Picks and Pans Review: Sensual Beauty and How to Achieve It

updated 09/03/1984 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/03/1984 01:00AM

by Britt Ekland

Not everyone, it's true, would hold out Britt Ekland as the very model of modern womanhood. She often looks striking, however, and has achieved a certain success—or at least notoriety. This book is full of pictures of Britt in various stages of being dressed, undressed, made up and even more made up. There are, no doubt, valuable pointers for women—especially those who, at 42, are interested in 20-year-old male rock stars. Ekland also offers many pithy observations and bits of advice. Here are a few: "I'm proud to say that I can still count the nights when I've collapsed into bed wearing my makeup. Unless I can't walk, I take it off." "Don't wear good shoes in the kitchen or bathroom. Not only will you ruin the flooring with high heels but there is a good chance you will spill toothpaste or cream or talc on your shoes." "Don't wear boots that require a man's muscle to remove them." "Educate the man in your life," she says in discussing how to augment a jewelry collection. "Drop big hints and conjure up an extremely graphic image of the kind of stuff you like." On second thought, maybe men are actually the ones who would benefit most from reading this book, the better to know what sort of thing they're up against these days. (Sidgwick & Jackson, paper, $12.95)

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