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February Goddess: Lupita Nyong’o

25 April 2014 Update

Lupita Nyong’o – People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Lupita has been declared by People’s magazine’s readers as the most beautiful woman in the world ousting the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow.

Lupita’ star is continuing to shine brightly. ¬†She is now the new face of the giant cosmetic company, Lancome

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February Goddess: Lupita Nyong’o

It is the season for awards ceremonies, the BAFTA, OSCARS and million others around the world.

And the star that glistens more is none other than a relatively newcomer, Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita is currently the flavour of the month for February. But then again, it is hardly surprising. She is drop-dead gorgeous and can really act too.  She has been nominated for best supporting actress from the film 12 Years A Slave.

Good luck, Lupita!

Lupita was born in Mexico to a Kenyan parents. She was a year old when her family went back to Kenya, where she spent her time growing up. She was in her teens when she was sent back to Mexico to learn Spanish.

Lupita has something, a star quality. She has that freshness about her which is magnetic. I believe a new star has been born.

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From the above gallery, I think Lupita looks best when she dresses up in block colours rather that fussy, and silly dresses like that Prada which is a cheap looking Pocahontas knock off.

The above video is so powerful especially for “women/people of colour” like me. I am a proud Kayumangi (Brown) Filipino.

I have been telling anyone who would listen that I find it perplexing why Filipinas would try to lighten their beautiful brown skin.

When I went back to the Philippines for a visit and run out of hand lotion, it was hard to find something that is not a skin whitening product. I had to navigate rows upon rows of immaculate shelves of whitening products at SM (ShoeMart). Even my trusted Nivea was a whitening moisturiser. I ended up with lighter coloured hands compared to the rest of my arms. They do work!

Dermatological clinics are now big business in the Philippines; many young and mature women are visiting these establishments for smoother, whiter complexion.

I say, be proud of your natural skin colour, enhance it but not change it.

Kate Moss @ 40

The longevity of Kate Moss’s career is astounding. She is not particularly tall to be the ideal supermodel nor the most beautiful and yet most of the supermodels she started with have now been “retired” but Kate is still going from strength to strength.

She is still a regular cover of magazines, she is as visible as ever in any party circuit, she is still a favourite muse on music videos.

Kate has a checkered past but she seems to have a teflon ability. No matter how heinous and destructive the gossips are about her or what is actually happening to her, Kate just gets up and dusts herself off and away she goes again as if nothing much had happen.

Kate is uber-cool, her waif-like beauty is so beguiling.

At 40, Kate still got it, whatever “it” is. She is Playboy magazine’s 60 years anniversary cover and it seems they made the right choice. Kate is simply stunning.

GlobalGranary wishes Kate Moss a Happy 40th!!!

Kate Moss @ 40

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Most Beautiful Filipinas – Past & Present

I have been told several times that Filipinas are considered the most beautiful women of Asia. They have a certain unique countenance that differs them from others in Asia.

It has probably something to do with Philippines being a melting pot of races, which produced these truly aesthetically superior beauties.

I have left the Philippines in mid-80s and have not really followed the Philippine movies, which produce new batch of fresh drop-dead gorgeous celebs in almost every waking-moment of the day.

With celebrities, we can never truly know what is inside them, how they really feel. We can never know whether they are truly good people inside and out.

Entering show-business or becoming a public figure allows one to wear a mask, leaving behind close doors one’s real self. I supposed this is the only way to keep oneself sane and to have a bit of control.

Anyway we will leave the psychology of it all and just concentrate on the physical beauty of Filipinas.

 

Most Beautiful Filipinas – Past & Present

 

My List which is a work in progress is not in any order. It includes the following (so far):

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AMALIA FUENTES

Amalia Fuentes

In her heyday, Amalia was known as the most beautiful woman in Asia.  The Liz Taylor of the Philippines.

Obviously because of her beauty, she became a product endorser and she was the very first Filipina Lux soap model.

Amalia is multi-talented.  She acts, she writes scripts, she directs as well.

Sadly, life has not been always kind to her.  Her only biological daughter died recently which caused Amelia to have a very public breakdown.

