19 Celebrities Who Show by Example How to Surpass Outdated Stereotypes

Public figures are always subject to the attention of millions of people. Some celebrities are not afraid to use their position to challenge stereotypes. They show the importance of ignoring outdated norms and pursuing happiness instead.

Adele rarely shaves her legs.

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In an interview, the singer said she had to shave her legs for the first time that month. And when the journalist asked her how her boyfriend felt about it, she said it wasn’t his choice because it was only about her.

Andie MacDowell opposes the view that women become less attractive as they age.

The 63-year-old actress revealed that she was once asked in an interview how it felt to get older and lose her beauty, and the question shocked her. “I just couldn’t believe it. I told her I really don’t feel like I’m losing my beauty, it’s just a different kind of beauty,” she said. “Aging is not about losing your beauty. I have to say, I’ve never felt more beautiful,” she continued.

Uma Thurman gave birth to a third child after 40 years.

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In her marriage to Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman had 2 kids: in 1998, her daughter, Maya, and in 2002, her son, Levon. When the youngest was 3 years old, the couple broke up. In a new relationship with financier Arpad Busson, the actress had another daughter, Rosalind. It happened in 2021 when the actress was 42 years old.

Drew Barrymore сlaims “aging is a luxury.”

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Instead of rejecting her age, this award-winning actress accepts getting older and wants to set a good example for her daughters. “I’m now determined more than ever to show my daughters that aging is a luxury. If we’re lucky, we are all going to age. I just want them to be at peace with who they are and not what they look like,” she said.

Mena Suvari removed her breast implants.

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Suvari decided to have the surgery when she was pretty young — several years after the release of American Beauty. The actress thought it would make her life easier, but she started to regret it and had the implants removed. Now, she is happy as ever.

Demi Moore does not hesitate that her boyfriends are younger.

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In 2011, the actress ended her 6-year marriage with Ashton Kutcher, who was 16 years her junior. 2 years later, she started a relationship with drummer Sean Friday, and the couple had about a 24-year age difference, making him 2 years older than Demi’s oldest daughter, Rumer. And in early March 2022, Moore was spotted with her new boyfriend, Daniel Humm. The Swiss chef and restaurant owner is 13 years younger than Moore.

Nicole Kidman gave birth for the first time after 40, and then worked with a surrogate mother to have her second child.

At the age of 24, Nicole Kidman suffered a miscarriage while married to Tom Cruise. Afterward, the then-couple opted for adoption and became parents to a boy and a girl. However, it was in 2008 that the actress gave birth to her first biological daughter at the age of 40 with husband Keith Urban, even despite being told she had a 2% chance of conceiving a child. The couple went on to have a second daughter who was born via surrogate.

Christy Turlington says she loves her wrinkles.

The supermodel may have made her flawless complexion her trademark, but as she’s getting older she’s learning to love her wrinkles. “Everybody is so anti-aging, but I don’t want to look younger than I am. Our face is a map of our life, the more that’s there, the better,” she said.

Kim Cattrall advocates for women to stop being ashamed of menopause.

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The 65-year-old actress considers this phase is as normal as any other stage of life. She noted, ’’I don’t think it’s shameful. It’s as natural as having a child — it really is; it’s part of life. Physically, it’s part of how we’re made; hormonally, it’s how we’re constructed; chemically, it’s how we work’’.

However, she admitted that it is still a taboo subject and this needs to be changed, ’’It’s too frightening even to talk to a doctor about it. I want to reach out to women to encourage them to educate themselves.’’

Harry Styles enjoys exploring traditionally feminine fashions.

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As a former One Direction member, Harry Styles has become a total heartthrob. However, only recently has he embraced his feminine side, wearing all kinds of gender-bending outfits, and even dresses. “I find myself looking at women’s clothes, thinking they’re amazing,” he says.

Jennifer Lawrence changed her dress because of her period to feel comfortable.

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Jennifer Lawrence values her comfort more than anything. So, when in 2016, she got her period right before the Golden Globes, she didn’t wear any special underwear to hide her belly but put on a looser dress to relax.

Angelina Jolie eats insects and spiders.

Angelina Jolie likes to occasionally eat insects and spiders. Moreover, her kids love to snack on the bugs too. The famous actress isn’t the only celebrity who has made insects part of her diet: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Justin Timberlake reportedly enjoy them too.

Billy Porter also makes bold fashion choices that transcend gender.

Actor, singer, and author Billy Porter does not miss the mark on any red carpet he graces. Some of his most iconic looks include marvelous dresses, bold outfits, and a strong personality to go with them.

Ruby Rose embraces her masculine side.

Similarly to Harry Styles, Ruby Rose threw all standards set for women out the window, and embraced her masculine side — which we absolutely adore. Wearing bold outfits, for which we have come to know her, along with her amazing film roles and captivating personality.

Jennifer Aniston proves that being a single woman does not mean being unhappy.

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The beautiful Jennifer Aniston has been inspiring people with the fact that she’s still single at 52 years old. The actress doesn’t have any kids yet, but she’s enjoying life to its fullest! She has recently teamed up with Reese Witherspoon on The Morning Show, and her career continues to flourish.

Monica Bellucci is happy with a younger partner.

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Supposedly, Monica Bellucci and Nicolas Lefebvre started their relationship in 2017, but appeared in public together only in 2019. After her breakup with Vincent Cassel, this was the diva’s first relationship that became known to the public. The actress’s chosen love is a French sculptor who used to work in the modeling industry. Bellucci is 17 years older than him.

Eva Longoria also gave birth after 40 years.

Best known for her role on Desperate Housewives show, Eva Longoria broke society’s standards as a woman who did not get pregnant until the age of 43. Now, Eva is happily raising her baby.

Miley Cyrus talks openly about her sexuality.

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The singer has had prominent relationships with ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, and especially since her divorce from Liam Hemsworth, she hasn’t been shy about expressing her sexuality. Cyrus admitted that she does not identify with one gender and is gender-fluid.

Cyrus, a steadfast supporter of LGBTQ rights, has always been on the frontline of expressing her frank opinions on sexuality. Miley has stated: “My whole life, I didn’t understand my gender and my sexuality. I always hated the word bisexual because that put me in a box. I never think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl.”

Brigitte Nielsen decided to give birth after 50.

The Danish actress and model gave birth to her fifth child at the age of 54. She revealed, ’’My pregnancy was so easy for me [...] After I gave birth, I was back to feeling completely myself again after 2 and a half weeks!"

How much are you inspired by the example of these celebrities to ignore outdated rules in society?

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