Mayim Bialik has always been the kind of actress that wants to prove to the world that you can use brains over beauty in Hollywood. After all, Mayim is a highly educated, intelligent actress who can recite Chaucer, compute difficult equations in her head and teach you the basics of quantum physics at the same time. Okay, so she probably can’t do that all at once, but we’re pretty sure that she’s smarter than the average celebrity.
With that being said, though, Mayim has always insisted that she has never needed to show off her body or wear tight clothes in order to get ahead in the cutthroat business that is Hollywood. As a matter of fact, Mayim takes pride in covering up on the red carpet. She doesn’t want to talk about her designer dress or what brand of shoes she is wearing. But at the same time, Mayim has also criticized many other young starlets for focusing on their appearance and according to her, nothing else.
Yet, there’s a side of Mayim out there that few people have ever seen. Sure, she doesn’t want to use her looks to win movie and television roles, but at the same time, we can’t help but notice her tousled hair, smoky eyes and the sheer dresses she wears in public. Here are 15 photos of Mayim Bialik that she definitely doesn’t want you to see – because they will shock you and make you see her very differently.
15 Believes Hollywood Is Full Of Huge Egos
Mayim Bialik has been in the entertainment industry all of her life. She became a household name thanks to her starring role in the 90s sitcom Blossom. These days everyone knows her as the geeky but lovable Amy Farrah Fowler on the hugely popular The Big Bang Theory. But for Mayim, she doesn’t always feel like she fits in the Hollywood mold. That’s because she doesn’t find herself connecting or associating with many other actresses in the industry. First off, she’s too smart, and secondly, she says she doesn’t have a massive ego, unlike some of her counterparts.
As a matter of fact, Mayim once said, “Actors are a lot like professors on dissertation committees – it's a lot of ego, a lot of rallying for position, there is a lot at stake in every single interaction.” Clearly, she is not interested in that kind of life.
14 Feeling Empowered By Being Modest Or By Revealing All?
For someone who claims that she loves to cover up, Mayim recently went on the record to say that one of the reasons why celebrities love revealing their bodies so often is because they feel empowered while doing so. But at the same time, a lot of her critics say that her comments were nothing but a mixed message. She insists that she’s not shaming anyone, yet her words prove otherwise.
She said, “"I'm not going to lie, I have spent some of my life wishing I was pretty and skinny like other women. I think the trap that we're falling into is that we start to equate empowerment, not with strength or intelligence or confidence, but with sexiness. Getting naked is not the only way to feel empowered as a beautiful person.” Do you agree with her?
13 Not On Par With Hollywood Standards
Mayim once said, “Publicly I'm a very modest dresser, by Hollywood's standards.” And honestly, we can agree with that statement. You never see Mayim wearing skirts that are too short or above the knee, or dresses that show off her cleavage. Compared to many other Hollywood actresses her age, Mayim sometimes looks like she is wearing a parka jacket (even though she’s not!).
Yet, many of her fans couldn’t help but notice that she does like to tease a little here and there once in a while: the smoky eyes, the tousled hair, the sheer (but long) dresses. We see you, Mayim. We know what you are doing. You might want everyone to think you’re not hot, but you really are. Seriously, this woman is smarter than we give her credit for.
12 Throwback Photo Of Mayim Wearing A Crop Top And Hot Pants
Wait, what is it that we see here? Mayim Bialik posing in a crop top and hot pants? She also has fishnet stockings and high heels on. Did the earth stop spinning on its axis? Are we really seeing this here? Who is this person and what did she do with the Mayim Bialik that we know today?!
We like Mayim and we want to root for her in Hollywood, but quite honestly, she would be better off not criticizing other actresses for what they do or say, or for the things that they wear, too. If Mayim has personal preferences about her style, she’s better off keeping them to herself. That’s because you never know when someone might dig up old photos of you and call you out for being a hypocrite. Plus, you never know what kind of style Mayim might adapt in the future, too. Anything can happen!
11 What You See Is What You Get
Whoa, Mayim! Where in the world did this come from? While Mayim has always been a feminist force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world, she’s given us something to talk about, too. I mean, girlfriend knows how to work a leather jacket… with nothing else underneath it. Someone apparently forgot to do her laundry in the morning. Mayim, we’ve never seen you look like this before!
Plus, let’s not forget that Mayim is a beautiful woman. Unlike other actresses in Hollywood, she’s never resorted to go under the knife to “enhance” her looks or her body. What you see is what you get. And she’s damn proud of it, too. She’s not going to change for any director or producer, or critics, for that matter.
10 Mayim Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before
All in all, Mayim’s fans and critics can agree that she has had a style evolution throughout the years. She’s not the same girl she was ten or even twenty years ago. But at the same time, she’s one of very few child actors who has managed to keep her head on straight. And for that, we commend her.
And while her style has changed over the years, there’s no denying one thing that’s stayed the same: her values. Mayim will always speak her mind, regardless of what others have to say about it. She’s not afraid to tell the world her opinion, no matter how controversial it may be. And that’s why she still is one of the biggest names on television today.
9 She Is A Modest Mother
Mayim says that one of the reasons why she dresses the way she does is because of her religious values. She’s also a pretty modest and practical mother, too. In fact, she’s even called herself a celebrity advocate for attachment parenting. She’s very passionate about raising children in a natural, loving and caring environment. In other words, she’s very supportive of breastfeeding and co-sleeping. She wants to keep her family close and her young sons even closer. She was even once photographed breastfeeding her toddler son on the subway in New York City back in 2011.
