Hollywood is often thought of as the land beautiful people, with celebrities constantly looking their best on the red carpet. Television and film actors are always depicted in the best light, with the cameras positioned in a way to make them look the most appealing. From specialty lighting to trick camera angles to make actors look taller, it's interesting to see the stark contrast when photos are released online of celebrities offscreen. Yet, not all of the celebrities in Hollywood are actually as attractive as the media can sometimes make them out to be. It can be easy to let some of their physical shortcomings slide when they're wearing high-couture clothing or when you factor in their net worth of millions of dollars.
It's obvious that not all celebrities are required to look like the utmost beautiful people in the world, especially when actors are measured by the quality of their acting skills rather than their beauty. There's a myriad of celebrities that aren't exactly the most beautiful people in the world, but they're hugely celebrated for their talent. Yet, it's interesting when music artists and actors are promoted as the epitome of beauty when they're far from it. While there are some celebrities who have a unique look that's worth celebrating, there are others that are far from "the fairest in the land." Check out our list of the 16 famous faces only a mother could love, and see if you agree with some of these celebs that aren't considered classically beautiful.
16 Kylie Jenner
When Kylie Jenner was first introduced to the world through her appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she was the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner brood. Yet, it wasn't long before she came under fire for not looking like her half-sisters and not measuring up to her supermodel sister, Kendall. Kylie responded to these critiques by indulging in some enhancements that completely transformed her look. While she was once criticized for not looking grown up enough, nowadays, she's already starting to look like a middle-aged woman. She no longer looks like the fresh-faced beauty from next door. Instead, the fillers, injections, false eyelashes, and caked-on makeup has completely aged her in a way that's far from attractive. Although she may have finally started to look like her older half-sisters, the result has made the public start to wonder whether or not she's truly happy with it.
15 Kristen Stewart
When Kristen Stewart first started out as a young actress, she didn't really strike people as the most beautiful person in the world. Yet, things really changed once she became Bella Swan in the hugely popular film series Twilight. The public seemed to be blinded by the Bella and Edward romance, and it helped to make her appear more appealing. However, the photos that surfaced showing her sans makeup in her personal life were a bit cringeworthy, and the public scandal involving her affair with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director was a huge blow to her persona. People finally started to realize that she really wasn't such a beautiful girl, especially considering that her morals weren't exactly that great. Nowadays, she's sporting a bald look that further emphasizes that she may not be the best actress to portray "the fairest in all the land."
14 Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne has found herself on the forefront of tabloid headlines in recent years, but it hasn't been because of her professional exploits. Instead, she's caused quite a stir because of the over-the-top antics in her personal life. She was photographed getting extremely cozy with the much older Scott Disick by the pool, and the photos caused a huge media frenzy. While she claimed that they were not a couple and she was almost immediately photographed with her ex-boyfriend, the photos showing Disick rubbing on her derriere weren't exactly flattering. Thorne is also known for posting scantily clad photos on her social media sites, which has caused a stir all its own. From completely see-through outfits to skintight ensembles to show off her nipple piercings, Thorne seems to want to do anything to take the attention away from her face. This may be a tactical move since there are some seriously questionable photos of her online.
13 Katy Perry
Katy Perry has garnered a huge amount of attention throughout her career. When she emerged as a pop star, the public gravitated toward her nostalgic look as a pinup girl and her contemporary sound. She did an amazing job when she was asked to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and her most recent endeavor involves her being asked to appear on the American Idol judges panel. She's also grabbed a few headlines because of her highly publicized romances, from John Mayer to Russell Brand. Yet, her marriage to Russell Brand offered more than just a few headlines because of that infamous social media post where she went without any makeup. Brand posted a picture of his then-wife while they were in bed, and she was far from glamorous. While she may look great when she's all dolled up on stage, the pictures of her without makeup have caused many to think of her as one of the ugliest pop stars in the music industry.
12 Keke Palmer
When Keke Palmer first burst onto the scene as a burgeoning music artist, there were high hopes that she would become the next darling of the hip-hop world like Brandy. She seemed to have a similar career because she was able to branch out into acting. Yet, it became apparent that Palmer was going to have an even brighter future than Brandy's because of the way her sparkling personality jumped out onscreen. She was given her very own talk show and became the youngest talk show host in history. However, it wasn't long before she got rid of her squeaky clean persona and began to try and shed that "good girl" image that the world fell in love with from the start of her career. Nowadays, she's known more for her scantily clad ensembles and her seriously messed-up hair.
11 Lady Gaga
When Lady Gaga first came onto the music scene, she blew the public away with her over-the-top theatrics. The world had become accustomed to their music artists donning rhinestone-studded gowns like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey do, so seeing Lady Gaga in a meat dress was definitely a shocker. She used her physical appearance as part of the way she expressed herself, and it often made a statement all its own. However, she's changed her public persona in recent years, and she's no longer partaking in those extreme costumes. Now that she's foregoing the crazy egg costumes and masks, the public is getting a better look at her physical characteristics that she's been hiding for years. With a myriad of different unflattering photos that have been released online, it seems like Lady Gaga might want to rethink getting rid of all those masks.
10 Avril Lavigne
When Avril Lavigne was first introduced to the world as a music artist, people didn't know the exact category of her genre. She appealed to the skater girl and the punk rock crowd but was a huge hit on pop radio stations. While her music career went moderately well for awhile, it seemed like her personal life was a much better way to grab headlines. She had a very publicized romance with Brody Jenner, and there were a few incidents that showcased the details surrounding their fiery romance. Their breakup was a huge event for the media, but it didn't take her long to jump into another romantic relationship. Her wedding was equally publicized, including her punk-rocker wedding gown. While she's still considered a celebrity, it's been a while since the public ever really jammed out to one of her songs. Nowadays, people are wondering when she's finally going to give up the pink hair, but she may be using it to mask some of the not-so-attractive facial features she's managed to hide over the years.
