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Jamie Lee Curtis Warns People Not To ‘Mess With’ Their Faces

Samantha Franco
Photo Credit: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic / Getty Images

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has had a career spanning over 44 years. As she’s grown older, she has come to realize that she does not need to alter her appearance through surgery or injections to feel just as beautiful as she did when she was younger. She’s shared this realization, along with a warning to others.

Jamie Lee Curtis is officially ‘pro-aging’

Headshot of Jamie Lee Curtis with a yellow background
Jamie Lee Curtis attends the opening night premiere of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at The Paramount Theatre on March 11, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Photo Credit: Rich Fury / Getty Images for SXSW)

63-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis has officially declared herself “pro-aging,” which might sound easy enough but can actually be quite difficult for someone as famous and as in the public eye as Curtis is. Despite Hollywood’s strict beauty standards, Curtis is taking a stand to allow herself to age naturally.

She explained that it took her a while to become comfortable with who she is. She said, “I am the short haired woman, who wears glasses and monochrome, and I have a very clear idea of who I am. I have tried to find my own mind and finding my own mind has taken a while… I’m open, I’m curious and I’m not afraid to say I’m wrong.”

She has gotten work done herself

Headshot of a young Jamie Lee Curtis with his hands on her head in a red turtleneck
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis poses for a portrait in December 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Donaldson Collection / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

As a piece of advice to her two daughters, Annie (35) and Ruby (26), Curtis warned them, “Don’t mess with your face.” It is quite a blunt statement, but Curtis is warning her children based on her own personal experience.

“I did plastic surgery,” Curtis explained. “I put Botox in my head. Does Botox make the big wrinkle go away? Yes. But then you look like a plastic figurine.” She considers doesn’t consider that a good look and wants people to realize they don’t need to make changes to their faces as they age.

The negative effects of beauty expectations

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Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for dcp)

When Curtis underwent plastic surgery, she, unfortunately, suffered negative consequences. “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work,” she said. “It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now.” She is not ashamed of what happened to her and uses her experience to help other women.

Curtis previously 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.”

She just wants her children to be satisfied

Jamie Lee Curtis with her daughters on either side
US actress Jamie Lee Curtis (C) and daughters Annie Guest (R) and Ruby Guest arrive for the premiere of “Halloween Ends” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on October 11, 2022. (Photo Credit: MICHAEL TRAN / AFP / Getty Images)

Curtis hopes that her own experience with plastic surgery will help women to realize that there is more to life than physical beauty and that they shouldn’t fixate on their looks as they age.”Walk a mile in my shoes,” Curtis said. “I have done it. It did not work. And all I see is people now focusing their life on that.”

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For her own daughters, Curtis just wants them to feel that whatever they do in life, they have made a positive impact. “I want them to be satisfied,” she said. “I want them to feel that what they’re doing matters, that what they’re doing has value.”

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!