A little late to this, but…

Helen Gurley Brown, in 1965

I love this picture of Helen Gurley Brown in 1965. And I love Nora Ephron’s article for Esquire on Cosmopolitan, in which she wrote that Brown said:

“Self-help,” she says. “I wish there were better words, but that is my whole credo. You cannot sit around like a cupcake asking other people to come and eat you up and discover your great sweetness and charm. You’ve got to make yourself more cupcakable all the time so you’re a better cupcake to be gobbled up.”

Pic via Bettmann/Corbis