Smile of the Week – What Beauty Means for Susan Sarandon
Cyril Chapuy, L’Oréal Paris Brand Global President, gives us a beautiful description of who our Smile of the Week celebrity is. In early 2016, Susan Sarandon joined the L’Oréal Paris Dream Team of Spokespersons, with the international makeup brand affirming Sarandon as a true woman of worth.
“Susan is a cinematic icon. She is strong, charismatic, and talented and has a compelling sense of self. Her outspoken activism, captivating film work, and authentic charm continue to inspire women to be fearless and believe in their convictions. She is a real woman of worth inside and out. We are honored to have Susan as a new Lorealista.”
Susan Sarandon and Hollywood Stardom
Rotten Tomatoes also gives an amazing introductory description of the Academy Award winner in her bio:
“Simply by growing old gracefully, actress Susan Sarandon has defied the rules of Hollywood stardom: Not only has her fame continued to increase as she enters middle age, but the quality of her films and her performances in them has improved as well. Ultimately, she has come to embody an all-too-rare movie type — the strong and sexy older woman.”
What Beauty Means for Sarandon
Now if that doesn’t leave you in awe of the 70-year-old star, here’s how the L’Oreal Paris spokesperson shares her personal definition of beauty.
“Personally, I’m very drawn to a person who has kind eyes and seems awake, present, engaged, and curious. To me, that lightens up a face no matter what the features are. Beauty is about engagement and confidence. Whatever you do that makes you confident, whether it being going to the gym or running, you’ll look beautiful. And that can include making sure you have some mascara, a lip, or are staying hydrated.”
Sarandon shares that as she ages and watches herself on screen, she learns how to make peace with her insecurities and she thinks about the inner qualities she’s cultivating in her character. Her role in the film Dead Man Walking gave her a better perspective of this approach to beauty.
“I had bad haircut, bad clothes, no makeup. I really had to focus on love — not just for me, but the love for him. Religious people have an unconditional love, that’s what keeps them going and fills them up. I had to try and find that — that open heart can make you quite beautiful.”
Do you know of any other words of wisdom that you learned from Susan Sarandon? Let us know in the comments below.