13 Stars Who Asked Not To Be Photoshopped (PHOTOS)

13 Stars Who Asked Not To Be Photoshopped (PHOTOS)

Photoshop: Lots of stars love it. After all, who would say no to a bit of digital nipping, tucking, and airbrushing to achieve a near-perfect version of themselves? An increasing number of celebs, it turns out. For them, altered images are fraudulent, and help perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards — and they're making a stand, refusing to let magazines and other venues retouch their photos.

Here are 13 celebrities who have said 'No, thanks' to Photoshop and look all the more authentic for doing so.

Image via Hearst Magazines

  • Beyonce


    Image via H&M

    The Queen of Pop was reportedly not having it when H&M slimmed down her thighs in ad photos where she was wearing a bikini. She refused to approve the altered images and the retail giant had to run the original shots.

  • Zendaya


    Image via Facebook

    Disney star Zendaya blasted Modeliste magazine for using Photoshop to slim down her torso and legs, posting side-by-side before-and-after pictures on her social media accounts. "These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have," she wrote. "Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love." The magazine stopped the presses to restore the images.


  • Keira Knightley


    Images via Touchstone Pictures

    After a few too many Photoshopping incidents in which Keira Knightley's small breasts were augmented (check out the difference between the British and U.S. posters for King Arthur, left), the actress agreed to an article with Interview on the condition that a (NSWF) topless one left unretouched. "I think that women's bodies are a battleground," she said. "It does feel important to say that it really doesn't matter what shape you are." 

  • Jessica Simpson


    Image via Marie Claire

    Just in time to publicize her reality show The Price of Beauty, Jessica Simpson appeared on Marie Claire's cover and an inside feature unretouched and wearing no makeup. The results were beautiful, though the star received backlash. She countered by saying, "I don't have anything to prove anymore. What people think of me is not my business." Well said.

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  • Kate Winslet


    Image via GQ

    When Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet put a no-retouching clause in her L'Oreal endorsement contract and it's no wonder: She has a long history of protesting Photoshopped and airbrushed images of her. The most infamous incident was a 2003 GQ cover in which she was photoshopped into a twig. "I don't look like that, and more importantly, I don't desire to look like that," she said. 

  • Brad Pitt


    Image via W

    Gorgeous A-lister Brad Pitt chose to go unretouched for his W cover in 2009. Said photographer Chuck Close, whom Pitt handpicked for the shoot: "You can't be the fair-haired young boy forever. Maybe a photograph of him with his crow's feet and furrowed brow is good for him." 

  • Britney Spears


    Image via Candies

    As the face of Candies, maker of shoes and apparel for younger women, Britney Spears appeared on ads--well, at least part of her did. Spears was not happy when Candies put out pictures in which her already small frame was whittled down and elongated. She released side-by-side before-and-after comparisons herself and the company followed suit. 

  • Vanessa Hudgens


    Image via Bongo

    As the face for the youth-oriented Bongo clothing line, former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens took the opportunity to send a message about self-esteem to the brand's target audience by eschewing Photoshopping. "It's so important for girls to realize that real beauty shines from within," she said. 

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  • Cate Blanchett


    Image via The Economist

    Aussie Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is a class act, and her cover for The Economist's offshoot Intelligent Life, proves it. She was photographed wearing her own clothes and left un-Photoshopped. Of course the results were glorious—she's Cate Blanchett. And of course she didn't feel the need to tell the world how down-to-Earth she is for doing it. She's Cate Blanchett.

  • Marion Cotillard


    Image via Vanity Fair Italy

    She's, well, very French. Marion Cotillard has said she has never thought of herself as a "striking beauty" and aims to get roles where audience is not focused on her looks. No wonder she posed in Vanity Fair Italy with no makeup on, in a cover that was not Photoshopped.

  • Coco Rocha


    Image via Elle Brazil

    Canadian high fashion model Coco Rocha was furious after Elle Brazil tweaked her cover digitally to make it seem as if she were nude beneath her outfit. Rocha, who had made her policy of no nudity or partial nudity clear to the magazine, said, "I strongly believe every model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed."

  • Claudia Schiffer


    Image via Tank

    Turning 40 can thrust some people into a mid-life crisis, but model Claudia Schiffer went in the opposite direction. She celebrated her natural beauty, and flaws, by posing nearly nude in unretouched photographs for a Tank cover story. She said she's proud enough of her body that she'd continue stripping down for pictures into her 80s.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis


    Image via More

    She's always been outspoken and real, and Jamie Lee Curtis was no different on a 2002 cover of More--long before pictures of make-up-free celebs became a trend. She was photographed wearing underwear and no makeup, and was not retouched. The shoot was a way of telling 40-something women "I am just like you."

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