Hope she finds solace somewhere!

 

 


IMELDA ROMUALDEZ MARCOS

Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos has always been a real beauty. ¬†She’s called the Rose of Tacloban, having won a beauty pageant when much younger and an ingenue. ¬†Imelda Marcos life story came straight from the pen of Jose Rizal.

Imelda’s grandmother was a product of a friar’s dalliance with a Filipina in a la Maria Clara story.

Despite being a Romualdez, with their perceived fabulous wealth, Imelda’s life was one of rugs to riches story. ¬†She grew up in the garage of the big house, where the children of her father’s first marriage lived. ¬†She knew what poverty was like. ¬†This might have been the factor that pushed her to reach the top and stay there and amassed the fabulous wealth she now enjoys which she can only dream of as a child.

Imelda, is probably the original ‘World Class Filipina, which the Philippine media is spouting about! Imelda is now known around the world for her gargantuan collection of shoes!


KC Concepcion

KC CONCEPCION

– I’ve just read somewhere that Amalia Fuentes, top above, considers KC Concepcion to have the most beautiful face in today’s crops of goddesses in Philippine showbiz.

We thought so too.

KC, despite the silver spoon in her pretty mouth, has remained down to earth.   Sharon Cuneta, her mother, brought her up well.  And I supposed it has also to do with life experiences KC has had.  Firstly being conned by an ex-boyfriend, whose alleged sexuality is questionable!  Then also the death of her maternal grandmother, whom she was very close to and lately a very surprising contretemps with her saintly mother, Sharon Cuneta.  Reading between the lines (I really hope I am misreading the lines LOL) it seems KC is a bit of a rebel and rather ungrateful to all the sacrifices her mother did on her behalf!

Sharon was also apparently concerned with how KC is clothing herself lately – very miniscule, to say the least. ¬†I supposed she is a young lady, who has something to show. ¬†If you’ve got it ….. flaunt it.

 


Liza Soberano

Liza Soberano is the new face of Philippine cinema.  She has now constantly appear on national as well as international polls of the most beautiful women in the world.

 

 

 

 

 


 

LORNA TOLENTINO

Lorna Tolentino

I remember Lorna Tolentino as a natural beauty, really beautiful face and had the most enviable body and most shapely legs in the 80s and 90s.  The mole on her upper lip became rather famous as well.

She was so popular that her name was abbreviated to just her initial LT or Lorna T..

Lorna was a beautiful child actress who grew up into a very accomplished and multi-awarded actress.

 

 

 

 


MARIAN RIVERA

 

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera is one of the most beautiful faces in today’s Philippine showbiz. ¬†From what I saw in YouTube, Marian is charming and full of vim. ¬†She can dance pretty well and can sing a little. ¬†But there is something about her that is shiny and bright. She is near perfection but not quite, Marian is not confident with the English language preferred by the snobby world of Philippine showbiz. ūüėČ She is not a bimbo (she is in fact a BS Psychology graduate) but English does not come naturally to her. ¬†She just had a baby and it seems motherhood had changed her. ¬†She has become ultra conservative and a fount of information about child rearing.

Marian also has the most fabulous collection of designer bags, shoes and clothes.  Her collection is well documented via instagram, FB and twitter as well countless magazine coverage.


 

AURORA PIJUAN

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Aurora Pijuan is the second Miss International winner from the Philippines.

Aurora, also known as Au Au married a basketball coach, Tommy Manotoc, who came from a rich and influential family.

Her public life became more controversial when her husband became her ex.

Tommy married Imee Marcos, the eldest daughter of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.

Aurora remains beautiful inside and out.  She is now busy doing charity work, mainly for the Gawad Kalinga.

 


RHIAN RAMOS

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Rhian Ramos is currently garnering credits and kudos for appearing as Jade Tanchingco in the latest GMA televison soap, The Rich Man’s Daughter, which I think is loosely based on a real-life story of the lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao, of a Chinese billionaire. ¬†The Father offered gazillions of money as a dowry to a man that could make his daughter heterosexual again. LOL

Rhian herself is not a stranger to controversy.  While much younger, scandalous videos of her with her then boyfriend DJ Mo Twister appeared.  It was also reported that she had undergone an alleged abortion, which of course was so shocking to the Catholic country of the Philippines.

