I think most women like stuff like this as much as men do. And they like it more than erotic photos of men. Most women also see the extreme beauty in beautiful women. Men and women are a lot different but many will not admit it, or see it.
This photo represents value. In this photo you can see the highlights where the sun is shining on her and the shadows where it doesn't. The darker areas show more depth than the highlighted ones. (photo by Sarah Loven ) Idea of using shadows