Shannen Doherty shares make-up free selfie as she slams Hollywood beauty standards

Shannen Doherty shared a make-up free selfie as she slammed Hollywood beauty standards.

The former Beverly Hills 90210 star took to social media to criticise the pressure put on women to have Botox and surgery, and said she wanted actresses to embrace ageing, rather than shun it.

"Watching movies tonight and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to. You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a facelift. Women who embraced their face and all the experience it showed," Doherty wrote alongside the snap.

She implored women to embrace their imperfections, and to stop hiding behind filters and fillers.

"I have lived. I love that I’ve lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived a lot yes cancer but more than that. I embrace me now. Finally," she continued.

"Done with the perception magazines and Hollywood try to make us into. I want to see women like me. Women like us," the 50-year-old declared.

The Charmed actress has a no-holds barred approach to living life, after she was told her cancer had returned last year, and progressed to stage 4.

"I have a few OK friends and stuff. I'm doing OK. I'm doing better than OK. I'm doing well. I feel strong and healthy and confident and happy," she explained.