Just so glad my compatriots are so forgiving.


Kuh Ledesma

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KUH LEDESMA

When I was growing up, I secretly wished I was Kuh Ledesma. She was the most popular chanteuse in the early 80’s. She has an exotic beauty, almost androgynous but she looked so sophisticated and so intelligent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LOVI POE

Lovi Poe 3Lovi Poe is the daughter of Fernando Poe, Jr from an affair.

Lovi is lovely with her morena (kayumanggi) complexion.  She is a good dancer and a very convincing actress.

I actually love her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Angel Locsin

ANGEL LOCSIN

Angel Locsin was the most popular actress for a long time in the Philippines when she is much younger. But people, her fans, are pickle. They can’t take so much controversy from their idol, who seems to crawl out from one to the next.
Back in February 2016 in Manila, she was a regular feature of the tabloid newspaper ‘Bulgar’ after she broke up ‘again’ from her boyfriend Luis Manzano.

 

 


Dawn Zulueta

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KRISTINE HERMOSA

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PILAR PILAPIL

Pilar Pilapil


VILMA SANTOS

Vilma Santos


BESSIE BADILLA РFILIPINA SUPERMODEL

Bessie Badilla


ANNA THERESA LUY LICAROS (born August 10, 1984 in Mandaluyong City, Philippines), nicknamed Tere, is the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2007 titleholder.

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Loren Legarda

LOREN LEGARDA is a Filipina broadcasting journalist, environmentalist, and politician of Visayan ancestry, notable as the only female to top two senatorial elections (1998) and 2007).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

HILDA KORONEL

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MARICEL SORIANO

Maricel Soriano

(born Maria Cecilia Dador Soriano on February 25, 1965), also known as The Diamond Star, is a critically acclaimed Filipina film and television actress. She has starred in many films covering different genres including comedy, fantasy (Inday series), horror, suspense, action, romance and drama. She has appeared in hundreds of films and has scored a number of blockbuster hits.

 

 

 

 


 

SHARON CUNETA

Sharon Cuneta

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STELLA STRADA

A true list of real Filipina beauties will not be complete without a mention of the tragic Stella Strada.


 

Lea Salonga

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Susan Roces

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Maja Salvador

Maja-Salvador2This girl has something special about her.  She has lots of sex appeal.  During a drama scene against the beauteous Angel Locsin, Maja was able to hold her own and shown!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Celeste Legaspi

Celeste Legaspi

Celeste Legaspi

During her heydey, back when she was known more as a very accomplished songstress rather than an actress, Celeste was gorgeously sophisticated.  She has grown more beautiful and had become a very accomplished actress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CARMEN SORIANO – FILIPINO CHANTEUSE

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Maricar Reyes

Maricar Reyes is not only a real beauty but brainy as well. ¬†This stunning woman is multi-talented and multi-skilled as ¬†an actress, and a model but also as a General Practitioner (GP). ¬†Yes folks our Maricar is a medical doctor. ¬†Maricar’s career and personal life were almost derailed by a salacious scandal (her sex-video with Haydon Kho, who has a penchant for recording sexual acrobatics with women which often end up on the internet, was one which got downloaded online).

However, Maricar is now married to Richard Poon and her career is still stellar.

 

 

 


 

KRIS AQUINO

kris-aquino-olay-mainKRIS Aquino to me is not just a pretty face (she has Belo on her cellphone, lol) but she is also beautifully honest in her opinions to the point of being tactless and sometimes even rather rude.

She wears her heart on her sleeve.  Many a time, she can be found crying on television, to let everyone know her side of the story (there had been many and I expect more to come.)  I like that! LOL

She seems to be a very good mother; a faithful sister, a good cook, fairly good actress, a generous friend by all account and a confident host on television.

