Top 10 Most Beautiful Plus Size Actresses in Hollywood

Plus size is already in vogue in 2023, with more and more fashion designers catering to the needs of plus size women, with plus size models becoming hugely popular in the fashion industry. The same applies to Hollywood, where many plus-sized actresses challenge the conventional tall, slim, or zero-size trend.

As per an estimate, 67% of American women are plus-sized, but the representation of plus-sized actresses in Hollywood could be much higher, especially in leading roles. However, in the past few years, many plus-size actresses have impressed the audience, and the clamor for more leading roles for the plus-sized divas is rising. Here is a list of the top ten most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.

List of Plus Size Actresses in Hollywood

1. Bria Samone Henderson

Bria Samone Henderson

Bria Samone Henderson is a beautiful and talented plus-sized actress who has made her mark in Hollywood. She is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Jordan Allen in the hit series “The Good Doctor” and Margaret Sloan in the critically acclaimed “Mrs. America “.

Henderson starred in the short film “Prepared,” for which she was awarded the Outstanding Comic Actress award at the 3rd Micheaux Film Festival. She is also a theatre artist and word poet.

 2. Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is a popular plus-sized American actress, comedian, producer, fashion designer, and writer. She has appeared in many movies and is best known for her roles in “Heat”, “Spy” and “Hangover”. McCarthy has received two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated twice for Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

Melissa McCarthy was ranked 22nd in the New York Times list of 25 greatest actresses in the 21st century. She regularly features among the most-paid actresses in the world.

 3. Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is an American actress and producer. She started her acting career in the year 1995 in the movie “Time to Kill” but her breakthrough role was in the 2011 American drama film “Help” for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is also the first black actress to be nominated for two consecutive Academy Awards. In addition, she has also been awarded the British Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.

4. Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is popularly known as the most successful obese actress in Hollywood. She graduated in the year 2003 from the Australian Theatre for young people and made her acting debut with the television series “Pizza” which ran from 2003-2007. In 2008, she produced and starred in the comedy series “Bogan Pride”.

Rebel Wilson has appeared in many movies, such as “What to Expect”, “When You’re Expecting”, “Pitch Perfect” and more. Wilson received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress for playing Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect.

5. Da’vine Joy Randolph

Da’vine Joy Randolph

Da’Vine Joy Randolph is an actress and singer. She is best known for portraying the role of Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost: The Musical”. In 2019, she appeared in the biographical movie “Dolomite is My Name” as Lady Reed for which she received critical acclaim. In the year 2020, she appeared in the television comedy series “High Fidelity”.

6. Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is a comedian, actress, and producer. She ventured into the field of comedy by competing in the NBC comedy reality show “Last Comic Standing” in 2007. Schumer made her movie debut with the 2015 film “Train Wreck” for which she was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress: Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Her other films include “I Feel Pretty”, “Humans”, “Snatched”, “Bros” and “Trolls Band Together”. She has also appeared in a plethora of comedy television series.

7. Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks is best known for playing the role of Tasha Jefferson in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”. She started her acting career with roles in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Servant of two Masters” and “Blacken the Bubble”. In September 2013, she appeared in an episode of the third HBO television series “Girls”, becoming the first African-American to star.

Danielle Brooks starred in the Broadway revival of the musical “Purple” for which she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2022, she starred alongside Jon Cena in the “Peacemaker” series.

8. Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau is a comedian, actress, television host and podcaster. She started her entertainment industry career with her Comedy Central show. Buteau hosted her first podcast, “Late Night Whenever” in 2018, acclaimed by Time as the best podcast of 2018.

Michelle Buteau has starred in many films such as “Isn’t it Romantic”, “Someone Great”, “Always Be My Maybe”, “Almost Love”, “Marry Me”, “Workshot” and more. In 2019, she starred in two television series, “First Wives Club” and “Tales of the City”. She hosted a Netflix reality show, “Circle” in the year 2020.

9. Nicola Mary Coughlan

Nicola Mary Coughlan

Nicola Mary Coughlan is known for playing the role of Penelope Featherington in the 2020 Netflix series “Bridgerton”. She commenced her acting career with one of the main roles in the sitcom “Derry Girls” aired on Channel 4 in 2018. In the year 2023, Coughlan appeared in “Seize Them”, a comedy-drama movie set in the dark ages. She is set to play the role of Queen Elizabeth in a BBC series.

Nicola Mary Coughlan is a recipient of the Irish Film and Television Award in the Rising Star category.

10. Raven Goodwin

Raven Goodwin

Raven Goodwin is an American actress who debuted in Hollywood with the movie “Lovely and Amazing”. She won the Independent Spirit Award for her performance in this movie. Her other notable films include “Snatched” and “Station Agent”. Goodwin has starred in a total of 33 movies so far.


Plus-size actresses have created a niche for themselves in Hollywood and are earning more and more followers and fans. Plus-size actresses are expected to be increasingly seen in leading roles in big-budget films.

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