This past Sunday, the Beverly Hills 90210 star posted a makeup-free selfie alongside a reflective caption about watching movies and noticing that there were “few female characters” she could relate to.

“You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a facelift. Women who embraced their face and all the experience it showed,” she wrote.

Shannen then proceeded to make a point about beauty standards: “I have lived. I love that I’ve lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived a lot yes cancer but more than that. I embrace me now. Finally. Done with the perception magazines and Hollywood try to make us in to. I want to see women like me. Women like us.”

Right away, Shannen’s fans rushed to the comment section to share their support of the 50-year-old actress’s empowering words. “Yes!!! Shannen!! Well said! You’re one of the realists!! Do you! Embrace authenticity and originality and be natural. we love you!,” one fan wrote. “You’re amazing. perfect words,” someone else said.

Meanwhile, some of Shannen’s famous friends also seemed to get on board with her caption. “Just thinking [of the] time I fixed my face. Hahahah. I got the same adult face as you. Hard to sit in my hands. Haha. Love you beautiful,” Selma Blair wrote. Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano noted, “You are beautiful and I love this.”

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