When Roseanne Barr rose to fame in the '80s her weight was part of her act and - for many - added to her appeal. But now, long-retired from the stand-up circuit and with her sitcom years behind her, Roseanne has clearly decided to shed those extra pounds, and the result is astounding.
The 61-year-old comic showed up to a recent NBC event looking thinner than ever before. For some women Roseanne's age such dramatic and sudden weight loss might be cause for concern but Barr appeared happy and energetic, smiling and posing for the photographers on hand.
Always the jokester, Roseanne was of course quick with a quip when asked about her diet secrets. "Crack!! I'm doing crack," she told reporters before adding, "I'm just doing the things you're supposed to do...you know, moving more, and eating less."
If only it were that easy! Many stars have publicly fought the battle of the bulge with mixed results. Jessica Simpson used Weight Watchers with obvious success, while other stars have been decidedly less lucky.
Kim Kardashian's weight gain was rumored to be part of a bizarre money-making scheme, while actress Kirstie Alley has gained pounds and headlines in her well-publicized struggle to stay thin.
Check out our gallery of stars who have successfully dropped the extra pounds below: