People whose voices sound forever damaged by lots of alcohol.
Christian Bale (is his because of alcohol? or is it natural?)
wow, i've never heard of such a thing, really? i know people who smoke may have a deeper, raspy voice but not this....
Is it anything like "whiskey dick?"
Lucille Ball. She had such a high femmy voice in the early 50s and by the late 60s it sounded like her buddy John Wayne. Maybe it was a combination of too much cum swallowing and booze and cigarettes.
Clint Eastwood is very conscious of his health and has never been known for drinking anything other than the occasional beer or glass of wine.
Lucille Ball, definitely. Her voice dropped several octaves from all the booze and unfiltered ciggies. In her later years her voice was deeper than some men's voices.
Eastwood doesn't have whiskey voice. It's always been raspy. He does emphasize it on screen and in some public appearances. His regular speaking voice is just fine.
Kathleen Turner, and she still slurs despite not having a drink in years.
I'm as confused as R1. Smoking, yes, but how does booze affect the raspiness of one's voice? Does it have to be whiskey or can other hard alcohol do this? Do mixed drinks have the same effect as drinking it straight? What about beer or wine?
[R4][R7] I agree that Lucy's voice dropped a lot and was likely, in part, a result of years of smoking and drinking.
BUT Lucy's voice on "I Love Lucy" was NOT her natural speaking voice. She purposely pushed her voice higher to sound younger and, thus, probably further damaged it.
Mostly smoking I think.
Demi Moore but don't know the cause.
Demi Moore wanted a classic whiskey voice when she was an up-and-coming actress to make her stand out more, so she screamed for hours into a pillow until she permanently damaged her vocal cords.
I am not making this up.
Demi's voice isn't nearly as raspy these days as it used to be. Watch St. Elmo's Fire and it sounds like she got a frog in her throat.
Don't think Lilo's was from booze.
And I'm not the Lucy troll, but at least one bio says she had nodes on her vocal cords and surgery to remove them, which added to the deterioration.
Will Arnett, does he count?
I'm Brenda Vaccaro, and I like that in a tampon!
Luke Macfarlane ?
No one mentioned Tom Waits???
Jensen Ackles is working on it. And no, I'm not confusing him with his character Dean Winchester.
Grayson Hall (of Dark Shadows fame). By the 60's-70's lots of older actresses had that rough, deep voice after decades of smoking.
I think it's kind of sexy on a women, as long as it's not too pronounced.
I agree R28 For example, Cherry Jones has a naturally smoky/whiskey-ish voice, but Lorraine Braco has a far more pronounced and husky voice which is somewhat annoying.