Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie, shared a bare-faced picture of herself on Facebook to inspire women struggling everyday with the pressures of ageing and body image.
The Oscar-winning actress took to Facebook to share a no-makeup selfie with an inspirational message. She wrote: "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a regular person. So many girls look up to me. I want them to know that natural is beautiful."
"They aren’t fully aware of the fact that behind the looks there are a lot of designers, make up artists, and photoshop editing. Celebrities whole sense of beauty is flawed," she wrote.
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She added, "You should be care free. Love the real you. It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, it's what's on the inside that counts."
The 40-year-old humanitarian confessed that she has finally embraced ageing and all her flaws. She is "beginning to accept" who she is and mentioned that she is "proud of all the women who are brave and real and can say that they are enough and beautiful just the way they are!"
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In the end she left a motivational message saying, "I hope you spread the message and let the world know that you value inner beauty more than the outer appearance."
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She also shared an adorable picture with her adopted daughter telling how is she instilling the same principles in her. "When people try to bully my daughter because of the color of her skin, I simply just tell her this, "You are beautiful. You are smart. You can be anything you want to be," she said.
Following her post, women in their 40s and 50s started commenting on the post with their pictures to show how they have overcome the challenges a woman faces while ageing:
The actress has once again raised the bar by voicing struggles of women wanting to look picture perfect and proved why we need more women like her in Hollywood.
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