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7 actresses rejected for being 'too fat' for a role

Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson, was once told that she was too fat for a role even though she is a very slim size 2. She cried for half an hour and then thought the better of it, for if she did not get past it, she would have had a serious eating disorder.

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Jennifer Lawrence was told to shape up or ship out. She confided that 'Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight.'

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Kate Winslet was rejected several times when she auditioned for various roles. The reason? casting staff thought she was a little overweight and would not fit the part.

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Kate Winslet was rejected several times when she auditioned for various roles. The reason? casting staff thought she was a little overweight and would not fit the part.

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There are also actresses who were told they will not make it at all, but went on anyway to become successful Hollywood stars, in spite of criticisms.

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Winona Ryder, for instance, was apparently not pretty enough and was even told that she should go back where she came from.

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Marilyn Monroe was not spared from the fat shaming. A writer told her that she has a fat butt. It also seemed that she kept gaining weight after each film.

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Marilyn Monroe was not spared from the fat shaming. A writer told her that she has a fat butt. It also seemed that she kept gaining weight after each film.

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At the start of Elizabeth Taylor's career, she was told that her hair was too black and there was 'nothing' in her eyes. Later on, critics in the movie industry attacked her weight saying that she is on the heavy side.

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Another famous star who was the subject of criticism was French star Brigitte Bardot. Former fashion designer and critic, Mr. Blackwell, who makes the best-dressed list said that, 'she looked like a buxom milkmaid reminiscent of a cow wearing a girdle and both have the same amount of acting talent.'

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Whether it is the weight, hair, eyes or build, Hollywood is full of critics. This is not unusual though and is even the standard norm rather than the exception.

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Whether it is the weight, hair, eyes or build, Hollywood is full of critics. This is not unusual though and is even the standard norm rather than the exception.

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