Women’s News: It’s Amazing How Much The ‘Perfect Body’ Has Changed In 100 Years

Mae West

A woman with a “perfect body” in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today.

Addiction and eating disorder recovery site worked with digital marketing agency Fractl on a project looking at the origins of Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements, and how the bodies of ideal women have compared to national averages over time. And their findings show that models and movie stars are getting smaller than the average American woman at unprecedented rates.

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  1. I can’t help but think that lots of people don’t have role models for how to create an inner life that is rich and satisfying, and that oozes out into the community. Lacking a design for how to thrive on reality, people construct unhealthy fantasies and try to live those instead.

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