Natalie Imbruglia: 'I won't apologise for being good looking...that's just how it is'
Published 02/08/2015 | 09:01
Natalie Imbruglia has opened up about overcoming body dysmorphia and learning to love herself.
The Australian singer (40) shot to fame in 1997 with her global smash Torn and in 2009, she stepped away from the spotlight with a string of prestigious awards under her belt.
It was one year after divorcing her husband of five years, Silverchair's Daniel Johns and said that fame "nearly sent her insane".
But now as she makes the bold step of returning to her first love, she said that time alone and turning 40 has helped her mature and reflect on how unhappy she was in her 20s.
"I was going through some sort of body dysmorphia and it wasn’t good," she told The Mail on Sunday.
"There was always so much focus on the way I looked. If I see photographs of myself in my 20s I can see in my eyes that I’m trying to look like I’m having a good time, but I was basically really conscious of having to step up.
"It was pretty confusing to have people always asking about your appearance. The assumption was that I was where I was because of my looks.
"But now I’m 40 I’m totally over that. I’m not going to apologise any more for being good-looking.
"My mum and dad are attractive people, that’s just how it is. All the focus on your looks just sends you insane."
The doe eyed songstress has released a new album entitled Male.