The most powerful women in Hollywood are proving that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes -- and Melissa McCarthy is leading the charge.
The 44-year-old actress has a new clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7.
"I started this line because I wanted to know: Where are the normal clothes?" Melissa told People
Back in 2010, Melissa told ET that it's about being comfortable in your own skin.
"Because I'm in this business I've seen every teeny tiny little bitty woman and I think, 'Oh my God, I'd do anything to look like them,'" Melissa told us five years ago on the set of Mike & Molly. "Then I see them having a bad day because, 'Oh, I've gained weight,' and I want to throttle them."
Creating her own line of clothing was a natural next step for Melissa, especially when she found herself giving fabric to her designer friends to make clothes for her that fit properly.
Likewise, How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis also paved a way for herself despite questions over her sex appeal.
"I was going to have to face a fact that people were going to look at me and say, 'I have no idea why they cast her in a role like this. She doesn't walk like a supermodel in those heels,'" Davis said during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion
. "What I say to that is that the women that I know in my life who are sexualized are anywhere from a size 0 to a size 24, so this role was my way of saying, 'Welcome to womanhood!'"