Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba: “I know that my looks were my path into Hollywood”

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On knowing that her looks helped her career:

Before I started my family, acting was my total focus in life. I know that my looks were my path into Hollywood, but I never really enjoyed the kind of attention that comes with the [sex symbol] image. I was very hungry to have a serious career and now I’m able to do both family films and darker kinds of movies. It’s the best of both worlds for me. I’m finally comfortable in my own skin – I can embrace the idea of being a sexy and self-confident woman.

… says 32 year-old Jessica in Hello Magazine.

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Fatima
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Fatima

First!

kat
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sounds like she’s gotten to the point where she’s realized her looks won’t last forever and she better start really appreciating them

Gabriela
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Gabriela

Never thought she was that pretty to be honest

Daniela
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Daniela

Totally agree, great body, but her face is mmm blah.

Nana
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Nana

Same. I find her a little prettier now than I used to, but she’s very unexciting and bland.

Leah
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Leah

that’s funny, i thought she was so much prettier (or at least much more interesting looking) back when she was in dark angel. i think darker hair looks better on her

lc
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Neither did I.

Pau
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I always thought she’s absolutely stunning!

artemis
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artemis

I think she’s one of the prettiest(and sexiest too, why not) actresses 😀

Gabriela
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Gabriela

I never thought she was that attractive to be honest

Nina
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Nina

Unrealistic standards much?

lc
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Nope. I don’t find her attractive at all.

Blixa
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Blixa

She has pretty and delicate features and pretty eyes and a slim toned body. Which describes a good 75-80% of young hollywood women. So I find her dull-pretty and very generic.

sara55
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sara55

didn’t she used to say that all actresses in hw were prettier than her or something? is that extreme false modesty or maybe she meant something else. she is so bad at expressing what she think. so many of her quotes don’t make sense.

Blixa
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Blixa

no sh! jes, it sure wasn’t your personality or acting chops that opened doors for you :/

Diana
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Hahaha, so true!

Lea
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I think she’s very attractive. I haven’t seen many (if any) movies with her but I hear that she’s not the best actress so I agree that her looks and being a sex-symbol has definitely helped her a lot. She’s a cute girl and I like her style. Also her daughter is adorable!

Abby
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She is naturally sexy and to me has never played up to the sexual hype. Her style has always been sleek, trendy but overall rather demure. I think most men find her attractive because she has a sensual face, a neat body and isn’t in your face sexual. The balance is endearing.

Blixa
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Blixa

You must’ve never seen Sin City then, the only reason for her role was to be overly sexual and titillate the male viewers (her acting was esp. wooden in that one too which didn’t help). Also the poster for Good Luck Chuck was pretty bad.

artemis
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artemis

Which one? The one of her holding that melting ice-cream(lol, I love the double meaning of it…or shall i say triple as it also means his luck is going down at first or..there could be 4 meanings because his curse goes down at the end.) or the one where she’s immitating Marylin’s pose?

Indigo Lace
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Indigo Lace

I agree Abby.

Winnie
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Winnie

I’ll take her word for it, because it sure as hell wasn’t her sparkling personality.

But really, the punch line is that she really isn’t all that…all hype imo

Hazal
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Hazal

Beautiful woman but bad actress. At least she admits it.

anon
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anon

I think she’s certainly attractive, but more cute than beautiful, in my opinion. Reminds me of a peanut.

22franzs
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22franzs

When I saw Into the Blue for the first time I literally thought she was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen (I think Charlize, Adriana & Miranda have taken that spot as most beautiful though ha). But still. I think Jess is more beautiful than Megan Fox and a majority of women in Hollywood.

nessa
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nessa

I think she is cute, not sexy. But she is definitely beautiful. Most women in hollywood don’t look the same without makeup. I don’t count megan fox because she has had too much plastic surgery.

Isabel
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Isabel

Welcome to Hollywood, Jess! Fact is mainstream movies are not concerned with quality as much as they´re concerned with selling. Therefore, the image or the hype of a actor is more important than him being good. Most actors in Hollywood have something else than talent backing them up, be it beauty, sexiness or charisma.

CK
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Love her, she’s a gorgeous with&without make-up, and Dark Angel will always be my favorite of her “career”, she fit the character perfectly including in acting but aside that project she’s not a good actress, imho,though she is okay for romantic/family movies. Great that she admits looks helped her in HWood that’s the case with many people in entertainment industry, also the fact that everyone calls you beautiful or sexy and you play into that doesn’t mean you think or feel the same about your own self.We all have the ability to pretend esp when it can get u that… Read more »
energydrink
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energydrink

I agree, I thought she looked lovely in Dark Angel and Idle hands.

