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Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips

This is a poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked about her beauty tips. It was read years later at her funeral.


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/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.  As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.


Thank you mom for sharing this poem with me, but I already knew all of these tips because you have taught them to me over the years. You are the most beautiful person I know inside and out and inspire me to live this way, remembering that beauty comes from within.



3 responses

  1. tears! i love that you have a relationship with your mom like i have with mine…they are so special and wonderful. 🙂 she has certainly raised a radiant woman!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

  2. Jamie

    Soooooooooo special for your Mom to have shared this with you. This is so pure and beautiful..to live a life so full and good is heavenly. You have an amazing life aheard of you. Please keep sharing.
    Let me say “Thank you” as you have made my day!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm


    It’s 4:52 am and I am crying over words! Thank you for being the daughter you are.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:55 am

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