Ahh, those classic Hollywood beauties of stage and screen – so-ooo gorgeous! But it wasn't TOTALLY natural, you know. Just like the rest of us, they had to work at it. And they couldn't just nip down to Superdrug for the latest super-duper-intense-curling-thickening-glistening mascara... Though you might just pick up the odd tip here, we wouldn't recommend you try them ALL at home.


1. Marlene Dietrich

Hollywood: Marlene Dietriich

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Pop to your dentist to have your molars removed and really make those cheekbones zing. Then hit the pharmacy for some surgical tape – works wonders as a temporary facelift!

2. Audrey Hepburn

Hollywood: Audrey Hepburn

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After applying mascara, carefully (yes, very VERY carefully!) use a dressmaking pin to separate the lashes for that perfect doe-eyed look. (Ow!)

3. Rita Hayworth

9. Mae West

Hollywood: Mae West

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Three words: Regular…colonic…irrigations. Pass!


But the final words must go to…

10. Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

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‘I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.’

But I was only going to Asda…