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...
The actress shocked fans of the 2001 musical Moulin Rouge! by revealing she broke a rib trying to get into her burlesque-dancer corset.
“I re-broke my rib getting into it,” the star told Graham Norton.
“I had this thing that I wanted to get my waist down to 18 inches, which Vivian Leigh had on Gone with the Wind and I was just like, ‘tighter, tighter’.”