Body positivity is becoming a huge buzzword in our society these days. But what exactly is it and what role does Hollywood play in it? Well, we all know that Hollywood and the popular media has always been trying to get us to feel bad about ourselves and our bodies. Hello, how else would we buy things like Spanx and diet pills? For those who go the more extreme route, there is plastic surgery. Nowadays we are just used to seeing celebs go under the knife. A boob job here, a tummy tuck there; sadly it is becoming no big deal.
So take a look at our list of 20 Hot Celebrities You Won’t Believe Have Never Had Plastic Surgery. You may be surprised to learn that many of the stars you admire have never actually gone under the knife for a scary and painful operation. Nope, these people are beautiful inside and out and they do not need a surgeon to make them pretty. Even as they get older, they may miss the days when they were 20 and could eat whatever they wanted, but they have learned to love themselves, honor their body, and treat it right. And we applaud that!
20. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is approaching the half-century mark (what?!) but she looks as hot as ever! She is out there rocking frocks, gowns, and bathing suits like those hot young things in Hollywood. And Halle is not afraid to let her age show; plastic surgery is just not for her! Even when she is covered up, she is still classy and not afraid to own who she is! Whether she is on the red carpet or the white sandy beaches while on vacation, she takes no shame in what her body is: a vessel that changes over time and keeps her healthy and happy.
19. Kate Beckinsale
While Kate Beckinsale has never opted for plastic surgery, she does know the importance of good physical activity. And just because she has the guts not to go under the knife and become artificially pretty, she is not always super-confident about her own body. She says that just like every other normal person, she has good days and bad days. And for those who think that getting older means getting less attractive, Kate herself has said that moving into her 30s left her feeling more confident and even in better shape! Looks like you understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise routine as you mature!
We know what you’re thinking: why on earth would Beyonce get plastic surgery? The woman is the poster child for body positivity. This lady owns her curves and she is not afraid to flaunt what she’s got! She also uses her celeb status to put the message out there that people should be proud of their bodies, not matter what shape they are in. Kudos, Bey! Her videos are often radiating body positivity while showing off her killer bod. The video for “Yours and Mine” even exposed some truths about body image and feminism in our society, a major move toward female liberation!
17. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron has always been known as a hot and sexy seductress in Hollywood. Women long to look as good as her! Well, they can rest assured because she does not use plastic surgery to look good. She even said on the eve of her 40th birthday that she does not have a perfect body, even if people seem to think that she does! She has instead “reached a point where [she feels] comfortable and happy.” Way to go, Charlize! We need that body acceptance in a world that makes us feel bad if we have one wrinkle or stretch mark on our bodies.
16. Eva Longoria
No one is perfect, not even the petite and pretty Eva Longoria. She is in her 40s and as such, she will have a body that reflects that. Are there times when she misses what her body used to be like in her 20s? Of course; anyone would! But she is loving where she is at in her life right now, and we must say, she is definitely rocking it. That 40-year-old body can rival just about any 20-year-old you put next to Eva. From beautiful evenings gowns to just her weekend wear, Eva looks great in just about anything. She does not need Botox or lipo to do it for her.
15. Drew Barrymore
If anyone on this list is going to talk about body image, it is Drew Barrymore. She is not afraid to let out the truth and be open and honest about the Hollywood pressures, her own inner demons, and of course, that nagging body image. She has talked about pregnant women in Hollywood needing to drop their weight almost in an instant after giving birth, and how it seems that you’re constantly under a microscope. But it is unfair to scrutinize and criticize our own bodies and those of other people. There is just no need for it and we all should just love who we are, not what our jeans size is.
14. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum has worked as a top supermodel, so she definitely knows a thing or two about body image and the media. She is now a mommy and a working woman who is also highly successful (and still drop-dead gorgeous!) So, what is she doing if she isn’t getting plastic surgery? Well for one, she is enjoying her life! She also does physical activity with her kids (swimming, hiking, jumping around.) We love that she doesn’t have to devote long hours to the gym, but instead spends time her with family while she exercises! She listens to her body, which is stellar.
13. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek will be one of the first celebs to tell you that she loves her food! She is curvy and beautiful and she is an example that being stick-thin is not the ideal. Sure, some people are naturally thin, but others have more meat on their bones. And that is okay! Salma is a gorgeous human being and she is not afraid to show off what her momma gave her! Figure-hugging dresses and open-backed clothes are not off-limits for her. Why should they be? She is a woman and she is not going to try to stop looking like one. We just love her attitude!
12. Brad Pitt
It is important to remember that guys have to deal with body image as well, even though most of the attention is on women. Granted, women do have more microscopes peering at them all the time. They have to not only look good but be successful without being evil. It’s crazy! Yet, Brad Pitt is hot because he eats right, he exercises, and he does things that are good not only for his body, but for his mind. He focuses his efforts on helping others and spending time with his kids and his (now finally) wife. Yay! Looking good is not all about physical looks, it is about taking care of what’s inside too. Plastic surgery won’t do that.
