15 Old Hollywood Beauty Secrets You Won't Believe

VIVIEN LEIGH

Full lips have always been a coveted beauty trait, and Leigh was insecure about her thin bottom lip. To compensate, she used liner to to draw outside her natural lip, giving the illusion of a larger pout.
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MARLENE DIETRICH

The German-American had plenty of tricks up her sleeve, but she was most notorious for having her molars removed to further accentuate her cheekbones and using surgical tape to give herself a temporary face lift.
marlene dietrich

RITA HAYWORTH

Hayworth's wavy red mane was her signature–so naturally, she had to keep it in tip-top shape. She did this by applying oil to her hair after every wash, wrapping it in a towel, and leaving it in for 15 minutes. Afterwards, she'd wash it out with hot water and lemon juice to remove any leftover residue.
rita hayworth

GRETA GARBO

To make her eyes look more theatrical, Garbo put a thin layer of petroleum jelly on her eyelids underneath a dark eye shadow. She also lined her eyes with a mixture of jelly and charcoal pigment.
greta garbo

MAE WEST

Coconut oil may be all the rage today, but the '30s star used it daily throughout her life. She would apply it to her face as moisturizer to give her skin a youthful glow.
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