Helen Mirren’s Plastic Surgery: What Does The Prime Suspect Actress Say About Cosmetic Surgery?

Derick Scholz

Helen Mirren's Plastic Surgery: What Does The Prime Suspect Actress Say About Cosmetic Surgery?

Helen Mirren has very inconsistent opinions and contradictory views about plastic surgery and she has never given a straight answer when asked about it. However, the Oscar winner is suspected of having Botox, fillers, a facelift, and a neck lift. Helen Mirren seems to have subtly hinted that she has gone under the knife but she also has said that she is proud of herself for aging without taking the aid of plastic surgery.

Helen Mirren is not just one of the most talented actresses we have right now, but she is also one of the most beautiful one. Her monumental talent on screen is surely unparalleled but she is not far behind in terms of beauty, which is an impressive feat in itself because of her age. She’s 77. With her attractiveness at this age, she has been challenging the notion that women over a certain age cannot look desirable by Hollywood’s standards. Meanwhile, she has also sparked speculations about plastic surgery.

If you ever ask Helen Mirren herself whether or not she has had plastic surgery, you will never get a straight answer from her. The actress does not avoid talking about cosmetic enhancements but when she does talk and she has talked about this several times over the years, she has often contradicted herself which can get very confusing. Her views and opinions about the whole thing are very inconsistent.

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Helen Mirren (@helenmirren) is suspected of having undergone plastic surgery including Botox, dermal fillers, a facelift, and a neck lift.

Sometimes, Helen Mirren is proud to have reached this age without plastic surgery and is quite content with it and other times, for her, cosmetic enhancements are so brilliant if you want them. (It’s the same thing even if you don’t want it, Helen.) Sometimes, she had never ruled out cosmetic surgery and would be getting it very soon. At times, she would have gotten it if she was in any other industry but other times, she understands the pressure women in Hollywood face to go under the knife. Very confusing to follow!

As for recent times, Helen Mirren is happy in her skin at 77  and quite content about the fact that she had grown older without taking the aid of plastic surgery. She had always been famous for her youthful looks but now, she has started to feel that she is no longer the same and has aged but quite ‘gracefully’ in a way that makes her proud. She says aging gracefully is not just about not having plastic surgery but more about accepting ourself, which she has. In a 2020 interview, she said,

I’m old! And I look it. And that’s just fine. People talk about ‘ageing gracefully’ and I don’t know what that means. We seem to have got to a point where it means not having plastic surgery, though I should have thought there’d be more to it than that. To me it’s more about accepting who you are and what you are and going with it.

Helen Mirren was named the face and the spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris in 2014 which made her one of the oldest faces of a major cosmetics brand in the process. She said that she accepted the offer only on condition that they didn’t photoshop her campaign images because she felt adamant about not wanting that overly smooth face that’s hardly recognizable. She had never liked how she would be retouched in movie posters which made her look great but less like her. Would such a person who was not even fond of retouching images have plastic surgery?

Well, she has said that she hasn’t yet but her attitude towards plastic surgery seems to have changed from ‘Brilliant, if you want it, but I don’t want it yet,’ to ‘Brilliant if you want it, full stop!’ Is the change in attitude because she has gotten cosmetic surgery and that’s her way of saying it? In 2016, when Helen Mirren was asked if it was easy to go down the Botox and fillers route, she did not say that she had it and it was easy for her, just said that it was easy for some. Who is some people here, Helen?

Because she confused the interviewer with her indirect and hint-y but evasive answers, when they asked her straight-up if she had dabbled in plastic surgery, The Queen actress said while she was laughing that she was not going to tell that. Was she joking? That’s quite hard to interpret.

If Helen Mirren had had plastic surgery, why would she dance around while talking about it when before she had told in interviews that she had been considering cosmetic surgery ‘very, very soon?’ In 2014, when she was asked whether she would go under the knife in the future, she didn’t dismiss cosmetic treatments and said that while she did not want to have any procedure that would make her look ‘ridiculous,’ some subtle work would be right up her alley.

I think about all those women you see with duck or fish lips and you don’t ever want to look like that. But I wouldn’t rule it out. People have the freedom to do what makes them happy. It’s sad when people destroy their faces with too much work but there are also many people who have had success with cosmetic surgery.

Helen Mirren’s attitude about plastic surgery aligns with the industry she’s in which celebrates youthful beauty and considers anything less than that undesirable. In January 2010, she said that she understood the pressure women in Hollywood feel to stay young so, she refused to judge women who seek out cosmetic treatments to make themselves look younger.

But the very next month, she was like she would have had plastic surgery years ago if she wasn’t in the spotlight. Didn’t Helen Mirren just say that she understood the pressure women face in Hollywood to look youthful which drove them towards cosmetic surgery? Just like a second later, she said that she has been refraining from plastic surgery because she’s in the spotlight – the same spotlight that pushed many women in the direction of cosmetic treatments.

I’d think about it even more if I was in a different profession – if I wasn’t on camera I would have had it done years ago.

Helen Mirren seems to have mastered the art of keeping people wondering if she had plastic surgery and even making them lean toward no surgery for her… for the gullible. Because nobody apart from a few people seems to believe that she has not indulged herself in Botox and fillers. Nobody believes that she has the face that she does – a smooth and taut one – without a facelift.

Hardly few people believe that Helen Mirren has not had plastic surgery. The rest doesn’t think it’s possible for her to have that neck without a neck lift and they don’t believe that her jawline could look that incredible without fillers. She’s the Prime Suspect in all these procedures.

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