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Curve appeal in stars

Beyoncé has been notorious for her angry refusal to approve her image in advertisements until they were restored to full glory -- i.e. not photoshopped. And she's right. Do You Remember celebrates the natural figure and shapely curves of all women, whether it's a current diva like Beyoncé or a nostalgic legend like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell or Sophia Loren.

In the '30s, a more Rubenesque form was definitely more appealing: Just look at a showbiz hoofer like Ruby Keeler. This trend continued with curvy starlets like Lana Turner, known as the ultimate Sweater Girl. Marilyn ushered in a new full era; her star blazed so brightly that she spawned a host of imitators from Jayne Mansfield to Mamie Van Doren.

Cultural taste did a 180 in the 1960s, however, with stars like the aptly named Twiggy, whose rail-thin allure launched a thousand magazine covers. Mia Farrow and Edie Sedgwick were among the Mod Era's great goddesses, whose chic was as pronounced as their slimness.

Happily, many of today's most illustrious stars -- from Kate Winslet to Sofia Vergara to Adele -- refuse to conform to a one-size-should-fit-all standard of beauty. Beyoncé's famous curves will keep fans crazy in love with her long after this flap recedes in pop memory. Just ask Marilyn.

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stablesem June 24 2014 at 7:32 AM

What is missing in this photo? Talent

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johnnysul64 June 24 2014 at 7:32 AM

Most over rated woman of all time. She looks like a Mulato transvestite.

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fisherdude47 June 24 2014 at 8:22 AM

"Do you see what is missing in this Beyoncé photo?" real talent

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Camp Bulldog fisherdude47 June 24 2014 at 10:16 AM

bottom teeth...she either forgot to put them in...or she can't keep them in...

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HCC11111 Camp Bulldog June 24 2014 at 4:42 PM

she didn't get those round lips from eating square meals

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rossfm1054 fisherdude47 June 24 2014 at 12:55 PM

Bottom fifty percent of her fabulous body. Ross McConnell

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alcassaro June 24 2014 at 7:32 AM

Beyonce who? And you're comparing her to Marilyn Monroe?. Why not compare her to someone of her own race who is also a singer? That would be a bit more logical.

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rdh32khlll June 24 2014 at 7:59 AM

Regardless of how white she tries to be with that hair, she will always be a negro.

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Professor 6000 June 24 2014 at 6:28 AM

Do you see what is missing in this Beyoncé photo?

No..I do not see anything missing...What am I suppose to be looking for?...jewelry?..Hairpiece?
I don't get it......Did they Photoshop here waistline to remove her figure or enhance it?

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joseph0958 June 24 2014 at 10:13 AM

Beyonce is a talentless KUNDT!

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rrllort June 24 2014 at 8:16 AM


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allstarcaps June 24 2014 at 11:51 AM

B is rapidly losing her looks....

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ftuna2u2 June 24 2014 at 12:50 PM

She and Jay-Z have proven their point. That money, power, and promotion can make a marginal talent appear to be a major one. They release so many articles all geared to constantly present her as the epitome of perfection both on and off the stage. Then, of course, there is the existence of hidden cameras...

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