Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips

8 May

Audrey Hepburn

I received an email from a family member a few weeks ago with a poem that was said to be written by Audrey Hepburn. The poem was so beautiful and captivating that I wanted to share it with you all on my blog. To do so, I did a little digging and found out that it was actually not written by Audrey Hepburn but by writer Sam Levenson. Titled “Time Tested Beauty Tips”, Levenson wrote it for his grandchild, and it just so happened to be one of Audrey’s favorite poems. It is said she read it to her children on her very last Christmas Eve.

Hepburn submitted this poem to a member of the media when asked to share her beauty secrets. Known for her beauty and charm, I think this poem gives us a clear picture of the type of person Audrey Hepburn really was. Please take a few minutes to read it and take to heart what it conveys – that the true beauty and grace of a woman is not seen with the eye, but felt with the heart. It is measured by the good deeds she does for others and by  random acts of kindness. Let’s all strive to be better!

Time Tested Beauty Tips

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 you’ll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,  reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the  figure that 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 mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Sam Levenson 



4 Responses to “Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips”

  1. lostandfoundbooks May 8, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Sigh. The world needs a lot more Audrey, and a little less celebrity culture these days!! (and thanks for sourcing that poem!) Beautiful blog by the way!

    • Mandy May 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      I completely agree! Thanks, I really like yours, too!

  2. nymuse88 May 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Wonderful post! Thanks for liking mine as well and I love that we’re both lovers of Audrey. A beautiful woman inside and out and one I hope I can reflect from. I’ll have to use that poem in a future post because it’s exactly what my blog is about. Thanks for sharing it and giving the source and history. I am now a fan of yours 🙂

    • Mandy May 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Thank you so much! I love your blog and what it stands for. I’m always striving to be more lady-like and think we can all learn a lot from Audrey. 🙂

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