Sophia Loren is one of the most beautiful actresses Hollywood has ever seen, but even she faced early criticism about her looks.
In fact, in the early fifties, the 79-year-old star almost gave up on her acting dreams because movie execs didn't think she was "photogenic" enough, she revealed in a "masterclass" at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
"People thought my mouth was too big, they wanted me to make my nose shorter, to have straighter teeth," she said, per the Telegraph. "It would have been too hard. I said, well I'll go back home to Pozzuoli then, I don't want to change my face...In the film industry, if you're not photogenic it means you can't became an actress or actor."