Jamie Lee Curtis Disapproves Of Plastic Surgery For ‘Wiping Out Generations Of Beauty’

In a recent interview, Jamie Lee Curtis spoke out against plastic surgery once again.

By Paula Gallagher1 min read
shutterstock Jamie Lee Curtis Disapproves Of Plastic Surgery For ‘Wiping Out Generations Of Beauty’

In a September 29 interview with Fast Company, 62-year-old actress Jamie Lee Curtis voiced her disapproval of plastic surgery. She said, “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. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”

Her dislike of plastic surgery is founded on personal experience, “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now.”

This isn’t the first time Curtis has expressed her view on plastic surgery. In a 2002 interview with More, she said, “I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”

Curtis' plastic surgery experiences and her addiction journey spawned from the same incident. In a 2019 Variety interview, Curtis shared what got her started down that path: “I had a routine plastic surgery because of a cameraman. I naturally had puffy eyes. If you see photographs of me as a child, I look like I haven’t slept. I’ve just always been that person, and we were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene, and [the cameraman] said, ‘I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy.’ I was so mortified and so embarrassed and had just so much shame about it that after that movie, I went and had routine plastic surgery to remove the puffiness. They gave me Vicodin as a painkiller for something that wasn’t really painful.”

In looking back at her experiences with addiction and plastic surgery, Curtis has said, “I talked about addiction and substance abuse, plastic surgery – trying it, failing at it, hating it, thinking it's f**king charlatans, stealing your money. 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’.”