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Bella Donna: Audrey Hepburn

It's almost clichéd to love Audrey Hepburn, but it's almost impossible not to. One of the biggest icons in film history, she's still often cited as one of the world's most beautiful women — even though she didn't always view herself that way. She disliked her crooked teeth, large feet, and flat chest — "I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine," she once said — but those so-called flaws made her even more likeable.

Nearly 80 years after Hepburn's birth, her simply chic style is still inspiring photo shoots and women all over the world. Hepburn often drew thick brows that extended over her natural pair, but for real life, brushing the thick part of your brows upward should do the trick. Lipstick in a pastel pink, light rose, or classic red will give you that Hepburn lip, but don't get too shiny — matte is best. Don't worry about concealing your under-eye circles completely; Hepburn often had the hint of them, which gave her a slightly vulnerable look. For Audrey literalists, you might want to know that she was a fan of Erno Laszlo and Estée Lauder skin care — though if you can't afford a $39 bar of soap, read these beauty tips, said to be among her favorites, instead.

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cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
It is cliche to like her but how can you not? I consider her the most beautiful woman I have seen because she was beautiful inside and out, she did so many great things for UNICEF and was always giving. She is one of my heroes as well. I love the coral/peach lipstick she wears in Breakfast at Tiffany's, basically makeup and style from the 60s always inspires me
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
It is cliche to like her but how can you not? I consider her the most beautiful woman I have seen because she was beautiful inside and out, she did so many great things for UNICEF and was always giving. She is one of my heroes as well. I love the coral/peach lipstick she wears in Breakfast at Tiffany's, basically makeup and style from the 60s always inspires me
jspeed jspeed 7 years
Hooray for undereye circles! Audrey is one of my heroes, and now I don't feel so bad about my own similar imperfections. I just wish I could have her sense of style, and her personal and spiritual grace.
Bolly Bolly 7 years
I hate her. She is so over rated as an actress and the only reason anyone ever found her skinny butt attractive was because she carried herself like she was a princess. I hate princesses.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 7 years
she was very beautiful i never even noticed the under eye bags thing until you pointed it out
angelinemarie angelinemarie 7 years
she was very beautifuli never even noticed the under eye bags thing until you pointed it out
syako syako 7 years
It's funny that you said that about being cliche - that was one of the main reasons I rarely paid attention to her or her movies. I recently stopped kidding myself and decided to figure out what all the fuss was about and rented tons of her movies and me and hubby are smitten! :P
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 7 years
Her eyebrows look a little strange in the photo, just because it looks like the colors don't match, but she looks awesome with short hair! She is very classic :-)
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
"humanitarian" - and supposedly when she was 11 growing up in Nazi-occupied Hooland and London, she was part of the Underground Resistance - that's just amazing...
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
"It's almost clichéd to love Audrey Hepburn, but it's almost impossible not to." tres vérité! she is without a doubt the queen of old Hollywood - beautiful, talented, graceful, and a huminitarian - such an amazing icon and role model - girls like lauren conrad and lindsay lohan should be ashamed to work in the same career as this class act...
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 7 years
It's amazing how someone so beautiful had to battle with eating disorder and self esteem issues among other things. To me she is a pure perfection!
MrsJamesTKirk MrsJamesTKirk 7 years
My hero. And her eyebrows are FIIIIIIERCE! If I could be anyone for a day, it would definitely be Audrey. I'd love to know what it's like to be that beautiful.
MrsJamesTKirk MrsJamesTKirk 7 years
My hero. And her eyebrows are FIIIIIIERCE!If I could be anyone for a day, it would definitely be Audrey. I'd love to know what it's like to be that beautiful.
rachi99 rachi99 7 years
I think her short hair really pulled attention to her lovely features...and it was fashion-forward, gamine, and completely chic. I don't think there's any "shame" for her or anyone else (myself included) who chooses to wear her hair short! That being said, she looked great no matter what. It was her internal poise and grace that transcended her clothes, hair, and makeup on any day and made her so extraordinarily lovely. I have to say, though, I'm not at all clear on why you would draw yourself SO MUCH extra eyebrow. I don't dislike thick eyebrows, but that much pencil is just intrusive.
em1282 em1282 7 years
Love her. :love:
em1282 em1282 7 years
Love her. :love:
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
i loove audrey hepburn, and i think this post is great! i think she looks beautiful with long hair, and its a shame that she always kept it so short...
emalove emalove 7 years
She's definitely one of my style inspirations...so fabulous.
ladychaos ladychaos 7 years
bengalspice...I second that motion!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 7 years
You rarely see pics of her with long hair, and the one posted here is so lovely! Thanks for posting this little tribute to her beauty and style, there's no denying she is one of the world's most iconic women!
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
I love Audrey Hepburn. She's a stunning lady. She looked great in short and long hairstyles. She was beautiful. It's a shame that she passed away in 1993 though.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Oh, and the book Audrey Style is a must-read for anyone who admires her.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
She is my absolute idol not only for beauty, but for living life. This post just brightened my day. Thank you so much, Bella!
ohkate ohkate 7 years
if I could be anyone it would be audrey, she just has this sense of classic timeless beauty that anyone could love.
queenegg queenegg 7 years
Sometimes people tell me that I look like her. It's such a huge compliment, but I think it's just because I use black liquid eyeliner.
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