Plastic Surgery: If These Two Hollywood Beauties Don’t Need It, Do You?

Sharon Stone, Kristin Scott Thomas

Out of Sharon Stone, eternal celluloid sex bomb and Kristin Scott Thomas, the English, elegant, classy leading lady which do you think is more likely to go under the knife? Website Jezebel decided to compare and contrast by answering this question, and the results piqued our interest, more so for the message they send to women in the world.

We thought Sharon Stone for suresies would be a plastic surgery afficionado, but we were surprised by her thoughts on the all-too-common Hollywood pastime for women.

Kristin Scott Thomas told the Telegraph in the UK that these days she feels like an “old ratbag”.

“When you’re my age, you’re invariably in a supporting role, so there’s often a young woman in her twenties or early thirties who is the lead, and you’re constantly put next to them,” she added.

“You’re watching yourself get old, on a screen that hides nothing.” said the 53 year old beauty. That’s right, she is still a stunning beauty no matter what her age. She should know that!

She also expands that as women get older, she feels they get more and more invisible in society.

“When you’re walking down the street, you get bumped into, people slam doors in your face – they just don’t notice you. Somehow, you just vanish. It’s a cliché, but men grow in gravitas as they get older, while women just disappear.”

But would she ever consider plastic surgery or any cosmetic procedures. Yes! “At the Cannes Film Festival [this year] I got such a shock,” she adds. “I saw lots of my contemporaries there this year, all looking so beautiful and gorgeous and healthy, and I just felt like an old ragbag next to them. I just thought, ‘Maybe it’s time to do something about it to change your look, like a facelift’.”


The Basic Instinct bombshell on the other hand has a different point of view, which goes to show you can never judge a book by its cover, or its media image in this case!

The 55 year old actress told New You Magazine in July 2013, a publication dedicated to beauty and anti-aging,  that she has had her fair share of peer pressure when it comes to face alterations to stay looking young.

“I can’t tell you how many doctors try to sell me a facelift. I’ve even gone as far as having someone talk me into it, but when I went over and looked at pictures of myself, I thought, “What are they going to lift?”

“I have come close – but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual,” she said. “[But] I don’t think there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery at all. I think it’s great. But I don’t think it’s alright to distort yourself.”

While she doesn’t see anything wrong with a bit of a nip and a tuck, she doesn’t feel the need to indulge herself, and she also makes an important point about analyzing the reasons to go under the knife.

“You can’t treat an illness with cosmetic surgery, and that’s why it would be great if there were qualified therapists in plastic surgeons’ offices, and that people would go to a therapeutic meeting before plastic surgery.”

The mother of 3 boys tell the magazine she has a greater sense of confidence in her 50s, and likes to embrace the changes in her appearance. She counts experience and inner beauty as more important that just what is on the outside.

How interesting to see two extremely beautiful, successful and talented women both have pressure from the industry as they get older, but realize there is more to beauty and acceptance than changing your outward appearance. If you are going to under the knife because of a deeper psychological issue, then you will never be happy, no matter how many procedures you have.

Confidence in yourself starts with acceptance and not trying to follow the crowd. Women are natural born leaders and we need to stand up for ourselves and embrace our differences, yes even the imperfections.

Sharon Stone


  1. I’m fine with cosmetic surgery if you decide you want it but in my opinion a lot of supposed ‘celebrity’ surgeons don’t seem to do that great a job. Although I have seen a doctor whose work I found impressive so you’d have to do lots of work looking into the choice of surgeon. Also I like natural looks and often I really like supposed ‘defects’ like a strong nose etc. I like people to look unique and not like everybody else. Also if you want to make a change so subtle that nobody will recognise it then do you really even need the surgery? Sometimes its hard to tell any difference in the before and after shots. One thing I can’t understand is girls who start using botox as a ‘preventative’ measure – I just think its a waste of money and will it really work anyway? Wrinkles aren’t bad if you get them and if you don’t like them you can always get a facelift. Just some of my thoughts…

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