She said, “I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that is basically the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.”
8 Is She Wearing A Sheer Dress?
It’s without a doubt that Mayim Bialik knows how to hold things on her own on the set of The Big Bang Theory. Her character has her own style and she doesn’t compete with anyone. And while Mayim might be the least obviously sexy star on the show (according to fans and critics) she does have quite an exciting romance storyline with her onscreen boyfriend, Sheldon (played by the uber talented Jim Parsons).
Mayim makes it no secret that she and Jim get along very well off camera, even if their characters have a hard time seeing eye to eye on the show. Plus, they always love sharing selfies together on social media. We also couldn’t help but notice that Mayim’s dress is particularly sheer in this photo here. Hmm… she claims to always cover up, but her award show fashion choices tell a different story.
7 Mayim Rocking The Schoolgirl Look
This photo was obviously taken when Mayim was still a young teen in Hollywood. And let’s face it, she was always pretty, right? But according to the actress, she doesn’t feel the need to be “sexy” in order to land quality roles in Hollywood. And she certainly doesn’t want to send the wrong message to her young boys about what they should and shouldn’t expect from females in the future.
According to the Big Bang star, she learned early on that the business she was in was a cutthroat one and that there weren’t many people with very high moral standards, either. Speaking out her past, Mayim has said, “I quickly learned even as a preteen actress that young girls with doe eyes and pouty lips who spoke in a high register were favored for roles by the powerful men who made those decisions.”
6 Mayim's Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunction
This is perhaps one of the biggest style faux pas that an actress can make on the red carpet. Unfortunately, this just makes Mayim look like a fashion victim. Under no circumstances should anyone (regardless if you are a celebrity or not) should wear a white bra under their dress, especially if you know that you are going to be photographed. This is just downright embarrassing!
While this outfit does make Mayim look stylish and edgy (thanks to the chic leather jacket), she would have been better off wearing a different bra instead. It looks like someone forgot to turn off their headlights. Plus, do I see a knee there? And a rather high slit in her dress? Mayim, you sure do like to tease, don’t you?
5 Is She Just Like Penny?
This is perhaps the most seductive we’ve ever seen Mayim Bialik in print. As a matter of fact, she almost looks unrecognizable because we’ve never seen her pose like this. She might not “act flirtatiously with men as a policy” but she sure as heck knows how to flirt with the camera. Ladies and gentlemen, please feast your eyes.
It’s safe to say that our Amy Farrah Fowler looks like she could give Kaley Cuoco’s character Penny a good run for her money in this photo. Watch out, boys! Amy’s coming to get you (or at least coming to seduce your mind with her intellect). And ladies, hold on to your men. It’s no wonder Sheldon will never let go of Amy. The temptation is always there!
4 She Has A "No Pants" Policy
I’m sure a lot of Mayim’s fans have probably noticed that she never wears pants in public. Mayim once explained, “I don't wear pants, or like them. I'm a Jewish woman who's made the decision to wear skirts, so I wear mostly skirts past the knee.”
But she did once flash her girls in public. Mayim gave Piers Morgan more than what he reckoned for when she flashed him on the Late Late Show with James Corden. She did it to help defend her friend, Susan Sarandon. Piers criticized Susan for wearing a low cut jacket and exposing her bra during the SAG Awards. Piers said it was a highly inappropriate outfit. Mayim responded by flashing him in front of the audience. Talk about a "bazinga" moment! We definitely didn’t see that coming.
3 She Wants To Be A Serious Actress
It’s without a doubt that Mayim Bialik wants to be taken seriously as an actress. After all, she’s made it this far and there’s no denying that she’ll make it much further. While so many other child actors have crashed and burned in the past, Mayim still has a solid career on a highly-rated television show. She’s also an influential parenting blogger with a huge following online.
Still, you can’t help but wonder if Mayim will still try to fool the world into thinking that her looks don’t really matter to her. Because we see it a little differently. As an actress (or any person that is in the public spotlight), you want to be liked. You want to be adored. And you definitely want the press to write positively about you and your talents. Mayim is no different. As you can tell from these photos, she wants the attention that so many other actresses get, too.
2 She Caused A Controversy By Criticizing Ariana Grande
Mayim made headlines back in 2014 when she shamed Ariana Grande in a post on her blog, "The Problem With That Giant Billboard Of Ariana Grande.” She asked her readers, “Why is she in her underwear on this billboard, though? And if she has a talent (is she a singer?), then why does she have to sell herself in lingerie?” OUCH. Talk about a burn.
If that weren’t enough, Mayim then went on to call herself a “crotchety old lady” simply because she keeps herself to a higher standard from other celebrities in the entertainment world today. Sadly, Mayim must have forgotten her earlier years as an actress. She didn’t always dress like a crotchety old lady, mind you. Someone needs to throw her a throwback photo to remind her that her shade is rather hypocritical.
1 She Received Backlash Over Her Comments On The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Mayim just recently received heavy backlash for comments she made in an op-ed for The New York Times following the Harvey Weinstein scandal that broke out in Hollywood. A lot of people said that she might have been victim shaming when she said, “I dress modestly. I don't act flirtatiously with men as a policy."
Mayim later backtracked on her comments and said it was all a misunderstanding. She wrote on her Facebook page, “I also see a bunch of people have taken my words out of the context of the Hollywood machine and twisted them to imply that, God forbid, I would blame a woman based on her clothing or behavior. Anyone who knows me and my feminism knows that’s absurd and not at all what this piece was about. It’s so sad how vicious people are being when I basically live to make things better for women.”