These days the world of politics and celebrity has blended together. Take the Obamas befriending Jay Z and Beyonce – in case you hadn’t noticed, they’re practically BFFs. One area where women have gained celebrity status through politicians, like it or not, is when an adulterous relationship is involved.
I couldn’t help but wonder what made these women so desirable. Was it their sassy personalities or their glamorous looks that enabled them to nab these famous men? Here’s a look at the signature beauty style of some of the most famous, political mistresses of all time.
The most famous Hollywood star of them all has to be Miss Marilyn Monroe. Her classic beauty has resonated through the decades, and even though she’d been a bad girl, every woman on the planet wants to look like her. Those blonde waves, fluttery lashes, a bold red lip and of course, her signature mole – that I’ll admit, I’ve mimicked a few times. What? A little bit of eyeliner in the right places can go a long way! Just make sure it’s waterproof (to avoid awkward sweat smudges) and you’re good to go.
Not everyone in the world knows of Christine Keeler, the 19-year-old, British, topless model and dancer, but she was made super famous when she had an affair with the Tory, War Secretary (who resigned after he lied about the whole thing!) back in the ‘60s. Christine was so freaking sexy. Her twiggy-like, spider lashes and bold eyebrows were to die for. I just love the shape, the colour, the thickness… everything! In true ’60s style she rocked a sleek, sweep of thick black liner and coral lips against her pale skin.
Good ol’ Cams, I mean, the Duchess of Cornwall. This was the love affair that was bound to happen for years, but ended up happening at the wrong time. You hate to love Charles and Camilla. I’ve got to hand it to her, the lady knows how to make herself up for her age. Camilla’s makeup routine is the most predictable; a touch of warm bronzer on the cheeks, a sheer pink, glossy lip and her go-to mascara and eyeliner. Keepin’ it real, keepin’ it simple. I feel like Camilla has worn the same makeup for the past 50 years, but I totally respect that she knows what works for her and she sticks to it!
All together now – “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Oh, Bill. The infamous Lewinsky scandal put Ms. Monica on the front of every newspaper and she made sure to look as best she could in light of the negative press back in the ‘90s. She pretty much had the same makeup routine through most of her fame. A flushed red cheek and rose-coloured lipstick, finished with a touch of mascara and pencil liner. Sometimes, she’d opt for a rusty-toned lippie – hey, a lady’s gotta mix it up a little.
Ashley Dupre was particularly naughty in the ’00s when she began an affair with New York Governer, Eliot Spitzer. The struggling singer/call girl (yes, really) met the politician at the Emperors Club VIP. Ashley’s signature beauty look varies between a simple bronzed face or the classic smoky eye and nude lip combo – a la Kim K. Whether she’s on the cover of People Magazine or attending an event, you can expect her to stay close to her beauty comfort zone.
Last but not least, probably the most powerful mistress known in political history: Anne Boleyn. For goodness sake, the woman led the King of England to break away from the Catholic Church and create his own rules so he could be with her. Based on this olden painting of the beheaded Queen, the lady rocked some serious brows. Who doesn’t love a gal with bold brows? Very light on the makeup, a nude/pink lip and voila – regal beauty.