Celebrity Botox: Who's had it, who hasn't?
Real Beauty News on 13 May 2008 at 3:36pm
We probably all have our own opinions of Botox, the product of choice for many women (and men!) who want a little help with the wrinkles. However, what do celebrities have to say? Here's five celebrities who've weighed in lately on the question of Botox: will they, or won't they?
Botox and Sandra Bullock
Rumors have been flying around the Web about Sandra Bullock and Botox: has she, or hasn't she, had some? Most folks are weighing in on the side of "oh, yeah!" seeing as Miss Bullock's face hasn't changed for twenty years. On the other hand, she could just have really, REALLY good genes. Well, that and a deal with Satan to keep her skin looking like she's 18. Either way, I want it.
Botox and Linda Evangelista
Next, we have the lovely Linda Evangelista, former supermodel. I personally will always remember her as one of the ladies in that George Micheal video....you know the one, right? Anyway, here's what Linda has to say about Botox:
I'm pro-cosmetic procedure. I use Botox, and I'm not afraid to say it, though I do like to keep some movement in my face. I see David Orentreich in New York and Karyn Grossman in Los Angeles. And I do Thermage, a treatment to stimulate your collagen. I admit to that. For me, it's just for enhancement, like hair color or makeup or any other tricks you can do to make yourself feel better." -
All righty then! Well, nothing wrong with that. Next, we have Jamie Lee Curtis, who most folks (well, at least the guys) will remember for her striptease in "True Lies".
Botox and Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee recently posed topless (!) in AARP magazine, so she OBVIOUSLY is aging quite gracefully. Here's what she had to say about aging and body image:
“There’s a reality to the way I look without my clothes on,” she says. “I don’t have great thighs. I have very big breasts and a soft, fatty little tummy. And I’ve got back fat. People assume that I’m walking around in little spaghetti-strap dresses. It’s insidious — Glam Jamie, the Perfect Jamie, the great figure, blah, blah, blah. And I don’t want the unsuspecting 40-year-old women of the world to think that I’ve got it going on. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.” - source
I love Jamie Lee, and I am glad that she's a proponent of loving yourself the way you are. I don't hear her saying that Botox and other beauty procedures are bad, necessarily - just that it's not the route she's chosen to go.
Botox and Susan Sarandon
Unlike Jamie Lee Curtis, Susan Sarandon is VERY outspoken on Botox. Here's what she had to say recently:
“You can see I haven’t had Botox or these lines wouldn’t be here, but when you do that it becomes very mask like and that frightens me. I have an advantage if I’m the only one that actually looks 60, then I’ll get all those parts because there won’t be any actresses that look 60 around.” - source
Interesting. She's right, kind of; I know that there definitely are women who go WAYYYY overboard with the Botox (Lisa Marie Presley, I'm talking to you!) but just like with anything else, Botox and other beauty procedures used in moderation can be good.
What do you think?
To be honest, I have mixed feelings on Botox. I have no problems with other people getting it, but anything that has to do with a needle pretty much will get a big NO in my book. How about you? What do you think of Botox?