Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Body Confidence In Exclusive Interview

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Alexei Hay

Lena Dunham, our smart, funny, sexy and outspoken October 2013 cover star talks body confidence (among other things) in our latest issue, out now.

The Girls star speaks about about everything from fashion (she loves it!) and therapy to finding love and being naked on screen.

Since she's helped so many women embrace their own shapes, we had to ask where does she get her body confidence from?

'My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful,' she tells Marie Claire in our 25th anniversary issue. 'But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known and still know that my body wasnt fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.

'This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think its funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and Id be like: "Im just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me." And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.'

And aren't we all grateful that she has?

For more from Lena, pick up our October issue today. Got a tablet? You can now download Marie Claire magazine straight to your iPad, Kindle (just search the store for 'marie claire magazine'), Nook or Google Nexus.

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