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Beauty and modesty

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“If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there’s beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there’s harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there’s order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”—Chinese

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When beauty fades

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TAYLOR. Her wealth couldn’t hide her flaws.

Actresses like Hedy Lamarr, Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor were so gorgeous in their heyday that they left viewers breathless! Lamarr was famous in pre-war black and white films, and was once considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Taylor was breathtakingly lovely in films like “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and “Cleopatra.”

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Stars’ distinctive beauty marks

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Makeup has become specialized since it was first considered an essential part of theater. In the beginning, make-up merely tried to approximate aspects of nature. Sound and make-up were strongly patterned after animals hunted by tribes.

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Cautionary insights

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SOMETIMES, people look at the face of an actress or actor and wish that they could also be beautiful or handsome. Some traditional Filipino proverbs that offer cautionary insights into beauty.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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GARDNER. Tall and flawless.

WHENEVER there’s a poll about “most beautiful” celebrities, it almost always becomes controversial, because beauty is in the beholder’s eye—and there will always be detractors.

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Everybody has a favorite Whitney song

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Before Mariah Carey, Beyonce, J. Lo, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Adele, there was Whitney Houston. Her music holds special meaning to me because her self-titled debut album was released in 1985, the year when I became a first-time mother.

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What price ‘ageless’ beauty?

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For some days now, we’ve been seeing newspaper photos and TV promo plugs about veteran actresses who’ve somehow retained their looks and have been proving that beauty can be “ageless.”

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‘Colors of Global Beauty’ gloriously unveiled

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Last Tuesday, September 13, “Miss U” morning, we woke up really early to do some writing before we put everything on hold to catch this year’s finals on TV. Hopes were high in our household that our bet, Shamcey, would do really well in the beauty pageant, having topped an early online poll. We wanted [...]

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Meeting Miss Universe

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THE BEAUTY queen (right) portrayed Oryang de Jesus in “Paglipas ng Dilim.”

IT WAS in 1976 when I finally got to work with Miss Universe ’69, Gloria Diaz, who had entered the local movies as “Ang Pinakamagang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa,” where she, along with Elizabeth Oropesa, popularized the “wet look.” I first became aware of Gloria when she joined the tilt (put up by Stella [...]

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