Susan Sarandon is something of a pin up for older women due in large part to her confidence, forthright views and the graceful way she is aging. She also became a pin-up for campaigners against cosmetic surgery when she declared that if a woman ever felt like having a facelift, she should go and do something interesting instead. But she has now admitted that that she has undergone anti-ageing treatment.
In 2008 Sarandon was quoted as saying “Plastic surgery gets addictive and too extreme. Looking good and being sexy is a state of mind – it’s about saying yes to life. I have these two huge frown lines here (on my forehead…but if you can’t move your face or you’re unrecognizable, I don’t see how that’s a productive enhancement. You don’t want to look like a female impersonation of yourself.”
Again in 2010 she denied that she had undergone any Botox or cosmetic surgery, but appeared to be softening on the issue. “I’m afraid of Botox,” she said. “As an actress, you have to use your face. But I do think a woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body. If someone wants to get implants or tucks, you hope they will keep the essence of who they are, and not go over the top.”
However, since then things would appear to have changed even further as she recently declared: “I had under my chin sucked out once”.
Sarandon’s statements are bold in view of her previous comments, and the typically silent Hollywood stance on the issue where even younger stars have been afraid to admit they’ve gone under the knife.