Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):   October 12, 2005
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York 1-4881 13-0544597
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10105-0196
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 282-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

On October 12, 2005, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) issued a press release announcing that Robert J. Corti, Avon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will no longer serve as the Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2005. It is expected that Mr. Corti will remain with Avon through the first quarter of 2006 in a non-finance related capacity to assist with the transition to new leadership and will thereafter retire. Avon also announced that it is expected that Charles Cramb, 59, will join Avon as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Technology and Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2005. A copy of the press release is attached as an exhibit hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Mr. Cramb has served as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of The Gillette Company, a global consumer products company, since 1997. Mr. Cramb is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Tenneco Automotive Inc.

Avon will subsequently file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K once definitive terms of an employment offer letter with Mr. Cramb have been agreed to.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated October 12, 2005


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     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By /s/ Gilbert L. Klemann, II
  Gilbert L. Klemann, II
  Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Date: October 13, 2005

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Exhibit No.   Description  
99.1   Press Release of Avon Products, Inc. dated October 12, 2005