Ah, Helen. The most beautiful woman ever to walk the face of the earth. All it took was a flick of her eyes and a flip of her hair to make guys go completely and totally crazy for her. Though most of the time she's called Helen of Troy, she was actually from the Greek city of Sparta and was the daughter of Zeus, King of the Gods, and Leda, the wife of Tyndareas, King of Sparta. And how's this for an origin story? Since Zeus seduced Leda while in the form of a swan, it's said that Helen hatched out of an egg.
Back to the "of Troy" thing. That started after she was taken away from Sparta by Paris, a handsome Trojan prince. Just one problem: she was already married to a guy named Menelaus, who didn't take too kindly to his wife's Trojan fling. To answer the insult, Menelaus gathered the biggest army of Greeks ever assembled, sailed across the sea to Troy, and ignited the legendary Trojan War. The jury is out on whether Helen went willingly with Paris, or if she was forced to go against her will. But no matter which way you look at it, Helen definitely earned her reputation as "the face that launched a thousand ships." You go girl.
Helen of Troy, Helen of Sparta, The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships, Trouble
Female (and how)
Being totally gorge
Who needs it with looks like these?
Zeus (well, Swan-Zeus) and Leda
Hermione (not Ron's), Aethiolas, Maraphius, Pleisthenes, Nicostratus (maybe)
King Priam of Troy was pretty nice, I guess
All the Trojans hated me
Married to Menelaus, Major fling with Paris
"You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
The Iliad by Homer
We Found Love (ft. Calvin Harris) by Rihanna