There’s a Hollywood movie star in all of us, says Caroline Cox. And you don't have to have Marilyn or Marlene's classic beauty to look a million dollars. So what’s the secret? Glamour with a capital G - and knowing how to work it ..
According to playwright Arthur Miller (who should know because he was married to Marilyn Monroe), ‘A beautiful woman can turn heads, but real glamour has a deeper pull. Glamour has the power to rearrange people’s emotions.’ But to be truly adorable, you’ll also have to be warm, kind and charming. That’s the difference between being admired like Madonna or loved like Kylie. A glamour Womanhas a magnetic few men can resist. ‘its what creat a man ask for your telephone number and a woman ask for the name of your dressmarket,’said Lilly Dache, milliner to movie stars including Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich. The good news is that the secret to glamour lies within reach of every woman – and doesn’t involve the vulgar trappings of superstardom. Truly glamorous women are adored because of their exquisite poise, graceful body language and dramatic physical presence. When Katharine Hepburn arrived in Hollywood, the director George Cukor was appalled by her pulled-back locks. He shook her hair loose, had it shortened to chin length, and instantly showed off her greatest asset – the most photogenic bone structure in cinema history.