Many of the women on this list were once considered to be some of the biggest sex icons in the industry, but they sure as heck wouldn’t be considered that today. We even have the girl who popularized the bikini on here. Yet for reasons that will be outlined below, these are 15 once prominent and beautiful celebrities that have absolutely ravaged their looks over the course of their life. You’ll learn who has uneven boobs, whose nose job ruined their career, who had seven breast augmentation surgeries by age 18, and so much more!
Many of these celebrities were not shy about admitting that they have gone under the knife. But when the surgeries that you get done are so obvious, I suppose denying it really isn’t a better option. While some of these examples may be more prominent in your mind, like Pamela Anderson, we also have celebrities you would no longer recognize if they walked past you on the street. Love Boy Meets World? I hope you’re ready for a shock.
The problem with these women is that there truly is no way to turn back time, and resorting to the measures they have has definitely left them in a bad situation. Enjoy the before/after pictures, and perhaps it’ll even be a life lesson on how just because money can buy you a new body, that really doesn’t mean it should.
15. Pamela Anderson
When you look at younger photos of Pamela Anderson, it is easy to see why she was able to break into Hollywood. As a young, natural, blonde, she was a perfect choice for Baywatch and honestly, probably whatever else she was cast in.
Pamela Anderson has clearly had work done to her breasts. That includes both getting them enlarged, and then getting them reduced again when she realized she wasn’t happy with their size. The lack of wrinkles and overall plasticity of Pamela’s face also leads people to speculate that she’s had several Botox jobs, potential face lifts, and possibly a nose job.
Pamela has also had several high-profile marriages and divorces, so you can only imagine that level of stress takes a toll on your body over time. One thing is for sure, if she’s going to make a cameo in the upcoming Baywatch movie, hopefully she didn’t go through more plastic surgery to look the part!
14. Joan Van Ark
Joan made a name for herself in the television show Dallas, as well as for 13 seasons and 327 episodes of the spin-off Knots Landing. Clearly a talented actress, Joan won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress in 1986, as well as in 1989. In 2004, she returned to television for 54 episodes when she appeared in The Young and the Restless
Yet despite all that time on the television screen, you still may not be able to recognize Joan when you consider how much plastic surgery the star has had. Joan is now in her 70s, so perhaps you cannot blame her for trying to recapture her youthful look. Unfortunately, several lip jobs, cheek implants, botox injections and who knows what else has been done to her face. While she has never come out and talked about her numerous surgeries, the proof is in the imaging.
13. Joan Rivers
You’re not going to be able to get through a list of celebrities who ruined their looks and see Joan Rivers make an appearance. After all, a self-professed addiction to plastic surgery definitely took some toll on the late, great comedian.
Rivers has not been shy to admit she’s had countless surgeries including botox injections, neck lifts, facelifts, eye lifts, nose jobs and so much more. Joan says she started with getting her nose thinned when she was still in college, but once she started to turn 50 and was still an active celebrity, she realized that she would need to turn to surgery to stay more relevant (spoiler alert: she really, really didn’t). Leave it to her to have a sense of humor about it though, once joking that “I wish I had a twin sister so that I may actually know what I look like without plastic surgery.”
12. Donatella Versace
Donatella may not be a prominent actor or musician, but as the chief designer and 20% shareholder of Versace, you better believe she’s a prominent member of society. But sometimes somebody having money just means they can waste in on ridiculous things like excessive plastic surgery.
No matter how nice your clothing brand may be, there is no saving your appearance when you’ve had as many bad surgeries as Donatella. The most prominent being her lips, which seem oddly inflated. On top of that, Donatella has had cheek implants, a rhinoplasty, and a facelift. Given that she is now 61, you can imagine she’s had no shortage of surgeries to try and recapture her youthful appearance.
11. Jocelyn Wildenstein
Jocelyn was married to Alec Wildenstein, a French Billionaire who has had various successful business ventures. Jocelyn on the other hand may best be known for her extensive facial surgeries, and it is easy to see why. Wildenstein has spent over $4 million to try and give her face a “cat-like” appearance in order to please her husband who loved big cats. Unfortunately, the two have not been together since 1999.
