Before you read any further, it’s important that you know that whether someone is attractive or not is completely subjective. That being said, over the years, we’ve come to have universal standards for facial beauty regardless of sex, age, race, and other factors. Regardless of who you are, researchers have concluded that people consider others attractive when their facial proportion is 1 to 1.618.

In other words, we inherently think of someone as good-looking if someone’s face is one and a half times longer than it is wide.

But what’s so crazy about this is that when we use those standards against several celebrities, we find something interesting. Many of the celebrities that we swoon over actually don’t have that facial structure at all.

Not only that, but people who do fit that standard may not be considered attractive either. What we’re getting at is that you can’t tell a book by its cover all the time. With this in mind here are some celebrities that we shouldn’t be judging by their cover.


Russell Brand

One look at Russell Brand and on the surface you can describe the British actor in a few ways. His skinny body, and scruffy and messy hair makes him look nasty, dirty, and heinous. Such were the words the Daily Mail used to describe him.

But despite that, many women swoon over him. Why?

Brand thinks that while he doesn’t have the greatest looks, his cleverness and charm is what is working.



Iggy Azalea

Amethyst Amelia Kelly, more commonly referred to as Iggy Azalea is a model, singer and rapper. Her music career took off on September 27th, 2011 and since then people have been pointing out her figure.

The fact that she is particularly curvy makes her fake and is one of the reasons people consider her unattractive. It also doesn’t help her much when she’s been caught several times posting racist remarks on Twitter and other platforms.



Emma Stone

When people think of attractiveness, most would probably be thinking of her. She’s one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, but many don’t consider her attractive at all.

Many have brought up her lips being too small, her body too lanky or that her voice is annoying. Despite that, Stone has earned several accolades.



Mariah Carey

She’s got the voice of an angel and on the surface she is good-looking. But everything else about her is unattractive. There have been several occasions where she’s been seen going through nasty spurts of rude behaviour.

It’s to the point that she expects things to go her way all the time. Many people have said they think she thinks this way because she’s worth about $520 million. The thing is though, kindness and consideration are worth way more and should be things people should strive for no matter how much they’re worth.



Ryan Gosling

In an interview with Nick Cassavetes, director of The Notebook, Cassavetes admitted that he gave Gosling the lead role because “he lacked conventional sex appeal.”

Expanding on it, he told Gosling that he wasn’t handsome or cool. To him, he looked like a regular guy who was a little nuts.

Despite all that, Gosling has a lot of charm and personality that makes him extremely relatable.



Nicole Richie

The adoptive daughter of Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey, she became a socialite in the early 2000s and also starred in the reality TV show The Simple Life.

While her looks are attractive, she is known to be nasty towards journalists and is also difficult to work with during interviews.



Jason Biggs

As we’ve been implying, good looks don’t always make someone attractive. A good example of this is Jason Biggs. He’s an American actor and comedian who has been working on his career for most of his life.

He is typically placed in the “funny guy” roles in movies and TV shows. And while he is good looking, he is missing a lot of the “wow” factor that celebrities normally have.



Scarlett Johansson

The opinions of Scarlett Johansson’s attractiveness are a mixed bag. She is considered to be the sexiest woman in Hollywood. Though people think she doesn’t deserve that title.


Many point to her emphasized cheekbones and pointy chin. But despite her looks, she is one of the top actresses around having accepted 42 awards and has over 143 nominations.



Lisa Vanderpump

One of the many celebrities who has undergone plastic surgery to look better than ever before. But plastic surgery isn’t a procedure that can make you a better person on the inside.

As a regular to Bar on 4, the staff have stated she is loud, disrespectful, and once tipped $5 on a $500 bill.



Bruce Willis

As harsh as it would be, bald men aren’t quite attractiveness personified. And yet, Bruce Willis is considered one of the good looking guys around. He started his career on stage in the early 1970s and since then has become a famous and beloved Hollywood actor.



Kylie Jenner

A self-made billionaire, this young entrepreneur and celebrity built an empire from her cosmetic line. She’s also made a large amount of money by branding herself as an influencer.

By all accounts she is an attractive woman and has used that to her advantage. However, she has gone as far as exposing pictures of herself to get more likes on some occasions.

Because of this, as well as her lip injection procedure, some consider her unattractive, often comparing her to an unattractive Bratz doll.



Benedict Cumberbatch

Known for his leading role in the TV series Sherlock, Cumberbatch has had the opportunity of playing many different and interesting characters. But that aside, he isn’t considered as one of the good looking individuals.

