I've been reading about the results of research carried out at the delightfully named University of Pecs, in Hungary. A survey of 67 Hungarian couples showed that the women all looked like their mothers in law, and the men all resembled their FILs. (See "Hot Moms and Sexual Imprinting")
They reckon that people use their parents' appearance as a yardstick when finding a partner. So a man's ideal woman is someone who looks like their mother. They're working all of this out scientifically by measuring things like the distance between their noses and their eyes, the length (and number?) of chins, etc.
Those of you who are married might be slightly disturbed to learn that your spouse chose you because he or she thinks you look just like your MIL/FIL, but these latest results add more weight to this theory.
I know some of you have a bit of a thing for Brad Pitt, despite my indisputible arguments about my superiority to him, so as a service to those readers, I have found the following photographs, which you might like to show to your cosmetic surgeon. This is what you're aiming to look like to be in with a chance:
For Jean Knee, here is Father Al's Mum:
So I don't need a crystal ball to know that Helena is going to marry someone good looking. Just a mirror...