What makes a woman beautiful? Beauty has changed throughout history; what was considered beautiful, physical beauty, 1000 years ago, would probably not be accepted today. What does seem to be constant is that beauty, especially female beauty, is dictated.., by men. This is most evident today with the mass media projecting the male ideal of female beauty as represented by the countless actresses, singers, models, etc. Impossible bodies and enviable faces that adorn our screens and magazines and then slowly make their way to our unconscious.