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Anne Hathaway: “I’m Not Very Pretty”

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“I think I’ve got really weird features. I have very large features on a very small head,” she tells the magazine. “But, you know, I’m not going to beat myself up. It’s my face. I’m not very pretty. But that’s OK because I do know that I look like myself, and I think at the end of the day, as nice as pretty is, authenticity is more important.” The self-effacing actress continues: “If I don’t work out at all, I have too much curve and no tone-which is not OK. It’s about finding balance.”

… says Anne in InStyle Magazine.

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dragonfly
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dragonfly

first! and she’s def lying- she and the world knows she’s gorgeous!

Animaniac
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Animaniac

totally agree; when someone says they don’t think of themselves as pretty, they’re usually doing it for attention coz ppl would then disagree and tell them that they r indeed pretty.

Sharen
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Sharen

I think that’s true some times but not necessarily in her case.

Ella
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Ella

I agree. I can believe her because I see what she’s talking about and can understand why she might find that unattractive. Just because others find you beautiful, doesn’t mean you will see yourself the same way. Beauty is subjective.

Ida
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SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!! Perhaps she has some self-esteem issues, but she’s more than pretty IMHO… And if she says she doesn’t think of herself as pretty, it doesn’t mean that she’s praying for attention and compliments. I also don’t think I’m pretty, but people tell me that I’m lying. So where’s the truth?

BlackEssence
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BlackEssence

I think she’s quite attractive. She has a ‘different’ about her that just adds to her appeal.

I understand where she is coming from…especially if you’re someone that has grown into your looks. You’re not use to looking at yourself as a show stopper, even though others do. I call it the ugly duckling syndrome. I know, been there. You build your life relying on your personality rather then your looks. So when your beauty comes together, you think it’s just silly.

sydney
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sydney

personally, i don’t think she is pretty. I don’t think she’s ugly either, she just isn’t everyones type

Sharen
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Sharen

I agree, she is not that pretty, she’s ok, but I don’t like her features much, specially the eyes.

cusi
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cusi

yes, i also believe her.. there are women with big features like Angelina Jolie, who are really beautiful.. but ate the same time maybe she is not beautiful, but pretty she is for sure..

Ellia
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Ellia

I agree..for the same reasons that she herself cited.
She’s kinda boring.

Salma
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Salma

totally agree, she is not the “pretty type” but she is very classy but a little boring, anyway I like very much what she says about herself.

Hayley
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Hayley
I think she’s one of the prettiest women in Hollywood – not to mention, she looks like a real person and not a plastic barbie. Women aren’t supposed to look fake and skinny (boyishly uncurvy skinny). We’re supposed to be curvy and real. 🙂 I know how she feels about not being pretty though. With the heavy standards Hollywood puts women to, it must be especially hard for her and other women in the spotlight. Makes me feel a little sad that women feel like they have to be perfect. I think Anne makes a good role model in that… Read more »
Sharen
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Sharen

women aren’t supposed to look uncurvy skinny? women are suppose to look however they naturally look, and that can be less or more curvy depending on their genes… some women don’t have a lot of curves, what are they supposed to do? get breast and butt implants? but then they would be fake, and you said they are not supposed to be fake either…they really have no options..

Hayley
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Hayley

I mean naturally. Like, I don’t want women who aren’t naturally thin trying to look the same as people who are naturally skinny. I just meant that women should embrace their curves. I meant to clarify that but I must not have done so.

I’m just talking about the pressure put on women to be stick thin when they should be themselves. As long as they’re healthy.

Hayley
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Hayley

I don’t want to be attacked… o_o

Sharen
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Sharen

Oh, well then I guess you are right, it’s just that you first comment wasn’t very clear, but I see what you mean.

bigvinamac
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well how are women supposed to look? not every woman will be blessed with curves and i’m pretty sure they’re pressured to have more of a womanly figure because they don’t have b❆❆bs and butt. i think women should be look whatever they want and don’t need to be curvy in order to look like a woman.

