Pressure to break the knife is a given in beauty- and youth-obsessed Hollywood, but some actors are taking a stand against tinkering with their faces.
While a number of big names have tried Botox and fillers but have regretted the decision, others have yet to give anti-aging injections a go. Here are 32 celebrities who have taken a stand against filling their famous faces.
Drew Barrymore is a well-known actor.
During a 2021 episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress said, "I have never done anything to my face," and she would like to try not to. "Never say never."
The Never Been Kissed star said she rather avoid injectables entirely than risk becoming hooked.
Im a highly addictive individual, as I do one injection, I'll look like Jocelyn Wildenstein by Friday, according to Barrymore, referring to the socialite famous for her many cosmetic surgeries.
Were gonna age, things will go south, and its okay and its a part of life, and I feel more human and more vulnerable every year of my life, but I also know how to appreciate each year more and more.
Cameron Diaz has taken to the streets of London to enjoy his food.
Barrymore's Charlies Angels co-star once dabbled in injectables, but was not a fan.
Ive tried [Botox] before, where it was just a tiny bit of something. It changed my face in a weird way that I was like, No, I dont want to be like that. In 2014, Diaz told Entertainment Tonight that she doesn't want to be like that.
I prefer to see my face deteriorating rather than a face that does not belong to me at all.
Jennifer Lopez is a model and actress.
Im real, indeed: The pop icon has repeatedly denied using injectables to reduce wrinkles, instead blaming her seemingly ageless complexion to SPF and, interestingly enough, olive oil.
During a Zoom chat to discuss her skincare brand, the JLo Beauty founder told editors that she has never had Botox. I am not a fan of that. It's just not my thing. Im not saying one day I'll, but I haven't yet.
Lopez mentioned that an ex-boyfriend attempted to sway her to drop the needle earlier in her career.
[His dermatologist] said, Did you know you have a small line right here? I should start Botox. I mean, I had to be 23 years old, right? And I was like, Im going to pass, the superstar said.
If I had started Botox at the age of 23, I would be a completely different person today.
Paulina Porizkova is a Russian journalist.
Everything I do is non-invasive and its incredibly subtle. The ones I prefer are those that leave you looking like you've been mauled by a bear, according to the supermodel in 2021, adding that while she likes lasers, she has never tried Botox or fillers.
Porizkova is a professional skincare artist, but she knows better than to expect costly goods to turn the clock back.
She said that cosmetics and skin treatments will not enact plastic surgery on you. It's not like you'll use them and youre going to look 20 years younger. It's not only unfavorable, but it's also impossible.
Jennifer Garner has been a model for over a decade.
The Alias actress shared her top beauty advice in a 2022 Harpers Bazaar interview: Look at the mirror less and be cautious when it comes to injecting anything into your face. Be very, very very cautious and wait as long as possible before adding anything.
Garner said that people might be less likely to prefer their appearances overall.
She advised people to look at their faces less frequently, obsess less, and look toward the rest of the world to see what you might be spending your time on instead. It doesnt do you any good if you look at things differently.
Kristin Cavallari is a professional massager.
At, say, age 22, people began asking me if I had Botox during interviews. And I was so confused, the Laguna Beach alum told Page Six Style in 2021.
I have fine lines on my face. I dont care. Im quite expressive. I like that my face moves. Im not comparing Botox or fillers; they are all good for you. I just think that for me and my life, it's not for me. They're scaring me, to be honest. We should embrace aging!
Halle Berry is a well-known actress.
In a 2015 Yahoo! Beauty interview, the Monsters Ball beauty admitted to feeling pressure to undergo plastic surgery.
I wont lie and say that those things dont cross my mind, because someone is always recommending it to me, according to a woman. If you just did a little bit of this and that, and raised this up, then this would be a little bit better. It's almost like a crack that people are attempting to push on you. That's what I'm feeling.
Berry, when you see everyone around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, Do I have to do the same thing to stay alive in this business?
The actress said she keeps herself grounded by reaffirming that beauty is truly what beauty is.
She said that ageing is natural, and that's going to happen to all of us. I just want to always look like myself, even if that's an older version of myself. I believe that when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become someone else in a way.
Kim Kardashian is a model and actress.
In a 2022 Allure interview, the Skims founder admitted to using a little bit of Botox, but she insists the cosmetic tweaking goes beyond that.
Kardashian said there is no filler. I have never filled my cheeks. I have never filled my lips.
Khloe Kardashian is a model and actress.
Although Kims sisters' changing appearance has long been a hot topic, the Good American co-founder said she's had bad experience with fillers in the past and decided to abandon them.
[Fillers] did not work for me. I was so crazy I went to have everything dissolve like three times, she said on Kocktails With Khloe in 2016, adding, My face was so fked.
