23 Female Celebrities Who Let Their Armpit Hair Grow & Flow

23 Female Celebrities Who Let Their Armpit Hair Grow & Flow

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By now, one would think that a woman would be able to do whatever she likes with her body sans the public commentary. But ask about a woman with armpit hair and they'd surely say that isn't the case. From Miley Cyrus and Madonna to Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz, more and more female celebs have been rocking long armpit hair lately. Perhaps it's a proverbial middle finger to conventional beauty standards, or perhaps they just ran out of razors? Whatever their reason, these ladies look good no matter the length of their pit hair. In fact, they may be offering some inspiration for any other ladies who are wondering if they should leave their pits as nature intended.

Who decided that women should get rid of their armpit hair anyway?

After years of women learning that they should shave armpits so that they're totally hairless, womena are now seeing armpit hair in a whole new light. Who knew that armpit hair actually could be so stylish and cool-looking? These ladies deserve kudos for totally rocking their pit hair -- and possibly bringing it to the mainstream. 

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Here are 23 superstars over the decades who decided to stop shaving their underarms -- and not just two-day stubble. It's full-on, flowin'-in-the-wind pit hair. Work it, ladies!

(Is anyone else kind of inspired to throw out her razor after looking through these pictures?)

Do you ever go au naturel with your underarm hair?

Image via Miley Cyrus/Instagram

  • Jemima Kirke


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    At the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday, Girls star Jemima Kirke brought a very special guest: Her armpit hair. We're guessing it had a good time!

  • Scout Willis


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    Bandana? Check. Hipster crew? Check. Armpit hair? Check, check, check. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter isn't afraid to show off her hairy pits. 

  • Penelope Cruz


    The gorgeous and talented Penelope Cruz pushed the envelope when she appeared on the cover of Aie Magazine with underarms full o' hair. 

  • Patti Smith



    On the cover of her album, "Easter," rocker Patti Smith looked effortlessly cool in a thin tank, no bra, and a little bit of pit hair. 

  • Madonna



    A little over a year ago, Madonna (sort of) shocked the world by showing off her armpit hair. We'd say we were surprised, but, you know, it's Madge. 

  • Gaby Hoffman


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    Actress Gaby Hoffman had no qualms showing off her unshaven underarms on the red carpet -- and she looks hot!

  • Miley Cyrus


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    They're her pits and she'll do what she wants to. Miley Cyrus recently posted a shot to her Instagram where she showed off her pit hair. Hot?

  • Barbra Streisand


    Barbra Streisand has always marched to the beat of her own drum -- and that includes eschewing typical beauty standards. Go, Babs!

  • Sarah Silverman


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    Funnywoman Sarah Silverman has joked about being as hairy as a "monkey" in the past -- clearly, there's a little bit of truth to that. Looking good, Sarah!

  • Lady Gaga


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    Leave it to Lady G to take things a step further and rock teal armpit hair. Go big or go home, right?

  • Sophia Loren


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    Sophia Loren makes anything look sexy as hell -- including hairy underarms!

  • Kelly Rowland


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    Kelly Rowland made waves when she attended the InStyle Best Beauty Buys Awards in 2008 without -- gasp! -- shaving her pits!

  • Juliette Lewis


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    Few people were focused on Juliette Lewis' gorgeous hair and pantsuit at the 2002 premiere for Enough -- they were too busy checking out her long, luxurious pit hair!

  • Drew Barrymore


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    Back when Marc Jacobs was rockin' long, curly hair and American Apparel-style glasses, Drew Barrymore was rockin' unshaven underarms. 

  • Julia Roberts


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    When Julia Roberts stepped out at the Notting Hill premiere in a gorgeous red dress -- and hairy pits! -- in 1999, everyone was slack-jawwed. Julia, however, could have cared less as she happily waved to fans. That's what we call a pretty woman. 

  • Mya

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    Singer Mya hit a glam red carpet event in 2006 unafraid to show people her unshaven pits. Clearly, hairy underarms just work for some. 

  • Blac Chyna


    You have to look really closely (a la the Daily Star), but Blac Chyna decided to forgo the razor at her recent birthday bash. Chalk it up to the bold fervor of pregnancy hormones?

  • Michelle Rodriguez


    Michelle Rodriguez grew her armpit hair both fast and furiously. 

  • Beyonce

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    Yep, even Queen Bey forgets -- or doesn't care -- to shave from time to time. 

  • Joan Jett

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    Joan Jett's armpit hair plays second fiddle to her general bad assness. So, that's cool. 

  • Lourdes Leon


    Lourdes Leon followed in her mom's footsteps and opted for a hairy pit. Like mother, like daughter. 

  • Lily Allen

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    Lily Allen didn't just show off her pipes at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, she showed off her fuzzy pits. 

  • Beth Ditto

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    That time Beth Ditto rocked hairy armpits on Gossip's album cover. Yaaasssss.

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