Kidman told the U.K's The Sun about her teenage years, "At 18, my hair was very long. I hated it. I tried to straighten it but it didn't work. I didn't know whether I could become an actress because I was so tall and gangly."
The Desperate Housewives star admitted her nickname growing up was "ugly duckling." She adds, "I kind of developed a skill not to depend on anything superficial because I didn't have anything superficial to depend on."
The Grammy-winning singer told StyleList about her insecurities as a teen, "Growing up being half-black, half-white, I felt weird. I didn't look like anybody. No one knew how to fix my hair. My facial features stood out. But even though I've grown since, some of those things still remain with me."
Mendes told WWD she was thrilled to follow in the footsteps of Kate Moss as the face for Calvin Klein Obsession because "I felt very awkward in my teen years. I remember when Kate's ads came out. Her teeth weren't perfect and she wasn't blonde; my friends and I could relate to that."
The former Spice Girl suffered from acne as a teen. In her book The Extra Half Inch she says "Teenage acne is definitely not a troll in the park. I had so many spots I could barely put a pin between them. It was just awful."
Winslet told Marie Claire she was bullied for being chubby as a teen. "Girls told me nobody would ever fancy me. Even now I do not consider myself to be some kind of great, sexy, beauty. Absolutely not."
Hayek once told Oprah "I felt like Ugly Betty many, many times. I'm very short so when I was growing up, people made fun of me as if it was like a birth defect, a deformity...like I was in a circus or something. I think we all have something people point out to you when you're a kid and then you point it out to yourself nonstop."
The Charlie's Angels star said of her younger years "I was thin as a pipe cleaner with short, short hair. My mother would cut my hair all the way around my head like a bowl because she thought it was cleaner. You couldn't tell if I was a boy or a girl. I was skinny, gaunt and generally unattractive."