The pressures of Hollywood are no joke; more and more actresses are feeling as though they need to change their physical appearance to: 1) Compete with the younger competition, and 2) Still look good enough to go for roles within their own age category. It is no secret that looks are about 90 percent of this business and while there are cases that allowed physical appearances to be overlooked, it is rare and comes with a few strings attached. One would think that with so many plastic surgeons and credible dermatologists in Hollywood that these celebs would be able to get a few decent injections of fillers, Botox, Juvederm (whatever they want to classify it as). There are way too many botched jobs in this acting game and it seems as though no one knows when to call it quits and be happy with aging naturally and gracefully.
A lot of popular faces have been ruined by this obsession to stay in with the in-crowd and look how you looked 20 or 30 years ago. Newsflash! It is physically impossible to not age despite what films like Age of Adeline portray; no amount of Botox is going to reverse the aging process therefore, it may be time for a few of these actresses to address their supposed flaws and live with what they have. However, if they insist on going under the knife or needle, they should at least take the time to do a little research and know their limits, there is no coming back from doing too much.
15. Lana Del Rey
Technically Lana Del Rey is a singer and not an actress, but she deserves a spot on this list for sure. In the short time that she has been in the spotlight she has changed drastically; she put on a little weight (which made her look really cute), but then she added fillers to her young face (keep in mind she is only 31 years old) and she looked puffed up. Her face looks squished together, and she no longer has a young fresh face. She looks like she has aged drastically in a matter of 6 months to a year. Del Rey is not one to seek out attention from the paparazzi or any other kind of media outlet, so when we do see her it is always a swift kick to the face because we are constantly meeting a new person.
14. Nicole Kidman
48 year old Nicole Kidman has an ever changing face. People began to first take notice when she appeared on The Graham Norton Show in 2015. Kidman is notorious for defending her looks; she is constantly making a statement about not going under the knife. However, after the show aired, Twitter was a mess with comments about her face. Inquiring minds wanted to know what in the world happened. In 2013 Kidman admitted to trying out Botox: “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again”. It does not look like she got out of it, as her face looks tighter than ever and her once cute nose is so pulled back that the shape has changed. Kidman told Graham Norton she can attribute her looks to staying out of the sun: “I am completely natural. I wear sunscreen, I don’t smoke and I take care of myself, and I am proud to say that.” Hmmm, interesting.
13. Jane Fonda
Actress Jane Fonda’s bad Botox is finally wearing off but even she had to admit that the choice to participate in the art of poking needles in her face was a bad idea. Fonda told ET Online, that Botox treatments had changed her face “in such a weird way”, continuing on to say: “I’ve tried [Botox] before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to be like that’ – I’d rather see my face ageing than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.” Why Fonda chose to experiment with Botox is a mystery, seeing as she has some pretty great genes in her family and let’s be honest, there is this little thing called contouring now that has a few magical outcomes.
12. Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman has always had an interesting look; beautiful fair skin, nice cheek bones, sought after sun-kissed hair and a pretty unique name to top it all off. However at 45 years old Thurman looks so much different than she did even 5 years ago. Thurman appeared on The Today Show with Savannah Guthrie, to talk about the backlash she has gotten for her looks and explain to her fans what is really going on. Surprise, surprise she chalked it up to makeup, saying: “I guess nobody liked my make-up”. Thurman refused to admit if she had any work done saying that this is something she has been going through for years. Unfortunately for Thurman, her altered appearance was so drastic that there is no way it could have been makeup tricks. The smooth forehead and extremely tight smile are common traits of Botox, but it looks like we are calling it “experimental makeup” now. The look just does not suit Thurman; in fact, some may say she looks scary.
11. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones is 46 years old and while sometimes she looks like she is in her 40s (like she should), other times she looks like she is pushing 60. This could only be for one reason: the Botox she has had injected into her once perfect skin. Zeta-Jones, like many other actresses, will never admit to going under the knife or even having a few needles poked into her face, instead she chooses to tell her fans that her great, un-aged looks can be associated with “regular exercise”. During an interview with Good Housekeeping Magazine, Zeta-Jones admitted that she is not opposed to plastic surgery: “I’m not anti-plastic surgery at all. Contrary to public opinion, I have not been under the knife … yet, is what I say! If I feel like it, I’m going to go ahead and do it!”. The actress now has that line-free forehead and perky eyelids that are associated with regular Botox treatments. Unfortunately, it looks like she has gone overboard because she looked like a hot mess on recent red carpet events.
10. Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah has had a long career. She has made a name for herself in a number of cult films and she even made a comeback in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. However, Hannah’s comeback was well received, but her face became a huge topic of conversation as she had clearly had some work done. Hannah’s eyelids are heavy, her skin looks lumpy and her cheekbones were never that high; her face is so plump it is easy to tell something has gone wrong. Hannah really messed up a good thing. In the late 80s and early 90s she was a really good looking person; her look was natural, but now she has what doctors call a “Botox brow”. This is where the forehead and brows start to look deep, to the point where they look sinister. A few doctors have commented and said that her look is a resemblance of fillers, especially in her cheeks. Either way it is not a good look for her. When will people just let their natural beauty be?
9. Courteney Cox
Friends star Courteney Cox had a beautiful, young, fresh face. Even after spending 10 years on a hit show she did not seem to age one bit. Cox disappeared for a little bit and came back with another hit show Cougar Town, however, after season one we all started to notice that her face was looking a little bit different. A little too tight, too sucked in and super shiny. Cox once stated that she owes her youthful looks to consistent spa treatments but that seems way too easy. She currently looks almost unrecognizable; in early 2015, she admitted up to dabbling with Botox just a little bit. She stated to Closer Magazine: “It’s no secret I’ve had some Botox in the past, but I won’t go under the knife”. This is clearly the reason why she has puffier cheeks and eyes, so small her vision could be affected. Cox stated that she is kind of over the fillers and exaggerated Hollywood look (her man is not into it, as he likes the more “natural” look).
