15 Quotes on Beauty from Actresses Through The Ages

Beauty. It’s incredibly personal, different for all of us, a shape-shifting amalgam defined according to the eye of, well … the beholder, I guess. (Why mess with a perfect saying, really? We all know where this is going.)

Few of us will ever have our beauty under the microscope in the way the ladies of stage and screen have over the years, and so who better to speak on the topic than those who live with the concept looming over their every move? Here’s just a small collection of Hollywood’s leading ladies who have been quoted on the topic through the ages.


  • Quotes on Beauty 1 of 16

    Actresses weigh in on what they think beauty is, how to feel beautiful, and more.

  • Drew Barrymore 2 of 16

    Drew's been in front of the camera since she was four years old, so she knows from which she speaks.

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  • Audrey Hepburn 3 of 16

    Audrey has long been considered a portrait of class and beauty, and she has plenty to say on the topic.

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  • Jacqueline Bisset 4 of 16

    The British star of Bullitt shares wise words.

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  • Jennifer Aniston 5 of 16

    I love to smile too, Jen. Is it any wonder she's everyone's best Friend? [quote.]

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  • Loretta Young 6 of 16

    The 1940's film star did not mince words when it came to beauty.


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  • Liv Tyler 7 of 16

    Live is effortlessly beautiful. Maybe this is her secret.


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  • Jennifer Lopez 8 of 16

    I love this quote from J.Lo. I wish I knew who said it to her.


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  • Marilyn Monroe 9 of 16

    I completely agree. I think they should be they're told other things too, but pretty is definitely one of them. [quote]


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  • Melanie Griffith 10 of 16

    I love this from Melanie Griffith. It's very truthful, and I think girls looking in the mirror and just seeing "them" should hear it.

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  • Sophia Loren 11 of 16

    Whatever is reflecting through Sophia's eyes is stunning. [quote]

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  • Scarlett Johansson 12 of 16

    And there it is. Even Scarlett Johansson has insecurities.

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  • Candice Bergen 13 of 16

    I had never thought of beauty that way. Kind of terrifying. [quote]


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  • Brigette Bardot 14 of 16

    Do we really have to trade one for the other? I guess if we do, this is a good way to come at it. [quote]


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  • Christy Turlington 15 of 16

    That, and a great haircut. [quote]


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  • Miss Piggy 16 of 16

    She always was an eloquent pig. [quote]

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