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Top 10 all time best plus size actresses

Updated on March 13, 2012

Plus size in Hollywood

Real women and other plus size women are realizing their full beauty and potential when they see the covers of their beloved women's magazines display plus size women. Magazine publishers have come to realize the real women are not the thin model they have been displaying for years to sell their magazines.

In film and music it is a welcome change to see plus size actors like Queen Latifah, Kimberly Locke, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Susan boyle and the latest of all plus size actress Gabourey Sidibe of Precious, an Oscar winning movie.

I am presenting today a list of 10 all time great plus size actors (female)

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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926. Marilyn was an acclaimed actress, singer, model, film producer, and shower girl indeed the ruled the entertainment business at her prime. Some may think is Marilyn a plus-size fortunately if you look with today’s standards applied to models we can call her a plus size. Marilyn was without a doubt the sex symbol of her times.

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was born at Heathwood, Hampstead Garden Suburb a northwestern suburb of London. Taylor can be still remembered for her violet eyes, glamorous lifestyle and beauty. Elizabeth got herself involved with some mentionable social activism; she devoted consistently for the funding and related projects and charities for HIV-AIDS raising more than $270 million. She converted to Judaism after which she worked for Jewish causes throughout her life.

Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim an emmy wiining actress, was born Debra Frances Manheim in Caldwell, New Jersey. Manheim is an Human right activist concentrating much in Women’s rights, fat acceptance and Gay rights. Manheim won a emmy for her role in the TV series “The practice” while accepting the award she said,” This is for all the fat girls!"

Sophia loren
Sophia loren

Sophia loren

Sophia loren born Sofia Villani Scicolone in 1934 is an Italian actress. She won the Oscars for the movie two women along with 21 other awards. She was the first actress to win an Oscar for non-English-speaking performance. In 1997 she was honored with the Order of merit of the Italian Republic

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet Born in Reading, Berkshire, UK is an Oscar winning, multi nominated English actress. She has been in show biz from 1991 and after various nominations for Oscars won it for the movie “The Reader” finally in year 2008. British edition of GQ magazine published her images which were digitally altered to make her look thinner in response to that she said,” I just didn't want people to think I was a hypocrite and that I'd suddenly lost 30 lbs or whatever”

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is an academy award winning American actress, who won it for the movie “Dreamgirls”. She is also popular for coming seventh in the third season of American Idol. In late 2008 her mother,brother and nephew were killed in a shooting. She also won a Grammy for award for her debut album Jennifer Hudson.

Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is an American actress born in Motgomery, Alabama. She is well known for her role in the American sitcom Ugly betty as Constance Grady. For the Movie “The Help” she received a golden globe and a BAFTA and a screen actor’s guild award. A nomination is pending with the Academy for the same movie.

Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah born Dana Elaine Owens in East Orange, New Jersey is an American actress, song-writer and rapper. Latifah is one of four hip pop artists to receive an oscar nomination in the acting category. She has an appreciable music career which have garnered her a Grammy award and six grammy nominations.

Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe born in Brooklyn New York is an academy award nominated American actress. She made her film debut with the movie precious in which she played a 16 year old obese girl. She was nominated for Golden globes and Academy awards for best actress. Currently she plays in a network series called The Big C.

Monique Angela Hicks
Monique Angela Hicks

Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique , Monique Angela Hicks, is an American actress and comedienne born in Baltimore, Maryland. Shw won the Academy award for best supporting actress in the movie Precious. She also has hosted a late-night talk show named The Mo’Nique Show. She is currently the hostess and executive producer of Monique’s Fat chance, a beauty pageant for plus sized women.

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