9 Ellie Goulding
When Ellie Goulding first emerged as a pop singer, people couldn't help but remark on her angelic voice. She had a way of pairing up her angel-like voice with a pop beat, and it became hugely popular with fans of all genres of music. She's been a constant figure that's been asked to perform during New Year's Eve celebrations and was even asked to perform at the royal wedding of William and Kate. While she's often looked quite stunning when she's performed on stage, there have also been quite a few different photos that show her in an unflattering light. The worst of it came when she tried to partake in the shaved-head trend. While there are some celebrities that have been able to rock it with some style, Goulding looked absolutely hideous, and it only drew further attention to some of her facial shortcomings.
8 Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera was first introduced as a pop artist, she had to face a plethora of competition. From Jessica Simpson to Britney Spears, the pop genre was being flooded with new artists, and Aguilera had to do something to stand out from the rest. When seeing photos of her without makeup during some of her casual moments, we realize it's a good thing that she has an amazing voice since she definitely doesn't measure up to some of the other beauties in the music industry. Over the years, she's come under criticism because of her fluctuating weight, but it seems like her facial features should've received a few harsh comments as well. She may look like a stunning beauty when she's standing under the glaring lights, but getting a closer look is definitely an eye-opening experience.
7 Paris Hilton
Although there was a time when Paris Hilton was seen as one of the most beautiful socialites in Hollywood, it's been quite some time since American audiences have viewed her as a full-on celebrity. She garnered a huge fan base through her sex tape and the reality TV series The Simple Life, but the world has become far more scrutinizing when it comes to her looks. Her stick figure physique used to be seen as glamorous, but the tastes of the public have changed over the years. Nowadays, she looks like a skinny boy with her physique, and the fake tanned look has gone out of fashion as well. While the world was once blinded by her heiress status, her time in the limelight has made people see more of the flaws in her facial features in recent years.
6 Lindsay Lohan
When Lindsay Lohan appeared in a number of films as a child actress, people couldn't help but remark on how adorable she was as a freckle-faced beauty. As she matured, she started to branch out in her professional endeavors and seemed to get even more beautiful. Yet, the drugs and alcohol really must've taken their toll because she quickly started to look like someone who was extremely burned out. She changed her hair color on a number of occasions and dabbled in a few plastic surgery enhancements that weren't always flattering. Lohan has been known to overdo it with her makeup on more than one occasion, most likely in the hopes that it would overshadow some of her shortcomings, but it has often done more harm than good.
5 Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker became a world-renowned fashion icon through her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City series and film franchise. Yet, she wasn't always considered to be a great beauty by Hollywood standards. In fact, when she appeared in Hocus Pocus as one of the wicked witches, she seemed like the perfect fit to portray one of the ugly sisters. Although she's considered to be one of the favorites for the red carpet and big fashion events like the Met Gala, it's hard to deny that she doesn't quite compare to some of the other beautiful women in the celebrity world. While she may have been quite striking during her younger years, time hasn't been friendly to this Hollywood starlet.
4 Kelly Osbourne
When Kelly Osbourne was first introduced to the public as the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne on the reality TV series The Osbournes, people couldn't help but notice the resemblance between her and her father. While Ozzy Osbourne was once thought of as an extremely handsome man in his younger years, he quickly turned into an odd-looking figure, and being compared to him wasn't exactly a compliment. Over the years, Kelly fluctuated in weight and went through a number of phases that weren't very appealing. She did manage to overhaul her look in recent years, and she lost an immense amount of weight. Yet, she's far from being considered one of Hollywood's most striking beauties. She's often commended for her fashion sense, but that doesn't take away from some of the unappealing facial features that made the public criticize her over the years.
3 Mila Kunis
When Mila Kunis was first introduced to audiences through her television performance in That '70s Show, people thought of her as the adorable young girlfriend that was perfect for personifying the era of the '70s. While she grew up to evolve into a film star leading lady, she wasn't exactly the most attractive woman to grace the silver screen. In fact, people were quite shocked when she was named "The Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2012. Photos of Kunis without makeup were plastered on the Internet, and people couldn't help but compare her to some of the other women that were named "The Sexiest Woman Alive." Although she does have a unique look that makes her stand out from the other brunettes in Hollywood, some of her other facial features can cause people to think of her as one of the least attractive celebrity women.
2 Kathy Griffin
People often give Kathy Griffin a bit of leeway because it can be extremely difficult for female comedians to burst onto the scene. It takes a lot of perseverance for a female comedian to become a household name, and Griffin has done quite well for herself. She appeared on the Seinfeld television series and was even asked to appear alongside Anderson Cooper for the CNN annual New Year's Eve show. However, she was let go from the New Year's Eve show after her controversial photo shoot involving the severed head that seemed to portray President Donald Trump. Griffin partook in a press conference to address the controversial photo, but it didn't really help her cause. Instead, people kept commenting on how bad she looked and how she's aged horribly over the years.
1 Emma Stone
Emma Stone has had an extremely successful career over the years, and she's starred in some huge box-office films. From The Amazing Spider-Man to Zombieland, there's no denying that Stone hasn't had difficulty finding steady work. While other actresses have maintained the same sort of look throughout their careers, Stone has dabbled in a variety of different looks. She's gone from being a redhead to a blonde, and she's been commended for being able to transform from one character to the next. Yet, it's hard to deny that there have been some roles that haven't exactly portrayed her in the best light. Her look in Birdman was heavily criticized because of the way her blonde hair color washed out her complexion, and her role in The Help really emphasized her unappealing facial features.
Sources: Daily Mail, People, Esquire