Their relationship ended when he cheated on her with a young Russian model who presumably didn’t look like a car. When he was confronted, Alec pulled out a gun and was eventually jailed. While in custody, the preceding judge started receiving death threats. Yikes, all of this lead to Jocelyn to receiving $2.5 billion in the divorce case, as well as $100 million for the next 13 years. I don’t necessarily see a cat, I see a once beautiful woman who had far too much money and time on her hands.
10. Courtney Love
There is no doubt that Courtney Love used to be absolutely gorgeous. There’s a reason she’s both rocked out on stage and in front of the movie camera. Like many people on this list, Courtney has suffered from low self-esteem and admitted that she used plastic surgery to try and help combat that. Her first time under the knife occurred in the 80s when she had a nose job done, the reasoning being that it would make her more successful in the entertainment industry.
As well as this, Courtney has gone through breast augmentation, reportedly several times throughout her career. Given that she is now 51, you can imagine she is feeling the effects of aging more now than ever before.
Courtney has also battled substance abuse throughout most of her adult life, and abusing drugs and alcohol can do a real number on your appearance. Thankfully, Courtney was able to get herself to rehab before things turned fatal and she has been sober since 2007.
When Cher was asked about how it feels to get older, she stated “I don’t like it. Anyone who says they do is lying. Or they don’t have my work.” As a result, Cher has taken to several plastic surgeries to try and improve her overall appearance.
In the past, she stated that she started with her breasts and then moved onto trying to fix her nose. When she turned 68, she started to feel the pressure more and took to more drastic measures. This includes going through a Blepharoplasty, in which the wrinkles are removed around the eyes. I get that she thought it would make her younger, but really she just looks more plastic.
I’m also not too sure what is going on with her cheekbones, but it is not exactly the best look! Cher deserves a lot of credit for being able to stay relevant for as long as she has, even if she does have a face now that makes you wish she could turn back time.
8. Bridgette Bardot
It doesn’t take long to realize why Bridgette was considered to be one of the biggest sex icons of the 1950s and 1960s. She appeared in 47 films throughout her career but retired from the industry in 1973. Bridgette clearly decided to then mix things up with her life, dedicating herself to becoming an animal rights activist.
Want to know the real level of influence she’s had on the world? There’s literally a type of neckline, the Bardot neckline, that was named after her. She was even the woman that was given partial credit for popularizing the bikini.
The problem with all of that though is all that just happened to be a few decades ago. Credit is owed to Bridgette for not looking like she has had too much plastic surgery done, but it is clear that she also suffered the effects of aging (Father Time, what a bastard eh?). To be fair, you don’t have to be old to apply proper levels of eye makeup and make sure your hair is not absolutely all over the place.
7. Lil’ Kim
Back in the 90s Lil’ Kim was one of the hottest rappers in the industry (both literally, and figuratively). Unfortunately, in 2005 things took a turn for the worse when Lil’ Kim was incarcerated for a year after it came out that she was lying to a jury in regards to a shooting incident that had occurred in 2001 (guess that gun in the photo isn’t so cool after all).
While she’s had a few attempts to re-enter the public eye, none may be more shocking than what she’s doing to her appearance. A plastic surgeon has opened up stating that it was clear she’s had her eyes done “They seem elongated and completely different…Kim would have had to have surgery to remove the fat, skin and tissue to create this new eye shape.”
And another surgeon stepped in to talk about how it’s clear that she’s been bleaching her skin, saying “She’s probably used chemicals, which contain very high doses of acids, on her face, combined with high-acid creams to lighten her skin.”
Kim has opened up in the past about having low self-esteem, but that doesn’t mean she should have resorted to all this plastic surgery and literally changing the skin tone of her face.
6. Janice Dickinson
Janice is considered by many to be the world’s first supermodel, so there is no doubt pre-surgery her was a stunner. Yet in her 60s now, Janice has resorted to several surgeries to try and keep her youthful appearance. The most prominent example occurred when Janice had her then 30-year-old breast job re-done on television. One look at the above photo makes it also abundantly clear that her lips, cheeks and just general face has also been drastically altered through surgeries over time.
I suppose that’s what happens when you spend your entire life being told you’re one of the most gorgeous women in the world, and then realize you are not immune to aging.