Despite her many blessings, love РREAL LOVE, seems to evade this beauty.  Good wishes to her from US.

 


 

Louise De Los Reyes

louiseThis girl is a natural beauty.  She has charisma.

1 June 2015 – Something seems to be happening to Louise. ¬†A few weeks ago, a random woman came out to claim that she was Louise’ s real mother. ¬†She can’t show solid proof aside from having given her child, allegedly Louise, to a friend of a friend to take care of, as they can’t look after baby Louise for not lack of love but of money.

Strangely, Louise seems to encourage the woman to go on with her ‘delusion’?!!!

 


 

 

Charito Solis

charito solisCharito Solis was a premier actress in the Philippines.  She was consistently nominated and won countless awards in drama.  She was beautiful and feisty.

Unfortunately her stellar career was slightly dimmed by some salacious unfounded rumours.  Apparently, the death of the popular Manila mayor, Arsenio Lacson was due to a fatal stroke from over-excitement while making love to the young and beauteous Charito in a hotel room.

Hour Glass Figure Girls

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce has a beautiful hour glass figure.

Hour Glass Figure Girls

According to studies & research conducted by Harvard University, women with large breasts and narrow waists find it easier to fall pregnant. It  has been found that the classic hour-glass figure has on average 26% higher level of hormone of E2 and enhanced level of progesterone.

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit

Both the E2 and progesterone are linked to fertility in women. The finding was published in the Royal Society journal imaginatively titled¬† article entitled ‘Proceeding B’.

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks of famed Mad Men television series is much admired for her hourglass figure.

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Kim Kardashian

 

 

 

 

Red Lipstick – Red Lippy Brigade

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Red lipstick is my favourite. ¬†Somehow it is the only shade that makes me look alive. ūüėČ

I tried wearing the nude lipstick when I went home to the Philippines.  My mother was forced to opine that I looked like death warmed up.  That is my mother, she never mince her words.

Apparently if you are wearing red lipstick, you should minimize the eye¬†make up especially during the day, otherwise you’ll look like a clown.

Vice versa, strong eye make up would require paler lipstick.

Anyway the Cannes 2013 film festival has brought celebrities in their droves to beguile us with their most engaging red pouty look.

Awards ceremonies usually bring in the usual suspect of divine beauties wearing the lippies in various shades of red.

Here are the celebrities who are members of the Red Lippy Brigade

 

Did you know?

Red lipstick will make your teeth look whiter and your skin to appear clearer. Just make sure the lipstick is applied neatly without smudges and most importantly, not half of it on your teeth! ūüôĀ

Sexing Up Princess Merida

This is rather disconcerting to read in the news that Disney, the promoter of everything for family viewing has now allegedly decided to sexify a perfectly charming and attractive and cute character, Princess Merida.

Leave Princess Merida alone.  She is fine as she is.  Funky, feisty and yet still feminine.  A perfect ideal for young girls to emulate.

 

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Brenda Chapman joins growing anger over ‘sexier’ version of character for Disney Princesses range

Yahoo UK Movies NewsBy¬†Ben Arnold¬†|¬†Yahoo UK Movies News¬†‚Äst8 hours ago

The director of ‘Brave’ has slated Disney for its redesign of Princess Merida from the film.

A new version of the character, with a slimmer waist and what has been described as a ‘Victoria’s Secret’ hairstyle, emerged last week after Merida was crowned as the 11th ‘Disney Princess’.

Before and After… Merida from Brave gets a makeover (Copyright: Disney)

But the film’s director Brenda Chapman has now joined the growing anger among parents at the decision to give her a makeover, which also includes the removal of the character’s bow and arrow.

‚ÄúI think it’s atrocious what they have done to Merida,‚ÄĚ Chapman said in a letter to her local newspaper, the Marin Independent Journal.

‚ÄúWhen little girls say they like it because it’s more sparkly, that’s all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy ‘come hither’ look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It’s horrible!

