Though their faces are well-known to fans, many of WWE's female superstars look very different without makeup.
In order to to stand out, the women of WWE usually wear a lot of makeup. The wrestling industry is built on flamboyancy and striking appearances, after all. But because of that, many wrestling fans are not used to seeing them with their natural looks.
Nevertheless, some of these wrestlers have appeared without makeup a few times in years past. While some participated in a special no-makeup photoshoot, others used social media to share makeup-less photos with their followers.
Here are 10 current WWE women and what they look like without makeup.
#10. WWE NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose typically wears a lot of makeup onscreen and in photoshoots. Nevertheless, the NXT Women's Champion has never been afraid to show off her natural beauty. Over the past few years, she's posted several pictures of herself without makeup on social media.
In May 2019, Rose posted a no-makeup photo of herself on Twitter. In the caption, she stated that not wearing makeup is her favorite thing about being home. Many of her followers liked the photo and told her that she looked gorgeous.
Although the 31-year-old is one of the most beautiful women on the WWE roster today, she desires to prove that she is more than just a pretty face. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Rose stated that she wants to be known for her abilities and athleticism and not just for her looks.
"My whole career has been the ‘Golden Goddess,’ ‘God’s Greatest Creation.’ A lot of it has been based on my looks, and that is fine. But at the end of the day, I want to be known for my abilities, my athleticism, how hard I have trained and how hard I have worked to get to where I have got and not just about my looks. Yeah, it is great to look amazing and pretty, but that won’t always be there," she said.
God's Greatest Creation has been holding the NXT Women's Championship since October 2021. She recently defended her title against Kay Lee Ray.
#9. WWE Superstar Bianca Belair
Nearly two years ago, Bianca Belair took part in WWE's first-ever no-makeup photoshoot alongside several other female superstars. The wrestlers then sat together to discuss what beauty meant to them.
During their conversation, The EST of WWE revealed that she does not like wearing makeup.
"I don't really like to wear makeup. I'm more comfortable when I don't have to. So, I was really excited when I found out that it was a photoshoot with no makeup 'cause I feel like a lot of times with us being in the business that we're in, it's a lot of pressure of having to wear makeup, in photoshoots, when we were in the ring, or we're doing interviews is so much a part of our lives. So, I was excited to actually be in a photoshoot where we could highlight just being comfortable in our own skin," she said.
Belair is currently active on Monday Night RAW. The former SmackDown Women's Champion will face Liv Morgan, Rhea Ripley, Doudrop, Nikki A.S.H, and an unannounced opponent at Elimination Chamber for a shot at the RAW Women's Championship at WrestleMania 38.
#8. WWE Superstar Sasha Banks
WWE Superstar Sasha Banks is a big fan of makeup. She even revealed a few years ago that she would like to have her own makeup line in the future. Nevertheless, The Boss participated in WWE's first-ever no-makeup photoshoot in 2020.
Commenting on the photoshoot, Banks disclosed that she believes women should embrace who they are.
"It's very hard to show the real pimples, the uneven skin, but I think it's very beautiful to embrace that. We are getting lost in this world of not embracing who we are," she said in a statement published on the company's official website.
Over the past few years, Banks has posted a few makeup tutorials on her Instagram account. Inversely, she's also posted several photos of herself without makeup.
Banks last competed in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match. She entered the bout at number one and lasted nearly 10 minutes, during which she eliminated Melina and Kelly Kelly. The former SmackDown Women's Champion then got thrown over the top rope by Queen Zelina.
#7. WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair is very active on Instagram. The 35-year-old regularly posts photos of herself in the ring, at the gym, and from photoshoots. She also posts pictures of herself without makeup.
"Forget the makeup. Forget how you dress. YOU are beautiful," she wrote in the caption.
Flair also took part in WWE's no-makeup photoshoot in 2020. Speaking to WWE.com, she disclosed that she felt empowered after participating in the photoshoot.
"Being able to feel comfortable in your skin and not playing dress up is so important. My character has to be so over the top and perfect all the time; just walking out and feeling fresh feels so empowering," she said.
Last Friday, Flair defeated Naomi in a Smackdown Women's Championship. She will now team up with Sonya Deville to face Naomi and Ronda Rousey at Elimination Chamber next Saturday.
The Queen will also defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Rousey at WrestleMania 38.
#6. WWE Superstar Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan usually wears a lot of makeup as part of her onscreen character. However, the 27-year-old was never a fan of cosmetics.
In an interview with WWE.com a few years ago, Morgan disclosed that she does not know how to be anything other than herself.
"I don't know how to be anything other than myself. I'm not a fan of makeup or dressing up. I feel best when I'm in sweatpants, a pair of J's and a snapback. (...) There is nothing like individuality and to feel alive in your own skin," she said.
Over the past few years, the former Riott Squad member has posted a few photos of herself without makeup on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Many of her followers commented on them, stating that she looked even prettier without makeup.
Morgan is currently active on Monday Night RAW. Last week, she went head-to-head with Doudrop. However, she came up short.
Next Saturday, she will compete in the Women's Elimination Chamber match for a shot at the RAW Women's Championship at Wrestlemania 38.
