For many celebrities, finding the Fountain of Youth under a plastic surgeon’s knife is their go-to strategy to stay young and relevant in the industry. But not all stars agree that messing with natural looks is the right way to go about aging.
For Meryl Streep, it’s all about embracing aging and change, while Pink enjoys the fact that her kids have her nose and the lines around her mouth are from years of laughter. They’re not the only Hollywood A-listers, though. Keep clicking and see who else has said no to a surgical Fountain of Youth.
Julia Roberts Wants Her Face To Tell A Story
For Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts, cosmetic surgery takes away facial expression, something she very much wants to have later in life. The actress wants her face to tell a story and not one that says she goes to a plastic surgeon for some tune-ups every so once in a while.
Robert’s told Elle, “I want my kids to know when I’m [mad], when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story … and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office. By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift.”
Meryl Streep Is All About Embracing Old Age
For an Academy Award-winning actress, staying young and on top of their game would most likely be the most important thing, right? Wrong! For Meryl Streep, embracing old age is way more preferable than staying young with the help of plastic surgery.
During an interview with Good Housekeeping, the actress explained her stance on plastic surgery, saying, “When I see it in people I meet, it’s like an interruption in communication with them…I just don’t get it. You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.”
Julianne Moore Thinks Plastic Surgery Looks Off
Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore is one of those people blessed with good genes, aging beyond gracefully to the point of looking youthful. It might be one reason why the actress has said no to plastic surgery throughout the years. But, according to Moore, that isn’t why she’s forgone the knife.
In truth, she thinks plastic surgery makes people look weird. During an interview with Allure, the Oscar winner said, “I hate to condemn people for doing it, but I don’t believe it makes people look better…When you look at somebody who’s had their face altered in some way, it just looks weird.”
Emma Thompson Doesn’t Think It’s Normal
As one of Britain’s most acclaimed actresses, it’s amazing how Emma Thompson has steered clear of plastic surgery all of these years, especially with the industry’s pressure to stay youthful. As it turns out, the actress actually has a very solid stance on surgery — she thinks it’s unnatural. During an interview with Hello Magazine, Thompson got very candid on her stance.
She said, “It’s mad. It’s not a normal thing to do, and the culture that we’ve created that says it’s normal is not normal. It’s chronically unhealthy, and there’s this very serious side to all of that because we’re going to end up with this sort of ‘super-culture’…”
Salma Hayek Doesn’t Understand Cosmetic Surgery
When one is as beautiful as actress Salma Hayek, it’s probably not the hardest thing in the world to say no to cosmetic surgery. That’s most likely why she’s never gone under the knife for facial injections. In fact, Hayek doesn’t really understand the purpose of plastic surgery, especially in young girls.
Hayek told InStyle about her stance on surgeries, stating, “No surgical tweaks. No Botox either. I think it is terrible, these girls in their late 20s injecting their faces and lips. One told me, ‘If I kill my muscles now, I’ll never get wrinkles.’ Can you imagine?”
Pink Doesn’t Like When People’s Faces Don’t Move
She’ll cut, color, and change her hair, but Pink can’t get behind the plastic surgery craze. The pop singer likes how she “has her kids’ nose” and that the lines on her face are from years of laughter. And while those are both great reasons not to go under the knife, Pink’s main reason is facial movement.
On her Twitter, Pink wrote, “Continued note to self: Every once in a while you consider altering your face, and then you watch a show where you want to see what the person is feeling… and their face doesn’t move. I cannot get behind it. I just can’t.”
Andie MacDowell Doesn’t See A Need For A Surgical Touch Up
Actress Andie MacDowell has been the face of L’Oreal Paris for 30 years, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about taking care of her skin. And, no, that doesn’t mean going under the knife or getting injections of any kind. In fact, MacDowell enjoys showing the public something that hasn’t been “retouched,” her face.
On Good Morning America, the actress said, “I think it’s nice to tell the public, you know, ‘Here’s something that hasn’t been retouched…My face is my face, and, you know, at this point, I don’t see any need. I’m kind of fine with where I am.”
Amanda Peet Wants To Be A Good Influence To Her Girls
For a lot of parents, being a good influence for their children is the main priority. It’s actually one reason why actress Amanda Peet forgoes doing anything substantially altering to her face; she doesn’t want her actions to impact her daughters’ thoughts on beauty.
During an interview on SiriusXM’s Conversations with Maria Menounos, Peet explained her reasoning, saying, “I’ve never gotten Botox or fillers. I think it has a lot to do with having two girls…I’ve certainly spent a lot of time and money doing other stuff, and I certainly am vain!”
Kate Winslet Doesn’t Want To Freeze Her Face
Kate Winslet is one of those actresses that is very open about her anti-cosmetic surgery views. She chalks it up to how she was raised and her morals when it comes to the idea of natural beauty, i.e., not fillers, lip injections, or lifts that’ll freeze her face.
During an interview with The Telegraph, the actress took a deep-dive into her views, saying, “It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I will never give in. I am an actress; I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.”
Halle Berry Wants To Age And Look Like An Older Her
Halle Berry is real when it comes to the pressures of plastic surgery in the entertainment industry. For Berry, though, she wants nothing more than to grow-up to look like an older version of herself and not a plastic surgery version.