‚ÄúMerida was created to break that mould – to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.‚ÄĚ

The Scottish princess, voiced by Kelly Macdonald in the film, is now among the ‘Disney Princess’ franchise, the merchandising banner which includes various princesses from the Disney films, including the likes of Snow White, Cinderalla, Aurora and more recently Mulan and Rapunzel, as featured in ‘Tangled’.

A petition launched last week on Change.org addressed to Disney boss Robert A. Iger and a host of other Disney executives, called for them to ‘keep Merida brave’.

So far it has been endorsed by over 107,000 supporters.

‚ÄúThe redesign of Merida in advance of her official induction to the Disney Princess collection does a tremendous disservice to the millions of children for whom Merida is an empowering role model who speaks to girls’ capacity to be change agents in the world rather than just trophies to be admired,‚ÄĚ writes the petition’s creator A Might Girl.

‚ÄúMoreover, by making her skinnier, sexier and more mature in appearance, you are sending a message to girls that the original, realistic, teenage-appearing version of Merida is inferior; that for girls and women to have value – to be recognised as true princesses – they must conform to a narrow definition of beauty.‚ÄĚ

Disney has responded to the criticism, saying: ‚ÄúMerida exemplifies what it means to be a Disney Princess through being brave, passionate, and confident and she remains the same strong and determined Merida from the movie whose inner qualities have inspired mums and daughters around the world.‚ÄĚ

History’s Famous Hairstyles

 

There have been men and women who became famous because of their haircuts or hairstyles. So famous that the haircut became their trademark or named after them or the character they portrayed.  Sometimes their hairstyles are still talked about whilst their bodies of works had long gone, forgotten.

I remember my mother would ask the hairdresser to give me a twiggy haircut when I was 6 or 7.   I know of the twiggy look but not really sure who was Twiggy then, but I do now!!!

In high school I sported the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle. ¬†It was the 70s where everyone in tune to Charlie’s Angels.

I became known for my Farrah style throughout third and fourth year high school.  I had really straight long hair and the only way it can be given the Farrah treatment was to put my barnet fair* in rollers every time I was not at school.  I often slept in my uncomfortable foam rollers at night.  During lunch break when everyone would hang out in cool places and have a laugh, I would be running back home to put my hair in rollers.

In London’s East End famous Cockney rhyming slang, hair is called ‘Barnet Fair’* or shortened to ‘Barnet’ by many native Londoners ūüôā

But the thing was I would be in a jeepney going back to school after lunch and people would look at me and admire my precious Farrah locks. ¬†It was like in the television commercial of a one famous shampoo in the Philippines called “Gee, your hair smells terrific!”. ¬†Really that was the name of the shampoo. LOL ¬†They would really whisper to each other how beautiful my hair was. ¬†The same thing at ¬†school. ¬†By the way¬†I was also using that shampoo and it was gloriously, deliciously fragrant that my classmates would like giving me a hug to have a sniff at my hair. ¬† I was really proud of my beautifully scented bouncy Farrah. ¬†When I met some of my schoolmates in Facebook, I just have to say that I was the girl with the Farrah Fawcett hair and they remember me immediately.

History’s Famous Hairstyles

Here are some celebrities and people of history with famous barnet.

Elizabeth Taylor – Hollywood Legend

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor

images-33Elizabeth Taylor was icon of icons.  She lived the Hollywood lifestyle like no other.  She was a true Hollywood goddess whose every whim was met.  She was Hollywood royalty. Diamonds and precious jewels were offered her unstingily.

She was born in Britain and was later conferred a damehood by the Queen of England; making her further a true royal.

Liz Taylor did not only leave us the Hollywood grandiose life but some witty quotes:

It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

– Elizabeth Taylor

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That’s the trouble with life – crap dialogue and bad lighting.

– Elizabeth Taylor

Did you know
Liz Taylor was married 8 times

Globe’s Most Beautiful – Past and Present

And God created the women…. and how!

We must celebrate beauty, but what is beauty? We shall be superficial and judge it purely on aesthetic!

Here are my nominees (Not in order) of

Globe’s Most Beautiful – Past and Present
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Elizabeth Taylor with her blue/violet eyes

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Did you know?

