Cooper Discusses the “American Beauty Myth”

Washburn Review

Camille Cooper, former actress, co-chairwoman of the committee for the Empowerment of Young Women, will give a dynamic and empowering presentation on “The American Beauty Myth” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in room 100, Henderson Learning and Resources Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Cooper delivers a unique, humorous and insightful look at a media industry obsessed with thinness and beauty. She will use before and after slides that demonstrate how retouching, lighting and camera filters distort what we see and she will lift the veil of illusion and enable women to discover the truth: the media’s standards of beauty is a fabrication, an ideal that is impossible to attain.

Cooper has worked professionally in film and television for the past 10 years, starring in five motion pictures and more than 10 television series, including “General Hospital” and “Knots Landing.” She also has been featured in numerous commercials, print ads and has been interviewed and photographed for several publications.

Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the event. For more information, call (785) 670-1222.