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The E(pit)ome of Women Empowerment! Stars Who Ditched the Razor and Put Their Armpit Hair on Full Display

Shaving is the pits, which is why these badass female celebs ditched their razors and opted to go au naturel. From Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga to Bella Thorne and Beyoncé, we’re feeling hella inspired to break societal norms, too.

Actress Julia Roberts made armpit hair a major statement when she arrived at the 1999 premiere of Notting Hill wearing a short sleeved pink sequined gown that showed how she hadn’t shaved in quite some time. She was 31 years old and the biggest movie star in the world, so showing off her au natural armpit hair proved to be quite a seminal hygiene moment.

America’s Sweetheart didn’t intend to let it all hang out when it came to her shaving habits. It turned out she hadn’t tested her garment out to see how much of her underarm would show when she lifted up her hands to wave at the premiere’s fans.

“I just hadn’t really calculated my sleeve length and the waving and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me,” Julia told host Busy Philipps during a November 2018 appearance on Busy Tonight. “So, it wasn’t so much a statement, as it’s just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself.”

Madonna has lived for shocking fans with her antics through during her four-decade career. That includes flaunting her natural underarm hair. The Queen of Pop has flashed her unshaved look in numerous Instagram photos over the years, and now her daughter Lourdes Leon is following in her footsteps. The model has posted plenty of professional photos and personal ones to her social media proving she doesn’t use a razor very often.

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano has been going razor-free for years now. She won praise from fans in 2005 while attending the Next Generation Xbox Revealed party with noticeable dark stubble underneath her arms. Flash forward to 2021, and Alyssa is still rocking the look, but with even longer armpit hair. In a June 5, 2021, Instagram post, Alyssa raised her arm above her head while wearing a lacy red halter top. “Armpit hair, don’t care,” she proudly wrote in the caption!

Keep scrolling to see which stars took the “long hair, don’t care” philosophy to heart.