Audrey Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti, shared everything you ever wanted to know about the Hollywood starlet and beauty icon in an extremely intimate interview with Yahoo Health.
Dotti spoke to Yahoo Health about his new cookbook, a tribute to his mother titled Audrey at Home. Highlights from the interview include a look at Hepburn’s favorite healthy foods, her enviable positive outlook on life, and her biggest beauty secret (you’ve heard it before, lots of water)
Water, Detoxing, and Potatoes: Audrey Hepburn’s Biggest Beauty Secrets
1. Hydration is key.
“She insisted so much on everybody … drinking a lot of water. And that really, today, is so important for the support of everything. She was really about drinking a lot of water and eating a lot of vegetables. It was a matter of how she was brought up.”
2. She had a “detox” day, during which she would eat fruits, vegetables, and yogurt and guzzle water.
“She did it once a month, but usually to get over a jet lag, because you feel bloated after many hours sitting on a plane…Like a lot of people, she was coming back from trips in Africa and was exhausted—this would help with that.”
3. Potatoes were her bread and butter.
“Sometimes we tend to forget, she was Dutch, so potatoes were a big, big part of her diet…[And] her father was Irish. Potatoes for her, they were a sustainable thing.”
4. Her zest for life kept her young.
“She had more than a positive outlook. She was naïve in the sense that she was like a young girl. Every time that she found something new, or went to a market, or got a new recipe, she wasn’t blasé. She was so excited, like a little girl. She took life by the day…she never sounded panicked by the idea of being sick. She was more worried about others, about us, about the kids…my mother, she was really interested in living the day. She was very interested in life. Even when she was in bed, she was saying oh, when I get better, we have to go to Australia. It’s beautiful there.”
For more from this interview, visit Yahoo Health.