It is terrifying to think that we will eventually grow so old that we will have wrinkles, grey hair and pain in our backs. Most of us try not to think about aging as the thought of it happening is too depressing. Alas, we will all age and there is nothing that we can do about it.
Of course, some people age better than others. Some people are lucky – they grow old but remain attractive. However, most people lose their good looks as they grow older.
No one wants to grow old and celebrities are no exception. In fact, most celebrities are probably more scared of growing old than an average person. That’s because they are constantly in the limelight and any changes they undergo are bound to be noticed.
As a result, many celebrities try to stop the aging process by unnatural means, such as by going under the knife. Sometimes going under the knife does in fact help celebrities age more gracefully. Other times, however, it has the opposite effect and makes them look worse than they would have looked had they opted for aging naturally.
Of course, not all celebrities go under the knife. Some do decide to age gracefully. Unfortunately, they are not guaranteed of keeping their good looks either. In fact, some of them end up looking terrible. But that’s not surprising – it is only natural that their hectic, wild and stressful lives would catch up with them eventually.
15 Brigitte Bardot
Who doesn’t know the French actress, singer, dancer and fashion model Brigitte Bardot? We have all seen her in old movies and admired the photographs of her from her youth. There is no denying that she was a stunning young woman. In fact, she was a sex symbol.
Google her name today and you will be bombarded with articles titled ‘Brigitte Bardot: The Sexiest of All Sex Symbols’, ‘Brigitte Bardot: One of the Best-Known Sex Symbols of the 1960s’ and ‘Brigitte Bardot: The woman who invented sex.’
However, while she was an incredibly beautiful woman when she was young, she has not aged well. Bardot has refused to follow the illusion that she can maintain her youth by going under the knife which is very rare in the acting industry.
14 Melanie Griffith
The actress Melanie Griffith was once a beautiful woman. Not only was she stunning, she was also talented! So it is no wonder that she was married four times – we’re sure no man could have resisted her back then.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about her today. Griffith has aged terribly, partly because she underwent a lot of bad plastic surgery procedures. Griffith knows this herself, and has said – “I didn’t [realize] until people started saying, ‘Oh my god, what has she done?!’ I was so hurt. I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this s*it that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more normal now.”
13 Lil’ Kim
The actress, model and rapper Lil’ Kim was once a beautiful young woman. However, like many other famous women before her, she has allowed the fear of aging get to her. Lil’ Kim underwent a number of plastic surgeries and in turn ended up upsetting and dismaying her fans. One of her fans even tweeted – “Dark skinned Lil’ Kim was perfection... I don’t know who this woman is anymore.”
Various surgeons have observed Lil’ Kim’s face and found that many alterations have been made - “It’s clear that there has been some skin bleaching. She’s probably used chemicals, which contain very high doses of acids, on her face, combined with high-acid creams to lighten her skin.” It is said that Lil’ Kim has also had her eyes done and her nose augmented.
12 Jessica Simpson
The once stunning singer and actress Jessica Simpson has aged horribly. She is currently only 37 years old but she looks much older. The reason behind this is her weight – over the past few years she has put on a lot of unnecessary weight which has completely ruined her appearance and made her look older than she actually is.
Currently Simpson owns a clothing line and she wants to make sure that she carries clothes of every size. She has recently said – “Like, every person needs to feel included. If I make a shirt, I’m going to make sure every size is available. Because I have been every size, trust me.”
11 Matthew Perry
You probably remember the actor Matthew Perry from the famous 90s TV series Friends. Perry played a funny guy named Chandler. Chandler was friends with a heartthrob named Joey who got all the girls on the show. As you can probably remember, Chandler got barely any girls.
However, in reality we all knew that Chandler was the real heartthrob and many young women swooned over him and his good looks. The actor has not aged well however. His rough appearance may have something to do with his past drug problems. Nowadays, if you Google Perry’s name you will be confronted with articles such as ‘Viewers shocked by Matthew Perry’s dishevelled appearance on This Morning’ and ‘Friends actor Matthew Perry is barely recognizable as he steps onto the red carpet.’
10 Pamela Anderson
The actress and model Pamela Anderson is recognized worldwide. Nowadays, she’s probably best known for her roles in the TV series' Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P. However, she initially rose to fame after she appeared in the 1990 Playboy magazine as ‘Playmate of the Month’.
There is no arguing that back in the day Pamela Anderson was insanely hot. She had a beautiful figure and a beautiful face. However, Anderson’s wild lifestyle and love for the sun has slowly destroyed her looks.
Some say that Anderson has also had plenty of plastic surgery, however the actress has denied these claims saying – “I have no dermatologist and no cosmetic surgeon. Nothing’s been shot into this face.”
9 Goldie Hawn
The actress Goldie Hawn became famous after her participation in the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Hawn was a popular actress and starred in countless of movies, such as Cactus Flower, Foul Play, Death Becomes Her and The First Wives Club.