As much attention as her breast job got, her attitude was also a pretty prominent point of contention. Her surgeon, Dr. Terry, opened up about how Janice was literally one of the most difficult people that he has ever had to work with. During the procedure, Janice was seen walking around naked and demanding some drugs. Maybe someone should tell her if she wants to stay young, avoiding drugs would be a strong start.
5. Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey may not look as drastically different as most people on this list, but it was a simple surgery that ruined her career, and for that she deserves some recognition.
In the early 90s, Grey went into surgery to try and correct her nose. By this point in her career, Grey had already appeared in the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and had a bright future ahead of her.
Unfortunately, her surgeons did far too good a job “normalizing” her face. When talking about her nose job, Grey said “I went in the operating room a celebrity—and came out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible.” As a result, she even considered changing her name and trying to re-enter the acting industry, but realized that was an awful idea.
Grey had a few more appearances in her acting career, including a stint on It’s Like, You know… in which her nose job was a running gag.
4. Katie Price
Katie Price made a name for herself as a model, so you can imagine the pressure she must feel to make sure she is always looking her best. One way that she’s made sure that happens is having enough plastic implanted in her face to start a Barbie factory. It was back in 2015 when Katie posted her “new lips” to the Instagram, but the reaction was less than favorable. One fan chimed in “your work is horrible!!!!! Knows where NOT to go when in the UK and needing a lip touch up! Horrible!”
You know it’s never a good thing when your fanbase is stepping in and urging you to quit it with the plastic surgery. Katie’s first reported surgery happened just after she turned 18 when she had seven rounds of breast augmentation surgery. As well as this, Katie has had a nose job, teeth veneers, liposuction and, like Pamela, she has also had her breasts reduced. On top of that, it looks like Katie is super into tanning or bronzing her natural skin tone.
In 2015, the star opened up, saying “I’ve had so many surgeries, that’s it now… I won’t …I’ll still have Botox, but at the moment the thought of one more needle going into me makes me feel ill.”
She says that now, but at 38, she’s only 2 years away from the big 4-0. Let’s see if she’s as strong in her stance when more natural parts of aging start to show.
3. Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag came to fame in the reality show The Hills which aired back in 2005. The series ran for 6 seasons, and included showing Heidi Montag and her eventual husband, Spencer Pratt. Given that she’s gorgeous enough to be cast in a reality show, you wonder why she felt the pressure to have plastic surgery in the first place. But it’s very evident (you know, if you have eyes) and back in 2010, Heidi admitted that she had 10 different surgeries performed.
You wouldn’t be the only one who thinks she looks worse, as Heidi has sadly admitted that her “breasts are uneven and say that there are deep scars around the nipple due to other breast surgery…Large growths of operations chin probably are the most visible. But the worst are my breasts and most terrible scar below my buttocks. People have fewer scars from car accidents, than I have on the body.”
Heidi has gone as far as saying that she has had nightmares about her former plastic surgeon, who has since died in a car accident.
2. Trina McGee
When it was announced that there was going to be a spin-off of Boy Meets World coming back to television, people were cautiously excited. One of the biggest appeals would be being able to see some of the old cast return, but be honest, would you even recognize Trina?
Trina played Angela in the series, appearing in 60 episodes, and was most prominent for being the first serious relationship for Shawn. Since appearing on the show, Trina hasn’t gone on to do anything too significant, unless you count totally altering her appearance.
While Trina has come out and stated that she has not had work done, it didn’t stop news reports from talking about potential face lifts, nose jobs and, oh I don’t know, maybe some skin bleaching?!
Let’s just assume that if she does make an appearance on the show, they do a nice job of dropping her name repeatedly to try and get people to remember who she is. “Ah yes, Hi Angela, we all remember Angela right? I dated her in college, Hi Angela! You look totally normal! Boy this is fun!”
1. La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson found success as a musician, an actress and even as a former model. Granted, when you are related to Michael Jackson, you need to hope you’ve got some musical talent. This just makes it all the more confusing as to why someone who was clearly so beautiful, would resort to so many awful plastic surgeries to try and save her appearance. While her skin appears to be lightened, that’s just the beginning of the list of procedures she’s undergone.
Other plastic surgeons have opened up and speculated that she may have had her eyes, and nose altered at least once during her career. La Toya is now 60 years old and while her career is not as prominent as it once was, kudos to her for landing the number one spot on our list! Probably not something you’d want for the ol’ resume though.