Shannen Doherty has “finally” learned to “embrace” herself.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress — who has breast cancer — has reflected on Hollywood’s beauty standards and how there are few women on screen she can relate to because she believes too many actresses have gone under the knife to alter their appearance.
She wrote on Instagram: “Watching movies tonight and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to. You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a facelift. Women who embraced their face and all the experience it showed.
“I have lived. I love that I’ve lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived a lot yes cancer but more than that. I embrace me now. Finally. (sic)”
Shannen, 50, is “done” with unrealistic expectations and called for more natural-looking women to be seen on TV and in movies.
She added: “Done with the perception magazines and Hollywood try to make us in to. I want to see women like me. Women like us.”
Last year, Shannen opened up about how she was been coping with her cancer diagnosis in an interview for Entertainment Tonight with her close friend, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
She said: "I love it when people say, 'We're praying for you,' and everything else, but there comes a point when you're like, 'I got this. I'm fine. I'm good'.
"There are a lot of people in the world who could use prayers, and I'm feeling great ... I'm doing okay. I'm doing better than okay. I'm doing well. I feel strong and healthy and confident and happy."
Shannen and her husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, organised a dinner to reveal the news of her diagnosis to her close friends.
She also invited her oncologist to the meeting in order to "squash any doubts that people had".
Shannen added: "I'm the type of person, I'd just call you and be like, ‘Listen, I got stage 4. It's back and I'll be okay.’ But I knew that particularly someone like you would have more questions.
"So, for me to have Dr. Piro, my oncologist, be there so that he could answer the questions in a very matter-of-fact way, he was able to sort of squash any doubts that people had or to say, ‘Hey, don't Google, because when you do that you're going to get some crazy, like, this short of period of time to live,’ and that's just really not the case." — BANG SHOWBIZ
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