Audrey Hepburn, in my opinion, was one of the most beautiful and graceful women to have ever lived. I'm sure a lot of you agree. If only she were still with us to share how she did it. Ms. Hepburn is a perfect example of the saying 'Beauty is more than skin deep.'

The secret to her beauty goes deeper than than physical appearances. In fact, her secret may lie in some advice she reportedly read to her children every night. You can read this beauty advice below.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be see from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.

Ms. Hepburn quoted this poem so often that she was suspected to have written it, but the poem was actually written by Sam Levenson. Whoever wrote it, it's the best beauty advice a woman can get. Take a tip from Audrey, improve your beauty from the inside out.

In the gallery are some of my favorite photos of the beautiful Audrey Hepburn.

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