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Who Is Your Beauty Idol?

Written on August 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm , by

brigitte-bardot-beehive Everyone has a woman—or women—whether famous or not, whose look they admire and emulate. We asked FITNESS editors who their beauty idols are and why:

  • Brigitte Bardot! I love her casual, sexy makeup and voluminous, bedhead hair.” —Eleanor Langston, beauty director
  • “My beauty idol is Kate Middleton. I love that she did her own makeup for her wedding! She always looks put-together, natural, and beautiful, but not like she’s trying too hard. Her look seems effortless.” —Karina Dearwood, associate photo editor
  • “My beauty idol is my grandmother! At 77 years old, she dresses fabulously, has the most beautiful accessories, and never leaves the house without picture-perfect hair and makeup. I can only hope that in 56 years I too have the confidence to keep maintaining my hair and keep up with makeup trends like she does.” —Amanda Downs, beauty intern
  • Lauren Hutton. She has always had a natural glow and beauty about her.” —Kathy Green, managing editor
  • Blake Lively! I love her sun-kissed look and blonde, highlighted hair because it looks so natural, chic, and not overdone.” —Heidi Smith, editorial intern
  • “My beauty idol is Maria Callas. Her features were a bit severe, but I loved the way she really played up her big eyes and never went under the knife even though her nose was quite distinct. Because I’m Greek, I really identify with her ethnic, exotic look. My favorite Maria-inspired beauty tip for summer is to part my dark hair down the middle and slick it back into a ponytail. Giant hoops help make it look fresh and modern.” —Argy Koutsothanasis, fashion director
  • My mother. The way her natural beauty shines through any product has always amazed me!” —Theresa K. Brady, editorial intern

Tell us: Whose beauty style do you love?

  • Jannasia

    Olivia wade

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    Sofia Vergara. She has womanly curves and is comfortable in her own skin.

  • Jeanne

    Jaclyn Smith she has a classic elegance look

  • MaryAnn

    I don’t have any idols and I don’t covet anyone’s beauty. But I certainly admire Julia Roberts for her down-home personna and her quiet, unassuming beauty. She doesn’t flaunt anything…she doesn’t need to. I also have a great appreciation for her sense of humor which only serves to enhance the inner beauty of anyone. I also like Sandra Bullock for the same reasons.

  • Belinda Lugo Malone

    My beauty idol and always has been is Ali McGraw. My daughter reminds me of her when I look at her at times. Very classic beauty.