Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is hailed for her acting chops, laidback personality and wholesome beauty, but credits Photoshop for her gorgeous Christian Dior ad images.
"That doesn’t look like me at all," Lawrence told Access Hollywood when shown her Dior ad. "I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it’s Photoshop! People don’t look like that."
While Jennifer, 22, openly embraces Photoshop for digitally enhancing her natural good looks, the practice has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy body image and unrealistic standards of beauty.
"Nothing that you see is real, even if you look at what looks like a candid photo of someone," actress Rachael Leigh Cook told Fox. "It is false advertising, and false advertising is a crime, so why isn't this a crime?"
Cook, who starred in the 1999 romantic comedy "She's All That," said young women should realize that the perfect images of flawless actresses and models in magazines are often manipulated and distorted.
"I'm just up in arms about it," said Rachael, 33. "People need to know that there are actual lenses that are put on cameras to make people [look] stretched out."
Last year, Demi Moore's aggressively airbrushed ad for Helena Rubinstein cosmetics were criticized for making the 50-year-old actress look unnaturally wrinkle-free and young.
"She looks quite unlike her usual self," said Life & Style photo editor Craig Gunn. "It's a slightly alien effect.
"When you start taking away people's skin tones and smoothing out their features, they look like mannequins. You're removing the human elements of the face. Still, it's commonplace in the beauty industry. It's all about creating symmetry, but it's a false beauty."