In a piece published on the Makeup Museum’s Instagram, New York dermatologist Erno Laszlo prescribed Jackie with his eponymous products after a consultation. Beyond the topical, the doctor also suggested a specific diet: Two hard-boiled eggs, “Hollywood toast” with honey, tea, skimmed milk for breakfast; beef, broiled, cottage cheese or “something of the like,” and skimmed milk for lunch. Meat, watercress salad or “whatever vegetable” rounded out dinner.
The doctor also recommended she eat fish, “no matter what kind of how.”
“An icon of beauty and style, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy is still today one of the most recognizable First Ladies of the United States,” the caption says. “In this never-before-seen document dated May 1, 1963, the Makeup Museum is unveiling for the first time new insights into how Mrs. Kennedy maintained her flawless appearance. The skincare consultation notes from @ernolaszlonyc dated May 1, 1963 was typical of the detailed personalization that the Erno Laszlo Institute created for all clients at that time. Erno Laszlo’s chief historian and branding officer Patricia Schuffenhauer explains the holistic approach of the instructions that Mrs. Kennedy was meant to follow, and even some of the products recommended for President John F. Kennedy himself.”
Of course, Onassis wasn’t the only celeb the in-demand Dr. Laszlo treated. According to the brand’s site, he “specifically created Phormula 3-8 for Marilyn Monroe to heal a scar on her stomach and kept her well-stocked with Active Phelityl Cream, an all purpose moisturizer, for her signature on-screen glow.”
Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn also trusted the doctor’s advice.
“I owe 50 percent of my beauty to my mother,” Hepburn famously said. “And the other 50 percent to Erno Laszlo.”