Julia Roberts' Best Body Positive Quotes

by Sienna Fantozzi

While photoshop and digital retouching continue to pervade the media, there are also plenty of celebrities who are all about empowering women to embrace their natural beauty. Kate Winslet, Demi Lovato, Cate Blanchett, and Julia Roberts, among others, are always out-spoken when it comes to fighting beauty standards. Although I love all of these women equally, Julia Roberts' body positive quotes are the best, hands down.

Julia has always been a natural beauty — and she definitely embraces it. I can attest to this first hand, since I saw her walking down the street in New York City a few months ago without a stitch of makeup on and she looked flawless. But was there really any doubt about that? And on top of her low-maintenance approach to beauty, the 47-year-old actress has chosen to age gracefully and be proud of her wrinkles rather than freeze her face with plastic surgery. And this is definitely a subject she does not shy away from in interviews, thankfully.

Given that Roberts just joined Taylor Swift's girl squad (and Tay is like, the ultimate when it comes to girl power), it seemed appropriate to celebrate some of the times Julia was a body positive goddess.

On Aging...


Julia told Elle, "I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story… and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”

On Risking Her Career...


"By Hollywood standards, I guess I've already taken a big risk in not having had a face-lift," Roberts told You .

On Defending Herself...

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Julia told Marie Claire, "I like a good old-fashioned fist fight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you're really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up."

On Loving Her Body...

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"Haven’t you ever picked up a picture of yourself from, like, five years ago, and you look at yourself and you just go, ‘And I had no appreciation for how lovely I looked, how fit and healthy I looked.’ So now I say, ‘Now listen. Ten years from now, you’re really going to think you should have appreciated yourself more,'" she said.

Keep the words of wisdom coming, Julia.