Apparently when Elizabeth was on her first day of shooting her first film, Lassie Come Home, the film director was aghast that the girl Elizabeth was wearing too much mascara.  He sent her to the make-up room to have her mascara rub off, only to find that the lashes were all natural.  Because Liz suffer from a rather enviable double set of eyelashes mutation.

 

“Big girls need big diamonds.”
– Elizabeth Taylor

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I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.

– Liz

‚ÄúSuccess is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúSuccess is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.‚ÄĚ___________________________________________________________

Angelina Jolie with her pouty full lips and danger aura

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Not many people know this about me but I’m a natural blonde. My hair went from light blonde naturally to a darker kind of blonde. My mother dyed my hair dark when I was a child as I loved the look then. So I’m basically a natural blonde.
-Angelina Jolie
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Gong Li

Gong Li

Gong Li

-People keep pushing me to be the center of attention… I would prefer to be on the sidelines, because that’s where you see more.
– Gong Li

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Seymour

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Jane Seymour

 

 

Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.

– Jane Seymour

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Marilyn Monroe – Platinum Blonde Goddess

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JOANNA LUMLEY

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Lauren Bacall

LAUREN BACALL

“I think your whole life showns in your face and you should be proud of that.”

  • Lauren Bacall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSALIND RUSSELL

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Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
~Rosalind Russell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a ‘goddess circle’.

-Jennifer Aniston
I’ve gone for each type: the rough guy; the nedy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy, I don’t really have a type. ¬† Men in general are a good thing.
– Jennifer Aniston

 

 

 

 

 

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 HELEN MIRREN

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Rhianna

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‚ÄėYou shouldn‚Äôt be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins…But you have to remember that it‚Äôs not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn‚Äôt try and be like them. It‚Äôs not realistic and it‚Äôs not healthy.‚Äô

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JOAN CRAWFORD

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Joan Crawford

I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser.
– Joan Crawford

If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.
– Joan Crawford

 

 

 

 

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‚ÄúMy real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair.‚ÄĚ
– Julia Roberts
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‚ÄúI’m too tall to be a girl. I’m between a chick and a broad.‚ÄĚ
– Julia Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 


Loretta Young

Loretta-Young-Love-Under-FireGlamour is something no woman can be born with.  It is not a gift at all.  It is more of a concoction than anything else.
– Loretta Young
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Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
– Loretta Young
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There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.
-Loretta Young

 

 

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Jean Shrimpton

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“My meeting with Bailey was a fateful one, for I owe everything that I have since become as a model and as a woman to him. He taught me that I must have a mind as well as a body.”

– Jean Shrimpton (interview with Mirror in 1964)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laeticia Casta

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Perfection is boring.

– Laeticia Casta

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Real beauty is to be true to oneself. ¬†That’s what makes me feel good.

– Laeticia Casta

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DREW BARRYMORE

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Drew Barrymore, actress

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”

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‚ÄėGod made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.‚Äô Drew Barrymore

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Grace Kelly – The Princess

My real difficulty was to become a normal person again, after having been a movie actress for so long. For me, at the time I was living in New York and Hollywood, a normal person was someone who made movies.
– Grace Kelly
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When Ava Gardner gets in a taxi, the driver knows at once she’s Ava Gardner. It’s the same for Lana Turner or Elizabeth Taylor, but not for me. I’m never Grace Kelly. I’m always someone who looks like Grace Kelly.
(as qouted by the very modest Princess Grace)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vivien Leigh – Scarlet O’Hara

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People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.

– Vivien Leigh

 

 

 

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Megan Fox – Foxy

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Well, I’m clearly not ugly.

– Megan Fox

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Scarlett Johannson – Sex Kitten

One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.

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Ingrid Bergman

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“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
– Ingrid Bergman

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Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

 

 

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Rita Hayworth

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Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda… and woke up with me.