Lau
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I know I might sound cruel, but when I saw her daughter I thought… wow… her kid is… not… nice… looking. Looks a lot like dad.

serena
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serena

I think the girl looks kind of like Jessica!

artemis
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artemis

It’s just a pic and she’s smiling with her eyes almost closed. Mean

I thought her husband was cute…I mean, I don’t think it’s the guy in that pic(I remember somebody cuter)…I may be wrong.

Hannah
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Hannah

That is her husband in the pic, he’s just looking older these days lol

Lisa
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Lisa

There are going to be catty comments about this, but she’s not being dishonest. Hollywood places a high premium on beauty. and most people rely on their looks to at least get them in the door.

seijidan
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seijidan

I’m glad she realizes shes just a pretty face and that got her far.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I always thought she was attractive but overrated. I don’t think her body is all that great. Her most attractive feature is her skin.

Pixie
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Pixie

I think she’s gorgeous and has an amazing body!! Luv her!! 🙂 🙂

wonderwoman21
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wonderwoman21

I have always thought she is absolutely stunning, but she cant act lol. Her daughter looks so much like her in that second photo, how cute.

Valeria
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Valeria

Pretty girl. Nice slim figure. But sex symbol she is not. More cutesy than anything else.

Ozge
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Ozge
I know this is strong word but I really hate her! She seems to act all the time and pose for the cameras in a sexy way but without “trying”. Remember the beach photos where she was on all fours?. I don’t buy it!! I think she loves to be the sex symbol, I think she lives for it! And it works because in the end not everyone is willing to do that! She is not that pretty and not a good actress so sexy is what keeps her in the game. Not anymore though. I think she lost it… Read more »
Emeline
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Emeline

… Well just like 70% of actresses in Hollywood

Elle
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Elle

“I was very hungry to have a serious career and now I’m able to do both family films and darker kinds of movies.” HAHAHAHAHA, Jessica…. no one ever took you seriously…. this from the woman who made “into the blue,” the terrible “fantastic four” movies, “the eye” and “the love guru.”

lc
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Lol that’s kind of sad, her acting must just be that bad because I never thought she was pretty.

cece
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cece

I love Jessica alba. that is all.

Beanz
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Beanz

She’s gorgeous, and very healthy! She’s like Salma Hayek, Jlo, and Halle berry: the don’t seem to age. She has a really good business that’s all organic household and beauty products. So she’s doing well.

Snip
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Snip

She had the same “looks” when she was in Never Been Kisses. No one noticed her then. She faded right into the background as the friend.

In order to be noticed, she had to take on overtly sexual roles. Suddenly men referred to her as hot. Now that she’s stopped taking on those types of roles, they don’t anymore.

She orchestrated this – and these “my looks” comments of hers conjure up images of Catherine Zeta-Jones … an actress who TRULY made it on face alone. Alba needs to get over herself already.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Completely agree snip!!

kia
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before, I had to worry about getting the job because I had to earn my money to make a living and wanted to o it by acting. then I married so now I can be a full time sexy mummy.
“-_-

rubiii
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rubiii

what she says actually shows!
She looks more confident now than before somehow
she glows and she enjoys herself, life and motherhood

solaxia
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solaxia
I never found her that attractive though. I mean her body was nice, and her bum was nice…but tonnes of girls have a better booty than hers as long as they work out. Honestly, I really think there are far more gorgeous girls out there! Most young women could be sex symbols if they had the narcissism to chase the fame. See, most celebs forget to mention that! If people can’t see attractive people walking around the city, then they seriously need to get their heads out of airbrushed magazines. I’m not saying she is in any way unattractive…but really…put… Read more »
Raquel100
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Raquel100

SO SO SO TRUE about narcissism and fame!!! A lot of these fame chasers will do just about anything to get and they’re insatiable – it’s scary!

rubiii
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rubiii

haah what am I even talking? ofc I want, I am just jealous

thynfit
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thynfit

Cute but wouldn’t want her looks if that makes sense, or her saddlebgs which are in every bikini candiid.

Tammy
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Tammy

This girl has got a sloppy behind on her, all her weight goes to her lower body, not envious.

Sandy
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Sandy

I guess she focused on looking her best than taking acting classes. Well, it’s a 50/50 deal. Looks gets you in the door but great acting keeps you there.

Kate
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Kate

Between her hip dip and her funny thiighs and saddlebags she must be referring to her face, but thats average too.

serena
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serena

Saddlebags are fat deposits on hips; hip dips are when fat won’t deposit on the hip and instead goes to thighs or love handles, creating a dip in between – it’s not possible to have both as they contradict each other! And despite her saddlebags, Jessica is above average, face and body wise…if you don’t believe me just leave your house and walk around for a bit, it ain’t pretty out there 😉

Amanda
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Amanda

What sets Jessica Alba apart (what makes her extra attractive) is her skin tone and natural hair color. It’s uncommon to have honey skin and honey hair. Her daughter has it too…she’ll definitely be a stunner like both of her parents!

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