Julie London told Life Magazine in 1957 that she had "only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it
close to the microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate."
Her vocal style has been described as being sultry, sexy, "come-hither", intimate, breathy, warm,
smoky, haunting, husky, sullen, sad, suggestive and seductive.
The majority of her album covers were graced by sultry, yet sophisticated pictures of Julie - the cover of
her first album, Julie is Her Name, being, at the time, thought of as so sexy that it was described as
"...generating enough voltage to light up a theater marquee"