– Rita Hayworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have no problem with nudity. I can look at myself. I like walking around nude. It doesn’t bother me. I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn’t bother me.
– Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress, The Ultimate Bond Girl

This bikini made me a success.
-Ursula Andress

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Pfeiffer

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“Just standing around and looking beautiful is so boring.”
– Michelle Pfeiffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Demi Moore
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‚ÄėModels, even male models ‚ÄĒ how small they’ve gotten! It looks great for clothes, but it’s not what you want in real life. Why do we have to keep looking at ourselves and measuring?‚Äô

Demi Moore
http://www.marieclaire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Carmen Soo (Malaysia)

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Shalom Harlow

Shalom Harlow, Canadian Model & Actress

Shalom Harlow, Canadian Model & Actress

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Jessica Alba

Jessica-Alba-HD-Wallpapers-698‘I share the same advice that my mom gave me – stay hydrated and sleep well. And that being a beautiful person on the inside is what really matters.‚Äô

– Jessica Alba

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ASHLEY JUDD

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ASHLEY JUDD

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Brigitte Bardot

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I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
– Brigitte Bardot

It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
~Brigitte Bardot

~Brigitte Bardot was the first celebrity to model for France’s Marianne bust.

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BARDOT is every man’s idea of the girl he’d like to meet in Paris.
– Ivor Addams wrote in 1955
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Rachel Weisz

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Shu Qi

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Paulina Poriskova
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Catherine Denueve

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Sophia Loren

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” Everything I have I owe to spaghetti.
~ Sophia Loren
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My mother taught me to walk proud and tall “as if the world was mine”.
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
~Sophia Loren

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‚ÄúI think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips‚ÄĚ.

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Claire Bloom

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HEDY LAMARR

hedyMy mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.

–¬†Hedy Lamarr

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Amalia Fuentes – Philippines

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“I always listen to *NSYNC’s¬†‘Tearin Up My Heart”. ¬†It reminds me to wear a bra.
– Britney Spears

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kate Winslett
kate w‚ÄėI never had a desire to be famous. I never had huge ambitions ‚Äď never. I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know,¬†once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that. I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, ‚ÄúI should make more of an effort. I should look like that‚ÄĚ. But then I think, ‚ÄúThey can’t be happy in those heels‚ÄĚ.‚Äô

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs

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Marian Rivera – Filipina beauty

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Marian has been named the 2013 the most beautiful and sexiest woman of the Philippines by FHM magazine.  This is her second time to top the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyonce – Singing goddess

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Audrey Hepburn – Divine

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Beauty Secret: For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

Audrey Hepburn: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”

 

 

 

 

 
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Diana, Princess of Wales

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Lana Turner

“A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.”
– Lana Turner

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.  A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

– Lana Turner

 

 

 
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The trouble with beauty is that it is like being born rich and getting poorer.

– Joan Collins

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynda Carter

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Emily Blunt

She comes across as being beautiful as well as being very bright.

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Cameron Diaz

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I grew up with a lot of boys, I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman.

– Cameron Diaz

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carole Lombard (Mrs Clark Gable)

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Kim Basinger

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The more flesh you show, the further up the ladder you go.
– Kim Basinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah Kerr

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Virna Lisi

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Raquel Welch

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Jennifer Lopez

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“I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge.”
– Jennifer Lopez

On her diet:

“I eat meat, I eat carbs, I even eat McDonald’s… What I don’t do is overeat. ¬†I don’t eat desserts, and I can limit the chocolate chip cookies to one or two.”
– JLo
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Catherine Zeta Jones

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Halle Berry

“I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.”

– Halle Berry

 

 

 

 

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Ava Gardner

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Greta Sccacchi

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Vera Farmiga is not only beautiful but very charismatic as well.  Her Norma Bates character is charming.

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Sharon Stone

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Olga Kurylenko

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Gene Tierney

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Jane Fonda

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“If you want to age successfully, you have to look back over the earlier part of your life and understand what it was about. If you can do a life review with a forgiving heart, your last 30 years will be quite transformed.”

