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10 of the most candid and charming A-listers to follow on Instagram

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We enjoy following celebrities on Instagram. Seriously, if you're going to life stalk then why not do it to some of the most successful and well-connected people in Hollywood.

But there are some stars who really deliver when it comes to Instagram, sharing candid pictures, controversial comments and real insight into what the A-list get up to in their spare time.

We've rounded up the most candid and charming Instagram A-listers for your enjoyment so you can live vicariously through some of the world's most fabulous people. 

  • Mindy Kaling

    For those who love a sneak peek at the inner-workings of Mindy Kaling's life on set of The Mindy Project (hello pictures of Chris Messina), this is the one for you. Not only does she put up hilarious posts (more on that to come), she's also a real lover of clothing. Her updates on her wardrobe are a constant source of sartorial inspiration for us.

  • Mindy Kaling

    But not content with being one of our favourite best-dressed celebrities, she's also a winner when it comes to nail art and jewellery selections. Proof here.

  • Mindy Kaling

    This picture sums up why we love Mindy. Here, she's posted a picture of herself pointing to a Scientology sign, with the caption "Come with me and join a new way of life my friends". 

    Follow her now on @mindykaling

  • Anna Kendrick

    It took us a while to realise this but Anna Kendrick is genuinely hilarious. Here, with co-star Emily Blunt while promoting Into The Woods, she's incredibly sarcastic: 

    "I'm obsessed with this one. Too bad she's not pretty or talented. #IntoTheWoods" 

  • Anna Kendrick

    Similarly, when she was appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers recently, she was also self-deprecating. Another trait we love in our BFFs (yes, we do wish we knew her that well). 

    "We're on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight! She teaches you to make green juice! I teach you nothing! Nothing at all! Tune in! "

  • Anna Kendrick

    Finally, here's Anna in a situation we've all found ourselves in. 

    "Today is brought to you by Carven, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, The Room at Hudson's Bay, forgetting my power cord, and the fear I may throw up at least once on this flight. #TIFF"

    Follow Anna here @annakendrick47

  • Reese Witherspoon

    Ah Reese, what can we say about your brilliant Instagram feed? Well, for starters she enjoys posting selfies with her famous friends at awards shows, which we love. 

  • Reese Witherspoon

    She also likes to gives us an insight into her real life, i.e. potty training her children. 

  • Reese Witherspoon

    She also enjoys a good joke. Here's her very special Wreath Witherspoon, er, wreath, as created for her by Mindy Kaling. 

    Follow Reese on @reesewitherspoon

  • Diane Kruger

    Diane Kruger was a bit of a surprise for us too, but when you think about it, it was a no-brainer. She posts pictures of her beautiful clothes (which she's very good at wearing), snaps of her cat, and her gorgeous boyfriend Pacey Witter Joshua Jackson.

  • Diane Kruger

    See, here he is with their cat.

  • Diane Kruger

    But she's not only funny, she also loves to show us a bit of her more intimate life beyond the red carpet. This caption sums it up: 

    "Sunday Fun Day !! Life is just so much better when he's around"

    Follow Diane here @dianekrugerperso

  • Nicole Richie

    While The Simple Life TV show with her pal Paris Hilton ended long ago, that doesn't mean that mum of two Nicole has stopped being a bit silly for when she's filming her new programme Candidly Nicole. Here she is in a bee keeper's outfit with her dad Lionel Richie also wearing the same thing. 

  • Nicole Richie

    But then she also likes to show us cute photos of her and her kids, such as this one where they dressed up as Cruella de Vil (her) and dalmatian puppies (her children). 

  • Nicole Richie

    Finally, we would be doing Nicole an injustice if we didn't mean that she's also an incredible dresser. Expect behind-the-scenes snaps of photo shoots and her clothing line House of Harlow.

    Follow Nicole here @nicolerichie

  • Lena Dunham

    You probably know that Stylist has an on-going love affair with Lena Dunham (seeing as she was our guest editor back in October and all that) and her Instagram is simply an extension of her personality. From pictures on set... 

  • Lena Dunham

    ... to photos of her her hanging out at the Golden Globes with her friends and co-stars of Girls.

  • Lena Dunham

    She also loves taking a star-studded selfie, which we love even more as we get to find out who's making a guest appearance on the next season of Girls. Here she is with Zachary Quinto. 

    Follow Lena here @lenadunham

  • Taylor Swift

    Known for posting pictures of her cats, which is never a bad thing is our books, Taylor Swift is great at showing us pictures of her and her famous friends hanging out. Here she is with Lorde, Haim and Jaime King. 

  • Taylor Swift

    Oh and here she is with Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid. But rather than make us feel like she's being smug, we actually just feel like we're part of her gang. 

  • Taylor Swift

    While this isn't strictly-speaking a cat picture, we do love these cat bags that Taylor's mum bought her for her birthday. Absolutely brilliant. 

    Follow Taylor here @taylorswift

  • Chrissy Teigen

    Model and wife to singer John Legend, Chrissy likes to post up funny snaps of her dogs. But then she'll also come out with gems such as this: 

    Oh my god ran into @davidblaine said he has seen my magic then proceeded to give us the best show ever

  • Chrissy Teigen

    She's also not afraid of being a bit goofy. Here she is having suffered an injury while lip-syncing. No, we're not making it up. 

  • Chrissy Teigen

    She's also pretty sarcastic: 

    "John stole my f**king golden globes caption" 

    You can follow Chrissy here @chrissyteigen

  • Rihanna

    Seriously, we should't have to give you more reasons to follow Rihanna but this picture alone should get you clicking that follow button.

  • Rihanna

    But she's not just about funny snaps. She's also great at giving us an insight into her real life, for when she spends time with family back home in Barbados. 

  • Rihanna

    But then she's back to funny photos again. Not that we're complaining.

    Follow Rihanna on @badgalriri

  • Aaron Paul

    Arguably, the king of Instagram, Aaron Paul has had us laughing at his hilarious posts for ages*

    *since we became obsessed with Jesse Pinkman.

  • Aaron Paul

    He's always keen to big up his fans such as this very cute picture of a dad and son the characters in Breaking Bad.

  • Aaron Paul

    He's also keen to show how much he loves his wife Lauren Paul, with captions such as this:

    "Happy birthday to my pretty little bird @laurenpaul8. You have changed my life and have single handedly made this world a kinder place (thank you for that) and we are all better off to simply know that you exist. I like you a lot and I hope you have a really fun birthday. Hugs and kisses all over you pretty little face." 

    Just follow him already @glassofwhiskey

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