6 Celebrities Who Say No to the Scalpel

Jennifer Galvan

by Jennifer Galvan | August 19, 2011 @ 08:00AM

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In a day when many of us are concerned with maintaining our youthful look, oftentimes at any cost, there are still a few women out there who are embracing their aging appearance. And not just your mom, but some rather big names in Hollywood have voiced their thoughts on plastic surgery. The following leading ladies include the recently formed “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League” and a few of our own favorite US actresses:

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

At 35, she believes in aging naturally and has fully embraced those fine lines and wrinkles that time has provided. Winslet has been reported to state, “I am an actress. I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.”

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Although she is still stunning at 41, Weisz isn’t letting the Hollywood pressure get to her. She says that “People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful.”

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

A brilliant actress and beautiful at 52 years of age, Thompson is quite content with her appearance and doesn’t mind showing her true age. “I’m not fiddling about with myself. We're in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60,” Thompson has said.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Another Hollywood heavy weight, 60 year old Streep has turned her aging appearance into gold, allowing her partake in a variety of roles as she refuses plastic surgery to preserve her youth. She states, “I think people look funny when they freeze their faces. In Los Angeles there's a lot of that. I pick up on the part that doesn't move on a face. I'm immediately drawn to it and that is the opposite of what you're intending.”

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

From battling Aliens to being a Heartbreaker, this Hollywood legend has managed to remain beautiful without the help of a plastic surgery. Weaver, who is 61, has said, “Actors’ faces have to move. I do think life should put lines on your face, or you’re not getting out enough.”

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Though not looking like it, Keaton is 65 and believes in remaining true to herself. When asked if she’s ever had plastic surgery, she says, “Oh, no. I've never. I haven't done anything ... But hey, getting old is hard. And you want to be attractive. But on the other hand, I've very interested in the idea of trying to hang in with authenticity in that regard.”

With examples of both ends of the spectrum, including those who have gone a bit overboard with plastic surgery (Mary Tyler Moore and Melanie Griffith, for instance), it becomes hard for us to think about what’s best. To cut, or not to cut? Being at an age where I’m just now starting to look at my own aging features, I must admit that the thought of undergoing a rejuvenating procedure has crossed my mind. I’ve been lucky to see my parents age quite well and don’t have a huge fear of prematurely aging – but I still wonder what a little Botox would do for those pesky forehead lines!

In the end, it all comes down to how YOU feel about your looks. These beauties look stunning and appear to be aging quite well; it’s no wonder why they choose not to undergo a procedure. However, I offer one piece of advice for those who are considering surgery – practice moderation. The goal is to look natural and not completely “done” after your surgery.

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