You're right. I mean a hundred years ago, buxom, reubenesque females were considered beautiful (evidence of delectation for fatties in mesolithis Malta too!). And just 40 years ago, wide hips and untrimmed pubic hair was a staple in feminine beauty. It was all stick thin until recently. We're coming out of that now, thank God. But, yep, you're right - society's perception of the beautiful changes very often. Yet I would argue their are always some underlying similarities.
Whatever the case, we are talking colour here, not beauty. Liz Taylor pictures were shown (Northern European type), Monica Bellucci (Mediterranean type) and a couple of black models. Out of the four we've had posted, I'd suggest Bellucci, being like Cleo a mediterranean herself (Italian), is probably the closest in terms of race, forget beauty (no-one ever was as hot as Bellucci).
Here's a picture of Mirhan Hussein, a modern day Egyptian girl from Cairo and wannabe singer-model. She's currently on their version of fame academy. As you can see, she's closest to Bellucci in terms of race.
God I love Monica Bellucci.