10 Hollywood Actresses On The Torment Of Wearing A Corset

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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...

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Dakota Fanning

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The actress may have looked exquisite in the leg o’mutton sleeved gowns reflective of New York’s 1896 gilded high-society in Netflix’s The Alienist, but the style came at cost for Fanning.

“I actually fainted during my first fitting which gives you some indication [of what it was like to wear a corset],” the star told Digital Spy.

Fanning added that the corset was another restriction put in place for women of that time, which were worn to keep up a certain appearance.

“As a female, it was another thing you couldn’t do for yourself,” the actress continued. “You had to wear these elaborate costumes to keep up this facade of what women were supposed to be – you couldn’t even take them off on your own at the end of the day.”

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