88 Instances Famous People Posted Photos Without Any Filters Or Retouching

We’re all in this together. No, we’re not quoting High School Musical; we’re talking about how our favorite stars are just like us — at least when it comes to self-esteem. Unretouched celebrity photos show us their cellulite, stretch marks, scars, butt pimples, and that most of the time their bodies don’t look like what you see in the magazines. They’re human beings who have to deal with the same hang-ups we all do, plus the harsh judgment the media puts on them for any minimal flaw (or what society considers a flaw). The struggle on their mental health is real, no matter how full their bank accounts may be.

To get a celebrity picture worthy of printing, lighting operators and makeup artists ensure every inch of their client looks unblemished. Retouchers then spend hours perfecting any stray hair or bump. But, as much as these things highlight their beauty, there’s nothing like a good old Instagram reality check for a bit of body positivity and love. When stars show themselves without makeup or filters and with all the imperfections we also have, it helps us realize that those same imperfections don’t make them any less worthy of love or attention. 

We’ve got a gallery of unretouched photos of celebrities who embraced and shared the beauty of their skin — take a look at these awesome ladies for a refreshing dose of reality and body positivity!

#1 When Helen Mirren Gave Us This Fresh-Faced Selfie "Literally First Thing In The Morning"

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#2 Happy Easter!

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#3 When Drew Barrymore And Cameron Diaz Got Together For A Sunny Selfie, And Reminded Us To Always Wear Our SPF

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#4 When Keke Palmer Shared — And Continued To Update Us On — Her Experience With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) And How It Affects Her Skin

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#5 When Lady Gaga Posted This Photo Of Herself Without Make Up

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#6 When Model Denise Bidot Gave Us This 2022 Motto "Stretch Marks, Cellulite, Rolls, Who Cares?"

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#7 Adele Celebrating With No Make Up On

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#8 When Zooey Deschanel Posted This Selfie Immediately After Rolling Out Of Bed

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#9 When Salma Hayek Shared This No-Makeup Selfie And Praised Her "White Hair Of Wisdom"

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#10 When Katy Perry Posted This Selfie Right After She Gave Birth To Her Daughter, Daisy

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#11 When Selena Gomez Filmed This Tiktok And Said She Won't Suck In Her Stomach

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#12 When Ariana Grande Posted This No-Makeup Selfie Before Getting Ready For The Day

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#13 Verified Portrait Of A Hungover Woman Who Had Cake For Breakfast

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#14 When Sarah Hyland Shared Her "Painful" Truth As A Person Living With A Chronic Kidney Condition

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#15 Adele Without Make Up

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#16 When Lady Gaga Posted This Photo Without Make Up On

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#17 When Zendaya Posted This Side-By-Side Of Her Actual Body Compared With A Retouched One

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#18 When Aja Naomi King Celebrated Her Postpartum Body In An "After" Photo Shoot Taken Days After Giving Birth To Her Newborn Son, Kian

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#19 Okay, Humidity

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#20 That’s A Wrap On #armaggedontime! What A Gem Of An Experience; Feeling Very Grateful To Everyone Involved

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#21 When Lizzo Self-Appointed Herself As Our "Roll Model"

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#22 Cindy Crawford

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#23 When Gabrielle Union Turned To Her Front-Facing Camera To Show Off Her "Freckles Galore"

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#24 When Selena Gomez Shared This Behind-The-Scenes Shot From Her New Unretouched Photo Shoot For La’mariette

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#25 When Serena Williams Didn't Have Her Photos Retouched In Harper's Bazaar

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#26 When Model Iskra Lawrence Celebrated Her Cellulite And Rightfully Reclaimed It As "Cellulit"

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#27 Ashley Graham For Swimsuits For All

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#28 When Lili Reinhart Joked About Her Very Real Struggle With Cystic Acne

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#29 Alexandra Daddario Posting Without Any Make Up

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#30 When Halsey Shared This Snap Of Their Postpartum Stretch Marks

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#31 And When Selena Shared This Photo Where She Showed Off Her Kidney Transplant Scar

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#32 When Sarah Hyland Decided Not To Wear Spanx To The Teen Choice Awards And Let Her "Kupa" Show

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#33 When Ashley Graham Posted This Selfie Admiring Her Pregnancy Stretch Marks

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#34 When Rachel Bloom Was Brutally Honest About How Her Busy Filming Schedule Caused Her Hormones To Run Amok

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#35 Tyra Banks And Her BFF Without Make Up

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#36 When Rihanna Shared This Pic With Visibly Unshaven Leg Hair And Her Fans Celebrated It In The Comments

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#37 When Lady Gaga Shared This Selfie And Let Her Stretch Marks Take Center Stage

