Hollywood has come a long way since simply showcasing buxom blondes and leggy waifs in top-rated flicks. Today, casting agents and top 10 best-dressed lists are embracing a broader definition of "beauty" thanks to several ladies who are breaking the traditional "good looking" mold. Here are eight of our favourite
celebrity beauty starlets.
Renowned for having one of the most incredible voices on the music scene, this British singer has also faced a tremendous amount of pressure to lose weight. But the 22-year-old celebrity beauty has vehemently fought back. She recently told Rolling Stone magazine, "My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym… I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my t**s and a** out for no one." Amen to that.
Not since Jennifer Lopez have women so readily been behind the idea of, well, supporting their behinds. Almost stealing the show from her sister Kate at the Royal Wedding in an Alice Temperley dress, Pippa’s posterior has quickly caused women the world over to embrace curvy, round derrieres. The craze around her assets reached epic proportions when a Facebook page dedicated to her rump was created – the Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society – and plastic surgeons started selling "Pippa Butt Lifts."
Quirky can be sexy, and that’s definitely the case with Zooey Deschanel. The New Girl star has experimented with just about every look, from blonde hair to hipsterdom. Having settled on a feminine and flirtatious look, she’s called attention to her big blue eyes and thick dark hair – a look not commonly seen in Hollywood. But it seems to be garnering this gal-next-door rave reviews from fans – and marketers are starting to listen. Deschanel is now the face of Rimmel (a company which received backlash after airbrushing the star into oblivion during a recent campaign) and Cotton.
More unique celebrity beauty looks on the next page (we’re talking about Amanda, Emma, and Tilda) …
Some people spend their lives getting tormented because of their full-featured faces. We’re talking out-of-this-world doe eyes and incredibly pouty lips. But that all might change thanks to this Mamma Mia! star. A model since 10, Seyfried was cast in several shows and modeling campaigns because she didn’t look like everyone else did. She’s also been honest about how she views her body – and how she’s not willing to starve to be thin. "I’d love to have a six-pack one day, but that would mean eating a little less pasta," she told British Glamour. She recently landed on People Magazine‘s 50 Most Beautiful People List for 2010.
Not only is Emma Stone incredibly smart and funny, she’s got the sexiest raspy voice and oozes the kind of self-confidence most people can only dream of. She’s also made red locks de rigueur again. And then there’s the fact she says things like this (as quoted to People): "Confidence is the only key [to looking beautiful]. I know a lot of people who aren’t traditionally ‘beautiful’ – not symmetrical or perfect-bodied or perfect-skinned. But none of that matters because all that shines through is their confidence, humor and comfort with themselves." How can everyone not love her?
This haunting beauty is not a conventionally attractive woman – thanks to her androgynous, angular face and short-cropped hair – but she oozes a confidence that’s ridiculously attractive and appealing. A testament to her comfort was the campaign she shot for Pringle of Scotland’s men’s and women’s spring/summer 2010 collection. She’s also one of the few actresses in Hollywood who can pull off ultra-modern looks from designers from Lanvin, Rodarte and Balenciaga. If that weren’t enough, the actress has openly advocated for women to stop wearing so much makeup, admitting to Style.com she eschews the stuff in favour of a "bolder" natural look.