We are constantly reminded of beauty standards and the importance of staying young because they are so common in our time. Our culture’s focus on how things look has an effect on all of us, whether we are famous or not. But there are some well-known women who say they will never change their looks, no matter how much pressure they get. They even use their fame and visibility to talk about how important it is to age gracefully and be proud of your own unique qualities instead of getting plastic surgery.

 

Emma Thompson




Even though she is 63 years old, the actress knows that women are still expected to look a certain way. She explained,

Nothing has changed in the dreadful demands made upon women in the real world but also in acting.

On the other hand, Thompson is very against having surgery to make herself look better. She noted,

Why would you do that to yourself, I simply don’t understand.

The two-time Oscar winner went on to say that changing yourself to “avoid” aging, which is a natural process, is a form of “collective psychosis.” She added,

I really do think it’s a very strange thing to do.

 

Lea Michele

The actress, who is now 36 years old, started working as an actress when she was very young. When she was 13, managers and agents told her she should get a nose job. They told her that she would need one if she ever wanted to be on TV or on the cover of a magazine.

On the other hand, celebrities have always been against getting rhinoplasty. Because of this, she became one of the main characters in the TV show Glee. She even says that her unique nose was a reason why she was chosen to play Rachel. Michele explained,

’I wanted to look at my face and have it be my face.

She added,

Maybe if I had looked different, I wouldn’t have gotten the job.

 

Kate Winslet

The actress, who is now 47 years old, said that getting plastic surgery goes against both the values that her parents taught her and what she thinks of as “natural beauty.” Winslet insists,

I will never give in.

Moreover, she explained,

I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.

 

Meryl Streep

The 73-year-old actress made this comment about her contemporaries who have had plastic surgery:

When I see it in people I meet, it’s like an interruption in communication with them.

She also said that it’s bad for an actor because it’s like wearing a veil.

Streep thinks that getting older is a gift that should be welcomed with excitement and gratitude. She said this in response to a question about how many people in the industry have gone on to become plastic surgeons:

I just don’t get it. You have to embrace getting older.

 

Kristen Stewart

The actress, who is 32 years old, is adamant that she will not get plastic surgery to change anything about her appearance. She insists,

No, never. Never. I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything.

Stewart admitted,

Maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don’t want to change anything about myself.

She then added,

I think the women who do are losing their minds. It’s vandalism.

 

Jodie Foster

The actress, who has been in the entertainment business since she was very young, has always thought that people shouldn’t get plastic surgery. Even though she is getting older, it seems like she has not changed her mind. When asked if she ever thinks about doing something about her crow’s feet, Foster said the following:

It’s not my thing.

But she also added,

I don’t have anything against it for other people.

Foster also gave the following explanation when talking about how her nose looks different:

I’d rather have somebody go, ’Wow, that girl has a bad nose,’ than ’Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.

 

Drew Barrymore

Even though she has been in the public eye for decades and is now 47 years old, she has never given in to pressure to get work done. She noted,

I’ve never messed with my face.

She explained further,

I don’t want to fight nature.

Drew added,

I’m raising 2 daughters, and we were raised in an industry where it was desired to drink off the fountain of youth, and I just never subscribed to it.

Barrymore shared,

We’re going to age, things are going to go south, and it’s okay, it’s a part of life.

 

Barbra Streisand

The famous person is now 80 years old, but she has kept her famous nose. She has never given in to pressure to change it. On the other hand, she said that she would have had plastic surgery when she was younger if she had known that the results would have been good. Streisand explained,

I didn’t trust anyone enough to fix it. If I could do it myself with a mirror, I would straighten my nose.

But as time went on, the singer learned to love her unique nose, and she even says that it was a big part of her success. In fact, she thinks that the way her septum is shaped is what gives her voice its unique quality, and she has even said as much:

If I ever had my nose fixed, it would ruin my career.

Streisand has grown to like all of her unique qualities and is very proud of the fact that she has kept them. She once explained,

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.

 

Do you agree with what these well-known women say about plastic surgery? Do you think that we shouldn’t change the things that make us unique, even if they don’t fit today’s standards of beauty?