Naomi Wolf, a radical feminist, has said that whatever is feminine and a source of pride and self esteem has been labeled as ugly by the beauty industry.
Thus 46-year-old Nicole Kidman came under the media radar at the Cannes Film Festival which she recently attended. Her over-smooth face was thought to have been the result of one too many Botox injections.
PHOTO TWO: Nicole Kidman at the Cannes premier of Grace of Monaco. pic.twitter.com/V6flTHzgL3— Nicole Kidman (@NicoleKidman) May 14, 2014
“Nicole has put filler on top of filler. She wishes she’d been more subtle,” a source told British magazine Closer.
And although her film Grace of Monaco got a lot of flack from the press, her face was the central focus of the paparazzi cameras. A decade ago she didn’t appear as fresh and young as she did at present.
Watch below the Photo Gallery of sexy Nicole Kidman.
Botox seemed to be the obvious explanation for the fake rejuvenation. “It looks like Nicole has had a V-lift – a type of filler that’s injected into the cheek and lifts up the face,” celebrity plastic surgeon Mark Ho-Asjoe said. “She appears to have had fillers in her eyebrows, as they look raised. She has no expression, which could be down to too much Botox.”
There have been other celebrities who have been at the receiving end of similar accusations. Madonna, Sharon Osborne and Demi Moore are three classic examples.
Symptoms range from bloated bee-stung lips, oily foreheads and that little extra bit of revealing cleavage/thigh slit. The fact that all this touching up in order to look young can only last a few years before the wrinkles and pimples start to show, is something worth pausing to reflect upon.
When women started to transcend their forties they faced hormonal changes that cause them to feel over-scrupulous regarding their looks. Despite the feminist times we are living in, it seems beauty and the erotic quotient remains the preserve of our female actresses.
When women everywhere are under public scrutiny and the male gaze, they are forced to develop self-critical values. And the result is a constant hankering after surface beauty.
Men control the beauty industry and they dictate the fashion statements for women. Thus a superficial concept such as beauty, which is skin deep, becomes the criteria of fickle people who cannot see past the body into the soul and character.