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  • SubGenre:Beauty & Grooming
  • Language:English
  • Pages:144
  • eBook ISBN:9781618425744

Deidre Hall's How Does She Do It?

A Beauty Book

by Deidre Hall and Lynne Parmiter Bowman

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DEIDRE HALL Delighting her fans for more than thirty years as Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC’s Days of our Lives, Deidre has emerged as one of Daytime’s most beloved actresses, spanning all demographics and regions. She has been the only actress to simultaneously star in a daytime and a prime-time drama (Our House), the only daytime star to twice grace the cover of People Magazine, the only daytime actress to star and executive produce a ratings winning autobiographical movie of the week, Never Say Never, the only star to win five “best actress” awards from Soap Opera Digest, and the only daytime star to attract more than 3,000 fans for lunch at the famed Hollywood Palladium. As a role model for millions of women, Deidre set the bar high for herself and for fans who have welcomed her into their homes for more than three decades. They voted for her consistently in the popularity polls keeping her #1 for years on end. Even toy giant Mattel jumped in on the action with their popular Marlena Evans doll. Deidre created the character Jessie Witherspoon in the family drama Our House, winning the ”best actress” award from Viewers For Quality Television for two consecutive years. She also has starred in ten movies of the week including Tom Clancy’s Op Center and the Vince Bugliosi mini-series, And The Sea Will Tell. Her A&E “Intimate Portrait” ranks one of the highest rated in their history, but it was her autobiographical movie of the week, Never Say Never, a repeated ratings winner for ABC, that helped raise social awareness about the miracle of surrogacy. Her story was so compelling that that it prompted People Magazine to put her on their cover twice, adding to more than 80 magazine covers including Mc Calls, Family Circle, Redbook, The Hollywood Reporter and a record four times on the cover of TV Guide. Known for her elegance onscreen and off, Deidre has been included on the “best dressed” lists for years. She has hosted for the Family Channel, The Tournament of Roses Parade, The Daytime Emmy Awards and twice for the Soap Opera Digest Awards, as well as guest-hosting many daytime talk shows. She is a favorite guest on the talk show circuit and never fails to entertain with her quick wit and personal stories, while also pulling big numbers on Oprah, Regis and Kelly, Ellen, Rosie O’Donnell, The Tonight Show and scores of others. Deidre is a confident, articulate and inspiring public speaker on the subjects of children, women and health issues, and became the spokeswoman for the National Alzheimer’s Association after her father succumbed to the disease. She has been nominated for three Emmys and received two Peoples Choice Awards as well as being honored by the American Women in Radio and Television Association. Her charitable involvement and contributions include Childhelp USA, the Revlon Breast Cancer Foundation, The Ronald Mc Donald House, P.A.T.H. (People Assisting The Homeless) Habitat For Humanity, and Aids walk L.A. She has also created a Days Of Lives calendar and cookbook, the proceeds all of which go to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children. She has been an advocate of green living, dedicating herself to the fight for nutritional lunches in American schools. Now, in her latest role, she has become an author and publisher. Bowman Hall Publishing’s first title, Deidre Hall’s Kitchen Closeup, was released to rave reviews in July, 2010, followed in September, 2011 by Deidre Hall’s How Does She Do It? A Beauty Book. Deidre Hall is the devoted mother of two sons, and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Deidre Hall, best known for her continuing 32-year stint as Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, is frequently pointed out in the press as one of the most elegant women in television. She’s also very well known among her personal friends as a kitchen beautician, having gained a lifetime of knowledge about hairstyling and makeup, along with all the other tricks of the trade that have helped cement her place among the most celebrated beauties in the business. Now, she’s joined pal and co-author Lynne Parmiter Bowman to publish Deidre Hall’s How Does She Do It? A Beauty Book. “This book was very much a collaborative effort,” explains Hall, “and reflects the way we operate. It’s a conversation, of the kind that takes place in kitchens, bathrooms, dressing rooms, beauty salons and under trees in lots of different languages all over the world. As women, we’re hard-wired to turn to our friends – usually female – to help us figure out what works and what doesn’t.” Bowman and Hall start with “What Beauty Is and Why It Matters,” moving right on through how to get the sleep you need, how to stand, how to move, makeup, getting dressed, skincare, haircare and styling, hands and feet. There are frank and comprehensive discussions of permanent makeup, hair removal, plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry, weight loss, and even great notes on fragrance. The two women aren’t shy about wandering into what they call “cringe-inducing” territory on some issues, nor do they hold back on matters of opinion. For example, this note on “tramp-stamps:” “We would like to suggest in our deeply caring, perhaps conservative, mom-like way, that the money spent on that pink dolphin with a daisy in its mouth on your bicep would have gone a long way toward buying some incredible wardrobe pieces that would still be as thrilling ten years from now. Even something really racy and baaaaad, like, say, a killer bustier, will hold up for decades if it’s a quality piece, and will make you feel just as kick-ass every time you pull it out as it did the moment you first saw it.” Among their shopping tips, they include “Never shop for clothes or accessories with a child, a dog, or a heterosexual man,” along with “Know which stores or brands offer clothing whose ‘fit model’ is a match for you.” Their hope, obviously, is you’ll enjoy the 144- page ride, then toss it into your bag to have handy when you’re trying to figure out which sunscreen or shapewear to buy.
About the author
LYNNE BOWMAN Working with Silicon Valley companies as a creative director and marketing consultant since 1980, Lynne Bowman has won national creative awards and broken ground applying consumer strategies to technology products and services. She was Creative Director at E&J Gallo Winery during Bartles & Jaymes’ heyday, and previous to that, Advertising Manager at Redken Laboratories, holding various other creative positions with agencies and clients in San Jose, Los Angeles, and on the East Coast. She had also worked as an illustrator, broadcast producer, legal journalist and television Weather Person. In 1996, Lynne and her husband, Rodger Reinhart, fell in love with Pescadero, a little coastal town 35 miles south of San Francisco, and bought an old farm at the edge of the redwoods. The sleepy rural village worked its spell, and before long Lynne was writing grants and directing a project to rehabilitate Pescadero’s historic Community Church and Native Sons’ Hall. Now president of the Pescadero Foundation, she is helping to lead community efforts to encourage a new generation of organic farmers, and to build a sustainable infrastructure and affordable homes in rural San Mateo County. As part of a mission to help move people toward healthier, more nourishing ways of living, Lynne has teamed up with pal Deidre Hall to write, speak and teach on the subject. She is the mother of three grown children, various cats, dogs and horses, and at this writing, one absolutely perfect grandchild.