5 Star Women on Learning to Embrace Their Wrinkles

There is immense pressure to be perfect in the spotlight, but these 5 star women have realised they don’t want to go under the knife to try to make themselves look younger, and they’ve instead learnt to embrace their wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Here is what they’ve said about ageing naturally and as gracefully as possible.

Cameron Diaz


Cameron tried out botox and realised she didn’t want to change her face: “I’ve tried [Botox] before, where it was like [a] little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to [be] like [that]. I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.”

Cate Blanchett

Cate wants her face to look natural and that includes embracing signs of ageing: “Who would want a face that hasn’t seen or lived properly, hasn’t got any wrinkles that come with age, experience and laughter? Not me, anyway. We’re all travelling in the same direction.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth has learnt to accept how she looks as she gets older: “I’m pretty content with my looks at this point. I like my wrinkles and you know, I like what I see. I try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learned. I like that all of that is written on my face.”

Kate Winslet

Kate sees that her wrinkles aren’t going anywhere and says she’s happy to accept that: “I have the kind of wrinkles that are here to stay now. You know, not just the ones where you wake up in the morning and you go, ‘Oh, that will go away in two hours’ time’. No, they’re there. That’s the way that it is.”

Naomi Watts

Naomi wants her face to age normally because she believes it’s essential for her job: “All the women who haven’t anything to their faces are still able to play great roles. And some of the ones who have done something have messed it up—they look freakish. Anyway, for me it’s about playing women with rich lives—and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles.”