Beauty Standards Quiz
by Staff
We're often told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As it turns out, we all have a checklist, and they're all probably pretty similar. Take the quiz to learn more.

While curvy, plump women once reigned as the epitome of beauty, many women today feel pressure to be thin. Critics allege that this standard has caused countless eating disorders. How many women in the United States currently struggle with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia?

  • 5 million
  • 10 million
  • 15 million

Pale skin was a must-have for women until which celebrity accidentally got a sunburn?

  • Rita Hayworth
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Coco Chanel

Many women have a lipstick or compact in their purses. Which monarch would disapprove of this practice?

  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Queen Victoria
  • King George VI

Which facial feature is thought to be the most important factor in beauty and attractiveness?

  • lips
  • eyes
  • symmetry

Some scientists posit that we're attracted to people who exhibit "koinophilia." Which of the following words is the best synonym of koinophilia?

  • average
  • voluptuous
  • young

What is the No. 1 cosmetic procedure performed in the United States?

  • breast augmentation
  • abdominoplasty
  • eyelid surgery

In 1991, Allure magazine asked readers which celebrity embodied the beauty ideal. Who did readers select?

  • Cindy Crawford
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Christy Turlington

Twenty years after appointing Christie Brinkley as the most beautiful celebrity, who did Allure readers select for the same honor in 2011?

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Heidi Klum

Men want to look good, too. What was the fastest growing cosmetic procedure for men in 2010?

  • facelift
  • liposuction
  • hair transplantation

"The Beauty Myth" is a book that claims impossible beauty standards are forced upon women as a sort of punishment for their growing equality to men in society. Who wrote this book?

  • Gloria Steinem
  • Naomi Wolf
  • Germaine Greer