As Hollywood continues to pressure beautiful women to lose more and more weight to be considered beautiful, I think it is time to celebrate "real women." Real women are confident, sexy and beautiful no matter their shape or size. There is a phenomenon that started on the internet a few years back called Big Beautiful Woman.
This does not necessarily mean a fat woman. A BBW is a woman
who is proud of who she is and isn't ashamed of her body. Contrary to what Hollywood would have the world to believe, not every man wants a pencil thin woman. Many men
want their women to be real. They want their women to have curves. A true BBW is confident, sexy and real. She is a Big Beautiful Woman
Here are top 40 Big Beautiful Woman's of all-time:
1. Marilyn Monroe
Considered one of the sexiest women of all-time, and by today's standards, she would be considered a BBW.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Although Oprah's weight has gone up and down, she is beautiful no matter how much she weighs.
3. Queen Latifah
An accomplished musician, actress and BBW.
4. Delta Burke
Her character on Designing Women was a BBW and yet, she who was the sex symbol of the show.
One of the most successful female country music singers of all-time and a sexy BBW as well.
The most famous "Plus-Size" model of all-time. Living proof that you don't have to be thin to be attractive, sexy and successful.
7. Aretha Franklin
The queen of R&B and a beautiful BBW.
8. Melissa Peterman
Barbara Jean from the sitcom, Reba.
9. Ann Wilson
Lead singer from the rock band, Heart. She was miserable until she decided to live her life as a BBW.
10. Jamie Lee Curtis
Why is she on this list? Because of her stand a few years back when she refused to let her pictures be air brushed and manipulated anymore on magazine covers. She is not really a BBW, but her principles are in line with what a BBW stands for... Be yourself and love your body no matter your shape.
11. Serena Williams
She's athletic, successful, beautiful and a BBW. She's not fat, but she is a Big Beautiful Woman.
12. Trisha Yearwood
One of the top country music singers of all-time and married to Garth Brooks.
13. Elizabeth Taylor
She is right up there with Marilyn Monroe as one of the sexiest women of all-time.
14. Nell Carter
The lovable house mother on Facts of Life and a beautiful BBW as well.
15. Missy Elliott
Popular Rap and R&B singer and beautiful African American BBW.
16. Camryn Manheim
Actress best known for role on the Practice.
17. Rosie O'Donnell
Probably the most famous plus-size comedian of all-time.
18. Kathy Bates
One of the best actresses in the business.
19. Mia Tyler
Sister of actress Liv Tyler and famous plus-sized model.
20. Sophia Loren
Just like Marilyn Monroe, one of the most beautiful women of all-time.
21. Carnie Wilson
Singer from the band, Wilson Phillips.
22. Kate Winslet
Star from the movie Titantic and voluptuous superstar.
23. Roseanne Barr
Comedian, actress and formerly married to Tom Arnold.
24. Sally Struthers
Former star from All in the Family.
Star of the movie Phat Girlz and her own hit sitcom, The Parkers.
26. Mama Cass
Famous singer from the Mamas and the Papas.
27. Toccara Jones
She won Tyra Banks' Top Model contest on VH1.
28. Countess Vaughn
Star of The Parkers TV show with another BBW, Mo'Nique
29. Della Reese
African American actress, singer, model and activist.
30. Mona Lisa
Subject of the most famous painting of all-time.
31. Kim Coles
Actress from In Living Color fame.
32. Yvette Wilson
Beautiful BBW Actress from Moesha.
33. Margaret Cho
Famous comedian, actress and activist.
34. America Ferrar
Star of the film, Real Women
Have Curves and the new ABC series, Ugly Betty. 35. Lindsey Hollister
Actress most well-known for role on Boston Public.
36. Mayim Bialik
Former star of the NBC sitcom, Blossom, who blossomed into a BBW.
37. Pearl Bailey
Famous African American Singer, Performer and Actress.
38. Mae West
Burlesque star in the early 1900's.
39. Barbara Brickner
A beautiful plus-sized model who works with Eddie Bauer, Lands End and Nordstrom to name a few.
40. Kimberley Locke
Pop singer introduced by American Idol and a plus size fashion model.