Beyoncé Reveals Her Beauty Icons

Beyoncé may be a modern day beauty icon, but when it comes to her inspiration, she tips her hat to the past. Find out which glamour girls B admires.

“I really appreciate Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Marilyn [Monroe],” she revealed to Allure, adding, “I like risk takers like Cher and Diana Ross.”

The bodacious singer, who is currently promoting her Heat Rush fragrance, shared what it is about these women that make them so beautiful. “I like people that find what looks really good on them. I think that’s the most important tip,” she explained. “There are things that I love that I know won’t work for me—these women found the perfect silhouette for their bodies, the perfect cut of suits and dresses, the perfect hairstyle. Their choices made them more beautiful rather than distracting from their beauty.”

Beyoncé is in the lab prepping her fourth album for release this year. She has contributed her No. 1 hit “Irreplaceable” to the Songs for Japan benefit album, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.