Posts Tagged ‘Beauty

23
Jun
08

Mailbag

I’ve received a number of emails from all over the world, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to respond to a few of them.

Helena from North Hollywood, California asked where to find my films. There are a lot of them, from the 1974 original to home video releases in the 21st century. You can catch me on Cinemax or buy most of my DVD’s on Amazon. And remember, my name has two M’s and two L’s — any other spelling is an impostor!

Philippe from Calais, France asked a lot of questions. The best was, “What was the strangest time or place you met a future boyfriend?”
Possibly at college. Our mascot was a wildcat, and members of the football team took turns taking care of it. One day I was studying by myself, out in a field on the far corner of campus, and saw this thing run by; the cat was out! His handler came rushing after it, and begged me to help him.  Using candy as bait, we coaxed it back into its cage. The guy thanked me and introduced himself as a wide receiver on the team. We were together for the whole school year. How’s that for a first date — wrangling a cougar?

Shovana from Columbus, Ohio, asked, “I look at models and feel ugly and fat. You say that every woman is beautiful in her own way, but do you actually believe that?”
Standards of beauty are always changing. Models are stick-thin today, but just 30 years ago, Cheryl Tiegs and Farrah Fawcett had wonderfully womanly curves. In the 80’s, big, blow-dried, over-sprayed hair was considered gorgeous; now we laugh at it. Since the trends come and go, why try to keep up? Decide what you want to be and become that, not for the people on the street or the men in your life, but for you.

Toshiya from Nagano, Japan asked, “I’ve been a fan of yours since the 80’s. Are you really coming back?”
I am. Right now there’s a worldwide search for the next Emmanuelle to star in a whole new series of films. And later this year, I’ll be launching a sex and romance site where you can share your experiences, post photos, get advice, and watch original erotic videos.

I love getting mail!  You can write to me at emmanuellemanor@gmail.com, on Facebook, or on MySpace.

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13
Jun
08

How many steps to beautiful?

I’ve been reading Sex and the Office, written in 1964 by Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor of Cosmopolitan. The book guides working single girls through the swingin’ 60’s. It’s amazing what advice remains timeless and what is laughably outdated.

In the chapter “Make Up and Live,” Ms. Brown explains the steps to applying make-up each morning. All sixteen of them.

And I wondered, does a beautiful face really require sixteen steps? I usually wear foundation, blush, lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner. That’s five. But do I even need those? As I wrote in Unexpectedly Sexy, some men love it when women dress down — does that include make-up, too?

Have you ever had to rush out of the house in the morning without applying your full make-up? Or finishing your hair? What did the men in your office say? How about the women?

I sometimes wear less make-up over the weekend, and sometimes more, depending on what I’m doing. Maybe I’ll take a risk the next two days and wear nothing at all…