Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips

Audrey Hepburn

Recently I read something hateful. It was written with the intention to harm another individual and while I was not the person this anger was directed towards, I felt the pain the intended recipient must have felt.The ugliness that exists in another human being to lash out with the intention to do harm is sad. This horrid act has bothered me, but I remembered something that was shared with me many years ago.

Audrey Hepburn was asked to share her beauty tips for American Movie Classics magazine. Her thoughts on beauty made such an impact on me and I still have a copy, which I reference on occasion. It is my standard for evaluating my own beauty and the beauty in others.


Audrey Hepburn’s Thoughts on Beauty:

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
  • For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
  • For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
  • For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
  • For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
  • The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
  • The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
  • The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

So many people would benefit from following Audrey’s measure of beauty, not just for themselves, but for those in their lives who are affected by their actions and words. This beauty brings about happiness within ourselves and is a gift to others.

How fortunate for all of us that Audrey shared her wisdom and beauty with the world.


23 responses to “Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips”

  1. Jen

    What a beautiful post.
    YOU are a beautiful woman.

  2. Ethan

    Great post! Uplifting.

    All this time I thought she was just a pretty face. Now I know she was all that and more.

    Again, great post Kelly. I enjoyed reading it. Keep ’em coming.

  3. Hence why she was the classiest ever. Such a beautiful soul. Kinda wish the starlets of this day and age had that… sigh. LOVELY post :)

  4. What a beautiful post. Thank you for this.

    I adore Audrey. Not just because of the actress that she was, but because of all she gave to the world. She was such the humanitarian. She walked the walk and did what she suggests in this list.

    Now I will have the list and refrence it often. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Alicia

    Wow! i love Audrey Hepburn! She’s so dang pretty and beautiful, but it’s her personality and backround on her life that just stuns me! She is truly a elegent beauty that made history! I want to be like her:)

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Audrey Hepburn was a wonderful inspiration for women to aspire to be like. And it had/has nothing to do with how she looked or the clothes she wore. It was the inner beauty that radiated so brightly.

  6. This was a very timely read. In fact, so timely I couldn’t help writing about you and Audrey on my blog. Thank you! :)

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Wow! Thank you for writing about me on your blog. I am headed there to read now.

      Thank you for visiting!

  7. Ms. Hepburn was the epitome of class and style. Thank you for sharing her beauty tips. They should be taught to all young girls from the first time we play dress-up.


  8. What a wonderful post! I love Audrey Hepburn–I’ve always thought she was so freaking classy. I wish style, class, and beauty like that were still the standard.

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      I agree Emily!

  9. Wow that was amazing, thank you for sharing that!

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Thank you so much for visiting!

  10. Oh Kelly, wow, what a beautiful reminder and wonderful words to convey them. This was such an important and heartwarming piece about what really matters, what we as women need to start focusing on and laying off the judgement of ourselves and each other.

    As always, your post moved me.

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Thank you Kir. Audrey Hepburn’s words and how she lived her life has always been inspiring for me. I am happy to spread her insight.

  11. Danni

    I just finished watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and as I was learning more about who Audrey was as a person, I found this picture and your site. Thank you for that beautiful list. It is a reminder that others are more important than ourselves, and to be truly beautiful, you must be beautiful on the inside.
    What I love even more, is that this list is showing what Christ has called us to be. I don’t really know where Audrey stood on religion, but I know that the actions she showed were truly Christ-like. I want to be more like Christ, so I will be more like Audrey as well :)

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress


      Thanks for visiting my site! I am so happy you found this post because it is something I do hope to share with many. She was an exceptional woman.

  12. Lovely thoughts. Struck me that this applies equally to men. You might change a word here and there to ‘nut it up’ so to speak, but the handsomeness of men comes from within as well, and no amount of metro grooming or strength training can override the character within.

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      I agree with you completely Jonah. Sadly it is women who struggle the most with the concept of beauty which makes Audrey’s words so powerful.

  13. Wow, this is powerful! If I didn’t love Audrey enough already… Really brings you back to what it is really all about, especially in the midst of all the media and hype that tells you otherwise. Thanks, needed this today.

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      I agree. I love Audrey too. Thanks for visiting!

  14. Janne

    Audry Hepburn always had a natural sexiness that was exraordinairy ! I’ll never forget her getting that short haircut ! And I have fantsized many times about her with an extremely short haircut. A clippered cut, like a man’s flattop or such…

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      It’s always wonderful to “meet” another Audrey fan!