Hayley
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Hayley

^ Note that I clarified above… Geez, not sure I’ll be posting on hear anymore. o_O

Hayley
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Hayley

^ Note that I clarified above… Geez, not sure I’ll be posting on here anymore. o_O

bigvinamac
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saw what you said. wasn’t trying to attack you. just saying my opinions without getting all mad. i understand what you said but i still don’t think women should have curves in order to be beautiful when you should be yourself. so when you said that, that’s how it came off.

Jasmina
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Jasmina

I CANNOT believe she thinks she is “not very pretty”!! Weird!!

Hellonhighheels
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Hellonhighheels

I definitely don’t think she is the prettiest actress in Hollywood, but she is certainly not ugly. She looks like a real woman, is a great actress, and I like her.

That said, this is one of the best photos i’ve seen of her!

Alias
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Alias

Couldn’t agree more!

Natta
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Natta

Totally second that!

brittainb
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third!

Steph
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Steph

Yeah.. yawn. Celebrities just say things like this to make them seem more “normal” I guess, but it makes me dislike them more. Haha. Oh well!
I still think she’s gorgeous.

B.
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I like her. It is true that she has large features but it’s not like that’s a bad thing in any way. She’s very, very pretty and she seems smart. Contrary to what some people think, not everyone has a clear view of the way that they look – ever heard of body dysmorphic disorder? It’s actually quite possible to be very attractive and unable to see it.

Kae
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I agree.

amazon
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amazon
unlikely to chose acting as a career tho. i have bdd. can’t stand getting my pic taken, have had panic attacks over the fear i might have been cuaght on camera unaware- do live interiews, have my image blown up and plastered everywhere?? no way. i don’t know why she said it, since it is clear she has often times been picked specifically for her good looks- ella enchanted, get smart. its a little odd the way she put it. sort of agreeing with those saying its a little calculated, like she is trying to come of a certain way.… Read more »
TT
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where is her armpit?
just wondering…

Tee
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Lol, I was wondering the same thing…

Katie
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Katie

They erased it! Just like they erase knees now. Is it not okay to have knees and armpits!!??

Casey
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Casey

Omg I haven’t even noticed that until after you said it. I think that’s why I don’t like the picture so much. Earlier it just turned me off for some reason. It’s because she has no armpit!

I’m willing to be it was some guy going, “Oh, armpits are hard to touch up…therefore I’ll just delete it!”

Alias
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Alias
I think this is one of the best photos I have ever seen of Anne! She actually looks VERY pretty on the cover of GQ. I think that Anne can look really pretty sometimes, and others very plain and average. There is something about her posture/shoulders that is weird and “hunched” a lot of the time. It’s one thing about her that seems awkward and unattractive. Besides that, Anne is a wonderful actress – I love almost every movie she is in. So she may not be as pretty as say, Jessica Alba, but she sure does have the talent… Read more »
Tee
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She has a very unique look, which I like.

Dr. Truth
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Dr. Truth

First off, she looks AMAZING in this photo.
Secondly, although I admire the honesty, what’s up with these celebrities throwing out their insecurities like that? It’s not only a downer to hear, it’s a major turn off (at least in my eyes).
I realize she’s just like the rest of us, but I sure as hell wouldn’t let the whole world know if I didn’t think I was pretty and if I thought my head was too small!
But hey, that’s just me….

Natasha O
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Natasha O
I’m sorry but Anne is gorgeous ALL THE TIME IMO. She’s a little reminiscent of the actresses from yesteryear.Just like Scar Jo curvy bodies big lips nice eyes etc. Nevertheless I understand why she would thinks she’s really not that pretty because she looks very different from her counterparts she doesn’t look exotic nor does she have that all american girl nor is she kind of mind numbing and in charge of her sexuality a la Megan Fox. She’s like the girl next door who’s cool as hell and you had no clue she was famous! And honestly I’m getting… Read more »
angelicanicole
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I agree completely and I really like what she said in the mag. She said she looks like herself which, to me, is more important than wanting to look like everyone else… Also, she didn’t say she wasn’t pretty at all–she said she wasn’t VERY pretty, which is completely her opinion. Then again that could mean anything, like very pretty like ________(insert conventionally beautiful celeb name). And I agree, her features aren’t as common as others, but I find it more attractive that she hasn’t butchered her face just to look like another person. She’s a unique beauty, in my… Read more »
Ella
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Ella

I concur. Whenever female celebrities are asked about how they view their looks, they must know by now it’s a lose-lose situation! If they say they think they’re beautiful, the fame has gone to their head and they’re full of themselves. If they say they don’t find themselves beautiful, they’re attention w**res fishing for compliments. I bet if they said they were neutral towards their looks it would be criticised too!

