Jessica Alba Sees Her Post-Baby Body as 'Saggy'

10/06/2010 at 10:50 AM ET

Courtesy GQ

She’s regularly fêted as one of the world’s most beautiful actresses—but mother-of-one Jessica Alba still sees the flaws in her body. And she’s happy with it. Two years after giving birth to daughter Honor, the Machete star tells the U.K. edition of GQ that there is something “amazing” about having a child. “My breasts are saggy, I’ve got cellulite, my hips are bigger, but I love it,” she proudly says in the November issue. And the 29-year-old feels inferior to many of her fellow female stars in the beauty stakes. She name-checks other leading ladies like Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé. “Every actress out there is more beautiful than me,” she tells the magazine. “All better looking than me. I’ve seen them without makeup, so I know.” The cover article comes complete with a swimsuit shoot that plays up her slender legs, and she says that having Honor has helped her confidence. She is “way more comfortable since I had a baby. I’m far less self-conscious now that I have her to worry about.” But the actress says she wasn’t always so happy to show off her body. “I used to have anxiety attacks before I did the photo shoots. I’d never worn high heels to even dresses before I did movies,” she says. And she vows not to succumb to that other product of the entertainment industry—cosmetic surgery. “I hate the idea of trying to freeze time. I believe in growing old as nature intended and, if the movie roles dry up as a result, then so be it.” — Simon Perry

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Jo on

Having a chaild changes your body, so while I am sure she might believe she is saggy chances are she looks amazing! She is gorgeous.

Lisa on

Wow, Sarah has some issues.

colleen on

yeah right, and she is saggy where?

Trose just stfu on

Just stop already.

Sarahs Jealous... on

Clearly Sarah isn’t all that since she is not on the cover of this magazine! I don’t care how much you “take care of yourself” while pregnant. Your body changes and it really is a beautiful thing!

LadyCaroline on

Boo on Sarah! LOL why did you read the article then? The headline says “she thinks her body is saggy” and if you didn’t care about her body then why would you read it? Cause you’re probably a hater.

jaxi on

You are right Jessica…every actress out there is more beautiful than you…You know why? Because they aren’t as self absorbed and searching for acceptance like you are. Get over yourself…do something for someone less fortunate…look at people who are really suffering and stop whining about being saggy. If that’s the most you have to worry about you live a very charmed life…Most of us are just trying to pay for food and rent every month.

hollis on


You WOULDN’T categorize Beyonce as an actress?

– Obsessed
– Cadillac Recods
– Dreamgirls
– The Pink Panther
– Austin Powers in Goldmember
– Carmen: A Hip Hopera

She may be a singer, but she’s also an actress.

But since this is about Jessica…

Good for her for being so honest and putting it all out there. Very brave, and still very gorgeous obviously.

Jen on

Gee, I wish my body was as “saggy” as Jessica’s…lol

Jen on

I think that Jessica is beautiful, but I also realize that she’s human. Many of us have insecurities or some body image issues, why should Jessica be any different? People seem to expect any actress who makes all the hottest lists to feel beautiful, but they’re all human, and they’re not always going to feel that way.

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