While talking to Yahoo! Beauty, the actress said, “I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does… Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us … I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”
Plastic Surgery Isn’t For Jodie Foster
Some people might be whole-heartedly against plastic surgery, but Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster isn’t necessarily one of them. While she doesn’t like the idea of going under the knife herself, Foster has nothing against surgery for other people. It’s just that she doesn’t want a botched job!
While talking with More Magazine, Foster said, “I don’t have anything against it for other people. Whatever they want to do, I’m fine with it. For me, it’s really a self-image thing. Like, I’d rather have somebody go, ‘Wow, that girl has a bad nose’ than, ‘Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.'”
Dame Judi Dench Thinks She’s Too Old
If there is one person in Hollywood that has aged beyond gracefully, it’s Dame Judi Dench. The seven-time Academy Award-nominee has been in the industry since the late ’50s and has never once gone under the knife. Now, she thinks she’s too old to be messing with her face.
Interestingly, the actress has thought about plastic surgery once or twice throughout her career. Alas, she is now in a pretty solid anti-surgical procedures position. Honestly, she wouldn’t look the same without her saucy wrinkles and laugh and smile lines.
Rachel Hunter Was Once Pro-Cosmetic Surgery
In the modeling industry, looks are everything. That’s why after over 30 years in the industry Rachel Hunter felt pressured to look fresh and young. But the once-pro surgery model has since switched her tune when it comes to beauty, something she credits the people she’s met on her Tour of Beauty show.
During an interview with People, Hunter explained her change of heart, saying, “You fall in love with these people and you get to walk in their shoes just for a moment. I went from wanting it [plastic surgery] to absolutely no longer wanting it. I want to like who looks back at me in the mirror.”
Diane Keaton Doesn’t Think There’s An Escape From Aging
Academy Award-winning Annie Hall actress Diane Keaton doesn’t think there is any escape from aging, even with the advancements of plastic surgery. In that respect, the actress has opted to forego the knife and age just as nature intended, without fillers and injections.
When Page Six asked about her stance on cosmetic surgery, Keaton had a stellar response, saying, “My feeling is that everybody has their hands and their hands are always at the face, so if the hands don’t match the face, it’s a little weird. My hands are the hands of the age I am. They’ve been through a lot, and they look like it!”
Jennifer Aniston’s Face Is 100% Hers
Jennifer Aniston’s beauty has been under speculation for quite some time. But, to a lot of people’s disbelief, the actress is actually just that naturally beautiful! She hasn’t had had any cosmetic surgeries done to her face, thinking it makes a person seem insecure in their own skin.
During an interview with InStyle, Aniston set the record straight, saying, “I am grateful to learn from [others] mistakes because I am not injecting into my face…I see them, and my heart breaks…They are trying to stop the clock, and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age.”
Brooke Shields Is Afraid To Get Plastic Surgery
When you’re as good-looking as Brooke Shields, there’s definitely a conversation or ten to be had before going under the knife and committing to plastic surgery. For Shields, though, it wasn’t even a conversation since she is afraid of the concept!
During an interview with Andy Cohen, Shields admitted to her fear, saying, “I’m afraid of it. But I also want to [do] everything I can to just look my best and feel my best.” For the model, feeling her best comes from a non-invasive body contouring treatment called WarmSculpting, a system that eliminates fat cells. Besides, she’s afraid surgery would have her looking like the Joker!
Rachel Weisz Is Anti-Knife
Joining Kate Winslet and Dame Judi Dench as a British actress who says no to cosmetic and plastic surgery is Rachel Weisz. The Black Widow actress has mentioned her distaste for face alterations a few times, especially if it has to do with a knife.
The three actresses have actually bonded over their stance on cosmetic surgery, forming what they call “The British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.” For Weisz, it’s all about aging gracefully and taking care of her skin and body as she gets older.
Brigitte Bardot Would Rather Spend Her Money Elsewhere
French actress Brigitte Bardot was one of the biggest bombshells throughout the 1950s and 1960s. With her large pouty mouth, long blonde hair, and wide blue eyes, Bardot’s looks were the envy of more than one lady. Unlike other beauty symbols, though, Bardot has decided to let mother nature take its course.
Through the years, Bardot has refused plastic surgery, opting to use her money in other ways. One of the main investments in Bardot’s life is actually animal welfare, using her industry money to promote animal rights and activism.
Isabella Rossellini Can’t Justify Botox And Eating Organic
As a model for the cosmetic brand Lancôme, Isabella Rossellini somehow got away with never going under a plastic surgeon’s knife, syringe, or other surgery apparatus. But, there is a reason for it. According to Rossellini, she is very afraid of “operations” of any kind, and she can’t justify getting Botox when she eats organic.
During an interview with Daily Mail, Rossellini said, “I eat organic food not to look younger, but to preserve my health…I cannot reconcile eating organic food and doing Botox. Some of my friends do yoga, eat organic, avoid alcohol, but they do Botox. I say, ‘how can you live with that? It’s a total contradiction!’”
Sigourney Weaver Wants To Look Like She’s Lived
While Alien actress Sigourney Weaver isn’t a fan of plastic surgery for herself, she believes everyone should be entitled to what makes them feel good, confident, and secure in their own skin. For her, that’s aging gracefully with a face that has lines, wisdom, and a lot of good stories to tell.
During an interview with the Independent, Weaver spoke about cosmetic procedures, saying, “Why would you want to look like you haven’t lived? Why would you want your face to be frozen? I don’t get it. On the other hand, I think every woman should do what makes them feel right.”