Top Five Iconic Females Slimmed Down Over Time

by on 02/07/12 at 10:42 am

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It’s no secret that the social ideal for women has been getting skinnier over the years. Here are five cases of fictional women who have been altered over the years to make them conform to the new ideals.


Buxom in the 1980s.


What happened? Is she sick?

5. Venus of Venice: This is a well-known mural from Venice, California. You can see what it originally looked like by renting the excellent Steve Martin movie L.A. Story, which has a scene in front of it. Some years later, the mural was redone, with a significantly skinnier Venus.


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Large and in charge in the disco era.

From the 2011 Muppet Movie, still glamorous, but somehow less so . . .

4. Miss Piggy

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“I’m talkin’ ’bout a Yankee Rose!”

The replica at the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas . . . and she got a nose job!

3. Statue of Liberty

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French women do get fat.

Looks like she’s been laying off the butter and wine these days.

2. Marianne: The embodiment of the French state, Marianne has been featured on French money, stamps, and other such places over the decades.

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The first Miss America pageant, 1921. These ladies will keep you warm at night.

Miss America pageant 2012, looks like some ribs have been removed . . .

1. Miss America'


Bethany is a senior staff writer for E-Verse Radio, known for her trademark top five lists. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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