You won’t find a celeb who hasn’t been accused of going under the knife at least at some point in his or her career - this is especially true for female celebrities. We love to judge. It is almost just as rare to find a celeb who hasn’t succumbed to Hollywood’s unrealistic vision of people: that they don’t get older, that their nose can’t have the slightest bump or that small lips are not ideal. The list goes on and on. In Hollywood, even getting a nose job, a procedure that involves cutting into the nose to reshape the bone and cartilage and typically involves two weeks of recovery time, is rather tame by our “normal folk” standards.
Sure, it is not uncommon for actors and actresses of the older generation to publicly denounce plastic surgery. Although still commendable, arguably it is a much different world that younger actors and actresses live in today. Then again, some celebrities in that same generation, such as Jane Fonda, turned to plastic surgery to maintain their career. Fonda said, "Plastic surgery bought me a decade" (although, at the same time, she also wished she was "brave" enough not to have done it).
Nevertheless, we have compiled a (small) list of celebrities who have denied allegations of plastic surgery, as well as those who more vehemently speak against it. We have excluded all the celebrities who have been mum on the topic and have not publicly refuted plastic surgery claims, or spoken out against plastic surgery in general. Of course, let us be clear: there is not anything necessarily wrong with augmenting your appearance: the problem, rather, is the fact that we live in a society where beauty is so prized that people have become so unhappy with the image they see in the mirror. Hollywood celebs are ultimately modelling these unattainable standards with many people, especially those of the younger generation, eating it up. A recent study found that 75% of teens who were of normal weight actually felt "fat " - a rather bleak statistic when it comes to body image. This article is in celebration of all the celebrities out there who challenge Hollywood’s unrealistic pressure to look a certain way. We salute you for your braveness.
Julia Roberts is a naturally beautiful woman, preferring to age gracefully in a world where that decision is certainly a bizarre one. Roberts has spoken about the topic of plastic surgery a lot over her decades-long career, some comments which were rather comical. In 2010, for example, Roberts spoke to Elle Magazine and said: "I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy and when I'm confounded." Another interesting perspective on the topic that Roberts articulated is the fact that your “face tells a story and it shouldn’t be about a drive to the doctor’s office.” More seriously, she laments about the society we live in, where “women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as an older person.” Roberts’ interesting perspective is one we admire, along with her overall realness. And this goes without mentioning her string of wonderful films, including Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich and more.
14 Halle Berry
Despite being touted as one of the hottest, sexiest, most beautiful women in Hollywood a decade ago (per magazine's such as FHM, Esquire and Men’s Health), the famous Halle Berry is not a fan of plastic surgery. While she has not publicly denied that she has not had plastic surgery herself (and many suspect that she has altered her nose), the fact that she is against the idea likely suggests that she has not gone under the knife herself (regardless of speculation). She said: "There is this plastic, copycat look evolving and that's frightening to me. It's really insane."
13 Kate Winslet
We commend Kate Winslet for walking the road less travelled when it comes to the pressure to go plastic in Hollywood. She has made many public statements about the topic, stating that it “goes against her morals.” Winslet has no interest in “freez[ing] the expression of my face.” Furthermore, she claims she “will never give in” to the expectation or pressure to look younger than she actually is - she embraces aging. It is clear that Winslet is very firm in her beliefs when it comes to representing herself in an honest and natural way. Part of her strong beliefs also come from the fact that she wants to be a good role model. As of 2015, Winslet also has a “no retouching” clause in her contract with L’Oreal. Winslet is definitely a trailblazer.
12 Eva Longoria
Given the title of one of Hollywood’s ‘most beautiful women’ by multiple outlets, Eva Longoria, known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, is a real woman - at least as of 2014. That being said, she has been subject to rumours for having gone under the knife to enhance her breasts and lips. In an interview, however, where she was 39 years old at the time, Longoria said that there wasn’t a need for it (yet). She said, “I’d like to think I’m still too young for that.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that she is opposed to plastic surgery - on the contrary, it is quite possible that Longoria could go under the knife in the future, but that remains to be seen.
11 Rachel Weisz
English actress Rachel Weisz, is known for her roles in 2006’s Constantine and 2005’s The Constant Gardener, for which she received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. At 46 years old, she looks at least a decade younger than she is and yet, she has made no use of medical advancements, such as Botox. Back in 2003, Weisz commented on Hollywood’s peculiar obsession with looking perfect, saying: “They have an obsession with some perfect image. People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful.” We take this comment as evidence that Weisz would rather not go under the knife herself.
10 10. Kate Beckinsale
42-year-old British actress Kate Beckinsale, most recently known for her role as Selene in the Underworld films, could pass as a young thirty-year-old. Although she has been in Hollywood for a long time (she became a household name all the way back in 1999 with Brokedown Palace), she has not made any official statements either way regarding suggestions that she may have had botox fillers, but she has stated that she’s not a fan of the heavily plastic look, stating: “I much prefer how my mother looks to the people I see here [in Los Angeles] with wind-tunnel face." The fact that Beckinsale’s greatest plastic surgery offense is mere Botox, which she hasn’t even confirmed, means that she deserves a spot on this list.
9 Jennifer Lopez
If Jennifer Lopez is considered a reliable source, then she is a natural beauty. Back in 2013, a plastic surgeon claimed that Jenny from the Block had a lot of work done, but Lopez took to Twitter to respond and denied it, writing: “Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind. #fact.” Although to some, it appears as though Lopez might have gone under the knife in the name of rhinoplasty, until we hear otherwise, we will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she is simply a natural beauty. At the end of the day, what woman hasn’t been accused of plastic surgery through questionable rumours?
