16 Celebs Whose Unconventional Looks We Love

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Not to get all ‘first world problems’ on you right now, but it’s a pretty tough world that celebrities live in, in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, they get paid millions of dollars per project and they have access to opportunities that people like you and I can only dream of, but they’re also under a microscope. We expect them to look good one thousand percent of the time, and we’re the people who decide what ‘looking good’ means. Convenient, huh??

They’re not supposed to age, but we come down on them hard if they seem like they’ve had work done. They’re not supposed to need to do anything but Pilates, but we analyze them endlessly when they don’t drop the baby weight quickly enough. We’re critical of anyone trying too hard on the red carpet, but if we spot them without makeup while dropping their kids off at school, it’s enough to get them a full-page photo in a tabloid. It’s a lot of impossible rules and contradictions, and if everyone followed them to the letter, I think we’d have a Hollywood full of tiny blue-eyed blond ladies and six-foot-tall dudes with rippling muscles and no personalities. Gross.

But luckily, we don’t have to worry about that, because there are a bunch of wonderfully non-conformist people out there who refuse to be boxed in by traditional standards of attractiveness. People like Owen Wilson, who turns forty-five today and has completely owned his twice-broken nose. I’m sure he had many opportunities to get it ‘fixed’ over the years, and I’d bet quite a few agents or managers told him to do so, but he never did, and now I can’t imagine him without it. We don’t need another bland handsome blond guy – what we need is someone whose face has a little personality to it, and that’s exactly what Owen brings to the table.

I guess what I’m getting at is everything they tell you in middle school is true, guys – it’s much better to have a distinctive characteristic that makes you stand out then to be perfect in every way and blend in with the crowd. There’s nothing more attractive than someone confident enough in their ‘flaws’ to let them all hang out there. I love it.

So in honor of Owen’s birthday, here are fifteen other celebrities whose unconventional looks we love. People who don’t let themselves be defined by the traditional Hollywood standards of beauty and come out all the more attractive for it.

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    • Olivia Wilson

      I love this list!

      Also, I’m so obsessed with Lily Collins’ eyebrows (creepiest sentence ever?); I think they’re beautiful.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I totally agree! I love a fuller look, and it makes her face so memorable!

    • elle

      meh with the exception of Tilda Swinton I don’t really know how “unconventional” any of these people’s looks are….they all seem to me to be conventionally attractive people with a minor flaw….

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I guess I just appreciate the fact that they accept and embrace said ‘flaws’. And that makes them unconventional, to me.

      • elle

        Just wanted to add viola Davis flaw isn’t even a flaw she still looks fantastic and I would never want someone to think I think her natural hair is a flaw!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Of course, not at all! She just made a point of speaking about why she elected to go with her natural hair and how great it felt to embrace her own true beauty, so I wanted to include it!

      • elle

        Oh no totally get that! I was concerned people would be offended at my wording not yours! I actually wanted to add I do like the list cuz it’s nice for see beautiful celebs embracing flaws I guess maybe not what I was expecting with the title of the list……

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Ah, gotcha! Well I’m glad you like it! I’ll try not to mislead you (or anyone!) in the future!

      • Ulla Kollèl

        I totally get where you are coming from on this one. I dig it. Cool!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Thanks so much, Ulla!

    • Amy

      I believe that Mila Kunis also has heterochromia iridum and actually had to have surgery in the last 5 years or so because she was going blind in one eye due to an accompaning degenerative condition. I remember reading something in Marie Claire about it earlier this year.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh wow, I hadn’t heard that. Scary stuff, hope she got it worked out.

    • http://www.parafriv.net/ Para Friv

      Love, though looking at it in any aspect we find it brings the value and great significance. We can not live without love, life is plastic, is fun and is also something that people tormented his whole life. Really thank you.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Glad you enjoyed it!

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