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Fans Rushed to React to Jamie Lee Curtis Showing Her Natural Beauty after Enduring Years of 'Humiliation'

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 30, 2022
11:10 A.M.
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Like many celebrities, Jamie Lee Curtis fought her natural looks to fit Hollywood's expectations. However, as she got older, she learned a valuable lesson: fans commended her on social media.

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At the peak of Jamie Lee Curtis's career, she was one of Hollywood's beauties. However, some things that made the actress think she was that way included experimenting with her body and appearance.

Even though she was already beautiful, she wanted an unattainable standard chased by women in general because of society's expectations. During her October 12, 2021, appearance on "Lorraine," she touched on some of the things she's done to beautify herself.

Jamie Lee Curtis on "Operation Petticoat" with a January 7, 1978 airdate. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis on "Operation Petticoat" with a January 7, 1978 airdate. | Source: Getty Images

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Curtis confessed to the host that she'd had plastic surgery, but it didn't work, and she "I hated it. It made me feel worse!" than before. She also revealed how she'd tried all procedures that could be done to the hair, but:

“Personally, I felt it was humiliating.”

Jamie Lee Curtis sporting longer and darker hair, circa 1985. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis sporting longer and darker hair, circa 1985. | Source: Getty Images

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The star hated the chemical smell in hair salons, the feeling of the coloring on her hair, the worn garments, and sitting under the hair dryer! Early in her career, she sported a perm but had to dye her hair for a movie, which got burnt.

In a March 2022 Instagram post, Curtis also shared how she'd started sucking her stomach at age 11. That was when she began becoming conscious of bodies and boys; plus, during that time, jeans were made to be "super tight."

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In 2002, the star was featured in More magazine, where she unashamedly showed off her body - "flaws" and all. She admitted to having huge breasts and a fat, soft stomach saying she wasn't "glam Jamie, the perfect Jamie, the great figure."

Curtis said the image presented about her in the media was a "fraud," and she was the one who was perpetuating it. The actress revealed how she had some fat taken from under her eyes because she looked puffy in a movie.

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She had the procedure done around 1992 before other people did the process. Curtis recalled the camera complaining that he couldn't shoot her because of how she looked, leaving her "mortified."

The star said she'd had some liposuction and Botox before but felt none of the procedures worked and were frauds. However, a defining moment led her to become a body positivity advocate.

JAMIE LEE TAKES ON HER REAL BEAUTY

Jamie Lee Curtis during the 55th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 1983. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis during the 55th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 1983. | Source: Getty Images

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The first time she cut her hair short because it burned, Curtis was pleasantly surprised and felt she finally looked like herself! That's when she stopped dying it and became an advocate of having a natural face; and shared how she didn't understand the hype about anti-aging products, adding:

“And the term, anti-aging… what? What are you talking about?”

Jamie Lee Curtis at the Annenberg Foundation's Opening Night Gala on March 26, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis at the Annenberg Foundation's Opening Night Gala on March 26, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The actress felt the term and products didn't make sense because we would all age at some point and die no matter what! The Hollywood star was baffled by the whole idea, stating:

“Why do you want to look 17 when you're 70? I want to look 70 when I'm 70.”

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In March 2008, Curtis revealed to People magazine that she preferred natural hair. Her crown started going gray in her mid-40s, but it surprisingly gave her more confidence than ever!

The actress explained that she believed she'd finally found what she hoped was beauty for her. Christopher Guest, her husband, once noted how Jessica Tandy, dressed in a simple dress and gray-haired, was the most beautiful woman among the spruced-up celebrities, and Curtis agreed.

FANS CALL CURTIS A HERO AND SHARE THEIR STORIES

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In her lengthy worded March 2022 Instagram post, Curtis included an image of herself from the movie "Everything Everywhere All At Once." She sat in an office cubicle eating a cookie while baring her stomach as her character, Deirdre Beaubeirdra.

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

The star was adamant about releasing all the muscles she'd used as a child and growing up to hide her reality. Appearing as her true self Curtis said, "I have never felt more free" physically and creatively.

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A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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The bold move left fans showering her with adoration for showing her true self, while some shared their self-acceptance stories, and others were motivated to accept themselves too!

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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One fan replied to the post, sharing how her mother started telling her to "suck in her stomach" at age 12. Another person celebrated Curtis's braveness, described her as a "trendsetter," and noted:

"Real is the new Botox!"

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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In their opinion, an Instagram user said the actress had always been beautiful and down to Earth. The fan thought it was "wonderful" that the star had chosen herself, while a fourth person thanked Curtis for "keeping it real" and described her as their role model.

[Jamie Lee] Curtis said the industry tried to conceal who we were...

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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Another Curtis fan thanked her for the representation and shared how the star was "beautiful." Someone else noted that excluding the gray hair, the actress' body looked how theirs did too.

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

A fan's comment on Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram post on March 11, 2022. | Source: Instagram/curtisleejamie

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A fan asked if it was possible for the star not to be beautiful before sharing how Curtis' positive outlook made them feel more optimistic and described the actress as a "force." Someone else felt Curtis was their "hero."

JAMIE LEE WANTS TO CHANGE "FREAK SHOW" SHROUDED IN FAKES

Jamie Lee Curtis during the "Scream Queens" panel discussion at the Summer TCA Tour on August 6, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis during the "Scream Queens" panel discussion at the Summer TCA Tour on August 6, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Speaking about her unretouched More shoot, Curtis noted how our dissatisfaction with our appearance had "reached epidemic proportions." The star felt people's eyes, lips, weaves, hair, and implants didn't look right, adding:

"It is a freak show being fed by the business it generates, a modern-day Surgical Industrial Complex."

Jamie Lee Curtis seen on May 15, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jamie Lee Curtis seen on May 15, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The actress insisted on looking as "real" as possible for the "Everything Everywhere All At Once." Daniel Kwan, one of the film's writers and directors, said people thought Curtis' stomach in the movie was a prosthetic, but it was real!

Kwan revealed that the actress was just grateful to be able to let it out! The actress explained how she'd spoken to Entertainment Weekly about a trillion-dollar industry that hid things in her Instagram post.

She said they hid things with body shapers, concealers, procedures, fillers, hair products, and accessories. Curtis said the industry tried to conceal who we were, so she told the film's producers, "I want there to be no concealing of anything" about herself.

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