Diane Kruger on Beauty: “Flaws Make Us More Interesting”


Diane Kruger has opened up on her idea of beauty. The actress reveals that when she was younger, she believed that to be beautiful you had to be as close to perfection as possible. Now, her thoughts on the topic have changed and she feels as though she is much more open minded on the subject. She believes flaws are more interesting than perfection:

”When I was a little girl, my beauty ideal reflected the traditional norms: slim and perfect. But with experience and the trips that I was able o take all over the world, I became more open minded.  I’ve learnt that there is no such thing as perfection and my career as an actress taught me that flaws make us more interesting. I find that a smooth, unmarked face is incapable of expressing anything that touches me.”

Diane strongly believes that looking after your skin is very important. The actress says she is obsessed with looking after it because it has been so important to have good skin in both of her professions – previously as a model and now as an actress. She also says it is important to prevent damage so extra care is needed:

” I think that beauty begins with beautiful skin. So, even though I enjoy caring for my skin, I also consider it an obligation. In my career as a model and then as an actress, I’ve had to deal with this every day. I am very strict about protecting my skin, which gets covered in so much make up. In practical terms, I need a toner to revive the radiance of my face, then a moisturising cream and an eye contour cream to lighten my dark circles.”