At 62, the renowned actress claims that interventions “are wiping out generations of beauty.” For her, keeping her gray hair and wrinkled face “is great.”
When it comes to giving her opinion, Jamie Lee Curtis doesn’t hold back on commenting what she thinks is right and wrong. At 62 years old, the actress already looks at life with an insightful perspective and tries to deliver messages that can serve future generations, especially for situations that she’s lived through herself, specifically with plastic surgeries.
At the age of 20, Curtis underwent plastic surgery after a cameraman criticized her for having “puffy eyes”. Her intervention led to a 10-year addiction to painkillers from which she has been sober for more than 20 years. That’s why the actress always has something to say about surgical treatments, especially in this generation among which it has become very popular.
In an interview with Fast Company, Curtis once again called into question the unrealistic beauty standards as well as the cosmetic procedures many young women undergo to achieve it:
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty,” said the Knives Out actress. “Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back,” she added.
In addition to that plastic surgery she regrets, Curtis has been open about the many different types of procedures she’s been exposed to in the past: “I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it,” she told More in 2002. “It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”
However, two decades after her interview with More, the actress still hasn’t changed her mind about the procedures and again stated the same thing: “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work,” she continued in the Fast Company article. She also mentioned that the procedures “got me addicted to Vicodin,” a fact she has addressed in the past.
These days, Jamie Lee Curtis lets herself be seen just the way she is and hasn’t undergone any new treatments and doesn’t even dye her gray hair: “I would hope a young person would look at me with my grey hair and wrinkly face and say, ‘That’s cool that you are who you are,’” Curtis told Glamour UK in 2019.