Saucy best-selling novel 50 Shades of Grey has women falling in love with a man they've never laid eyes on. Until now.
A university in the UK has used the same e-fit software used by police investigators to create images of criminals from descriptions to conjure E L James' faceless protagonist Christian Grey, the Daily Mail reports.
The masculine face comes from Dr Faye Skelton of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and is based on descriptions from 12 female readers.
"While we don't want to intrude on anyone's fantasies, based on a small sample of women, this is the image of Christian Grey they have in their heads when reading the novels," she said.
So, how did they come up with each distinct feature?
A combination of Brad Pitt and David Beckham's jawline, Patrick Dempsey and Johnny Depp's eyes, Chris Hemsworth's nose, with Val Kilmer and Ryan Reynolds' lips were cited as the inspiration for the face of Grey.
"Personally, I think he's quite handsome, although everyone's interpretation will be different," said Dr Skelton.
"It was just a bit of fun, but it does show the quality of image we can now generate.
"Most of the descriptions drew comparisons with famous film stars, which may help Hollywood moguls when the film remake comes to casting."_