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The actresses of Old Hollywood had a refined glamor that’s never quite been recaptured in the modern day. And that kind of style took one hell of a lot of work, especially since all these ladies were living without most of the electronic styling equipment we enjoy today. But although most of these women are sadly no longer with us, their advice on matters of beauty still lives on.

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20. Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren knew the beauty secret many Italians still share: olive oil. Not only did she put it in her food, but she also rubbed it into her skin and added it to her baths. Its stimulating properties kept her skin looking shiny and flawless.

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19. Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor had a no-nonsense approach to dealing with the baby hairs on her face: she simply shaved them off. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t make them grow back thicker… in fact, it exfoliates, too!

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