In Hollywood, the pressure to look perfect at every age is very real. There used to be a time when women were the only ones who felt this pressure in Hollywood. But these days, men are finding that their jobs could be in jeopardy if they don’t maintain their looks, too. That’s why a number of celebrities turn to plastic surgery, in hopes that they can still get steady work in an industry that is very unforgiving.
For some famous people, a nose job or fillers can do wonders for their look. However, there are some people in the industry who aren’t so lucky. Unfortunately, there are a few celebrities who try to repair the first or second plastic surgery blunders they’ve endured with more surgery. This only makes things worse. Now, instead of getting the roles they’ve been dreaming of, these celebrities are at the forefront of entertainment news for their plastic surgery mistakes. There are even some famous people who haven’t gotten any great roles since their surgeries, since Hollywood execs feel that featuring the star in a movie or TV show would result in a loss of money.
Clearly, plastic surgery isn’t always all that glamorous, no matter what the Kardashians would have you believe. Here are 12 celebs who actually ruined their careers by getting plastic surgery.
12. Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith was once regarded as one of the prettiest women in Hollywood. She had a successful acting career, and was often known for playing sexy and slightly ditzy characters. In an effort to keep up with the younger women in her industry, Griffith decided to have some “work” done. She got an eyelid lift, as well as several fillers and Botox. It didn’t turn out so well. Melanie has stated that she’s gotten some very mean comments from people on social media, and that “most people are saying” that she looks “horrible.” Hopefully, Melanie’s daughter Dakota, who is quite popular due to her recent movies these days, won’t follow in her mom’s footsteps when it comes to plastic surgery.
11. Farrah Abraham
If you’re a fan of the Teen Mom and 16 And Pregnant franchise on MTV, chances are you’re familiar with Farrah Abraham. She’s the bratty teen who turned into an entitled and annoying young adult while raising her daughter, Sophia. Farrah got a lot of criticism for the harsh way that she speaks to her parents (particularly her mother), and for constantly getting into arguments with MTV producers. She has also been looked down on for getting a series of plastic surgeries that have altered her looks significantly. Abraham likely got these surgeries in order to be more successful in the adult film industry. And of course, people have had a lot to say about that, too. Her plastic surgeries, along with her attitude, are likely the factors that have put a halt to her career.
10. Courtney Love
If you have any idea who Courtney Love is, you know that she has lots to regret in life. The Hole singer and widow of rocker Kurt Cobain, has had a long battle with drug and alcohol use. She’s also had a strained relationship with her daughter, Frances Bean. Love has admitted that she has changed her look significantly since she was the poster child for 90s Grunge. The got her lips injected and had a nose job, but now she says that she regrets it. Hopefully, she feels the same way about her past erratic behavior as well.
9. Vivica A. Fox
Actress Vivica A. Fox was pretty popular in the 1990s for movies like Set It Off and Two Can Play That Game. She got her start on the sitcom Out All Night, which also starred Patti LaBelle and Morris Chestnut (this was one of Chestnut’s first jobs, as well). She did some modeling early in her career, and was known for having a sweet, innocent look. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough for her. She got a nose job, and isn’t opposed to getting some fillers every now and then. This likely has put a damper on her career, although she has appeared in movies since then and was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. She also has a line of wigs and synthetic hair. Obviously, things are thriving the way Fox would like, since she decided to get into a social media war with her ex 50 Cent, recently. But, as they say in Hollywood, all attention is good attention, right?
8. Donatella Versace
Donatella is a member of the Versace family, one of the most recognized names in the world when it comes to fashion. She spent her life surrounded by beautiful clothing and the “perfect” models and celebrities who showcased the Versace brand. So, it’s no surprise that Donatella likely felt the pressure to improve her looks. When she got older, she had several surgeries in order to maintain a youthful look, but as you can see, the procedures did more harm than good. Donatella has only admitted to having Botox, but it’s obvious that she’s had way more work done than that.
7. Heidi Montag
Remember when Heidi Montag and her husband Spencer Pratt, were on the MTV reality show The Hills? They were some of the most hated characters on the show, but they stayed together (they were dating on the show), and decided to get married. Recently, the Pratts appeared on the reality show Marriage Boot Camp, to air their dirty laundry in hopes that it would reignite their fame. Heidi also got a series of plastic surgeries a few years ago in order to get back in the spotlight. She got most of the surgeries in one day and nearly lost her life. Unfortunately, not even this helped to make the couple relevant celebrities again. In fact, they got even more criticism. Heidi was criticized for putting her life in danger, and Spencer was criticized for supporting and encouraging such a dangerous decision.
6. Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke used to be quite a hottie back in the day. He starred in movies like Nine ½ Weeks and Body Heat, and part of the reason he was so appealing in these roles is because he was hot. However, he can’t exactly play the sex symbol anymore. Rourke was a boxer, and he got plastic surgery after sustaining some injuries in the ring. Instead of the procedures improving his looks, the surgeries made things worse. Unfortunately, this has also affected Mickey Rourke’s career. However, these days, he has undergone more procedures to correct the first series of plastic surgery mistakes, and is looking pretty good. Hopefully, this will lead to more movie roles.
5. Lara Flynn Boyle
Actress Lara Flynn Boyle has not publicly commented on her plastic surgery, but it’s obvious that she’s had some work done. She probably doesn’t want to talk about it because the procedures turned out so terribly. The surgery left Boyle’s face plump in all the wrong places. She also got reconstructive procedures, and she looks like a totally different person—but not in a good way. Boyle hasn’t really been in the spotlight all that much since her days on Twin Peaks. Unless she follows in Mickey Rourke’s footsteps and finds a doctor who can undo the damage, she probably won’t be getting new roles any time soon.
4. Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan was once known as America’s Sweetheart. But, we haven’t really heard from her in a few years. She changed her cute face and pout and got a lot of fillers in order to avoid aging. The results were not very favorable. On the rare occasion when she does show up on the red carpet, it’s plain to see that she’s got wrinkles around her eyes and mouth, which is probably a sign that the fillers didn’t work as well as she hoped. Ryan also stayed out of the spotlight for a while after that whole situation with her husband Dennis Quaid, and (sort of) boyfriend Russell Crowe.
3. Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, has had more plastic surgery than the public can keep up with. When Caitlyn was still Bruce, he got a nose job and a face lift. This changed the former Olympian’s looks drastically, and some people even compared him to Michael Jackson. The guy who was once on the Wheaties box had now become a laughing stock (his time on Keeping Up With The Kardashians didn’t help, either). Caitlyn has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery, and has gotten a lot of criticism for that as well.
2. Lil’ Kim
Rapper Lil’ Kim is known for her lyrics about independence and empowerment. However, it seems that she doesn’t listen to her songs much. The amount of plastic surgery that she’s had over the years proves that she doesn’t feel that great about herself. Lil’ Kim has had a breast lift, nose job, fillers, and a host of other procedures that make her look totally different. The rapper has taken a hit in her career, largely because of her looks. She was once known for being sexy, but many of her fans have turned on her. Hopefully, she’ll stop getting procedures and working on a more positive self image.
1. Jennifer Gray
Jennifer Gray is known for her movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and of course, Dirty Dancing. She had a bigger nose than many of the other actresses in the 1980s, but she was still beautiful. Gray decided to get a nose job in 1987, and this changed her look drastically. She’s still beautiful, but many people say that the plastic surgery is the reason why she hasn’t really worked in Hollywood ever since. At least she won her season of Dancing With The Stars, which helped to put her back in the spotlight for a while. However, we’re not sure we’ll see her in any movies any time soon.