Angelina Jolie inspires women with no-makeup selfie

The 40-year-old humanitarian confessed that she has finally embraced ageing and all her flaws

Entertainment Desk September 07, 2015
The 40-year-old humanitarian confessed that she has finally embraced ageing and all her flaws. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

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.


Diana | 5 years ago | Reply I wish I get the opportunity to talk to Angelina Jolie
K | 6 years ago | Reply Thanks, Jane for sharing that info. I'm a fan of Angelina and saw that Facebook post but doubted if she really said those quotes. Didn't know she just had chicken pox and I could relate very much because I had it too as an adult early this year also. Not a fun experience, I must say, lol.
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