Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with anything and everything Old Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe and I share the same birthday (June 1st) and I watch “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at least three times a month. It is sad, I know.
My favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn, would have celebrated her 82nd birthday yesterday. As I was commemorating her birthday by watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” I got to thinking.
Who do you admire and what are your reasons for admiring them?
I admire Audrey for a variety of reasons. Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Audrey was beautiful yet modest and is ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. Her personal hardships throughout Word War II only added to her intelligence, personal strength, elegance and grace. Later on, she devoted her life to her humanitarian work, acting as a UNICEF ambassador until her untimely death at the age of 63.
Along with all of her good qualities, she was reported to never allow herself to weigh over 110 pounds and was rumored to be anorexic. These are definitely not traits to idolize.
They say that you shouldn’t look up to people because you are sure to be disappointed when you find out they are not truly the idol you believe them to be. Is this true?
Should we forgo idols like Audrey Hepburn, Brett Favre and Tiger Woods because they do have flaws? Or is it their flaws that make them more relatable? After all, no one is perfect.