Hawn is a talented actress and has won plenty of awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and the National Board of Review award.
While it is true that Hawn was a stunning woman when she was younger, she has aged terribly. Like others before her, it is rumored that she has had plastic surgery. It is believed that she has had lip injections, breast enhancement and liposuction.
8 Kathleen Turner
The actress Kathleen Turner was a beauty when she was younger. In fact, she was regarded as the sex symbol of the eighties! She rose to fame in the 1980’s and starred in movies such as Body Heat, Peggy Sue Got Married and The Virgin Suicides. However, you might also remember her from the famous sitcom Friends where she played Chandler’s cross-dressing father.
Obviously, you can tell a star has not aged well when she plays a cross-dressing man. Over the years, Turner has gained a lot of weight which significantly changed her appearance. How does Turner feel about her changed appearance? In a recent interview, she has said – “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].”
7 Kate Moss
The supermodel Kate Moss was a beautiful woman when she was young, even if she herself didn’t think so – “I wasn’t the prettiest girl in class. No breasts, short legs, gangly teeth. I didn’t think I was model material, that’s for sure.”
However, while Moss was hot when she was younger she is not so hot anymore. Moss led a wild life full of parties and drugs and unfortunately it is beginning to show on her face. In her book Champagne Supernovas the author Maureen Callahan writes about Moss’ and Johnny Depp’s love for drugs – “Both had ravenous appetites for alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sex.”
6 John Travolta
The American actor, dancer and singer John Travolta is an iconic actor. Travolta first rose to prominence in the 1970’s after starring in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. However, most of us probably know him from 1977 Saturday Night Fever, 1978 Grease, 1994 Pulp Fiction and 2007 Hairspray.
John Travolta has been regarded by many as a male sex symbol. What does Travolta think about that, you might wonder? Well, he loves the idea of it but has remained grounded about the whole thing, saying – “I love being regarded as a sex symbol, but I can’t take it too seriously.” It is a pity he did not age well.
5 Courtney Love
The singer and actress Courtney Love was once really hot – she was blonde and fit and had beautiful facial features. However, she has aged incredibly badly. Nowadays, Love looks rather rough and the reason behind that is her past addiction to drugs.
Love has once said in an interview that she has tried every single drug out there and that cocaine was by far the worst, which she compared to “evil coffee” – “I’ve tried every drug there is, and that’s one of the gnarliest ones. And you’re completely psychotic.”
Love has also said that she never wants to do drugs again – “Given what I’ve been through? I’d rather f*ckin’ die than do drugs.” It’s a pity Love can’t get her good looks back.
4 Joan Van Ark
The actress Joan Van Ark was once a beautiful woman. Nowadays she is probably best known for her role as Valene Ewing in two soap operas - Dallas and Knots Landing (Dallas’ spin-off). If you look at Van Ark’s photos today it becomes quite obvious that Van Ark had a fear of aging. After all, why else would she have gone under the knife so many times? The actress has not confessed the number of times she underwent plastic surgery procedures but it is pretty obvious that the number is a high one.
Van Ark has said in an interview that plastic surgery “is what’s expected in a way and we are going to live longer. I mean we are learning more and more how to take care of ourselves.” It doesn’t seem to us like Van Ark has taken very good care of herself to be honest.
3 Meg Ryan
Most of us probably know Meg Ryan from the famous movie When Harry Met Sally. Who can forget the iconic scene where Meg Ryan’s character, Sally Albright, decides to demonstrate Harry Burns (played by Billy Crystal) how easy it is to fake an orgasm while the two are eating lunch.
There is no denying that Ryan was a beautiful woman when she was younger. Unfortunately, she has not aged well. And just like many actresses before her, she has gone under the knife in an attempt to try and stop the aging process. Recently, she has had way too much plastic surgery which led to many comments – “She may have done too much. I think that’s why people are a little shocked because she doesn’t look like the Meg Ryan that we all love.”
The iconic singer Madonna is probably as famous today as she was back in the early 80’s. Madonna is currently 59 years old but it is obvious that she is trying to look younger. Of course, no one can deny that Madonna was good-looking when she was young but nowadays the singer is looking a little bit rough.
It is clear that Madonna is not aging well. Of course, no one wants to look old and Madonna is no exception. It is quite obvious that she underwent many plastic surgery procedures in the hopes of keeping her youthful appearance forever. Unfortunately, all her efforts were in vain.
1 Leonardo DiCaprio
Who doesn’t know the actor Leonardo DiCaprio? He is probably best known for his role in the epic romance Titanic. In fact, it was the role of Jack in Titanic that made DiCaprio famous worldwide. He later went on to star in films such as Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York and The Great Gatsby.
While Leonardo DiCaprio was a handsome young man, he is aging quickly and not very well. It seems that DiCaprio also has fear of aging as it is believed that he has gone under the knife on numerous occasions. Some believe that he has gotten botox injections, facelifts and nose jobs. Perhaps if DiCaprio has decided to age naturally he would look better.
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