krysten Ritter

Seems more like my type & not a typical Hollywood bombshell.
Seems more like my type & not a typical Hollywood bombshell.
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12:44PM on 03/30/2015

Michelle Trachtenberg

I like Krystin, but Michelle is one of my favorites. She wins this easily for me. I still remember how incredibly gorgeous she was in that shitty movie "Eurotrip".
I like Krystin, but Michelle is one of my favorites. She wins this easily for me. I still remember how incredibly gorgeous she was in that shitty movie "Eurotrip".
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12:37PM on 03/30/2015

Michelle Trachtenberg

Love me some Krysten but Michelle has a special place in my heart.
Love me some Krysten but Michelle has a special place in my heart.
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11:55AM on 03/30/2015

Michelle.

I'm a sucker for long brown hair.
I'm a sucker for long brown hair.
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10:54AM on 03/30/2015
Krysten Ritter.
Krysten Ritter.
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10:09AM on 03/30/2015
This is a hard one. Who less suck? Thats really the question. To ME, i wouldnt want either but if i HAD to pick, it would be the one that sucked the least. Which would be Michelle.
This is a hard one. Who less suck? Thats really the question. To ME, i wouldnt want either but if i HAD to pick, it would be the one that sucked the least. Which would be Michelle.
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10:52AM on 03/30/2015
I'm sure neither is pining away for you either so you don't need to worry about it.
I'm sure neither is pining away for you either so you don't need to worry about it.
9:57AM on 03/30/2015

Ritter

Ritter does it for me in every way shape and form.
Ritter does it for me in every way shape and form.
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9:43AM on 03/30/2015

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle is the easy winner for me. I prefer the curvier look she's sporting now to the thinner look she had years ago. I also think she's a pretty good actress that has just been stuck in mediocre projects. I've just never been all that attracted to Krysten either.
Michelle is the easy winner for me. I prefer the curvier look she's sporting now to the thinner look she had years ago. I also think she's a pretty good actress that has just been stuck in mediocre projects. I've just never been all that attracted to Krysten either.
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9:42AM on 03/30/2015

A Rare "No" Twofer

I've seen a ton of photos of both Michelle and Krysten, but fail to be impressed by either (Though Krysten's stolen nude photos are "cute"). Unlike you, I do appreciate the "classic" beauty of Kate Beckinsale, Margot Robbie, Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev over the "kinda weird" look of Michelle & Krysten. That said: I'm rooting for Krysten to break-out this year with her new Netflix comic-book series, "AKA, Jessica Jones." She has acting talent that goes beyond her (to me) lack of
I've seen a ton of photos of both Michelle and Krysten, but fail to be impressed by either (Though Krysten's stolen nude photos are "cute"). Unlike you, I do appreciate the "classic" beauty of Kate Beckinsale, Margot Robbie, Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev over the "kinda weird" look of Michelle & Krysten. That said: I'm rooting for Krysten to break-out this year with her new Netflix comic-book series, "AKA, Jessica Jones." She has acting talent that goes beyond her (to me) lack of attractiveness.
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9:29AM on 03/30/2015
Krysten Ritter all the way
Krysten Ritter all the way
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9:28AM on 03/30/2015

Michelle

To me, winner on all categories.
To me, winner on all categories.
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8:29AM on 03/30/2015

Krysten Ritter

Have been a fan since Breaking Bad.
Have been a fan since Breaking Bad.
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10:55AM on 03/30/2015
Same!
Same!
7:54AM on 03/30/2015
Tough one, but it's Krysten Ritter for me. Legs, man. Legs.
Tough one, but it's Krysten Ritter for me. Legs, man. Legs.
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