Julia Roberts

What Has Julia Roberts Had Done? Lip, Eye, Nose or Face Surgery Perhaps?

Throughout a long career in movies, Julia Roberts’ plastic surgery gossip has ranged far and wide.

Born October 28, 1967, Roberts is a viable acting sensation.  She has been one of the more bankable actresses in Hollywood and though she has three children and she’s in her mid 40s now, she looks much younger than her years and her significant body of work might suggest.Julia Roberts before and after picture comparison - plastic surgery anyone? (image courtesy of http://www.tmz.com)

She is known for her starring appearances in movies such as Notting Hill (1999) with Hugh Grant, as would-be lawyer Erin Brockovich (2000), Closer with Jude Law (2004) and, of course, Pretty Woman with Richard Gere in 1990.

Since Hollywood is rife with gossip about cosmetic surgeries and has been ever since the days of the silver screen when Marilyn Monroe herself got plastic surgery done to enhance her classic look, accusations of plastic surgery are only too common place.  Debate and gossip even surrounds popular Hollywood icons such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

Older actresses always attract this sort of attention which is why there are similar questions asked about Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez or Meryl Streep but not younger stars like Katy Perry.

The Cosmetic Surgery Speculations

There has been considerable speculation as to what plastic surgery Julia Roberts may have had, as well as where and when.

Some people point out that her nose looks different, insinuating that she’s had a rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a ‘nose job’.

Others say that she keeps her body dramatically well, suggesting that she might have gotten liposuction.

And still other people compare her high school year book photo to some of her later shots, claiming that nature couldn’t have blessed her with perfectly swollen lips the way she has.

Now, none of this is fact and it certainly shouldn’t be taken as gospel truth.

Julia Roberts younger and older, before and after comparison (image courtesy of http://www.totalbeauty.com)There are a lot of things that can seemingly change the way a person looks from one photograph to another.

If you’re wearing different clothes, if you’ve used different cosmetic techniques, and even the angle of the picture and the lighting in the photograph can all create looks that could, and have, been mistaken for the results of plastic surgery.

Of course in the case of some pictures, time that’s passed can result in changes to an actress’ body or face naturally. So it’s always important that you rule out any potential, natural causes before you start pointing fingers at cosmetic surgeons.

Julia Roberts’ Denials…

When asked in a magazine interview by Elle whether she’d had celebrity plastic surgery, Roberts denied that she had.

Instead the actress stated that she wanted to see what she would look like as an older woman and she decried the state of a nation when everyone was so determined to hold onto their youth when they didn’t even know what they would look like when they got older.

Additionally Julia Roberts went on to say, “I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy and when I’m confounded“, in reference to how plastic surgery can alter your face and the way you convey emotion.  Other stars, such as Ashley Judd, clearly weren’t taking heed of her words.

As this video shows, she’s clearly not interested in any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.

Despite Julia Roberts protesting that she hasn’t had any cosmetic work done, there are still naysayers. Some people have speculated that Roberts has procedures done whenever the actress takes time off from work to be a mother.

Her more youthful and fresh-faced appearance doesn’t seem to jive with taking care of three kids, some say.

However, it’s all just words in the wind as far as some people have said. The actress sticks by her story that her good looks and graceful aging are a result of good genes, lots of work and personal diet, rather than any plastic surgery Julia Roberts has undergone.

Before & After Video Comparison

The images tell their own story, but what about video footage?  Given that Julia has made many films and given countless interviews, there’s simply 100s to choose from.

Here, Kevin Spacey presents the Best Actress Oscar® to Julia Roberts for her performance in Erin Brokovich – 73rd Annual Academy Awards® in 2001.

And here she is being interviewed in 2011, 10 years later, by David Letterman on The Late Show.

What Do You Think?

So, the jury is still out.  Has Julia Roberts had plastic surgery?

What do you think?


  1. Julia Roberts has a lip implant. If you look up her high school yearbook pic, she had one of those lips that disappeared when she smiled. If you took a second to do your homework, there’d be no need for speculation. It’s quite obvious.

  2. I think it’s ridiculous to jump to such conclusions based on a high school yearbook picture! Let’s see some of yours vs. shots from a photoshoot with professional lighting, hair, makeup, stylists, photographers and photoshop. Not to mention the addition of years of practice in front of the camera. People can learn flattering angles for their face and how to form a nicer smile! Let’s just not be so quick to judge or make assumptions!

  3. To me she doesn’t look as different in 10 years time. She was beautiful then and is beautiful now. It’s really none of our business to judge these folks anyway, although the tabloids make it hard not to. What’s funny is that you never see the folks that have gone too far with their cosmetic surgery in film roles anymore (Meg Ryan, and the ilk). But those who have gotten little to none done are still active (Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, etc).

  4. Why would she lie? She is an intelligent, confident woman. She has been famous long enough to know that there are a million pictures of her life and “people” that will always question this. What ever she is doing, it works. She never fails to satisfy on the big screen.

  5. hello
    I think (what do I know? nothing. that being said…)
    Miss Julia Roberts was Extremely beautiful and Different
    and Natural circa 1987-1989; her
    *Nose Tip
    were Awesome. I don’t know if she listened to whoever persons and changed her Naturally Beautiful face and hair
    thank you/grazie
    and Good blessings to All
    please forgive me if I am wrong, and I know None of this is my business at all.

  6. There are many photos of Julia Roberts available before he became a part of Hollywood (childhood, teenager, school photos, etc.) In every single one, her top lip is almost non-existent. She has obviously had a surgical lip-lift. That is where an incision is made along the lip line, and then the lip itself is stretched upwards and re-attached higher towards the bottom of the nose. This gives a deeper lip, but does look a bit fake and “pulled” when smiling or seen from the side.
    LOTS of actors/actresses have had plastic surgery, and a simple side by side comparison is quite telling. I don’t understand the denials. She is still a beautiful woman – no matter what surgery she has had. Dolly Parton has had this same lip-lift surgery.

  7. Julia Roberts should not have said what she did. She was always beautiful, and it’s her right to keep her plastic surgery and nips and tucks private. But, let’s be real–go watch some movie like Mystic Pizza, from when she first started, even Pretty Woman, and you will see the huge difference in her lips, her nose especially, her forehead. She definitely at least had a nose job, maybe even a second one after Notting Hill (her nose was smaller there but then seems to be even smaller after Notting Hill). She has also definitely had some lip fillers, even if she doesn’t do them now, and she’s also done fillers in her face, jawline, etc. Nobody ages like that, then seems to stop, then all of a sudden looks bright and fresh again. All the stars have access to lasers, fillers, collagen or other injections, smaller lifts, the thermal heat tightening, and many other things that Julia can say “oh, that wasn’t a facelift” but it was definitely plastic surgery. I know this, I have friends in that field, and we’ve all commented that she looks a ton different in some areas that nobody approaching 50 would look like, no matter how much they profess to be happy, rested, drink water, etc. It’s all the Hollywood story, “Oh, I have a trainer, I get lots of rest, I am at peace with my life”–sure, that helps, but that is not the whole story here! I just wish they’d be honest, or say “no comment” rather than duck and hide. It’s Hollywood, for goodness sake!

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