Who gets to decide who's attractive and who's not? As much as we'd like to believe no one has the right to judge on matters related to beauty and attractiveness except the beholder, we've fallen into the trap Hollywood has set for all races in the world. According to what we get from Hollywood, no one is attractive if he or she doesn’t look like any of the Photoshopped models on the covers of magazines or on commercials.
This situation is so sad because there's little someone can do to improve his or her appearance in any way, unless if that particular individual has tons of cash to waste on enhancements. Some doctors turn beautiful women, who want to fit the description that Hollywood has set for beauty, into terrible looking individuals.
If everyone out there, especially the ladies, would understand that their beauty lies in their heart as well as their unique physical features, fewer people would get enhancements. No one should ever aspire to look like someone else, unless if they're acting a role in a movie.
Below is a list of 15 female celebrities who we feel weird finding attractive because of the unfair standards set by Hollywood. In addition, some women are here because some awful people called them ugly or weird, and as a result, many other people have followed in their awful ways. Most of these women are extremely successful, and they became the success they are today by seeing the beauty that lies within.
15 Rumer Willis
This is the beautiful Rumer Willis. She is Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' oldest daughter. Unlike many celebrities in Hollywood who have no talent, Rumer is a triple threat. She's an exceptional actress and singer, both skills that are so evident in her recurring role in FOX's Empire whereas winning the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars alongside Valentin Chmerkovskiy says a lot about her dancing skills.
Rumer is on this list because over the years, people have made fun of her appearance. During an interview a few years back, she explained, while fighting back tears, how growing up as a teenager was tough, because people would always compare her with her stunningly beautiful mother. People used to call her potato head and butter face, with the latter name meaning everything about her body was great except her face.
Although she's truly beautiful, has an amazing body, and is exceptionally talented, those people who unfairly compare her with other celebrities make it hard for many other people to find her attractive.
14 Maggie Gyllenhaal
When you get to hear about the weird experiences today's Hollywood celebrities went through when they were starting out, you'd be shocked. Although people used to think that Hollywood has changed a lot since the days when women could only get a role if they were super-hot and looked younger than their age; little has changed.
Great actresses like Maggie Gyllenhaal have been told many times they're not sexy or pretty enough to make it in Hollywood, but thank goodness they continued to push through and become the celebrities we love today. At one point, she failed to get a role because she looked too old to play the lover of a 55-year-old man, yet she was 37.
Such reports make it hard to claim that Gyllenhaal is an attractive woman without being judged. Yet the truth is although she might not look like the young swimsuit models on the covers of magazines, she's a very beautiful woman.
13 Kate Upton
Most of the men who will see this entry will surely go crazy. According to all the men out there, Kate Upton meets and surpasses the threshold of a hot woman, since everything about her is near perfect. However, she makes it to this list because most women disagree with any claims suggesting she's hot.
Some women say that there's nothing really special about her and although she's a model, she's a larger model with no hips (although she is by no means fat, of course). Perhaps most women were ticked off by the fact that Kate has made the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three times, and so all the men appear to be drooling over her.
In addition to her successful modelling career, Kate is also an actress, and she gets roles of characters who are supposed to be super-hot. Although she hasn't been in many films, many loved her performance in Tower Heist and The Other Woman.
12 Natalie Dormer
If you've watched Game of Thrones, which you probably have, then you know just how great of an actress Natalie Dormer is, since she played the role of Margaery Tyrell. Although she's a genuinely beautiful English actress, she makes it to this list because of how she was bullied as a child.
At the 2015 New York Comic Con, someone asked her what she thought about her striking resemblance to Kermit's new girlfriend, who was a pig, and she revealed a bit about her childhood. When she was young, a few terrible bullies made fun of her because they claimed she had a piggy nose, owing to her big nostrils.
However, now that she's grown up and is over it, she even asked the Game of Thrones writers to add a pig joke, just to get back at the bullies who tried to put her down. However, Natalie is an extremely beautiful woman and is attractive in every way.
