23 Famous Females Who Let Their Armpit Hair Grow

While many women shave or wax the hair under their arms, others decide to go au naturel when it comes to armpit hair. Here are 23 famous females who took the latter approach, opting to eschew the razors and let the hair flow.

1. Jemima Kirke

FILE - In this June 1, 2015 file photo, Jemima Kirke arrives at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall in New York. On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. In time for beach season, women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

One of the stars of HBO’s Girls appeared at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2015 wearing a gorgeous red gown with underarm hair on display.

2. Tatiana Masley

Tatiana Masley
This star of Orphan Black denounces Hollywood sexism, pointing out that producers and directors often ask her to shave under her arms and have her eyebrows waxed. The award-winning actress refuses to do so unless it makes sense for the role.

3. Madonna

3. Madonna
As reprinted in UK’s The Daily Mirror, the legendary entertainer uploaded a photo of her hairy armpit to her personal Instagram account.

4. Gaby Hoffman

Gaby Hoffman
This child star turned sophisticated actress is a free spirit who often sports unshaven armpits, even on the red carpet.

5. Patti Smith

Patti Smith
In 1976, the quintessential rocker chick made waves by showing armpit hair on the cover of her album Easter.

6. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
America’s Sweetheart is one of the biggest actresses of our time. She first rocked the hairy look on the Notting Hill red carpet in 1999, and was seen with hairy armpits as recently as 2010 during a Hawaiian vacation with husband Danny Moder.

7. Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren
New York Magazine reports that as early as the 1930s, this gorgeous actress was looking amazing without shaving in an iconic photograph.

8. Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz
The award-winning Latina actress appeared on a striking black and white cover of the fashion magazine AIE with her armpit hair on full display.

9. Drew Barrymore

This wild child turned flower child has a bohemian style all her own, so it’s not unusually to see her unshaven.

10. Juliette Lewis

1Juliette Lewis
Whether she’s starring in movies or playing with her rock band, this rebel prefers hairy armpits.

11. Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter
This eccentric actress has been seen out and about around her London home with unshaven armpits.


12. Barbra Streisand

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