Friday, 1 July 2011
According to new research out today, the most beautiful British women stand at an average of five foot five inches tall, have blue eyes, dark brown hair, and are actresses by profession, according to an analysis of the top one hundred most beautiful British women of all time.
To celebrate the start of its Beauty Month this July, QVC, the world’s leading online and TV shopping channel, asked 2,000 men and women to vote on who they believed to be the most beautiful British women over the decades.
Audrey Hepburn has been named as the most beautiful British woman of all time. The timeless beauty andBreakfast at Tiffany’s star took the top spot in the nationwide poll. Glamorous Elizabeth Taylor narrowly missed out and came in second place whilst Princess Diana’s iconic natural beauty made her the third most beautiful Brit of all time.
With Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Holly Willoughby all making the top ten, results showed that 21st century beauties are holding their own against old school glamour. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Beckinsale may have moved across the pond but remain firm favourites with the British public.
The top ten most beautiful Brits were voted as;
Audrey Hepburn (11 per cent)
Elizabeth Taylor (6 per cent)
Princess Diana (6 per cent)
Catherine Zeta Jones (5 per cent)
Cheryl Cole (4 per cent)
Kelly Brook (3 per cent)
Keira Knightley (3 per cent)
Kate Beckinsale (3 per cent)
Holly Willoughby (2 per cent)
Twiggy (2 per cent)
Late entries from the Middleton family saw the new Duchess of Cambridge (12th) steal Kate Moss’s (29th) crown while Catherine’s sister also pipped the notorious supermodel to the post coming in 28th place.
Blue eyed Brits appear to have beaten brown eyed girls to the top beauty spots with just under half of the top one hundred being blessed with blue eyes compared to only thirty nine brown eyed girls. With only fourteen British beauties having green eyes, this was the rarest eye colour.
Stepping over to the dark side is obviously the way forward with fifty three brunettes dominating the top one hundred versus only forty three blondes, leaving Dr Who’s Karen Gillan, model Lily Cole, singer Nicola Roberts and award winning actress Tilda Swinton flying the flag for redheads.
Actresses meanwhile seem to have the edge on any other profession in the beauty stakes as forty six of our top one hundred are thespians by trade, this is compared to eighteen models, sixteen singers, thirteen television presenters, two members of the British Royal family (with one other relative of the Royals), one chef, one athlete, one designer and one beautiful ballet dancer.
To celebrate these findings and the best of British beauty, QVC has commissioned the hottest vlogger on the web, Fleur de Force, to create video tutorials using a whole range of beauty products from QVC so you can get the look of the top ten British beauties at home – www.qvcuk.com/britishbeauties.
Fleur de Force, comments, ‘Just like every girl, I love experimenting with different beauty products and looks at home. It’s great to take inspiration from celebrities you admire and adapting their looks to suit your own style. You don’t need to have an a-list make-up artist to hand, you just need to steal a few tricks of the trade that you can perfect yourself at home.’
Crazy Angel, the stunning collection of Fauxy tanning products that deliver unrivalled deep and natural results, has just launched 2 striking new Duo Packs. They are designed to enable you to easily top up your tan at home or to target the areas of flesh that you are likely to flash over the summer!
EXPRESS TAN DUO
Perfect if you are an angel with medium to dark skin and with little time on your hands, the Express Tan Duo Pack contains:
Angel Express Liquid Tan - This fast acting liquid formulation smoothes onto the skin to provide an instant bronzing glow. The fabulous formula develops in just 4-6 hours to leave a luxurious deep and natural looking tan.
Supreme Goddess - a supreme body moisturiser specially formulated to prolong your natural or self-tan. It is rich in Bearberry and Shea Butter to moisturise and nourish your skin while the mild tanning agent helps to extend the life of your tan. Applied daily Supreme Goddess will leave the skin smooth and glossy with a luxurious golden glow.
GOLDEN TAN DUO
For angels with light and medium skin colour, the Golden Tan Duo Pack contains:
Golden Kiss – a lush milk chocolate colour tanning lotion which is perfect for angels looking to achieve a warm sun kissed glow.
Halo Polish - A luxurious body scrub that refines and polishes to reveal fresh new skin; the perfect base for tanning. Infused with Sesame and Bearberry for a deep moisturising surge and soft white pearl beads to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, Halo Polish leaves your skin feeling silky soft, smooth and nourished and should be a must have product all year round.
WANT TO KNOW ROCHELLE’S SECRET TO A GREAT SATURDAY NIGHT SLEEP . . . ?
Whether it’s an early morning start at the recording studio or a late night out, Rochelle Wiseman never fails to look like she’s had her full 8 hours of beauty sleep . . . and now we know it’s all down to her SilkPerfect pillowcases!
Rochelle let us know how much she loves her silk pillows – and how much MARVIN loves them too!
"I love my SilkPerfect pillowcases! They keep my hair matte free and feel lovely and cool on my face. Marvin pinched one of mine so I’ve had to get a new set!"
It’s no secret that sleeping on silk is the key to a fresh face and glossy hair in the morning. Ordinary pillowcases made out of polyester and cottons are relatively rough on skin and can significantly contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles. SilkPerfect however, proactively retain moisture, keeping skin hydrated, while the fine soft nature of the silk fibres provides a smooth base to rest your head.
SilkPerfect Pillowcases also act to prevent the loss of natural oils leaving hair with a healthy, glossy shine! Made up of strings of amino acid, silk helps to prevent fizzing and split ends, ensuring you wake up without the dreaded bed head.
SilkPerfect Pillowcases cost £22 for two from www.silkperfect.com