9 Actresses Who Were Told They Weren’t “Pretty Enough” To Make It In Hollywood

"I was told I might do okay if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts"

Women having been speaking out against inequality, misogyny and double standards in Hollywood for decades, but it seems like it’s only now that they are finally being heard.

Actresses have also been vocal about the impossible pressures they’re often put under to look a certain way, or be a certain size, to fit the industry’s unrealistic standards.

Here are nine Hollywood stars – from Meghan Markle to Selena Gomez – revealing how they fought back against sexist and derogatory comments which almost deterred them from following their dreams, while inspiring others to do the same…

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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