Mary Louise Streep, whose stage name – Meryl Streep – is a combination of her two given names, is a 65 years old American actress and producer. She has enjoyed a long career in film, always reinventing herself, and is a permanent fixture at the annual Academy Awards, holding more nominations than any other actor. Her 3 Oscars thus far, make her one of the most celebrated actresses of our time.
Meryl Streep is often hailed as a role model for aspiring as well as famous actresses for her multitalented nature and her ability to reinvent herself, which has allowed her to enjoy such a long career in film and still be working regularly at 65 years of age. However, and even if the modern film icon doesn’t shy away from aging and playing appropriate roles, it is also hard to deny that she might have had a little help from the surgeon, giving rise to Meryl Streep plastic surgery rumors.
Meryl is often cited not only as an actress whose career still thrives even as she gets older, but she is also said to look ‘suspiciously good’, thanks mostly to her smooth neck, which is possibly why there are several Meryl Streep plastic surgery rumors going around – aside from the fact that she is 65, obviously.
The fact is, it is really hard to tell from alleged plastic surgery before and after pictures whether Meryl Streep might have visited the surgeon’s office or not. On the one hand, the actress’ skin does look plump, smooth and even youthful, all signs which point towards some cosmetic help, such as very subtle and well-done face and neck lifts, eyelid surgery or at the very least Botox or laser rejuvenation treatments.
On the other hand, Meryl’s pictures and movies show that she hasn’t changed dramatically in appearance. Contrary to popular believe, and that she has never sported a ‘frozen forehead’, both arguments which weaken Meryl Streep plastic surgery rumors, or at least lead the public to believe that she’s had the very best surgeon working on her to make her look somewhat believable.
It is worth pointing out, however, that Meryl Streep is quite outspoken where age issues are concerned, praising the roles she has been given as she gets older, and even relishing her position as a role model for women. That attitude is extended to her appearance, and the actress has famously denied having surgery, further debunking any Meryl Streep plastic surgery rumors.
“I think you have to embrace getting older and celebrate life”, she was once quoted saying, referring to those actresses which try to retain their looks to remain as cinema’s leading ladies.
More tellingly, she commented on Botox treatments, saying that she thinks “people look funny when they freeze their faces”, explaining that “I pick up on the part that doesn’t move on a face. I’m immediately drawn to it and that is the opposite of what you’re intending. You pull focus to the area that’s been worked on.”
Taking these declarations into account, one has to wonder if Meryl Streep rumors have any merit, because as well-done as any surgery would have been done, if those are true, she would undoubtedly be one of the biggest hypocrites in Hollywood, something which does not agree with her public image.