11 Sarah Jessica Parker
Did you get an opportunity to watch the series Sex and the City? Although its last episode aired on February 22, 2004, many people love watching the series again and those who missed the show for whatever reason always feel the obligation to watch it. Although the show was great in every way, many people shared the opinion that Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't the right person to play the lead because they didn’t find her as attractive as they would have wanted.
Before the show started airing, Maxim Magazine came up with a list of the Unsexiest Women Alive, and Parker here topped the list. As anyone would, she got angry over the publication and her critics had a field day with the story.
Other people have called her ugly and other terrible names in relation to her looks, which is unfair, to say the least. Even though Hollywood has brainwashed everyone to think a woman like her is not attractive, there's no denying she's beautiful in the eyes of so many people.
10 Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki is a fashion model and an actress, who was born in New York. She has European and Japanese ancestry. Devon has always been very beautiful, since when she was 16 years old, she became the face of Versace, and we all know you can't be the face of anything if there's anything wrong with your face.
She's also a great actress, who has appeared in successful films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, Dead or Alive, War and Mutant Chronicles, and many others. She also had a brief appearance in the third season of Arrow as Tatsu Yamashiro.
Devon has made it on this list because some people fail to see just how attractive she is. In different websites where people talk about whether she's hot or not people have noticed that among Asians she's super attractive, but among the people whose perception of beauty Hollywood has seriously affected, she's not attractive. How can you deny how beautiful she is?
9 Kristen Stewart
If you would have asked anyone how beautiful Kristen Stewart was during the height of the popularity of the Twilight Saga film series, chances are they would have told you she was exceptionally beautiful. However, if you would ask the same question today, the answer you would receive would be the complete opposite.
Have you ever noticed that the celebrities you like the most are the ones you also find the most attractive, but the ones you hate, regardless of how beautiful they are, are often the ugliest? You'll always find a problem with someone you perceive to be arrogant, unkind, or rude because deep down we all know beauty is never skin-deep, it has a lot to do with the heart as well.
Kristen fell out of love with most of her fans when she cheated on Robert Pattinson, and it was a shame we all found out together with Pattinson through pictures online. Since this point, people have discovered she's not nearly as attractive as they thought she was.
8 Uma Thurman
How many times have you ever seen Uma Thurman genuinely smiling? If you can't remember when it's because she doesn’t like to smile because of a traumatizing childhood experience. When she was just 10 years old, someone told her she had an ugly smile. Firstly, who tells a 10-year-old she has an ugly smile? Making such comments will only kill a child's self-esteem, and that's what happened in Uma's case.
In an interview, Uma claimed she had perfected the "smize" on the red carpet because she has grown up knowing she has a terrible smile, and could possibly not imagine anyone else repeating those demeaning words. Therefore, she never wanted to smile with her mouth open.
In all fairness, Uma is a very beautiful woman, and even though a few people don't find her attractive, she is. The important thing here is she doesn't let anything hold her back since she has a thriving acting career; she has won many awards and received numerous award nominations.
7 Hilary Swank
Have you ever believed in something until one day someone started asking questions about it that made you doubt your beliefs? Arguably, this is what happened to Hilary Swank and it’s the reason she makes on this list. A few years back, she was a topic of discussion in an episode of The Office, where the cast had a debate on whether Hilary was hot or not, and as you would suspect, they never came to a unanimous conclusion.
When she was in an interview at KCRW, the presenter seemed to suggest that Hilary wasn't as hot as Meryl Streep was as they were talking about her ability to get movie roles. Hilary was explaining how older women were still getting movie roles because Streep was still getting them.
Over the years, people have had serious discussions on whether Hilary is hot or not, and even though some people still maintain she's not super hot, she's certainly a beauty.
6 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is one of the leading female musicians in the world. She has sold over 27 million albums and well over 146 million singles to date, which makes her one of the richest and most influential female musicians in the world today. Thanks to her singing, she has won numerous awards over the years, with some of the most notable ones being six Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, and a few Guinness World Records.
