They are only two of them, my absolute ideals of feminine beauty.
The fist one – the “physical” beauty of Aishwarya Rai. She is absolute perfect in my eyes! And it is not by chance that she is Indian – as I wrote in my earlier post “The image of the primordial woman” – since my childhood I considered Indian beauty as the ultimate. But I am not alone. According to Clinique Beauty Study (9.800 women from 12 countries), women around the globe consider Indian and Italian ladies the most beautiful. Interestingly, 80 % of Indian women believe that an Indian girl is the worldwide beauty standard. Also Chinese are self-assure in the same way (Probably not that much brain washed by the beauty industry?).
In my adoration of Ashwarya`s beauty I must admit that this adoration is only for the physical aspect (perfect body and face). I do not know much about her personal qualities, and I do not consider her a good actress either (although just looking at her face makes me speechless and thoughtless). But, as already mentioned – she expresses my physical ideal.
My second beauty ideal is – according to my strict taste – not perfectly beautiful. Sometimes not at all! It is not by chance that she has played the main part in the Film “The funny face”. But I adore her for the light of the inner beauty that shines so strong through her appearance… Audrey Hepburn.
The personality of that angel-like woman was as pure as this photo of her. When you see her acting, you can see that she is not acting, but being actually herself – alive, lovely person with a great smile and incredible eyes… Like a fountain of joy and innocence! Her dedication to the problems of the poor children of the third world and the things she appreciated in life are rare indeed. A great spirit is shining through that fabulous being (which I find not the case with Aishwarya), and that fascinates me completely.
Strangely enough, in my childhood I never had any beauty ideal at all – probably because I never knew about these two women. But now I do and I feel that it has an impact on me, in some way 🙂