Where most of his appeal comes from is due to his humble personality and charm. It also helps a lot that he plays his roles so well that he’s an acclaimed actor.



LeAnn Rimes

No matter the looks, a rude personality is one way to make a person unattractive. LeAnn Rimes is yet another that fits that bill.

One good example is during a David Gray show where she played a duet with him. During the duet, many fans and the radio host at the event noticed she was out-doing Gray and was singing louder.

When Matt McAllister, the radio host for KNIX, spoke to her about this, she threatened to kick his ass.




Johnny Galecki

The world knows him more for the character he plays in the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory. His character in the show, Leonard, is at times charming, intelligent and funny. However in terms of attractiveness outside of that, he can be lacking. He’s short in stature and rocks long and curly hair.



Miles Teller

One thing is certain about the celebrity status: it’s extremely difficult to become one. Researchers have found that only 0.0086% of the world population of the wold is famous. With this in mind it would make sense that people who have obtained this status show some kind of gratitude and appreciate right?

Well, that’s not the case with a new actor who has arrived on the scene, Miles Teller. He landed a role in Divergent and since then has done nothing, but complain about how the movie sucked and how he didn’t have an interesting role.



Amy Schumer

This is one American comedian who’s made her views of beauty well known. Schumer has expressed that beauty comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes.

It’s a pretty good view to have and she herself is pretty too. She has a lovely smile, clearly good views and nice hair. Though some people would consider her less attractive due to her height and weight.

Nevertheless, she has become quite successful and excelled in Hollywood as a comedian.



Russell Crowe

He’s played plenty of great roles over the years in titles like Cinderella Man, The Gladiator, and Robin Hood. His impeccable good looks and great acting skills have made him an ideal Hollywood star.

That being said, his behaviour off camera is less than desirable. There’s been many instances of him causing outbursts at bars and on some occasions award ceremonies too.



Maggie Gyllenhaal

Piercing blue eyes, stunning and high cheekbones, she is someone who looks good, but her attractiveness has always been put into question. People point to bad posture, her lanky body and even her face seems to be sunken in.

Despite that, she is still landing leading roles and has great acting skills to boot.



Steven Tyler

Known to be a lady’s man and has had a lot of clout running with the American band Aerosmith, this man is considered good-looking. Though many would argue whether he is attractive.

Tyler by all accounts looks more feminine than masculine. His long brown hair and pouty lips is one thing, but combined with all that botox, he makes Queen Elizabeth look like a newborn baby.



Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody has a lanky body and narrow face, but there is still something appealing about him. It could be his confidence or perhaps his performance as an actor.

He’s most well known for his role as Roman Polanski in The Pianist. Regardless, he has a certain charm that pulls you in.



Sean Penn

Sean Penn is another good-looking actor who doesn’t seem attractive at all. Partly because of his bad boy tendencies. In 2013, he smashed a fan’s phone while screaming “Do we look like expletive zoo animals?” He did this in response to the fan trying to take a picture of him.



Cuba Gooding Jr.

One of the things that comes with the territory is dealing with the paparazzi. We know that. But at the same time, it’s something that you’ve got to accept if you decide to go for this line of work.

Nevertheless, Cuba Gooding Jr. is the type of actor who is good-looking, but handles these situations poorly. There’s been several reports of him cursing out fans and acting violent towards other people in various situations.



Adam Levine

Singer, songwriter and record producer, he was once nominated in 2013 as the Sexiest Man Alive. While his looks are great, he has shown some ugly behaviour in the past. There was one point where he told a fan after a concert he doesn’t give autographs to ugly chicks.



Rachael Ray

Seen on TV daytime cooking shows, she brought a lot of warmth and energy to her show. She’s got a charming and entertaining persona along with rave reviews. But turn the cameras off and we start to see that she isn’t very sweet.

People who have worked with her describe her as short-tempered. On top of that, one member of her staff was told by Ray “I need stupid people not to talk to me.”



Justin Bieber

Ever since his YouTube days, Bieber has become well-known for his singing, but also for various other actions. We can all agree that someone rising to fame at such a young age is bound to experience a lot of pressure and stress and there were many reports of him being sent to jail or being rude to his fans.

However, as time went on, he’s come to realize the error of his ways and has been working to redeem himself. In an interview he stated “As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was okay to repeat hurtful words and jokes but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact, my actions were continuing ignorance.”