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Beauty heroes

Although we might blame Hollywood for creating unrealistic ideals, these leading ladies prove that even in tinsel town beauty can be more than skin deep

By Karina Sharma
1 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Marilyn Monroe.

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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe

Lupita Nyong’o

“What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.” - Lupita Nyong’o

Bobbi Brown

“Beauty isn’t about looking perfect. It’s about celebrating your individuality.” - Bobbi Brown

Emma Watson

“I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.” - Emma Watson

Gwyneth Paltrow

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” - Gwyneth Paltrow

Ellen DeGeneres

“Beauty comes from actually knowing and accepting who you are.” - Ellen DeGeneres

Cameron Diaz

“Beauty is a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty – their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.” - Cameron Diaz

Salma Hayek

‘People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realising that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.’ - Salma Hayek

Taylor Swift

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.” - Taylor Swift

Audrey Hepburn

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” - Audrey Hepburn

Sophia Loren

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” - Sophia Loren

By Karina Sharma

By Karina Sharma