Friday, 2 July 2010

QVC Beauty Icons

QVC, purveyors of many an exclusive beauty brand and beloved by my mother, have released some research which has captured the top ten beauty icons of the last century, according to 2,000 women:

  1. Audrey Hepburn (13%)
  2. Cheryl Cole (12%)
  3. Marilyn Monroe (8%)
  4. Angelina Jolie (6%)
  5. Grace Kelly (5%)
  6. Scarlett Johansson (4%)
  7. Halle Berry (4%)
  8. Princess Diana (3%)
  9. Kelly Brook (3%)
  10.  Jennifer Aniston (2%)

Cheryl Cole?  Really?!

Anyway, while the list in itself isn't particularly interesting (these things are done to death year after year), what is interesting is that QVC have enlisted cult illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve to produce portraits of the women using beauty products as sold by QVC.  Pretty cool huh?

There's even a short video available on YouTube which shows Daisy creating the portraits with nail polish, foundation, lipstick, and more.  The images will be auctioned off with net proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care.


  1. Cheryl is a bit daft- I guess she is someone for whom treatments, waxing etc have made a big difference but just no.

  2. I cant believe Cheryl Cole and Kelly Brook feature alongside the likes of legends like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe! I suppose that says something about the 2,000 women interviewed!

  3. I agree, there are definitely a few people in there that don't belong with the screen legends and beauty icons, but that's modern culture for you! I really like the idea of those drawings, but the actual result is pretty poor, I think! Shame...x

  4. Don't get me wrong, Cheryl is definitely beautiful, but I'm not sure she's been around in the spotlight long enough to be an icon.

    Stellie, do you not think that the drawings are pretty amazing given that they've been painted on with makeup and nail polish?!

  5. Well Cheryl is pretty, but I do agree that she has yet to prove to be considered an icon such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe!

  6. Gemma, you're right, maybe I'm being a bit harsh considering the tools the artist had to work with, but I found the Cheryl one scary! Maybe that's what caused my strong negative reaction! x

  7. My god... i find that list a bit depressing to be honest! That Kelly Brook, Scarlett Johannson and Cheryl Cole are in the same league as Marilyn and Grace Kelly and stuff.

  8. Cheryl, eh? Can't say she's a beauty icon, though I am a bit envious of her [read small print to see that extensions were added to 'enhance' the advert] hair. Hepburn and Monroe, though, they were beauty icons. I'll even give it to Jennifer Aniston--as a gal with hair very resistant to change, I like the fact she's had the same haircut for ages and still pulls it off to the point of being admired for her styles.


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