Cate Blanchett With her porcelain skin and ethereal good looks, Cate Blanchett is Hollywood’s poster girl for delicate, elegant beauty.

The Australian star radiates from within and never fails to stun on the red carpet, but having spent most of her life in sunny climes has not made it easy to protect her elfin complexion.

An advocator of pale skin, the mother-of-three has revealed how she is maintaining her otherworldly beauty and a few more of her secrets to A-List glamour.

“Over the years I’ve learned to accept that pale is me. I’ve had fake tan for a couple of films, and tried it myself when I was about 12, but it doesn’t really work for me. Sunscreen has always been my best friend,” she told the latest issue of Marie Claire. “I first noticed my skin becoming uneven about ten years ago, after my first child. Being Australian, I’ve stayed out of the sun most of my life, but it prompted me to look after my skin better, and I started using SK-II’s Brightening Derm Specialist.”

Cate also shared her favourite scents.

The Lord of the Rings star said that she prefers essential oils to other fragrances because of its organic qualities.

“I love gorgeous smells, particularly essential oils as I’m not keen on anything too synthetic. If I’m on holiday I’ll wear Sandalwood or Lavender oils, though I do love Plum [Eau de Perfume] by Mary Greenwell, which has Gardenia, Jasmine and Sandalwood,” she said.© Cover Media