#5. WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke
Like Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke is a makeup lover. She even launched her own makeup line in 2018. Still, she participated in WWE's no-makeup photoshoot in 2020.
In an interview with WWE.com, Brooke revealed that she was self-conscious about her freckles. She noted that the photoshoot helped her overcome her insecurities.
"I'm very self-conscious about my freckles, so being able to go out there and see it on camera was difficult. It was great today to show the world my freckles and insecurities. I got to overcome it," she explained.
A few months later, Brooke disclosed in an interview with Miami Living Magazine how participating in the no-makeup shoot has changed her life.
"From that point, I’ve tried to wear less makeup. I’m embracing self-love, that’s what I want the world to see," she said.
The 33-year-old is currently active on Monday Night RAW. Last November, she defeated Cedric Alexander to capture her first-ever title in WWE, the 24/7 Championship.
Brooke recently participated in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match. She entered the rumble at number nine and lasted only two minutes. The 24/7 Champion was eliminated by Michelle McCool.
#4. WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Carmella
Like many others on this list, Carmella participated in WWE's no-makeup photoshoot in 2020. She's also posted several pictures of herself without makeup on social media over the past few years.
Last October, the Women's Tag Team Champion posted a makeup-less photo of herself on Instagram. In the caption, she disclosed that although she likes to dress up and wear makeup, she spends the majority of her time natural and wearing sweats.
"It’s been a while since I’ve posted a no makeup, non-filtered selfie. Do I love getting dressed up and having my hair and makeup done? Yes! But a majority of my time is spent in sweats with no makeup on my face and my hair in a bun..that’s MY reality most of the time. So I need to do better with being real with you all on here," she wrote.
In a recent interview with After The Bell, Carmella revealed why she shared photos of herself without makeup on social media.
"I just think it’s so important because right now my whole thing is, 'I'm the most beautiful woman in WWE.' You know what? Sometimes I don’t feel that beautiful, especially with social media and the negativity of the trolls. Honestly, it’s exhausting. (...) I think I got lost for a little bit in this character and kind of really gone above and beyond how beautiful I am. But it’s like, ok, no, let’s cut the bull crap. This is who I really am in everyday life," she explained.
Carmella and Queen Zelina captured the Women's Tag Team Championships after defeating Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H on Monday Night RAW last November. The two have held the titles ever since.
#3. WWE Superstar Io Shirai
The WWE Universe is used to seeing NXT Superstar Io Shirai in full makeup. Nevertheless, she gave fans a glimpse of her natural beauty when she participated in WWE's no-makeup photoshoot two years ago.
In an interview with WWE.com, the Japanese wrestler disclosed that she was nervous about taking part in the photoshoot.
"I was nervous about being so natural. Usually my character is so strong: strong eyes, strong makeup, strong character, but for now, I'm so natural and just smiling," she said.
"I'm so scared. Always extensions and makeup give me confidence, but without that, it's so hard to... (...) I'm trying, always trying to be superstar, but if with that makeup and yeah, it gives me confidence. Yeah, so much change my mind to fighting," she explained.
Shirai has not competed on NXT since January 25. Meanwhile, she has performed in a few dark matches on SmackDown over the past few weeks. In her last one, the Japanese superstar went head-to-head with Raquel Gonzalez. However, she lost the bout.
#2. WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss is a lover of makeup and brushes. She usually wears dramatic makeup in WWE as part of her onscreen character. However, the former RAW Women's Champion also seems to like showing off her natural beauty.
Bliss regularly shares photos of herself without makeup on her social media accounts. In December 2018, The Five Feet of Fury posted a no-makeup photo on Twitter. In the caption, she disclosed that she likes having no makeup on.
"Sweat shirt, Hair up, No makeup, Netflix ... My kind of day," she wrote.
The former SmackDown Women's Champion has not competed since her loss against Charlotte Flair at Extreme Rules last September. After a few months of absence, the 30-year-old returned to television nearly a month ago. She now regularly appears in filmed therapy segments on the Red Brand.
While Vince McMahon's company has not yet announced the identity of the last competitor in the Women's Elimination Chamber match, some reports speculated that it could be Bliss. Little Miss Bliss previously won the first-ever Women's Elimination Chamber match back in 2018.
#1. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon usually appears in her full glamor at events and on WWE television. However, she posted a photo of herself without makeup a few years ago on Instagram to celebrate International Women's Day.
In the caption, The Billion Dollar Princess described herself as a perfectly flawed woman, mother, wife, sister, friend, and a whole lot more.
"For #InternationalWomensDay I’m posting this pic as a perfectly flawed woman, mother, wife, sister, friend and a whole lot more - because women really can do it all - they are the most incredible creatures on Earth. I am so proud to be a part of this sisterhood!" she wrote.
Over the past few years, McMahon has also posted several other photos showcasing her natural beauty while at home playing with her dogs.
McMahon had not competed inside the squared circle since 2018, when she teamed up with husband Triple H to face Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34. Ultimately, The Game and The Queen of Queens lost the bout.
The 45-year-old has been absent from WWE programming since 2020. In her last televised appearance, McMahon announced the 2020 WWE Draft picks.