How to Overcome Insecurities, From 5 of Our Favorite Beauty Icons

Insecurities can plague even the most seemingly successful and accomplished of individuals. Those who seem like they have it all aren't immune to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. No matter who you are, insecurities are difficult to overcome. Perhaps nothing demonstrates this more than celebrities who themselves admit to battling insecurities in the past—even when they were famous—and rising above them to become the stronger, wiser, happier individuals we know them as today. From Emma Watson to Serena Williams, some of the most inspiring women we know share how to overcome insecurities with their personal anecdotes of struggle and perseverance.

Head below for inspiring words of how our favorite beauty icons have overcome their own insecurities to become stronger women.