Michael Learned who is most famous for her role as Olivia Walton in the series The Waltons, used to be an America’s sweetheart. We say used to be, as the four time Emmy winner is no longer recognizable due to obvious botched up plastic procedures.
Unfortunately for Michael Learned, her initial stardom was no indication of future success. Perhaps her being identified as Olivia Walton was responsible for her failed career following her initial roles. The public’s association of the aging actress with her young character is likely a huge motivation of what followed.
Being 76 years old there are barely any visible wrinkles along with constantly shocked expression, which is more than enough evidence of several plastic surgeries to attempt to fight off her natural aging process. Unfortunately for Miss Michael Learned, she has joined the ranks of Donatella Versace and other alien like creations caused by going overboard.
So what type of plastic surgery did michael learned go through?
Ah, the facelift. Perhaps the most common procedure for celebrities that have gone the grandma route and refuse to acknowledge it. But, the tightness of Michael Learned’s skin is an obvious indication that she has done this on multiple occasions. Her face looks like some hidden force or a black hole is pulling it backwards, which gives her the continuously shocked expression that is famously associated with so many celebrities that simply don’t know when to quit while they’re ahead.
Noticing the before and after pictures, one can’t help but wonder how a 76 year old woman has better cheek bones than she was 30. The answer is more than likely cheek augmentation. This makes all the sense in the world as cheek augmentation is often performed alongside factlifts, which supposedly co-exist naturally, though such cases, especially the one involving Miss Learned prove otherwise.
Perhaps more common is the way of cheek fillers, which the actress chose instead of augmenting, but likely in addition to, when you notice her overly present cheek bones. While fillers are considered the most inexpensive alternative, they remain popular with celebrities that like the idea of having layers of fat injected into their cheeks.
Our recommendation to Miss Learned is to lay off the plastic, which may come as a shock to her, or it may not. We have no idea how to tell in her case. To her credit, it appears she has not gone the Botox route, as no unnatural shine has dominated her facial features. Let’s hope it stays that way.