Cameron Diaz is a famous star, best known for her work on Charlie’s Angels and voice-acting in the Shrek series, and, now, for her best-selling book on life, love, and appearances. Diaz has always been amongst the most stunning stars in Hollywood — one look and it’s not hard to see why she was cast in the lead for Charlie’s Angels, a film that drew no less than one hundred percent of its purported value via exploitation of the beauty of its lead actresses (and left little room for display of talent) — and the cultural collective memory has yet to forget just how pretty she was in that role.
However, these days, she’s turned heads not just for her beauty, but for the changes in it. She looks different — and not just, say, older, or slimmer, or better fed, or more poorly nourished, or, really, any change in the appearance of this sort that could be explained away by some simple change in diet, habit, or other natural, holistic aspect of life. She looks, rather, like she’s had Botox, nose job and boob job, and a number of experts (two of whom were consulted for this article — one in Beverly Hills, and one in Midtown Manhattan, both of whom have requested to remain anonymous) have voiced this opinion and agree that Botox is the cause of her new change in appearance.
And, indeed, there’s not question as to whether or not Ms Diaz has had Botox at this point as she’s come out and said it. In fact, to take things a step further, she’s admitted that she regrets getting the operation done, as she has had a “strange” reaction to it — as she put it in a recent interview — and “tried to cover it with foundation” and other sorts of makeup, but to no avail.
This unfortunate accident raises a question that is becoming more and more relevant in modern Hollywood: Why do beautiful stars, like Cameron Diaz, certainly one of the most stunning women in the world, even after her cosmetic surgery mishap, opt for plastic surgery to “fix” problems that aren’t there? Part of the answer is cultural — we value youth more than health, and beauty as much as youth — but part of it is also particular to the culture of Hollywood, in which people are not just expected to look good, or young, but to appear as if they’ve gotten plastic surgery.
Despite her having voiced regret at the turnout of some of these more recent operations, it’s unlikely she won’t have future run-ins with the cosmetic surgeons she’s come to know by now. Some experts suggest she’ll probably have to see a plastic surgeon to plan changes to the alterations in her skin and muscle dynamics that the Botox treatment has induced, and this, of course, will entail more, even if more minor, plastic surgery in the future. Keep an eye out for new developments — you never know when the stars are going to look different in the tabloids.