Natasha O
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Natasha O

hahaha ur absolutely i bet if someone said I just think I’m me and I try not to focus on superlatives then OH THE HORROR OF IT ALL that person has self esteem issues blah blah blah! Everything has a catch 22 in the show business.

lola
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lola

she’s been photoshopped to the bone!!..that said she’s a gorgeous girl and smart girl

Casey
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Casey

Seems like she’s implying you can either be beautiful or “authentic” whatever she means by that. Quite frankly, I believe a person can be both unique/authentic/whatever AND beautiful.

As for her, I don’t find her to be beautiful. But she’s not ugly either. She’s average.

Uma
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Good point! And i must say this picture is ridiculously photoshoped. When on the red carpet and so on she is average (there was a post a few days ago, with the blue dress)

Jemima
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Jemima

Anne? Not pretty? Uh. What.

Karina
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Karina

i love her to death – but comments like these from anyone is just absolutely irritating especially when so, so many people think you’re one of the most beautiful in the world

Nkeon
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Nkeon
I’m completely unmoved. Yes, I agree that just because she’s lauded for her beauty she may not see herself in that light, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but its annoying when celebs say stuff like this, and even more annoying that they say it all the time. It comes across as a PR trick to appear more normal and relatable. Seriously, I doubt anyone’s going to be consolded by the thought she finds herself ugly, except by people that get their kicks out of other people’s insecurities. Just take the bloody compliment. Of course, she shouldn’t rely… Read more »
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sara
i don’t understand all of this criticism..is not as she said that she considers herself to be plain ugly!she just said she is not “very pretty” which i think everybody could agree..she can be beautiful at times and pretty average other times..like the most of us! and she has “weird” features too, large mounth for example…i think she was very objective with her comment! and what’s up with “all the world is telling her how beautiful she is how cannot she see it”?i rarely met someone who thought she was very beautiful, usually she is considered pretty, or even average,… Read more »
Nkeon
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Nkeon
“i think everybody could agree..she can be beautiful at times and pretty average other times” Well, no, not everyone will agree with that view. I personally don’t think she has weird features at all for starters. Rachel Weiss has similar features and his half hungarian so I just assumed that she has some Eastern European or maybe Latin blood in her. It depends on what you’re used too. I’ve never been phased my Angelina Jolie’s lips because my lips are also plump and the majority of other Nigerians have plump lips so I consider it a pretty average feature; but… Read more »
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sara
well when i said weird i intended that she has facial features which are not considered conventionally beautiful, if compared with the typical blonde/skinny/small eyes/nose/mounth/delicate face hollywood beauty. i didn’t mean “weird” in a negative way, i actually think that she can be really beautiful at times, just not a “typical” beauty, which btw is not what i’m used to, since i myself have similar features as her (and i’m south european and many people i know have similar feat. too) btw i dont’ see much resemblance to rachel weisz (but i think she is gorgeous), but thanks for saying… Read more »
Alias
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Alias

Sara I completely agree with you, either way she is going to get crap for what she said, but Anne is different from others – I think she is being genuine with her statement.

Jenna
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Jenna

I agree with the people who think she may see herself as unattrative and that it’s her own opinion. Personally I think she should keep that to herself. For her to come out and say it in a mag, it just makes her look as if she wants attention and sorta desprete for it. Hopefully she doesnt go out and get her face redone and start looking like a freak. She is very pretty. =]

aimdawg
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aimdawg

she might have “big features on a small head” but I think she uses that uniquness to her advantage!
She looks GORGEOUS on that cover!!! that is suchhh a great picture. She looks like such a natural beauty.

londra
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londra

I love that she hasn’t gotten cosmetic surgery in order to look like every other starlet… and she may be fishing for compliments, but she works in an environment that puts a premium on a very specific template for beauty — which I imagine would be stressful for anyone!