‚ÄĒ Jane Fonda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Russell

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Jennifer Hawkins – 2004 Miss Universe (Australian)

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Jaqueline Bisset

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Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

– Jacqueline Bisset

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jean Simmons

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Julie Christie

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Kathleen Turner

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Maggie Cheung

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Maureen O’Hara¬†was dubbed as the Queen of Technicolour. ¬†Apparently when colour first came into the moving pictures, the camera loved Maureen for her vibrant

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rich red hair, bright green eyes and flawless peaches-and-cream complexion.

Update: ¬†24 October 2015, Maureen O’Hara passed away today at the age of 95.

 

 

 

 

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Monica Bellucci

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Angel Locsin

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Nefertiti

 

Nefertiti

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Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen of the 18th dynasty. ¬†Her name literally means “the beauty that has come”

Historically, Nefertiti is represented by a bust so perfectly proportioned (see photo)  The bust is on display in Altes Museum in Berlin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Nefertari

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Debbie Harry

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Meryl Streep

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Vanessa Williams
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Vanessa Williams is the very first African American to win the Miss America title during the 1983 pageant.  She had to resign almost immediately as some photos of her in the nude started to surface..

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte Casiraghi
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Angie Dickinson
She is a great actress. The most beautiful and sophisticated police woman who ever graced prime time tv. Her Policewoman series was gritty and tough. She was perfectly cast.

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I dress for women – and I undress for men.
– Angie Dickinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Did you know?

Brooke Shields apparently can trace her ancestry as far back as King Henry IV of France and Lucrezia Borgia.

She used to be married to Andre Agassi, who is now marrie dto Steffi Graff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zhang Ziyi – Crouching Tigress

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Kate Beckinsale

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I try and take lots of vitamins and I don’t drink. ¬†I do smoke, though. ¬†I’d be insufferable if didn’t smoke, you’d have to push me off a balcony I’d be so boring.

– Kate Beckinsale

 

 

 

 

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Kim Kardashian

‚ÄėI might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me.‚Äô¬†Kim Kardashian

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Keira Knightley
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“I never even think about beauty. Supposedly being pretty is a double-edged sword: your look¬†gets you certain roles, but disqualifies you from others. That’s the way the industry goes.”

– Keira Knightley

 

 

 

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Sienna Miller
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I don’t know if it is a part of her beauty regimen, but apparently Sienna Miller loves to chop woods. ¬†She finds it really therapeutic. ¬†How did she find out that she likes chopping woods in the first place, I hear you ask!!! ūüėČ ¬†Well apparently her brother-in-law, her sister Savannah’s husband, gave her an axe for Christmas – ¬†as one does! ¬†LOL

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Kate Hudson
Kate-Hudson-0732‚ÄėI’m pretty comfortable with my body. I’m imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once.‚Äô¬†Kate Hudson

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Goldie Hawn
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Amanda Seyfried

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Clara Bow

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Alexandra Bastedo

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Alexandra Bastedo found fame and sex-symbol status playing the secret agent and scientist Sharron Macready in the 1960s television fantasy series, The Champions. 

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Audrey Tautou

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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I’m not going to change my teeth or get a nose job. That manufactured perfection does nothing for me.

-Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


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Nigella Lawson – The Domestic Goddess

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Nigella’s beauty secret is feeling healthy on the inside.”I think what ages a face most is disappointment and a lack of enjoyment. So I try to do what I love,”
Sexy tricks
Wearing stockings: I like hold-ups but the problem is if you’ve got too much meat at the top, you get a bulge there. So I often wear those over-the-knee French schoolgirl socks,” she told Esquire magazine.
Another secret Nigella has is going commando. She apparently does her runs on her treadmill just wearing a bra and her running shoes as told to the ES Magazine.

 

 

 

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Sofia Vergara

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She is a real beauty.  There were rumours that she almost became Mrs T Cruise if not for Scientology.  Our Catholic girl truly believed that dicing with the cult would have God struck her down and cast her to the burning fire of hell!

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‚ÄėConfidence is sexy! I’m comfortable with my body and not afraid to show it off.‚Äô

– Sofia Vergara
www.marieclaire.co.uk

 

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Luciana Zogbi is a Lebanese Brazilian singer/songwriter

 

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Queen Rania of Jordan

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