Has Rita Moreno Had Cosmetic Surgery?

Derick Scholz

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Rita Moreno has always maintained that she has no plastic in her. houseandwhips.com

houseandwhips.com – Rita Moreno has always maintained that she has not had cosmetic enhancements and that the secret of her age-defying looks is her Puerto Rican genes. It looks like her face is Botox-ed in some pictures because of the pillowy complexion but she always insists that she is all-natural. Rita Moreno did admit once that she would not tell anyone even if she gets work done on herself so, maybe there’s a chance that she is lying about being completely natural.

Rita Moreno is one of the most brilliant and skilled performers of all time. Every inch of her body is infused with art. She is a legend, she is an icon, with what she can do and what she has done. She is one of the very few actors who has the Triple Crown of Acting with individual competitive Academy, Emmy, and Tony Awards. With a Grammy win in addition to that, she’s also an EGOT winner. She has shown that she can do everything over her career spanning eight decades.

Rita Moreno has also been rightfully honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2013, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2015, and a Peabody Award in 2019. She is one of the last remaining stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She has a long list of high-profile work credits that dates back to 1950. It’s hard to believe that she’s still going strong at the age of 92 but she is. So, let’s talk about what cosmetic work it is that makes her look way too good for a 92-year-old!

Rita Moreno Insists That She Is Natural, Denies Having Work Done!

Rita Moreno is very insistent with her claims that she has never gone under the knife. In recent years, she’s starting to get a Botox look to her face with overly smooth skin and a pillowy complexion, but I don’t think she will ever admit to it even if she has gotten the anti-wrinkle injection.

Rita Moreno is widely believed to have had cosmetic enhancements to maintain her looks. houseandwhips.comRita Moreno is widely believed to have had cosmetic enhancements to maintain her looks.
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At 92, Rita’s the oldest actress in Hollywood right now but she’s still going strong as if she is in her 30s. She is literally defying her age, not just in terms of the work she’s doing but in terms of her looks as well. Have you seen her? Would you be able to tell that she is in her 90s if you didn’t already know because I know that I wouldn’t be able to? I would have thought that she was somewhere around 60s to 70s. She really looks decades younger. As such as it is, there are always going to be suspicions that she is not all-natural and has had help from artificial enhancements.

You won’t find too many people who would believe that Moreno has maintained her looks naturally and that she has not had any cosmetic procedures in an era that is defined and dominated by the superficiality of unrealistic beauty standards and the trend of getting plastic surgery. However, the actress expects you to believe that. She doesn’t seem to want people to think that she has had work done because she’s always strongly denying it.

Whenever Rita Moreno gets asked about her age-defying looks, she always cites the usual skincare regimen and genes and denies having cosmetic procedures. I get that it can be unbelievable but she always seems so genuine and honest about it. But then, the woman is such a great actress she would easily have us fooled, especially when the lines are just simple like,

It’s Puerto Rican genes. I know it is. There’s no plastic here.

Rita Moreno Wouldn’t Tell Even If She Got Touched Up!

Rita Moreno has always denied having cosmetic works. houseandwhips.comRita Moreno has always denied having cosmetic works.
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The actress once described her skincare regimen in detail when she was asked how she maintains her appearance.

People don’t like to hear what I have to say, [but] it’s bare minimum. I don’t do anything except keep my skin clean [with Cetaphil skin cleanser] and moisturized [with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30] and they want to smack me. They say ‘It’s not fair!’ I really sympathize with them, but I don’t have any problems with my skin.

Rita seems to be aware that her skincare regimen is not what people want to hear and that they just want an admission of cosmetic surgery because looking the way she does at her age naturally is just impossible. But she is very insistent with her claims that she has not had work done. She always says that she has really good genes.

I was born in Puerto Rico — I used to sit in the sun until I looked like a piece of bacon. It’s a wonder now that I don’t look like an old wallet. I’m a very fortunate person.

Rita Moreno has started to get a Botox-ed look to her face these days but I don’t think she will ever admit to Botox even if she had it because she once said that she wouldn’t reveal it if she got cosmetic work done. Drunk backstage in the Screen Actors Guild event when she was awarded the Life Achievement Award, when the reporters asked her if would mind telling if she had had cosmetic surgery, she replied,

I have to tell you the truth — if I had, I wouldn’t tell you!

I think that’s all we need to know about Rita Moreno. That she would never confirm any enhancements even if she had it. So, we have only speculations to make about how she maintains herself.

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