Ideals Of Beauty

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A circa 1933 portrait of American actress Sylvia Sidney , annotated... News Photo1930-1939,Actress,Adult,Adults Only,American Culture,Archival,Beautiful Woman,Beauty,Black And White,Color Image,Diagram,Economy,Females,Film Industry,Headshot,Looking At Camera,Make-Up,One Person,One Woman Only,People,Perfection,Performance,Portrait,Sylvia Sidney,Vertical,Western Script,WomenPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive A circa 1933 portrait of American actress Sylvia Sidney (1910 - 1999), annotated to show how her face is ideally proportioned. In May 1934 Sidney's face was chosen, for its 'elliptical symmetry', as a standard for beauty, at a conference of Southern California cosmetologists, including Wally Westmore of Sydney's studio, Paramount. The 'Sidney Standard of Beauty' is intended to serve as a guide to studio make-up artists. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)