Kardashians have been open about getting a nose job My only regret is that I didnt do it sooner, but she said in 2022 that she is not a Botox fan.
During the 2021 Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion special, she admitted that she hasn't responded positively to Botox.
Julianne Moore has released a statement on her condition.
Oscar nominee claims she has never touched Botox and has no intentions to do so in the future.
I hate to chastise people for doing it, but I do believe it improves their appearance, as Moore explained to Allure in 2010. I think it just makes them appear like they had something done to their face.
Nicole Kidman is a British actress.
The Big Little Lies beauty said in a 2011 interview with TV Movie, a German magazine, she tried Botox but rejected it after being disappointed with the results.
After she said her face looked fine, she said my face didn't like it. Now that I don't use it anymore, I can move my forehead again!
Kate Beckinsale is a British actress.
The Underworld actress has stated that she is pissed off by people who assume she will get Botox, and she will not do anything about it in 2021. Im not against people having it, it's just a given that I've had it.
Beckinsale has stated that she likes PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facials, which use a person's own blood to rejuvenate the skin, as well as skincare that uses scorpion venom, but she is afraid to paralyze her face with injectables.
My mum's voice is always in my head, loud at all times. She is adamant against having a facial, and she always looks so beautiful and beautiful, I've promised you! Never do that.
Courteney Cox is a professional basketball player.
Friends' favorite is one of many actors who regretted getting work done, telling NewBeauty in 2017 that she once visited doctor after doctor in search of the fountain of youth.
Youre layered and layered and layered. You have no clue because it all happens slowly until you realize, Oh st, this doesnt look right, according to Cox. And in pictures, it's worse than in real life, and my friend was like, Whoa, no more!
The star of Scream decided to make a change after realizing she no longer looked like herself.
Ive had all of my fillers removed. Im as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like myself, she said, adding that she is now committed to aging naturally.
Everything will change. Everything will fall. I was attempting to make it not disappear, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin. These arent wrinkles, they are smile lines. I have had to learn to accept that fillers are not my friend.
Jennifer Aniston is a model.
In 2014, Coxs Friends' co-star stated that she believes in no-tox. It absolutely distorts peoples faces and you end up having the opposite effect. You look older, in my opinion, when you can't move and don't allow your natural expressions to have their way.
Kate Winslet is a British actress.
In 2011, the Titanic star told the Telegraph that shell never gives in to pressure to go under the knife.
Winslet said, "I do not want to freeze the expression of my face." It goes against my values, my parents' ways of raising me, and what I consider natural beauty."
Salma Hayek is a British author.
In 2017, the Frida actress stated that she doesn't believe in Botox because her face doesn't move, and that it's something you have to do for the rest of your life, increasing and increasing every time.
I am not interested in things short term, but rather in long term. If there was something you could do that would keep you looking great, I would do it. But I want to be a lovely lady when I'm 70.
Hayek, who has reacted angrily to trolls for suggesting she had anti-aging medication, said to ET that she was so excited to try Botox as a way to get herself in character for her role as makeup mogul Claire Luna in the 2020 movie Like a Boss. Despite her back-to-back filming schedule, she was unable to follow through.
She told the outlet that maybe everything is going to be perfect. Maybe I would have become addicted to it or something.
Stevie Nicks is a singer-songwriter.
The Fleetwood Mac vocalist has taken perhaps the most forceful anti-injectable rhetoric of any celebrity.
Botox only makes you appear like you're in a satanic cult, according to the Guardian in 2020.
I had it once, and it ruined my face for four months. I would look in the mirror and try and raise my eyebrow and say, Oh, there you are, Satans angry daughter. Never again.
Julia Roberts is an actress.
It's unfortunate that we live in such a dreadful, dysmorphic society where women never get to see what they'll look like as older people. Before I begin cleaning the slates, the Erin Brockovich beauty said to Elle in 2010.
I want my kids to know when I'm angry, when Im happy, and when I'm confused. Your face tells a story, and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office.
Emma Thompson is a British actress.
In a 2014 interview with Hello!, the British icon spoke openly about Botox and injectables, describing the constant pressure to undergo cosmetic procedures as a psychotic state.
She said it's a stupid thing to do. It's not a normal thing to do, and the culture that we've created that says it's normal, is not normal.
Thompson, why do people ask people to remove their skin and place things into their bodies? What is that, and what are we doing to ourselves? It's chronically unhealthy.
Angelina Jolie is a model and actress.
I haven't had anything done yet, and I doubt I will. However, if it makes someone happy, then that's up to them. The Maleficent started the Daily Mail in 2010.
Im not in the skin of someone else to know what makes them feel better about themselves, but I plan to do it myself.
Philipps is a busy man.
During an appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcastin 2022, people have accused me of work, before revealing that she had no Botox or fillers.
