‘I’m too pretty for work – I considered shaving my head to make myself less attractive’

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Actress Eiza González says missing out on film roles in the past for being ‘too pretty’ left her considering shaving her head, or making herself less attractive

Eiza González has lamented her long-admired Latina looks recently after admitting she has missed out on film roles in the past for being ‘too pretty.’

The 34-year-old Mexican actress and singer appeared on the cover of InStyle magazine recently, telling the publication she believes her looks have been a hindrance, rather than a help, in the past: “I remember being [told for] so many projects: ‘She’s too pretty for the role. She’s too hot for the role.’ Then I’d just be like, What is Margot Robbie? She’s the hottest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life!”

She admitted the situation had even led to her considering shaving her head in a bid to boost her acting prospects.

The Baby Driver and Dusk Till Dawn star admitted it made her question herself: “I had an identity crisis for a very long time. I was like: ‘Do I shave my head? Do I make myself less attractive? Do I make myself more attractive? Do I not dress super-hot, or do I dress super-hot, or do I cover myself all the time?”

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And after appearing in an advertising campaign for the luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, she called for greater representation for Latinas in the fashion and beauty industries, telling Vogue magazine back in 2021: “I grew up watching all these beauty campaigns in the 90s and I wouldn’t see a lot of Mexican women in them, especially in these large-scale brands.”

She continued: “It was always kind of sold to me that I had to be a specific style of woman to be ‘it’, and the fact that girls in Mexico who are brown and Latina like me will see a campaign like this and recognise themselves in it with the scale of the brand makes me so honoured and happy. It’s normalising an image for people and making people feel included and seen.”

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