Monday 23 April 2018

Natalie Imbruglia: 'I won't apologise for being good looking...that's just how it is'

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia poses on the red carpet as she arrives to attend the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 in London
Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia poses on the red carpet as she arrives to attend the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 in London
Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia arrives for the opening ceremony and screening of "Robin Hood" presented out of competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2010
Natalie Imbruglia attends the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London Palladium on November 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Actress/ Singer Natalie Imbruglia arrives at the 2ND AACTA International Awards at Soho House on January 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AIF)
Singer Natalie Imbruglia holds a dog during the opening of this years July sale at Harrods Knightsbridge on June 30, 2003 in London, England. (Photo By Steve Finn/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia arrives for the opening ceremony and screening of
Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia arrives for the opening ceremony and screening of "Robin Hood" presented out of competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2010

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"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.

Actress/recording artist Natalie Imbruglia attends the 5th Annual Rock The Kasbah Gala in Support of Virgin Unite and The Eve Branson Foundation at Boulevard3 on November 16, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Rock The Kasbah)
Actress/recording artist Natalie Imbruglia attends the 5th Annual Rock The Kasbah Gala in Support of Virgin Unite and The Eve Branson Foundation at Boulevard3 on November 16, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Rock The Kasbah)

"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.

Singer Natalie Imbruglia holds a dog during the opening of this years July sale at Harrods Knightsbridge on June 30, 2003 in London, England. (Photo By Steve Finn/Getty Images)
Singer Natalie Imbruglia holds a dog during the opening of this years July sale at Harrods Knightsbridge on June 30, 2003 in London, England. (Photo By Steve Finn/Getty Images)

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