Holly Hunter

Many people ask if there’s a connection between Holly Hunter and plastic surgery.

Hunter, born on March 20, 1958 and an award winning actress (The Piano 1993) who’s also done television work such as the series Saving Grace, is actually over 50 now.

Holly Hunter in 1993 possibly before any cosmetic alterationsAccording to some schools of thought in Hollywood, that means that it should be very difficult for her to compete with younger, sexier actresses.  Younger celebrities such as Hilary Duff, for example (see has Hilary Duff had cosmetic surgery?) as well as others such as Jodie Foster, Kyra Sedgwick, Debra Winger, Helen Hunt and Lauren Holly have also come under the microscope.

Of course, there are those that have pointed out Holly Hunter is aging gracefully and she still maintains sex appeal. Some people have suggested that celebrity plastic surgery might be a contributing factor to Hunter’s continued good looks.

Holly Hunter Cosmetic Surgery – Truth?

Holly HunterHollywood has been giving cosmetic surgery to the stars ever since the time of Marilyn Monroe (see did Marilyn Monroe have cosmetic surgery?) and if you’re going to have inhuman standards of beauty then it will take a lot to reach and sustain those standards.

Holly Hunter maintains a good body and while it is clear that the actress is an older woman she doesn’t look like a woman over 50 according to many.

Some people have suggested that Hunter may be getting procedures to help her maintain her looks rather than alter them; things that you can easily hide like botox injections or face peels for a more youthful appearance.

Of course, these are just accusations. It is important to note that there are a huge variety of tricks in Hollywood that can change the way you look. How you do your makeup is a big one, and it’s why cosmetic artists can demand huge sums.

But lighting decisions, choice of clothes, hairstyle and of course post-production editing and air brushing can also be responsible for a lot of the maintained perfection that you see on television and in photographs. Not every actress that maintains good looks is a plastic surgery celebrity, but there are some out there that are.

Holly Hunter: Before and After ?

Holly Hunter’s public views and statements on plastic surgery, especially for older actresses, presents a woman pretty unlikely to get cosmetic surgery.

Hunter has decried the desire for many older actresses to try and hang onto their youthful looks and she’s gone on the record saying that it upsets her when her photographs are altered to try and make her look younger than she is.Holly Hunter, but few signs of cosmetic surgery - Image courtesy of hollywoodnose.com

According to Hunter she is who she is, and she’s not ashamed of her age or the way that she looks.

Even the public seems to agree with Hunter for the most part. She’s been included in lists of actresses who shun cosmetic surgery and she’s received a lot of admiration for both her views and the way she maintains herself without the aid of a surgeon’s knife.

Of course that isn’t saying that Hunter’s looks don’t have any help; far from it.

While she started out with good genes and natural beauty she still has to eat right, work with personal trainers and spend a lot of careful time and planning on wardrobe and makeup.

After all she has mature good looks, but Hunter also possesses muscle tone that you can only get by spending careful time exercising.

Holly Aging Gracefully…

Here’s a video from 2010, an interview with Craig Ferguson, where she looks fantastic at the age of 52!

None of this means that Holly Hunter hasn’t had some kind of cosmetic surgery, but between her views and the lack of evidence it’s a good assumption that she’s as natural as you can get in Hollywood.

What Do You Think?

Has Holly Hunter had cosmetic surgery?  What do you think?

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  1. jim bryant says:

    I’m watching a movie “won’t back down” . I thought it was Holly, but it wasn’t right. She looked a little like Joan rivers. I love Holly Hunter even if she looks a little like Joan rivers.

  2. Livin out Loud says:

    My G-d!! This Hollywood thang, of keeping people at a “not so attractive” thinness, has made attractive, nice looking stars get plastic surgery and lose so much weight. I thought Holly Hunter was sick. I just saw her in Won’t Back Down. She looked so sickly, I googled to see if she was!! I’m older than her and her neck looks 10 years older now!! This madness has to stop. Children don’t want to eat. No one looks attractive anymore. And adult women are starving and suffering. Lose, lose, lose…all around..Let’s get healthy, and start improving the “insides.” Imagine getting more intelligent, kinder, and more aware of the world’s situations. That’s WHERE we need thinning out. Peace

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