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Some of you may have noticed that there are eight different portrait poses for Sims in The Sims 2.

Below is a gallery displaying some of the Sims from The Sims 2 base game and which of the eight portrait poses they use.

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Female Toddler Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Female Child Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Female Child Variant

Male Child Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Female Child Variant

Male Toddler Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Male Child Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Portrait Pose

Female Variant

Male Variant

Male Child Variant


There used to be at least two other portrait poses but they were both discontinued during development. However, there are still some deceased Sims, resurrectable or unresurrectable, that use these discontinued portrait poses.

The first of these discontinued portrait poses, the one used by Sims such as Gunther Goth that can be resurrected in-game, will have the same portrait pose that Sims such as Kent Capp use, should their appearance be changed using the mirror, and no expansion packs are installed.

Discontinued Portrait Pose

Male Variant

Discontinued Portrait Pose

Male Variant

Notes:

  • All the information that I've written above is correct. The most efficient way to prove this is by aging the toddler and child Sims, since the baby, toddler and child variants of each portrait pose is different from the older life stages. However this way is only possible if expansion packs aren't installed, since portrait poses are no longer fixed with expansion packs.
  • To switch genders to see the other gender variant of each portrait pose, you do this with CAS Sims in Create a Sim with the base game only. Before you have confirmed the creation of your family, go back and edit a Sim that's now waiting in the waiting room for new family members.