14 Celebrities That Proved Body Hair Is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of
Body hair is something natural, and it even serves some important functions. For example, it’s meant to protect you against the environment and sweat, and it can even help you regulate your body temperature. Therefore, removing it should not be a rule, nor is it something that has to be done for hygiene, but rather, it is an individual choice. Several celebrities have decided to get past the prejudice against not shaving and have shown what their natural bodies look like.
At Bright Side, we’ve compiled some pictures of celebrities that prove having body hair is totally normal, and there is no reason to hide it.
1. Lourdes Leon
Madonna’s daughter, who’s also a model, likes to show her body hair in a natural way. She has been photographed on red carpets, as well as in advertising campaigns, proudly showing off her armpits and unshaven legs.
2. Juliette Lewis
The singer and actress who is known for her roles in films like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and more recently, Ma, has shown off her unshaven armpits naturally at various events and in photographs, leaving aside prejudices about female hair.
3. Lola Kirke
At the seventy-fourth Golden Globe Awards in 2017, the Mozart in the Jungle star appeared in a sleeveless dress that revealed her hairy armpits. This is not the only occasion in which the actress has shown herself as she prefers — in 2015, she posed for a magazine showing this part of her body, au naturel.
4. Britney Spears
The pop princess has been captured in the spotlight and by cameras, showing off her body hair. Spears usually dresses in a natural, non-judgmental way, both during her daily life and when she is posing on the red carpet.
5. Julia Roberts
In 1999, the actress attended the premiere of the movie, Notting Hill, wearing a dress that revealed her unshaven armpits. Recently, Roberts admitted that it was an accident, as she did not calculate the length of the sleeves of her outfit. However, these photographs show that hair on women’s bodies is normal.
6. Gaby Hoffmann
“I’m human, I have hair,” said the actress recognized for her roles in series like Transparent and the movie, Sleepless in Seattle. She also added, “But when people want me to talk about whether I think the bush is back and if that’s good for feminism, I say, ’You know what’s good for feminism? Respecting each other’s choices.’”
7. Barbra Streisand
The famous actress and singer proves that showing off our body hair is not a fad. In fact, it’s something that women have been doing in front of the spotlight and trying to normalize for a long time, as Streisand was one of the first to do so.
8. Emily Ratajkowski
“If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me. For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose—a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair,” the model wrote in a post.
9. Julia Michaels
“People are always going to have something to say about you or your body. They will always try to attack you when you’re feeling the most happy or the most yourself you’ve ever been,” the singer wrote in an Instagram post in which she shows her armpits with hair.
10. Gigi Hadid
In the video for a magazine’s advent calendar, the model showed off her hairy armpits, celebrating her body while doing some sports activities.
“I saw how popular girls had to behave to pick up guys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to do my hair. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits,” the singer said in 2011.
12. Willow Smith
“I mean, I didn’t really make the decision not to shave, I just didn’t shave. That takes too much time. I just want to get in the shower and get out of the shower,” Willow said on an episode of Red Table Talk with her mother and grandmother.
13. Sophia Loren
“There is too much pressure to live up to certain images of how women should look,” mentioned the Italian actress, who is currently 87 years old.
14. Scout Willis
The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who is into music, wrote a few years ago on Twitter, “I love how I make art and all people seem to care about is the state of my armpits.”
Do you prefer to shave, or is it something you don’t give a second thought to? Tell us in the comments.