After an intense period of debate, stroppy siren Keira Knightley has reportedly rejected Paramount Vantage's request to digitally enhance her breasts in publicity photos for its fall drama The Duchess. It's a devastating blow to what remains of the studio's thinning clout, what with pink slips subbing for napkins in the cafeteria, its Oscar legacy threatened by a genre-mediocrity torrent to come, and one of its biggest stars steadfastly refusing to be It's not like there's not precedent here, however. Follow the jump for more, including a glimpse at Knightley's previous brush with the 'brush.
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Keira Knightley's Chest Enhanced With 'bosom Make-up'.
November 21, by Vic. Hear what a male writer has observed on the fashion of exposing the bosom! A woman, proud of her beauty , says he, may possibly be nothing but a coquet: one who makes a public display of her bosom, is something worse. Could the above statement possibly be true in light of our modern assumptions that the Georgian bossom was displayed in all its soft glory for all to see? Our modern perception is heavily influenced by the caricatures of the period that make fun of unrestricted Regency gowns. But how much did contemporary cartoonists exaggerate?
Keira Knightley's Breasts Officially Unmarketable
Keira Knightley has revealed she used make up on the set of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies - to transform her naturally flat chest into a pair of heaving bosoms. The year-old, who has nicknamed her modest breasts "pecs", spent 45 minutes in a beautician's chair every morning to create the illusion of cleavage spilling over the corset she wore in her role as Elizabeth Swann. She says, "They painted my tits on me for the films, which is extraordinary because it's kind of a dying art form - in the past, they used to have whole sections of the studios devoted to bosom make-up. Because it was the first time in my life I had big tits, and I didn't even need surgery".
It is commonly assumed that small-breasted women feel that nature's lottery has left them coming up short. The parade of heaving bosoms in Victoria's Secret catalogues not only suggests that bigger is better but also that super-sizing with a push-up bra is universally desired. Hollywood actress Keira Knightley. Credit: Getty.