And no one can forget the 2004 Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. Since her days on the silver screen, Duff has had a five-year-old son. She also released an album in 2015 entitled Breathe In. Breathe Out.
Few people can forget Duff's appearance on Gossip Girl as Daniel Humphrey's famous girlfriend. She's also currently starring on the TV Land show Younger. Duff has been very open about her role as a mother, her career, and her body image.
Duff has taken to social media to promote body positivity, as someone who struggled with the issue for her whole life. "I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I'm enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months," she writes on her Instagram.
"Ladies, let's be proud of what we've got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed." Seriously, whoever's pointing out Duff's flaws may need to put away their magnifying glass...or get themselves some glasses. Whichever works.
"You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well." She finishes off her post with #kissmyass. The post is followed by a barrage of positive comments about her empowerment.
Now, after having a child, Duff is still learning to embrace herself for the way she is. "Things don’t bounce back the way they used to, but I don t need to be 110 lbs. I feel fit and strong and happy," she explains.
Duff also admits the parts of her body she has a hard time accepting. "I didn't always love my legs, but as I've grown, I've learned to love and celebrate myself, just as I am. I began to realize that my legs are STRONG and they carry me every [single day]."
"Our bodies are amazing and something to be grateful for. I'm ME and that's really enough!" she writes. At one point when she was younger, the actress weighed 98 pounds, which she acknowledges was not healthy.
"This is the body that I have," she said. "And I feel good about myself. But I feel like I'm always in a 5-pound battle, because being 5 feet 2, everything is going to show on me!" Duff boxes regularly to stay in shape. "My neighbors would come outside, and it was funny because it sounds like gunshots - the pow-pow-pow of boxing."
"People are going to say what they want to say and think what they want to think, and I can't change their minds," says Duff. Her message is an important one to everyone, of all different shapes and sizes. You keep doing you, Hilary - we like the metamorphosis.