The expression butterface is not something anyone ever wants to hear. Predominately, you will hear men using this term to describe a woman who has a banging body but doesn’t quite have the same kind of magic happening around her facial features. The expression came about when men would describe these creatures as having amazing bodies but-her-face. The Urban Dictionary states the same thing: “everything but her face is attractive.” The term has gained steam in the 2000s. In part, Howard Stern, of the “Howard Stern Show,” has popularized the term. Stern even went as far as to host a Miss Butterface Contest in Las Vegas.
The gist is, some women just don’t have it when it comes to classic physical beauty. However, despite some less than desirable facial features, some women take very good care of their bodies. In fact, they take such good care of their bodies, they cause men to gawk and turn their heads. They have the body of an adult film star with a face that is lacking to keep up. Thus, they are butterfaces.
Some people may not believe it, but there are celebrities out there who have stellar figures but their faces just don’t match up. Some of these celebrities have been very successful; even considered A-list actresses. Without a beautiful face, these women can actually be considered ugly despite having some pretty hot side assets. These are 10 Butterface Celebs With An Underrated Bum.
10 Ellie Goulding
English singer Ellie Goulding has enjoyed some big time success over the past few years. She was born in Herford in the United Kingdom. Goulding was a hit in her native land. She released her first album back in 2009. She toured with some heavy hitters in 2010 the likes of Passion Pit and John Mayer. Goulding blew up in 2015 when she released her song “Love Me Like You Do” on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. Ellie Goulding may not have a beautiful face or even a rocking hourglass figure, but she does sport a lean build and a killer backside. Feel free to check out her goods with the many snapshots taken of her in a bikini.
9 Amanda Bynes
To be fair, Bynes is one of the women on this list who have gone from being cute and attractive to evolving into a complete disaster. The Nickelodeon princess is literally circling the drain. She has been seen smoking pot on the streets of New York and reports have her with cocaine, alcohol and pot strewed all across her bedroom. The fact that Bynes regularly takes photos of herself in complete disarray doesn’t help matters much. The funny part is, her body, in particular, her rear end, are still holding up quite well. But her face looks as though time and the drugs are sapping the life from her and replacing it with pure ugly. It is a difficult act to watch as she travels into the abyss.
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is a classic case of having an insane body but a face that can easily be forgotten. Fergie has been made fun of repeatedly for this although it goes without saying how successful she is. The singer is incredibly talented and aside from an embarrassing pants peeing incident on stage, she has always been labeled as having a pretty insanely hot figure. I mean, she wouldn’t have nabbed hottie Josh Duhamel by accident. The man-beauty Duhamel did cheat on Fergie with a stripper, but they remain together. Fergie’s face will never be that of legends, but her body still impresses.
7 Amy Winehouse
Another Brit hits the list. Winehouse was a talented singer/songwriter who was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Winehouse was born in Southgate, London, England. Winehouse was a fan favorite for her blues style of singing and soulful lyrics. For her efforts, she won five Grammy Awards in 2008. With hit songs like “Rehab” and “Love Is A Losing Game,” Winehouse clearly had a theme going. Drug and alcohol problems plagues Winehouse’s short, but successful, career. Her look was even more strange. She possessed a face that only her mother could love (sorry, but true). The drugs, alcohol and extreme attire didn’t do her any justice. Her body held up surprisingly well despite the abuse and torture she self-inflicted upon herself. It was always hard to get past her face, but her body did her justice. RIP Amy.
6 Brooke Hogan
Hello, Brooke Hogan! The busty blonde sports a body to sin but her facial features resemble a bit more of her father. And as much as we all love the Hulkster, having his facial features on a woman is not exactly the right place to go. We got to see a heck of a lot of Brooke when she was on Hogan Knows Best. Brooke enjoys flaunting her impressive assets which features a powerful chest and ripped legs to go along with a killer rear. Brooke’s body definitely turns heads but her face doesn’t conjure up pictures of perfection.
5 Tori Spelling
Plastic surgery can’t save Spelling, although she has tried. Tori Spelling is best known for being the daughter of super television producer Aaron Spelling. Tori is one of those annoying characters on the screen we wish would go away. She is sort of the ugly version of the Kardashians. Spelling actually had some “real” acting stints, most namely, on her father’s show Beverly Hills 90210, where she played the ugly duckling girl (we don’t think she realized that). Then she went ahead and got a boob job to get some definition to her body. Her small waist and svelte figure have always outpaced her facial features. Daddy’s money can buy her a lot, but classic beauty will never be in the cards.
4 4. Lindsay Lohan
The great Lola! Lindsay Lohan is the party girl of the 21st century and one of the biggest disappointments in North America. Lohan was a budding cute freckled face Disney star. She then moved on to her late teenage years as a beautiful young woman about to grab superstardom. She was on the cusp of greatness with a banging body when she decided to go absolutely insane with partying, drinking, drugs and making all the wrong decisions. Lohan continued her downward spiral with repeated trips to court and jail. Then, along the way, Lohan had a hex put on her face by a sorcerer and aged 30 years in the span of 5. While her body still looks like a hot young woman in her 20s, her face has reached the wrong side of 50. Sadly, Lohan has abused herself into butterface stardom.
3 Sarah Jessica Parker
The Sex in the City icon is completely full of herself so we proudly place her on this list. Parker’s body has never been in question. In fact, watch the movie Honeymoon In Vegas for any proof that Parker had a killer body in her day (and is still pretty impressive). But beyond that body is an average face that we believe needs some critiquing. Parker has never been a beauty despite trying to play a leading sexy lady on her show. Women couldn’t get enough of the average looking Parker being wanted by men way out of her league in this façade of a show (yes, we are saying many people are skin deep…sorry for the revelation, world). Be that as it may, Parker’s rear end has always been killer, and thus, she qualifies on this list.
2 Lady Gaga
Gaga lacks beauty in her face, but has a rocking body. One of the biggest stars in the world right now, Lady Gaga is not only conquering the music industry, but she is currently well on her way to killing the television and acting world as well. Living out a childhood dream of being an actress, Gaga contains quite a bit of “character” in her facial features. She is not pretty, but Gaga’s body and rear end are as hard as a rock. Gaga is a dancer and she keeps the tightest of figures. Gaga will never be “the face” of any advertising campaigns, but she is a worldwide success and sports a kick-ass bod.
1 Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank is a big talent. She is a highly successful actress who plays difficult character roles. She is a 2-time Academy Award winner. Swank’s talent is undeniable and her dedication to her craft is bar-none. In Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, Swank shows both her ability to act and her incredibly fit, hard body. Swank’s figure definitely doesn’t match up with her looks. Swank looks like a “character actress” (the kind way of saying she is a bit ugly) while sporting a model’s physique. We applaud Swank and her dedication to stay fit. She kills it on the beach in bathing suits and in the gym in tight work-out outfits. She also is a fine talented actress and tops this list.