Yesterday, when I was running late because I couldn't find my favorite glasses, Live with Kelly & Michael was playing in the background. I overheard Kelly Ripa say that, when she was a kid, she wanted to grow up to look like Pam Grier.
It got a laugh because Kelly's a white woman with straight, blonde hair, but she reminded the audience that, when we were little, anything was possible.
We were wrong, of course, but what a great delusion!
I had my own impossible beauty idol: Robin Wright as Buttercup in The Princess Bride. That wavy, blonde, waist-length hair; those blue eyes; that bone structure! At one point, Westley even says she has perfect breasts, which probably went over my head the first 15 times I saw it.
I actually preferred farm-girl Buttercup's look over Princess Buttercup's look, and I still do.
I wore my hair down to my butt for most of my childhood, but alas, it never turned blonde, and my eyes stayed brown.
So how about you? Quick Question: Who was your childhood beauty idol?