Bette Midler (also popularly referred to as The Divine Miss M) is an American actress, comedienne and singer also know for her larger-than-life personality. Midler famously got her start performing in off-off-Broadway venues and singing at the Continental Baths, a notorious New York city gay bathhouse. Shortly thereafter, Midler went on to record several bestselling multi-platinum albums such as The Divine Miss M (1972) and Songs For The New Depression (1976). Midler is known for several of her radio hit singles such as "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Midler also transitioned to a successful acting career by appearing in such popular films as Beaches (1988), Ruthless People (1986) and First Wives Club (1996). Midler was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of drug-addicted rocker Janis Joplin in the film The Rose (1979). Midler has not admitted to any plastic surgery but it has been rumored that she has been using Botox to keep her face wrinkle-free.
Bette Midler escorted her daughter to Paris Fashion Week, and many fans seem to think that a little too much Botox may also have gotten front row seats at the Jean Paul Gautier show.
In the past, when asked about plastic surgery, 66-year old Bette has been quoted as saying, “Doesn’t everybody consider it? When it really starts to cave in, I probably will start to give it a real good think.”
It seems that things may have started to “cave in” for the Divine Miss M as RadarOnline.com reports that she may have had too much Botox and a filler, such as Juvederm, in an effort to compete for youth with her 25-year old daughter.
Read the full article on Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News Blog. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: Is Bette Midler Fighting The Ravages Of Age With Botox?
Jessica Lange & Bette Midler On Plastic Surgery
The following article is reprinted from Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: Jessica Lange & Bette Midler On Plastic Surgery.
At a certain age, everything starts to go south and plastic surgery is a helpful alternative to letting nature takes it course. But plastic surgery is still viewed very differently by different people, even in the same age group. Entertainment icons Jessica Lange and Bette Midler are in their late 50’s and early 60’s, respectively, but have different opinions and attitudes about the benefits of cosmetic surgery for women of their age.
Make Me Heal previously reported how the 59-year old actress has undergone facial cosmetic procedures in the form of a facelift, brow lift, and Botox to maintain her taut skin and cat-eyed appearance she was famous for in her youth (read the full story on Jessica Lange’s Plastic Surgery account). Make Me Heal finds it unlikely that Jessica Lange’s forehead could remain so unlined and her skin so tight without the help of fillers like Botox or a facelift. The rest of Jessica’s face as well as her neck, also seem unusually firm and wrinkle free, with no sagging or slack skin normally seen around the jawline and neck. This suggests that Jessica Lange had a facelift and a neck lift to make the lower half of her face to match her wrinkle-free forehead. Botox or another hyaluronic acid injection like Restylane and Juvederm are likely at play to have removed forehead forrows, crows’ feet around the eyes, lipstick lines around the mouth, and nasolabial folds (lines that emanate from the corner of the mouth). A blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may explain why Jessica’s aging eyes seem to look so refreshed without any hooding (bags of skin hanging over her eyes) and no puffy or under-eye bags and sagging skin.
Dr. Anthony Youn also thinks that Jessica’s eyes are more exaggerated now than they were when she was younger, “There are a number of changes now that just are not what we would attribute to normal aging changes. Usually as people age the corners of the eyes tilt downward, and they tilt more downward as you get older, not upward.”
But Jessica has adamantly denied having plastic surgery and chalking it all up to good genes, and her spokeswoman has said, “It’s absolutely not true.”
Decide for yourself whether or not Jessica Lange has dabbled with cosmetic surgery when her movie Grey Garden comes out later this year. Plastic surgery no longer carries the stigma it once did and Make Me Heal hopes that Jessica will one day have the courage to come forward about her cosmetic procedures.
On the side of the same-age plastic surgery spectrum is 62-year old Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M is currently starring in her own Las Vegas revue, ‘The Showgirl Must Go On’ and has said that although she has not had plastic surgery yet, this does not mean that she would not consider it in the future.
The multi-talented entertainer responds pragmatically to questions about plastic surgery, “Doesn’t everybody consider it? When it really starts to cave in, I probably will start to give it a real good think.” She credits her current appearance to good genes and a healthy diet and exercise program.
Make Me Heal agrees that whatever Bette is doing, she is doing it well.