Arguably, what sets her apart from other musicians is her outrageous costumes, stage performances, and videos. It's highly unlikely you'll ever see her on stage wearing normal clothing or makeup since she always wants to look outrageous.
With regard to making it on this list, many people don’t consider Gaga particularly attractive. Interestingly, she has been quoted saying that she knows she's not conventionally beautiful, and she's OK with it. Perhaps her outrageous makeup and costumes are the result of this perception.
5 Toni Collette
Toni Collette is a wonderful actress and musician from Australia. She started appearing on TV and in films in 1991 and has since been involved in numerous acting projects. Some of the films we loved her performance in include Muriel's Wedding, The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, Little Miss Sunshine, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage among others. Her performance in the series Tsunami: The Aftermath, United States of Tara, and Hostages was also exceptional.
In addition to her thriving acting career, she's also the lead singer of Toni Collette & the Finish, a band in which her husband is the drummer. The band headlined the Live Earth show in Sydney back in 2007, where they sang Children of the Revolution. Since she's so talented, she has received numerous awards and nominations over the years, with some of the most notable awards being a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
4 Melanie Griffith
Arguably, Melanie Griffith has been taunted for her looks more than any other celebrity on this list has, which is because of the enhancements she has gone through over the years. Trolls on Twitter and other social media platforms told her she looked horrible, and she admits that she might not be the prettiest girl out there, though she's a bit advanced in age.
When people talk about people who have gone through major changes in appearance, they never fail to mention Melanie. When she realized the damage the enhancements had done to her face, she claimed to have visited a doctor who made some changes.
Her long-term battle with substance addiction, which saw her going to a rehab on several occasions also contributed to her appearance. At least her acting career is still intact since she's such a great actress.
3 Heather Matarazzo
Today, Hollywood's definition of a beautiful woman is those Photoshopped models, who appear on billboards, advertisements, and on magazine covers, looking sexy and flawless. Therefore, you can imagine the pressure most women in Hollywood live under. The worst thing about putting someone down based on their looks is it can damage their self-esteem and lead to thinking the worst about themselves.
In an interview, Heather Matarazzo stated how a person's terrible description of how she looked like made her see herself as disgusting, a loser, and a failure. She even got to the point of wondering why she should be taking up space at all, which is a terrible thing to think about oneself. In addition, some of the reviews she got early in her acting career referred to her as unattractive and an ugly duckling. The truth is Heather has a gorgeous face, beautiful blue eyes, and a beautiful smile.
2 Rosie O’Donnell
During the United States presidential campaigns in 2016, the then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Rosie O'Donnell fat, as well as many other terrible insults. All these insults were clearly addressing how he perceived her, which is a perception many of her haters agree with, although none would dare say it out loud like Trump.
Although Rosie and Trump have had issues over many years, during the presidential campaigns, she got on his nerves that he had to speak his mind about her. Even though he had an opportunity to apologize, he didn't, nor did he care what his words would do to his campaign or his image.
Rosie's haters claim she looked amazing when she played the role of Betty in the 1994 film The Flintstones, where she was much younger and slimmer. She has tried to lose weight in the recent past, because she wanted to feel good about herself and perhaps to gain the approval of some of the people who claim she's fat.
1 Rhea Perlman
If you watched the NBC sitcom Cheers from 1982 to 1993, then you can remember Rhea Perlman's exemplary performance as Carla Tortelli, who was the head waitress at the Cheers bar. She was so funny in the show, which ran for 11 seasons because she treated her customers badly, she was cynical, and was highly fertile because she ended up with eight children.
She's a very successful actress who has over 35 years as a professional actress with numerous TV and film appearances. Perlman married fellow actor Danny DeVito back in 1982, but they decided to separate just last year.
As is the case with other actresses on this list, Perlman might not fit the description of the hottest girl in Hollywood, partly because of her age. Although some people have claimed she's not attractive, she's better looking than so many people are within her age bracket. Although she's not really concerned about what people say about her looks now, she is still a beautiful woman.
Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, theguardian.com, bust.com, huffingtonpost.com, independent.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, eonline.com, thoughtcatalog.com.