Kiera Knightley’s happy to star in topless shoots, as long as they’re not retouched

The actress has got philosophical on the subject of women's bodies

by Gwendolyn Smith |
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Kiera Knightley has said that she’s happy to star in topless shoots, as long as her image isn’t retouched.

The star’s breasts were enlarged in promotional pictures for the King Arthur film she starred in in 2004, but she’s bitten back about the manipulation of her bod in shoots and said it shouldn’t matter what women look like.

Go Kiera!

Speaking to The Times newspaper about a recent topless shoot she did for Interview magazine, she said: “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are."

She continued: “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”

We wish Kiera wasn’t so pretty and clever. It doesn’t half make the rest of us look bad.


Before the stylist: Keira Knightley

4th April 20011 of 20

4th April 2001

Poor Keira got stuck modelling her fellow textile students' designs

12th April 20022 of 20

12th April 2002

We're quite glad this picture stops above the waist. We see a scary bit of embellishment peeking through on these trews...

16th September 20023 of 20

16th September 2002

Ahhh, those midriff-showing tops from the '00s. Not the wisest fashion choice we (or Keira) ever made...

28th June 20034 of 20

28th June 2003

Got a stain down your new top? Just wrap some loo roll round your boobs and you're good to go

31st May 20075 of 20

31st May 2007

Lucky Keira! It looks like Andrew Lloyd-Webber's been in touch about auditioning for Over The Rainbow

21st July 20066 of 20

21st July 2006

When you have to rely on a belt to hold up your dress, it's probably easier to just get the next size down

11th October 20057 of 20

11th October 2005

The material of this dress seems to have caused severe teabag-boob syndrome

27th July 20058 of 20

27th July 2005

Is this really the best outfit Keira could dig out for a Pride And Prejudice promo? Elizabeth Bennett would not be proud

9th May 20059 of 20

9th May 2005

Is that belt REALLY necessary?

23rd January 200510 of 20

23rd January 2005

Uh-oh. The Sundance Film Festival of 2005 was NOT a good time in KK's fashion life

16th February 200511 of 20

16th February 2005

Believe it or not, Matthew Williamson created this. But he didn't tell you to wear it Keira

23rd January 200512 of 20

23rd January 2005

When we first saw this photo, we sincerely hoped it was a case of Keira getting a bit chilly on a film set and grabbing anything she could to keep cosy. It wasn't

18th October 200413 of 20

18th October 2004

Future tip Keira: matching your hair dye to your dress is never going to look great

23rd January 200514 of 20

23rd January 2005

Auditioning to be an extra in Coyote Ugly, were we?

8th September 200415 of 20

8th September 2004

Cold? Just wrap a tea towel around your neck

28th June 200416 of 20

28th June 2004

Long after B*Witched split up, Keira was still customising her denim

15th July 200417 of 20

15th July 2004

Lovely shape, cheap material

14th July 200318 of 20

14th July 2003

We think this is meant to be a corset. But with wings...

1st December 200319 of 20

1st December 2003

This ensemble could kinda be classed as acceptable. But as for those boots? There's just no excuse

16th November 200320 of 20

16th November 2003

An entire outfit from a charity shop bargain bin. Good work, Knightley

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