“Feminine beauty is power; a smile its sword”
- John Ray, English Naturalist
Mistinguett was the Moulin Rouge biggest star who was at one time the highest paid female entertainer in the world. She wasn’t what some may call "classically" beautiful; in fact she was thought by mane to be quite average in looks. Still, in 1919 her legs were insured for 500,000 francs, a fortune, especially for her day.
Her secret? She was charming and described herself as having a magnetism and talent for “life.” She was born into poverty and got her start selling flowers in a restaurant singing popular ballads as she sold blossoms. Though she never chose to marry, men were drawn to her quick wit and femininity.
Today women worry so much about whether they are considered to be beautiful according to some narrow standard. They are so focused on appearance they neglect the unique beauty they already possess and that never ages. It is the beauty we have in our feminine smile, mannerisms and the way we treat others.
If you work on these qualities and do the best with what you have physically, you will be adored and thought charming, even beautiful. Others will want to be around you and when you’re not there, they will remember you fondly and speak well of you. They may not say you had the prettiest face or the best legs but they will think of you as a beautiful person.
We should all take care of ourselves and not neglect our hair, clothing or makeup, but don’t worry if you don’t look like a movie star. Even movie stars have to work at it and as you no doubt know, their looks don’t promise them happiness, or even lasting love.
Practicing the timeless principles of Fascinating Womanhood will help you emphasize what is truly important and truly beautiful. There is a wonderful freedom in knowing your feminine beauty is ageless.
“When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the luster of a feminine woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power is in vain to resist.”
- Akhenaton, Egyptian Pharaoh