13 Times Audrey Hepburn Put Body-Shamers In Their Place

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You glow, girl.

You're more than a pretty face. You're a beautiful spirit who brings lots of great things to the table. From helping out at home or listening to a friend in need, you may feel tired sometimes, but your inner beauty radiates like mad.

We totally get it — when you look in the mirror, sometimes it's hard to see and feel that confidence. And all you really care about are those dark circles, bronzer, and your favorite lipstick.

Women have had to compete with the mirror for a long time. From photo-shopped magazine images everywhere featuring models with flat stomachs and teeny-tiny waists to plastic surgery specials running every holiday promising a more sexy figure — there's a lot of pressure to perform. 


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There are unfair expectations placed on women. If you're a mother raising a daughter, what's communicated out there might even be disarming.

Audrey Hepburn has something to say about beauty and what it really means to be a gorgeous woman. Often wearing little makeup, Audrey Hepburn focused her attention on true radiance and helping others. Despite the fact that she shared her own battle of against insecurity with body image and her looks, she believed a woman can control: happiness, generosity, and kindness.

From being an introvert with a love for books, Audrey dedicated her time to helping children and combating world hunger. Little-known is how she experienced hunger as a child, so severely, she experienced malnutrition, acute anemia, respiratory problems, and edema. With her fame and fortune in film and modeling, she turned her attention and platform to work as a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef instead.

Her hard work earned her the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 for helping millions of children by promoting awareness. Now that's true beauty.

 


These 13 Audrey Hepburn Quotes are an excellent reminder that true inner beauty rocks and how women can use what's inside to glow in the world. 

 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair." — Audrey Hepburn

"There is more to sex appeal than just measurements." — Audrey Hepburn

"I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness." — Audrey Hepburn

“The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” — Audrey Hepburn

"True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul." — Audrey Hepburn

“The beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”  — Audrey Hepburn

“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” — Audrey Hepburn

“You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.” — Audrey Hepburn

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” — Audrey Hepburn

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." — Audrey Hepburn

"For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." —​ Audrey Hepburn

“Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.” — Audrey Hepburn

 

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