Hollywood stars often suffer for their art - particularly when it comes to the gruelling costumes they often have to wear to recreate historical dramas. Namely, the corset.
Although the constraints of a corset can reflect the limitations of women's rights during those periods, it can also have serious physical effects on those wearing it.
Here are 10 actresses speaking out about the physical and emotional torment of wearing the restrictive garment below...
Jessica Brown Findlay
The Downton Abbey star said wearing a corset to play the much-loved Lady Cybil in the period drama almost put her off starring in historical series for life.
“I hate corsets,” she told The Telegraph. “I absolutely hate them. Ugh. I don’t think I’ll ever wear a corset again.”
However, the actress later relented when she joined the 2017 cast of costume drama Harlots alongside Lesley Manville and Samantha Morton.