The Freaks and Geeks star continued, saying that her own face appeared totally different when she was a kid, but she changed as she grew older, increased her exercise, and weighed more.
My only suggestion to 23-year-olds is to be calm. Your face is going to change you lose the baby fat, Philipps concluded.
Simon Cowell is a well-known author.
The creator of X Factor and Americas Got Talent was once all about injectables, but he has since realized the error of his ways.
There was a point where I may have gone a bit too far. I saw a picture of me from before the other day, and did not recognize it as me first of all, he told The Sun in 2022, adding that he looked like something out of a horror film.
Cowell continued, "Enough was enough." There is no filler in my face anymore. Zero.
Bethenny Frankel is a writer who specializes in music.
Frankel may no longer be a Real Housewife, but she's still keeping it real.
In 2020, she wrote on her Instagram Stories that she has no filler. Look at my mouth. These lips do not lie.
The founder of Skinnygirl shared a makeup-free, unedited selfie, writing, and more. The more I see photos on social media that are filtered, contoured, eyelashed, extensioned, and retouched, the more important it is to post #nofilter, real, everyday photos.
Shannen Doherty is a model and actress.
In a candidInstagram post in 2021, the Beverly Hills and 90210 star talked about showbiz beauty standards, writing, and watching movies tonight, and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to. Women who embrace their faces and all of the learning they learned.
Doherty, I have lived. I love that Ive lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived a lot yes, cancer but more than that, I am still alive. Finally. Done with the perception magazines and Hollywood try to make us in to [sic].
The actress concluded by pleading for more natural beauty in the entertainment industry: I want to see women like me. Women like us.
In 2020, the singer of So What posted a letter to herself on Twitter, stating that she is getting older but committed to AGE THE OL FASHIONED WAY.
Every once in a while, you consider changing your face, and then you watch a documentary in which you want to see what the person is feeling, but their face doesn't move. Im cannot get behind it. I just can't, she said, adding that I want my children to see how I look when I'm angry.
Meryl Streep is a famous actress.
Streep said in a 2009 interview with Vanity Fair that she is strongly against getting Botox or any cosmetic surgery.
She explained that when I see it in people she meets it's like an interruption in communication with them. It's like a flag in front of the view, and for an actor, it's not a good thing.
Olivia Wilde is a British actress.
The director of Booksmart said she cant get down with injectables while talking with Byrdie.
I am not interested in plastic surgery, which I would classify as a beauty trend. Botox makes everyone look like a wax candle, kind of like Madame Tussaud's weirdness. I cant stand it, said Wilde.
I mean, I dont want to be judgmental, but at the moment, I am averse to a beauty trend.
Amanda Peet is a freelance writer.
On SiriusXMs Conversations withMaria Menounos in 2016, the star said, "Ive never received Botox or fillers."
Peet, I've certainly spent a lot of time and money on other things, and I'm certainly vain and it's hypocritical, adding that she's had facials and laser treatments, but that plastic surgery is probably off the table.
Maybe I'm afraid. I'm afraid it's like I've never used cocaine, either!
Bella Hadid is an actress.
In 2022, the supermodel told Vogue that her face is non-filler-free.
Because of a photo of me as a teenager looking puffy, people think I fked with my face fully. Im pretty sure you dont look the same today as you did at 13, right? she told the magazine, adding, I have never used filler. Lets put an end to that. I have no problem with it, but it isn't for me.
Hadid admitted to having a nose job when she was 14, but she regrets it.
She told Vogue that she wish I had kept my grandparents' nose. I believe I would have developed into it.
Jamie Lee Curtis is a British actress.
In a 2021 interview, the Halloween icon urged people to avoid using the knife.
Curtistold Fast Company believes that the current use of fillers and procedures, as well as our obsession with filtering, are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you will never recover it.
In 1989, an actress learned the lesson firsthand as she received painkillers following a cosmetic procedure, and developed a years-long opioid dependency.
I tried plastic surgery and it failed. Vicodin made me addicted. Curtis said he's 22 years old.
Emilia Clarke is a British actress.
A Game of Thrones beauty once shut down a facialist who informed her that she needed fillers when she was 28 years old.
Clarke told Elle UK that I showed her the door. I was literally like, get out. Her exact words were: Then, you can restore your face.
I've added the actress, because I work in an industry where I have to move my face, and I have to be expressive, and when you light filler, you look shiny and strange.
Clarke said that although she has never received Botox (and is wary to give it a try) she isnt ruled out the procedure in the future.
Tina Fey is a model and actress.
The 30 Rock funnywoman toldInStyle that she does not use Botox or any of that stuff, and I do hope I will never use them again. Im just going to continue to use firming creams and try to bring back hats with chin straps.