It was the Seinfeld show that brought the talents of Julia Louis-Dreyfus to the forefront. Her role as Elaine, the only female in the male entourage that consisted of Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards, gave her some of the best lines for a female comic on television. She was able to be sexy, smart, and vulnerable. But above all, she was funny.
Julia started out on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the show from 1982 to 1985. In 1990 she began her stint as Elaine Benes and was on the show until it ended in 1998. After that she had her own sitcom called The New Adventures of the Old Christine, and more recently, she plays the leading role in the HBO series Veep.
Dreyfus is married to fellow comedian and Saturday Night Live alumnus Brad Hall. The two have been married since 1987 and have two children. It is Brad’s take on plastic surgery that has influenced her to not have any procedures done. She said in a recent interview that her husband likes her just the way she is.
Julia does not look like she has had any surgical alterations of any kind. You can look at pictures of her before and after and she is one of the few celebrities who look the same. She does have her views on plastic surgery. First of all she is afraid of having surgery so she does not entertain the thought of it. But she really doesn’t need any major changes at this point.
Even though she is over 50, she takes aging with a grain of salt. She was featured on the cover of Health magazine looking vibrant and glowing in a natural way. She acknowledges that she has curves and has her own special way of aging gracefully.
She credits getting older as her “secret to body confidence.” She goes on to say “It’s like, ‘Yeah, this is who I am, f*** off,’ as opposed to, ‘This is who I am, I’m sorry.’ You know, there’s something about getting older and owning who you are that is a good thing.”
When it comes to dealing with her figure, her attitude is “I try to push the worry down and pull the Spanx up!” She admits that it is hard to watch herself get older looking while on television. Most people see it when they look at family pictures, but when you are a celebrity you get to see yourself larger than life and if you’re lucky enough to be regularly employed, you’re faced with it often.
Being a celebrity and in the limelight is difficult enough on anyone’s self-esteem. The focus on looks is difficult enough, but the emphasis on youth is never ending. While there is nothing wrong with improving your looks because you want to look as good as you feel, not succumbing to popular opinion takes a strong resolve. We applaud Julia Louis-Dreyfus for staying true to herself and always facing life with a keen sense of humor.