8 Heidi Klum
One of the world’s most famous models, Heidi Klum has publicly stated that she hasn’t done anything to augment her bombshell good looks. In fact, she actually doesn’t find it makes a person attractive. Heidi has said: "I'm proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven't done anything. Everyone has a view of what's not pretty and [plastic surgery] just doesn't look pretty to me." At the same time, however, there is a possibility that in the future, things could be a little different for the former Victoria's Secret model, saying: “Ask me again when I’m 65.” We certainly admire your honesty, Heidi.
7 Salma Hayek
49-year-old Salma Hayek, known for her roles in Desperado and Frida, has defied all odds when it comes to aging. Despite being nearly five decades old, she looks at least ten years younger than she is - without the help of any plastic surgery, including Botox. She is a natural beauty and despite not going under the knife, the Mexican-American beauty is still regularly touted as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Hayek has spoken a lot about the topic of plastic surgery in the past, even admitting that she was “tempted” but in the end, resisted the idea. She also said that people actually told her to start Botox (ahh, Hollywood). “When I was young, they tried to sell me on the idea: "If you do it now, then you won't get the wrinkles." However, Hayek denies all of the allegations and said: "And thank God I didn't do that... It's like the uniform of a generation. And it's not necessarily beautiful. It's not wrinkled-looking, but it's not beautiful."
6 Sofia Vergara
As of only last year, believe it or not, but Sofia Vergara, known for her role as Gloria on the popular TV show Modern Family, is a very real woman. Those voluptuous curves? You can rest assured that they are all natural. Although she is not against possibly getting plastic surgery in the future, Vergara has yet to have gone under the knife. On the topic, she said: "Why not? I mean, not yet, but maybe [I'll do] my under-eye bags in my 50s. We'll see what I need, but I'm not saying no!" Of course, various plastic surgeons have suggested that she has had breast implants and liposuction, but according to Vergara, they would be wrong. We admire her honesty.
5 Megan Fox
It is no surprise that a woman who became famous because of her looks alone (many suggest) would be subject to statements claiming that her beauty is not all-natural. However, if Megan Fox is to be believed, then rest assured, her beauty is all natural. Back in 2011, Fox was scrutinized for reportedly having had Botox. In response, Fox posted an album on Facebook, titled “Things you can’t do with your face when you have Botox.” We can’t say Fox wasn’t creative in her rebuttal. The year before, she was also plagued by rumours that she had lip injections. Instead of staying mum on the topic, Fox also denied these allegations as well, stating: “My lips are my lips.” Fox has definitely been one of the most vocal celebrities when it comes to denying plastic surgery rumours. Although she hasn't necessarily spoken out about plastic surgery in general, she is definitely quick to shut down the "haters" when it comes to rumours. Until we have proof otherwise, Fox is a real woman - believe it or not.
4 Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes is 100% real - can you believe it? That being said, it has been thought that she has had work to her eyebrows. However, Mendes has been quite forthright abut her position on plastic surgery and the fact that it’s just not for her. “That’s a brutal operation. Very invasive.” In fact, she even has some more bizarre thoughts on the matter, saying: “I’m really into the subconscious, you know? I wonder if they can hear the doctors talking about you when you lie there. Because you’re out, but you’re still alive. I’d want to be plugged into my iPod or something.” We surely appreciate her interesting perspective, especially in this day and age.
Obviously, a celebrity of Beyonce’s stature would naturally be subject to many, many plastic surgery rumours. Back in 2015, one top plastic surgeon in Hollywood even weighed in on the topic, claiming that it looked like Beyonce had rhinoplasty (a nose job), lip fillers and Botox. However, Beyonce has said in the past that she has never had plastic surgery. Further, in her 2013 music video for “Pretty Hurts,” Beyonce also mentions the topic. In the video, she is seen going under the knife and sings, “Tryin’ to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see, It’s the soul that needs the surgery.” On the topic of her music video, Beyonce said that she wanted to discuss society pressure, saying that the music video “represents all the things that people go through to put up with the pressure that society puts on us." They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.
2 Zoe Saldana
The beautiful Zoe Saldana, known for her role as Gamora in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and as Neytiri in 2009’s Avatar, is a natural beauty. At least for now. Although she has been subject to rumours claiming that she went under the knife in the name of a “boob job”, as of 2013, Saldana’s beauty is real. She did, however, admit that she “wouldn’t mind buying myself a pair before I die” because she’s “obsessed with breasts” and because “you always want what you don’t have.” That being said, she also said in the same interview that she isn’t really a fan of “fake things.” If you ask us, Saldana is more than fine just the way she is and we are sure you can all agree.
1 Angelina Jolie
Obviously, a woman of immense beauty like Angelina Jolie would have those suggest that her beauty isn't real. That includes her lips and especially her nose, with plastic surgeons commenting that it appears as though Jolie might have undergone rhinoplasty. Dr. Youn said: "Angelina's nose appears to have slimmed, like her figure. It's possible that she's undergone a subtle nose job, or rhinoplasty, that has refined her nose. Overall it looks good, but I wouldn't recommend any more plastic surgery for her." Another plastic surgeon agreed, saying: "Angelina has definitely thinned out her nose bridge since this old photo was taken." He continued: "Additionally with age and keeping such a low body weight, her nose has less fat and thins some anyways. But hers appears to have been surgically altered."
However, Jolie has publicly stated that she has not had any work done, saying: "I haven’t had anything done and I don’t think I will,” a statement that was made in an interview with The Daily Mail. That being said, Jolie‘s stance on plastic surgery is an open one - she is not against others getting plastic surgery because “it’s up to them.” However, she said: “I don’t plan to do it myself.” Of course, this interview was back in 2010. Until we hear otherwise, we will assume that Jolie is just extremely genetically blessed.