Average height, regular facial features, beautiful curves of the body - before all the famous actresses were "on the same face", because in Hollywood there were certain standards, the inconsistency of which did not allow girls to appear on the big screens. Fortunately, there are stars who have proven that appearance is not the main thing in acting. Talent and charisma - that's why we love unconventional beauties. Read more about them in the Novate.ru article.
Probably the first ugly beauty who firmly established herself in Hollywood was Barbra Streisand. After the release of the next film with her participation, critics vigorously discussed the appearance of the actress, rewarding the girl with the most unflattering epithets, completely ignoring her talent. Fortunately, today's Hollywood is not as stereotypical as it used to be, and therefore accepts girls with the most non-standard appearance into its "arms". But even 20 years ago, the celebrities on our list were criticized all the time.
1. Helena Bonham Carter
The crazy Harry Potter witch, the perfect Princess Margaret from The Crown, the star of costumed and grotesque films and Tim Burton's former muse have suffered more than once because of her atypical appearance. Probably, it was the constant criticism and statements that she did not fit into the format of fragile and sensitive beauties that at one time forced Helena Bonham Carter to move away from touching romantic images and take solely for the embodiment of strange and eccentric types. And in this she is a master. However, if you want to understand why Helena is considered the most dramatically beautiful actress of our time, check out her early films, for which the star was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and a number of other awards. We are talking about "Dove Wings", "My Heart".
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal
Probably, it is very offensive when your brother is considered one of the most beautiful actors in Hollywood, and you invariably fall into the top of the most ordinary-looking girls. Alas, Maggie Gyllenhaal knows what it's like to be a talented actress but not receive compliments for her looks. If she was born in the 30s of the last century, her sadly lowered corners of the eyes, round cheeks and slightly upturned nom would certainly be a great success. However, in our time, Batman's beloved does not correspond to the ideals of beauty. However, this does not prevent Maggie from successfully building her acting career: "Storming the White House", "The Dark Knight", "Donnie Darko", "Mona Lisa's Smile" - and these are not all films adored by the public, with her participation. Maggie's appearance is special, and therefore interesting and memorable, which the stereotyped Hollywood beauties cannot boast of.
3. Meryl Streep
Thanks to Barbara Streisand, directors began to pay attention to actresses whom nature did not reward with stunning beauty, but gave something great - the attractive appearance of such "girls next door". One of them was Meryl Streep. Long nose, close-set eyes, thin lips - the actress was not a beauty, but her talent made it possible to overshadow most of her external shortcomings and bypass many "colleagues in the shop" in the struggle for a role in successful films.
4. Cate Blanchett
Not so long ago, an aristocratic appearance came into vogue, and Cate Blanchett can be safely called its best "representative". Huge eyes, thin nose and plump lips were replaced by "breed": a high forehead, pale skin, pronounced cheekbones - what the Australian actress has in abundance. The star of the films "Aviator" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" unknowingly introduced the fashion for noble faces. Even after her 50th birthday, Kate remains not only a style icon, but also one of the main beauties of Hollywood.
5. Tilda Swinton
The famous British actress is called by different names: alien, elf, snow queen, androgyne. And this is not surprising - when you look at Tilda, you get the feeling that she flew to us from another planet. Such looks are rare in the film industry, which is why Swinton is often invited to roles that are not suitable for actresses with formulaic looks. A striking example of this is the film "Orlandino", which brought world fame to the then unknown girl. In the film, Tilda played a man who was born a man, and later decided to become a woman.
A star with aristocratic roots very carefully approaches the selection of roles, choosing only the most interesting and non-standard ones, and each of them is deposited in the memory of the audience. The white queen in The Chronicles of Narnia, spiritual mentor in Doctor Strange, Madame D. in The Grand Budapest Hotel - her ability to transform is admirable. Sometimes it seems that the actress can handle any role.
6. Sarah Jessica Parker
The star of "Sex and the City", the favorite of millions of viewers, style icon Sarah Jessica Parker suffered all her life from negative comments regarding her appearance. Many girls in her place would have long since left their acting careers, year after year receiving the "titles" of the most unattractive and asexual women. However, Sarah has always been persistent and calm about such reviews. Perhaps the fact is that the actress knows how to relate to the situation with humor and laugh at herself. Parker admits that she really has an elongated face, large teeth, sinewy hands, an angular figure, but this does not prevent her from 5+ to cope with all the tasks that the director puts before her. The actress, by her example, once again proves that true talent does not lie in an ideal face or figure, and it is difficult to argue with that.
7. Eva Green
But the "track record" of this actress is really impressive: a gothic princess, an ancient ruler, a friend of James Bond - each of her roles is varied and memorable. But best of all she succeeds in the types of shameless bitches and seductresses. A striking example of this is the heroine of Eve from the British mini-series from the Air Force "Luminaries", which was released in 2020. Here Green is so beautiful and attractive in her imperfection that all the nuances of her appearance, which are considered to be flaws, fade into the background.
8. Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino has always had an interesting taste. This is confirmed not only by his films, but also by the choice of the muse. Uma Thurman is not a beauty in the classical sense of the word. Tall, awkward, with an elongated face and a huge leg size for a girl (42nd). The actress did not fit into the Hollywood canons, but Tarantino did not need it. He was looking for a special girl who could transform on the screen and hypnotize the viewer, forcing him to look only at her. Uma Thurman knows how to do it like no other. Bottom line: successful roles in diverse films and the love of millions of fans, for whom her acting talent is most important.
We also suggest reading about 5 stars who lost all their attractiveness in front of fans