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13 Celebrities Who Proved That Beauty Can Be Different

Most of us think that to be successful you absolutely need to have perfect looks. However, lots of stars prove otherwise.

We at Bright Side are sure that bright individuality, talent, and ambition are much more important than beauty as an essential part of success.

Tilda Swinton

"I always knew I wasn't good looking, and it's a huge advantage. All my pretty friends started to trade their looks at some point. And I'm not only talking about sex. They always remember they've got fair hair, blue eyes, plush lips, and they should act accordingly. It's a lot of pressure, from which I was relieved."

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie thinks he's far from being perfectly handsome and that actors shouldn't actually pay so much attention to how they look. As he puts it, until actors shine like Christmas lights, viewers won't be able to see the real cinema.

Eva Green

Eva isn't an ideal beauty by far, but she managed to achieve recognition thanks to her peculiar looks and talent.

"In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I'm from Venus or something," said Eva to British InStyle.

Benedict Cumberbatch

He compares his face to an alphabet consisting of all consonants - hard, angular, nervous. "At first I was afraid I'd be left out, but in time I realized the place I'm at right now can only be deserved with skill. And I thank providence for giving me this clue because I began working hard and success eventually came!"


"I don't like myself only when I'm tired. If you show me two pictures with one of me being ugly and the other of me exhausted, I'll only be worried about the latter."

Daniel Craig

It's hard to imagine now what outrage the choice of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond caused. Fans of the franchise criticized both Craig's talent as an actor and, of course, his looks. However, Daniel proved them all wrong with his outstanding acting, becoming the highest-paid Bond ever.

Cate Blanchett

The most beautiful elf lady in the world was teased at school with names such as "maypole" and "toad" for her big mouth. She herself thought she had tiny eyes and horrible ears.

"Over the years, I stopped thinking too much about myself and my looks. Aging is a natural and fascinating part of our development."

Vincent Cassel

Nature didn't give him a perfect appearance, but the villains he plays are so charismatic that you can't help but feel at least some sympathy for them. This Frenchman is actually really good at playing bad guys, and such an image is bound to attract women.

Hilary Swank

She's not afraid of experimenting with her looks and standing out from the crowd. The actress jokes that her best roles are those where she's not much of a woman. Hilary never dreamed of being a beauty. "I was 16, and I'll confess that at the time I was taking it hard that I wasn't a girl, a kid anymore, but a young woman. That I should look and act so that others liked me, so that I achieved success. All that made me so anxious."

Javier Bardem

People often think of Javier Bardem as a tough guy because of his rugged looks, and it upsets him a lot as he really has a delicate and shy personality. Whatever is true, viewers think he has no failed roles and that he doesn't act but live on camera.

"When I see myself on a magazine cover, I realize the world has gone crazy," says Javier about his appearance.

Chloë Stevens Sevigny

The role of Jennie in her movie debut Kids (1995) made Chloë incredibly popular - and it wasn't her beauty the fans fell in love with, but her temper.

"I'm not your classic beauty, and I think girls shouldn't strive to be perfect."

Tim Roth

Tim is invariably ironic about his looks, saying, "I'm a very unsightly person," or "Let's admit I'm not Brad Pitt."

Sarah Jessica Parker

Of course, Sarah knows that she isn't a beauty in the regular sense. But she's not worried about that, being a confident and successful woman.

"I try to dress appropriately for my age, and I’m a realist about what I look like. If those physical things were my insecurities, I’d be thrilled. What wonderful problems. My insecurities are more substantial than that. I worry first and foremost about my children and their health. My husband and his. I worry about what work opportunities will come up."

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