8. Suzanne Somers
Once popular actress Suzanne Somers, is proof that working out and eating healthy is not all you need to maintain great skin, as she clearly thought she needed more. Somers was aging gracefully. She had a few tweaks here and there but it suited her, even complimented her aging face. At some point in time, she overstepped her boundaries and let’s just say it did not benefit her in any way, shape or form. Somers’ face is now bloated, unmovable, tight, scrunched up and her lips are basically non-existent (unless she highlights them with lipstick). She looks like she has been poked and prodded to the point that her face will never soften up again. No amount of healthy eating and exercise is going to even out her now rough and puffy face. Somers has not openly talked about the work she has had done but she knows it would be wildly unrealistic of her to deny having anything done. Even Somers’ neck is struggling to keep up with the skin of her face; a few plastic surgeons have said that a saggy neck is a sure sign of botched work done on the face and neck. RIP to Suzanne’s once youthful look.
7. Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan had that sought-after, pretty girl next door look, topped off by the cutest button nose known to man. So what happened to that face that everyone fell in love with? Rumours started spreading in the late 90s about Ryan getting plastic surgery, so when she did show her face again she was basically unrecognizable. She did not do much acting afterwards, and has just seemingly made the rounds on the red carpet and dated a few high profile men. Botox (or whatever other procedure she had done) has clearly not enhanced what was once great about her face and the fillers in her lips deflated, of course, to the point where they now look flat and worked out.
6. Lisa Rinna
Has anyone seen Lisa Rinna pre-fillers? She looks so youthful and fresh faced. Now, her lips are like deflated balloons and she knows it; Rinna has been pretty open about her plastic surgery nightmares. She admitted to having Juvederm injected into her cheeks and lips, and it did not work out for the best for her. “When you change your face, you don’t look like yourself,” said Rinna during an interview with Momogic.com. Rinna stated: “Looking fresher is one thing. I look like a freak! I always said I wouldn’t change my face, but I did it”. It is crazy how much a few pricks of fillers can drastically change what you look like; instead of an enhancement, Rinna looked older and stiffer. It is unclear if she got the memo loud and clear because it looks like she is still participating in her Botox fix.
5. Melanie Griffith
Actress Melanie Griffith was a real beauty and at 58, she should not look the way that she does; it is obvious that she has had work done, even though she will never admit to it. There is no flexibility to her face, it is frozen and lumpy; her lips are so flat and deflated that she cannot wear nudes or flesh colors, or they will disappear altogether. Griffith admits that she hears what people are saying about her; “most people are telling me I look horrible”, says Griffith who continues on to say: “I don’t know if I look that great, [but] I work out a lot. I have a trainer that I [work with] four times a week, and I do hot yoga.” That is all fine and dandy Griffith but that does not explain what happened to your face.
Madonna was never gorgeous, but she had that look about her; stand out features, porcelain, soft skin and she had an edgy attitude to match. The singer is known for reinventing herself time and time again, as she changes with the times and every time her music changes, mysteriously enough so does her face. At almost 60 years old Madonna has no wrinkles on her face. Does anyone else find that weird? She also looks like she is not aging gracefully, and she has the same signs of ‘Botox gone wrong’ that most other celebs with a bad Botox job have; small eyes, permanent look of surprise on her face and skin pulled back so tight you would not even be able to pinch her cheeks. Madonna’s Botox is so bad that other celebrities like Sharon Osbourne, have begun to comment on it. Osbourne stated: “She looks like a pillow face, the one where they put fat in”. Madonna now looks puffy, consistently tired and rundown, and her cheeks look so sunken in that there is a possibility that there is no coming back from her Botox mistake.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has not looked her age in years. Back in 2011 we all started noticing significant changes in her once youthful face. Her cheekbones were higher, but the cheeks were sunken in, her eyes seemed smaller, tighter and unnatural. Lohan has never come out and admitted to any kind of plastic surgery or Botox, but a few prominent doctors have weighed in on her changing features. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, stated that by looking at Lohan in pictures he could immediately tell that she had gone under the knife. He went on to say that she had fillers as well. “She looks like she has had an excessive amount of fillers injected in her face”, and he went on to admit that he was not a fan of the work she had done. It may be safe to say that no one is a fan of the work Lohan has had done on her face; in recent years it seems to be softening up but she will never look the same.
2. Megan Fox
For the last 10 years, actress Megan Fox’s face has been ever changing. She has admitted to having a nose job but refuses to admit to anything else. Unfortunately for Fox, the face never lies especially when the change is so drastic. Fox is only 30 but she looks like she is closer to 40 now. She will not fess up to the fillers, Botox, or any kind of surgical enhancement but even as you compare pictures from 2015 to 2016, you can tell that she has had a bit of Botox. Her forehead did not move for some time, and her tight skin looked like it was about to crack. At one point the Botox was making her look really good; it was subtle and only a few light enhancements, but by 2015 Fox’s face had been so smoothed over and lifted that it changed her youthful looks from pretty to unusual. Her skin has become overworked and while she still looks good for her age she does not look like someone who is 30.
1. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger used to have a cute look to her, unfortunately now she is downright scary. The actress shied away from the spotlight for a while but made a huge splash when she returned and look so different that we could not help but comment on her changing face. When asked about her changing face, which was a bit tighter with higher cheekbones, Zellweger stayed pretty hush for a while until she realized she had to give an explanation. She stated: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows … My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that”. She went on to say that she was not taking care of herself before and making bad choices until she finally decided to do something different. We have a hunch that difference is called Botox; just saying.