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#38 When Padma Lakshmi Posted This Thirst Trap Letting Her "Stretch" Take The Lead

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#39 When Paris Jackson Posted This Selfie Embracing Her Armpit Hair

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#40 When Hilary Duff Proudly Embraced Her Dimpled Skin

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#41 When Ashley Graham Shared This Photo Of Her Lower Body

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#42 When Dua Lipa Shared This Selfie Of Her "Unhappy Skin"

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#43 When Nicole Byer Showed Off Her Bikini Bod And Pole-Dancing Skills, All While Celebrating Her "#veryfat," "#verybrave" Philosophy

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#44 When Robyn Lawley Shared This Pic Of Her "Tiger Stripes"

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#45 When Former Bachelor Contestant Bekah Martinez Said That Every Mom Bod Is Perfect In Its Own Way And Had Zero Patience For Anyone Who Thought Otherwise

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#46 When Beauty Influencer Kandee Johnson Talked About How Beautiful Her "Thighlights" Are

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#47 When Danielle Brooks Joked That She "Didn’t Get Thick Off Eating Lettuce"

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#48 When Ruby Rose Showed Us That Even Famous People Break Out, Too

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#49 When Stacey Solomon Flaunted Her "Natural Glitter"

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#50 When Lorde Talked About Her Struggles With Acne And People's Unsolicited Advice About It

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#51 Doja Cat Posting Her Acne Problems

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#52 Verified Lake Life. Apres Swim

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#53 Taylor Hill Posted This Selfie In Morning Without Any Make Up On

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#54 Tracee Ellis Ross Showing Her Messy Hair

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#55 Catch Me Here Until Monday

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#56 When Lucy Hale Smiled For The Camera With Her "Zit Cream On Fleek"

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#57 When Jameela Jamil Shared This Pic Of Her Breast Stretch Marks And Called Them Her "Badge Of Honor"

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#58 The Holidays Are Finally Here

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#59 When Rachel Bloom Shared This Candid Selfie Immediately After Her Breast Reduction Surgery

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#60 When Ashley Graham Posted This Video Admiring Her Postpartum Stretch Marks

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#61 When Bebe Rexha Shared This Beach Photo Of Herself Without Photoshop

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#62 When Mindy Kaling Shared This Selfie Celebrating The Power Of Zit Cream

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#63 When Jessica Simpson Posted This Photo Of Her Ankles, Which Became Swollen During Pregnancy

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#64 Kelly Rowland Let Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" Lyrics Speak For Her Un-Retouched Photo

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#65 Shay Mitchell Without Make Up

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#66 When Barbie Ferreira Shared This Full Body Photo Of Herself

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#67 When Demi Lovato Shared These Photos And Said That She Loves Herself Wholeheartedly Despite Her "Imperfections"

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#68 When Barbie Ferreira Posted This Photo Of Her "Lil Stripes" And Celebrated Just How Cute Her Body Is Because Of Them

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#69 Because Flying Makes My Nose Run

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#70 Chrissy Teigen

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#71 When Olivia Munn Said She Wasn't Going To Let Her Cellulite Stop Her From Posting A Pic After Commenters Pointed It Out

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#72 Ashley Iaconetti Embracing Her Acne Issues

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#73 When Lizzo Shared This Topless Photo Of Herself

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#74 When Lizzo Shared These Booty Pics That Never Needed Facetune To Begin With

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#75 Brooklyn Decker Shared This Photo Of A Neck Mole That Her Kid Thinks Is A Nipple

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#76 When Chrissy Teigen Shared This Photo Of Her Inner Thighs

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#77 When Jameela Jamil Shared This Photo Of Her Legs

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#78 When Chrissy Teigen Wished Herself A Happy Valentine's Day By Sharing A Photo Of Her Scars From Her Endometriosis Surgery And Breast-Implant Removal Surgery

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#79 Ellen Degeneres And Wife Portia De Rossi

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#80 Whitney Port On Haters

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#81 Jameela Jamil For Arcadia

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#82 When Amy Schumer Shared That She's All About "Letting The Love In" This Summer

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#83 When Priyanka Chopra Shared This Photo To Let The World Know That Not Even She Actually Has Perfectly Smooth Armpits

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#84 Ronda Rousey In Jimmy Fallon's Show

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#85 Bella Thorne Without Make Up

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#86 When Kim Kardashian Shared Photos Of Her "Psoriasis Face" And Went On To Call The Condition "The Shits"

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#87 When Kylie Jenner Posted This Snap Of Her Postpartum Stretch Marks That She Calls "A Little Gift From Stormi"

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#88 And Finally, When Kourtney Kardashian Sported Her "Little Stripes" For This Poosh Photoshoot

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