In Hollywood, the pressure to look great is constant and intense. This is especially true for women. Female stars are expected to look young and sexy for as long as possible. Once they get older, it’s not always easy to find roles. Luckily, Hollywood is making strides to change this, and there have been a number of discussions on social media lately, encouraging all women to love their bodies.
Breast implants are one of the main procedures that women often have done to make themselves more visually appealing in movies, television shows or music videos. However, all breast augmentations don’t exactly go as planned. Some women are not satisfied with the results and opt to have the implants taken out. There are also some women in Hollywood who have quite an ample bosom. As a result, they have elected to have their breasts reduced. A breast reduction can improve a woman’s overall physique, and even help to eliminate some serious health problems. These are some of the main reasons some celebrities decide to go down a couple of bra cup sizes. Here are 10 celebrities who have had a breast reduction.
10. Jennifer Connelly
The dark-haired beauty is perhaps most well known for her superb performance in the film A Beautiful Mind. She made her film debut in the movie Once Upon a Time in America, in 1984. There is speculation that the actress, who is now in her 40s, got breast implants when she was younger. Some people also believe that Connelly’s breasts were natural, and that she was just well-endowed. These days, Jennifer Connelly’s breasts are much smaller, which is a clear indication that she got a breast reduction. Whether the reduction involved the removal of breast implants is unclear, but she’s beautiful either way.
9. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore had a troubled childhood and was forced to grow up too fast in many ways. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons she decided to get a breast reduction in 1992. She stated that the relationship between a woman and her breasts is a tricky one. When a woman has large breasts, men are constantly staring at them, which can make a woman of any age self-conscious. Barrymore also shares that having an ample bosom can result in back pain, and that large breasts can make a woman look heavier than she actually is, no matter what she’s wearing. She seems much happier with her choice, and with the rest of her body as well.
8. Soleil Moon Frye
Even though Soleil Moon Frye has appeared on television numerous times since the 1980s, she is still best known for her main role in the sitcom Punky Brewster, in which she played the titular character. She was just seven years old when she got the role, and has been acting since she was two. Soleil Moon Frye had a breast reduction when she was just 16, because she suffered from a condition called gigantomastia, which made her breasts grow much too large for her frame. She was previously wearing a 38DD, but after the surgery, she’s now a 34C, which is much more flattering (and certainly much more comfortable).
7. Sharon Osbourne
The brassy, outspoken matriarch of the Osbourne family used to have a much bigger rack. As a result of getting a boob job, she was sporting DDs for quite some time. In 2001, she got a breast reduction because her “new” breasts were getting to be a bit of a burden. Sharon Osbourne has lost a considerable amount of weight, which may be another reason why her breast reduction was best for her health or overall figure. Perhaps this is why Osbourne has no problem speaking out about what looks best on celebrities’ bodies. Or, maybe she’s just outspoken and doesn’t mind giving her opinion.
6. Queen Latifah
The rapper, actress, producer and overall successful businesswoman has always had large breasts. She started to experience back pain as a result, and had trouble exercising. When she lost a considerable amount of weight, her breasts appeared much too large to her, so in 2003, she decided to get a breast reduction. She stated that after the procedure she thought they were too small. She went from a size F to DD, and expressed that the doctor “took one D too many” and that her new look took some getting used to. However, she still cleans up pretty nicely and has plenty of cleavage to spare.
5. Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr is one of the most well-known comedians in the world. Her self-titled sitcom, which was popular in the late 1980s and 1990s, is still in syndication. In addition to being a talented actress and all-around funny lady, Barr is also a writer and director, and even ran for president in 2012 as part of the Peace and Freedom party, based in California. Roseanne has always had a curvy figure, and went up and down with her weight through the years. In 1991, she had breast reduction surgery to take her 40DD bra size down to a 38 C.
4. Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton is best known for her role as Debra, the wife of Ray Barone (played by Ray Romano) in the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. She’s also appeared in a few TV movies that she produced with her husband, and starred in the comedy Mom’s Night Out. Patricia Heaton admitted that she got cosmetic surgery, including a breast reduction, for superficial reasons. She stated that after having four children, who were all delivered by C-section, she wanted to have some work done on her stomach, and that her nipples looked like “platters.” So, she got a breast reduction, along with a tummy tuck, and is perfectly comfortable discussing it openly.
3. Hedi Montag
Heidi Montag officially became a celebrity when she starred in a series of reality shows on MTV with then-boyfriend, now-husband Spencer Pratt. There was also that time in 2009 when Montag decided that it was a good idea to get 10 plastic surgery procedures, one of which was a boob job. This was the second time she’d gotten a breast augmentation. Reportedly, Heidi had all this work done to her body so she could land more acting roles, but it didn’t quite work out that way. In 2013, she called up some photographers to take before-and-after pictures of her following a breast reduction surgery. She had gone from an F cup to a C, which is much more reasonable for her small frame.
2. Janeane Garofalo
The heavily tatted actress and comedienne stated that getting a breast reduction was one of the best things she’d ever done. She decided to get a B cup instead of her C (sometimes D) breast size. She’s just over 5 feet and has a small frame, so her breasts were way too noticeable. Janeane Garofalo shared that it’s much easier to stand on a stage in front of people when you know everyone’s not staring at your breasts. Point taken. The New Jersey native is best known for her roles in movies like Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, and she also appeared on The Ben Stiller Show.
1. Pamela Anderson
Pam Anderson is best known for her breasts. After all, she is the original Baywatch Babe. Most guys still crack a smile when they think about her running along the beach in slow motion, wearing a one-piece red bathing suit. Of course, her breasts were the main focus of the “outfit.” Anderson’s first job was actually as a Blue Zone Girl for Labatt’s Beer in Canada. She got the job by wearing a T-shirt with the company logo on it at a game, and immediately attracted a following. In 1999, Anderson got a breast reduction, which likely disappointed some of her fans. She heard their cries and later enlarged her breasts again, this time achieving DD status.