11. Julia Roberts
We love it when women are real about their bodies. Because bodies are real, not made of plastic! If you want a plastic body then go play with a Barbie doll (whose proportions are totally skewed, by the way.) Julia Roberts is so real and she knows the feeling of waking up already feeling like crap. Hey, it happens to all of us, even those in Hollywood. Even those who get plastic surgery, believe it or not. And an awesome piece of advice from Julia? “Now listen. Ten years from now you’re going to think you should have appreciated yourself more.”
10. Johnny Depp
We are obsessed with scrutinizing every inch and every body part. Where did this bizarre addiction come from? What would other people who were cut off from our society think of us? Johnny Depp knows that people put a crazy-stupid amount of energy into thinking about their overall appearance, as well as the details like a minuscule roll of fat on a thigh or something. Yet he has never succumbed to getting plastic surgery. And he is ageing, for sure! Yet he continues to do what he loves: act. And he is darn good at it if we do say so ourselves.
9. Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is now a pretty confident woman in her 50s, but she was not always so sure of herself. Nor healthy. She was brainwashed and actually joined a group that taught members a false truth that humans can live without food and water. Yeah, really. Sorry, but food and drink is too good for us to stop. It feeds us and nourishes us and hydrates us so that we can do what we love. Michelle quickly got out of that group when she realized that this was a downward spiral to possibly horrific results. Good on her, and hey, she is looking fiiiine.
8. Rachel Weisz
We just love Rachel Weisz and how open and honest she is. She really is epitomizing what every female thinks in their heads, but then she adds a crunchy nugget that pulls it all together and makes us feel great. She said that she’s wanted to be super-skinny, just like all girls. But she has a woman’s body, not a boy’s body, and she is proud of her boobs, butt, belly, and all of the other body parts that make her a girl. Actually, a beautiful woman! Go, Rachel, go! We need more gorgeous and positive female role models like you.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo DiCaprio is getting older, and he is no longer the young and boyish charmer he was when we swooned while watching Titanic. Yet he is still a hot and dapper fellow and he has certainly never gotten plastic surgery. In fact, he is an inspiration to many average Joes out there who may feel bad about not having a six-pack or chiseled biceps or any of the other almost impossible realities that Hollywood and the media puts into guys’ heads. Leonardo DiCaprio almost looks like a normal dude, except you know, he is gorgeous Leo DiCaprio. But you get our point.
6. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has opened up in the past about how body image can really make or break a person. If you are not strong enough to love who you are and what shape you have been given…then life is just going to be very hard for you. Plastic surgery should not be something to aspire to in order to look like your favorite celebrity. And besides, even people like beautiful Kate Winslet experience negative body image and poor self-esteem. Kate was even bullied by other kids in school and she felt very hopeless about her figure and what she looked like. But she never resorted to going under the knife.
5. Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore has been lighting up the big screen for years, and she always manages to look great while doing it. And even off of the big screen or even the red carpet, she still looks great. Why? Because she is all natural! Her daughter looks just like her too (albeit a younger version of her!) Let’s hope that her daughter stays natural like her mom! Julianne may have had times when she did not feel her greatest, but that is no excuse to pour hate and self-loathing on yourself! She keeps her chin up and realizes that she is a human being, just like everyone else!
4. Tina Fey
And now let us take a look at a funny woman who is also very beautiful. She has brains and a body that is real and gorgeous. She is a woman and she shows that in everything she does. From her comedy and her writing, to her clothing and her ideals, Tina Fey is a woman through and through, and we are so happy for that. The day Tina Fey gets plastic surgery will be the day pigs fly. Tina has even joked about body image, saying that Jennifer Lopez really helped women to embrace their curves. After all, J-Lo has one nice butt.
3. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has too many awesome things to do to be taken out for weeks or even months from plastic surgery. No, he would rather spend a prolific career acting, producing, and doing totally awesome stuff. And that is precisely what he did. He became a hero for so many reasons and he is still a great role model for those who are getting older and becoming downtrodden about their bodies. Well, the human body was not meant to be perky and tight forever, you know! And just because you have wrinkles, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world!
2. Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields is yet another celeb who has spoken up and been open about body image and other things. She said that she was very insecure about her body when she was younger and that it played a part in how she lived her life. Having low self-esteem or a negative body image can really put a damper on just about everything. It makes you feel as though you can’t perform to the best of your abilities, or that life would be so great if only your body were perfect. Newsflash! No body is perfect. Nope, not even Brooke Shield’s!
1. Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler is not ashamed of showing off her natural assets. Her legs and arms are celebrated and she is not going to try to make them perfect with plastic surgery. Not only is the process overwhelmingly expensive, but it is painful and it takes time out of your life that you could be …well, living! And Liv Tyler has lived a lot of life. She has more to go and she does not need to use artificiality to be happy with who she is and what her body looks like. That is such a relief to see in today’s onslaught of media misrepresentation.