10 Hairiest Female Celebrity Armpits

by Julian on October 20, 2010

in Sugar Bites


Now don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we’re the armpit police or anything. It’s just that armpit hair really freaks people out! It’s not often you get to see a good bit of celebrity fluff, so when you do it’s all the more shocking. Don’t these stars have their stylists and ‘people’ to check for fashion faux pas like this? Guess not – and it’s reassuring to know they’re normal like the rest of us.

10. Grace Jones


At 62 years old, she still hasn’t got the hang of shaving. Shame on Grace Jones, who was snapped with this hairy monstrosity while listening to some music on her headphones. The star looks like she’s having a good time though, so maybe letting it all hang loose – rather than staying smooth – was more of a priority.

9. Paula Cole


A stalwart of the armpit army – singer/songwriter Paula Cole actually got pissed that someone airbrushed out her fluffy fuzz. Back in 1998, Entertainment Weekly did the decent thing and double-clicked away her hairs, but that didn’t go down too well with Miss Cole, who wants to be left au naturelle. And a few years later this snap at The Grammys shows Paula is staying true to her roots…

8. Drew Barrymore


Drew Barrymore’s had her fair share of scandal: she’s been through a few guys, has battled with drugs and alcohol, and went a bit off the rails post-E.T. But is that an excuse for poor armpit care? The actress was spotted down Lexington Avenue in New York where she shocked onlookers with her fuzz. But she’s still a hottie so we’ll forgive her.

7. Tyra Banks

No, no, no Tyra! You’re a supermodel… it’s your job to be photographed! Why the shaving mishap? Can’t imagine she’d let behavior like that slide with her minions on America’s Next Top Model. Still, that oddly shaped furry little ball she’s hiding under her pits gives us all hope: if it’s OK for Miss Banks, someone who’s graced the covers of the world’s fashion mags, then it’s OK for us.

6. Fergie


Oops. First it was the suspect pee stain and now these long, wispy underarm hairs? A slight faux-pas for the Black Eyed Peas singer, especially as these stragglers are so long they could be braided. Fergie was papped at the premier of her latest solo album, The Dutchess. You’d think a stylist or two might have pointed out the fluff.

5. Beyonce


She’s normally pristine, but this photo shows a different (read: hairier) side to Beyonce. The multimillion dollar artist let her normal good hygiene slip and forgot to whip off those underarm stragglers before she stepped out at a film premier in 2008. Hubby Jay-Z may not have noticed as she waved to fans… but they certainly did. Eeuggh.

4. Lady GaGa


She’s made some dubious fashion choices in the past (a dress made of meat springs to mind) but this error of judgment tops them all. Lady GaGa can’t have done this as a style statement, can she? Spotted early last year, Ms GaGa had clearly overlooked the stubble aspect of her outfit. Thankfully there are no close-ups of her bikini line…

3. Kelly Rowland


Oh, thank the Lord – there’s something wrong with the beautiful Kelly Rowland at last! Nothing that can’t be remedied with a swift swipe of a sharp blade though, Kelly. At last the former member of Destiny’s Child has put a foot wrong, yet her online fans say it looks soft and fluffy and actually suits her. Weirdos.

2. Elizabeth Jagger


OMG! These real life, genuine model shots show it’s now more acceptable for women to have manly rugs under their pits. Or do they? Miss Jagger may have no shame in showing off her permed underarms, but for normal folk I’m not sure it’d go down so well. So don’t get any ideas girls. It’s not fashion: this was 2003 and she got paid for it.

1. Julia Roberts

The true winner, and what a shock it caused! A fantastic actress she may be, but those overt displays of fluffiness were not looked upon kindly by gleeful paparazzi at the Notting Hill premiere. Several years later in 2008 “The Armpit Dress” still made the newspapers after she brought it out of hiding. And only last month Julia’s flowing underarm hairs were snapped again. At least she’s consistent, we suppose.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

angelica December 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

So, when you say, “It’s not that we’re the armpit police or anything,” you’re lying out of your pathetically misogynist backsides? OH NOES HAIR NOT FULFILLING WOMANLY DUTIES OMG OMG

Sara December 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Angelica, I love you. I also love Julia Roberts SO much more than I did before. What a woman. I feel that as women, we should take a stand, take back control of our bodies that society took from us, and stop shaving.

Yaasmeen March 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I’m so glad this wasn’t written by a womyn and op, if you’re reading this, no I didn’t misspell that. “It’s not that we’re the armpit police or anything” but read along as I go ahead and bash womyn for not taking a razor to less than inch long armpit hair. Did you forget that hair grows under your arms before you shave/wax it? You’re upset because these womyn, while courageously in the media swayed closeminded public eye, were confident enough to go out and bare their hairy pits. I commend them. You really think that celebrities who pay to be styled went out unknowingly with hairy armpits? At 62 years old, Grace Jones hasn’t gotten the hang of shaving. In 2010, people haven’t gotten hang of the idea that other people have nothing to do with them. It’s 2 years later, I hope you’ve gotten a grip. You really went in detail about each of these ladies armpits? That doesn’t strike you as odd? That doesn’t make you question your ability to prioritize? Poor armpit care is continuing to shave knowing how it can harm your skin. Poor armpit care would be not washing your pits, shaved or not, and allowing them to get musty when you have the option not to. I’m not seeing how the hair under our arms is any different than the hair anywhere else if it’s kept clean like the rest of our body hair. And I bet you’re hairy, too. Ugh.

john May 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

I prefer a natural woman. I think that there is nothing more beautiful, or sexier, than a natural, unshaved woman. More women need to stop following what society says is the norm and do what they want.

Tdraduel May 15, 2012 at 5:20 am

simply like the natural unshaven women….. natural way looks better and naturally appealing……!!!!!

Stephen Williams December 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I LOVE them all. I think underarm and pubic hair on women is SEXY. The shaving, lasering, waxing came into being to maximize CORPORATE PROFITS by spreading the LIE that body hair on both men and women is BAD. It ISN’T! Men need to STOP shaving their chests, a hairy chest is the epitome of macho. Women need to STOP shaving their pubic hair and ideally their underarm hair. Pubic hair on women is a classic, iconic look that has been around for centuries. It’s not “unhygienic” or “bad grooming” and it’s not a “70′s thing”. Some of the classiest women in history have had thick bushes, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Betty Page and Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. These women are beyond gorgeous!

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