At 80, Jane Fonda has one of the most age-defying faces and bodies in Hollywood, and she is the first to admit that it isn’t the result of good genes. However, that doesn’t mean she is proud of her decision to go under the knife.
In a new documentary about her life for HBO titled Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the Hollywood icon gets brutally honest about her plastic surgery, admitting she does have some regrets. “I’m glad I look good for my age, but I’ve had plastic surgery,” she explains. “I’m not going to lie about that.”
But despite making the decision to get work done around her eyes and jawline, she claims she feels bad about not allowing herself to age naturally. “On one level, I hate the fact that I’ve had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I’m OK. I wish I wasn’t like that,” she admits. “I love older faces. I love lived-in faces. I loved Vanessa Redgrave’s face. I wish I was braver. But I am what I am.”
This isn't the first time Fonda has expressed regret about getting work done. In 2015 she told W Magazine that she was "not proud of the fact" that she had it. "But I grew up so defined by my looks,” she explained. “I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble.”
While plastic surgery used to be a taboo topic in Hollywood, several stars have been refreshingly honest about their decision to go under the knife in recent years. Everyone from Courteney Cox to Kelly Rowland has openly discussed their plastic surgery procedures, which is totally awesome. Not only are they being totally transparent about their looks, reminding us that the celebrity ideal of perfection isn't necessarily natural, but like Fonda, many of them have also expressed regret - which might influence the rest of us to think long and hard before cosmetically altering our own looks.