Lauren
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Lauren

I think shes pretty because she isn’t like all the hollywoodf stars these days – tanned and ultra skinny. Shes different. I like that.

Serafiina
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Serafiina

I understansd what she means – she does have weird features, just like she said – everything is kind of large in small area. But I dont think that makes her less pretty at all, in fact, I think it makes her more attractive!To me usually women who look a little different and has their own personal looks tend to be more beautiful.

Katie
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Katie

I think she is the deffinition of beautiful! IUlove her lips and eyes and her hair and skin tone- soooo gorgeous! I’ve loved her since Princess Diaries, I can not believe she doesn’t see it! She’s talented and classy on top of it.

bigvinamac
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why are people getting mad at what she said? she never said she considers herself to be ugly or anything. i mean if she wants to say how she feels then let her because it’s her opinion. she already getting attention by being in hollywood. it’s like if you say you’re beautiful or consider yourself to be attractive, you get called conceited or stuck up. if you don’t feel you’re not all that pretty because you don’t have the features that hollywood likes or what society thinks is beautiful, then people have a problem with it. guess you can’t please… Read more »
Kt
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she is pretty imo but she is also right – she does have very large features

beckers!
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beckers!

I think she is pretty, if you were to see her in real life, in the pub or shop you would probably think she was quite striking. She has nice features, yes admittedly large but in proportion to each other. She doesn’t have a big nose when you compare it to her mouth, it is all sort of even. She is gorgeous, there is way to much scrutiny these days. A successful actress should not spend to much time analysing her own face. Accept that it is doing its job.

scoot13
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scoot13

Narcissism and poor self-esteem often go hand-in-hand.

Emily
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Emily

Now I won’t be able to look at her without recognizing her pin-head.

Emily
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Emily

Okay people this is what we call a very self-conscious person looking for reassurance that she is pretty……. That doesn’t make her a bad person, but still, shut up. she knows she’s beautiful

Jj
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I think she does have large features but they have grown on me I find her pretty.

katya
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katya

shut the ff— up anne hathaway..even if she thinks that its rude to say it. she didnt think of the millions of other women definately, not as blessed as she. when attractive celebrities say things like “im fat” or “not pretty or sexy” (and we all know ugly celebrity is an oxymoron) it affects young women and most likely makes them question their own beauty.

Adele
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Adele

She is Beautiful!

Nessa
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Nessa

ohh please! a young hollywood actress is telling the world that she’s not that good looking. Yawn. I think she says that to seem more humble, but it makes her sound annoying. It’s like when jessica alba keeps refering to herself as average looking, or “there’s like a million prettier girls out there whose more prettier than me” When she is always on the hottest actress’ list.

MehOnAnne
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MehOnAnne
Hathaway is a classic case of a woman who is nothing special but can pass as being pretty/attractive as long as she’s got the right people styling her (her large b❆❆bs don’t hurt her “hotness” factor either). Isn’t this the case with the majority of actresses in H-wood? Pretty comes in all different forms. Sometimes even the simplest-looking people can still be stunning because there’s just something about them that draws you in. Anne is a simple/normal-looking girl. If I saw her on the street, I wouldn’t even give her a fleeting glance. And it doesn’t seem like she brings… Read more »
Ayesha Pervez
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Ayesha Pervez

she is pretty and she gave her opinion on her self dont be so harsh on her guys… she seems like a lovely person ^_^ bless u Anne

PressCore
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PressCore

Anne may not think she’s very pretty, but beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. And I think she’s beautiful. She was awesome as agent 99 in Get Smart. Awesome again
as Catwoman in Batman. She has a lot going for her.

Evelyn Lima
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WHAT? D: I’ve always found her absolutely stunning! The grass is always greener, I guess.

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