Thursday, January 6, 2011

what has happened?

i used to watch all of her movies ...
loved seeing her in the magazines...
now i do not understand...
is anyone else saddened by all of the changes?
and to elaine irwin... you are gorgeous...

43 comments:

Kathysue said...

Oh yes, so very sad, I am not sure why being tight faced and big lipped is so appealing in Hollywood, they all look like a charicature of their former selves.Meg Ryan use to have the perfectly little impish face. Now I would not even recognize her without the caption. Another sad one is Pricilla Presley. Two beautiful faces gone BAD!!! So very very sad,Kathysue

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I am! what was she thinking?

Karen

JMW said...

I remember when I first some her new look a couple of years ago. I was aghast, as was my husband. He kept saying, "She looked great. Why? Why?" It's the Hollywood machine. It gets in your head, tells you your old and you need work on your face. What a shame. (Yeah, I can't believe she and Mellencamp are dating. Who knew?)

Divine Theatre said...

Sadly, Hollywood is a cruel place to grow old. It's utterly ruthless and unforgiving, people are mere commodities.
I once considered plastic surgery but after I have seen what these multimillionaires look like after all the big money they spent on the highest paid plastic surgeons in the world...eh, I have changed my mind.
I'll stick to yoga and aging gracefully, thankyouverymuch!

Rie said...

yes, so very sad indeed. and what's even more sad is that too much damage has been done to reverse it all. poor Meg

Cathi said...

I truly don't understand why they do these awful procedures to themselves. What happened to aging naturally? Meg Ryan was so adorable before she started with the lip injections. Ridiculous! I live in the Los Angeles area and have seen many stars that are aging naturally and I have to applaud them. I know they feel pressured to do it, to get that next big show or movie - but nothing is that important to me that I'd be willing to look like a freak. Priscilla Presley as the main example.

Julia said...

It is so sad. She was so beautiful just the way God made her.

Emily said...

My thoughts exactly . . . all of them.

MARY PERNULA said...

Very sad when we can not except ourselves for what we have. HUGS MARY

FrenchBlue said...

OMG! I didn't even know who this is until I read the comments! I am sad.
xxx

vignette design said...

I don't get it either. What's up with John Mellencamp anyway? After 18 years with Elaine Irwin, then bam, into the arms of plastic lipped Meg Ryan? Weird.

Black Zebra said...

I know right?!? I adored her fresh-faced, girl-next-door persona, who knows what happened to her....

Hillcrest Acres said...

It's so sad. I remember the very first time I saw her was on the soap opera "As The World Turns". She was so young at the time and was cute and charming. I loved watching her through the years, develop into an amazing actress. I was so sad when she changed her look a couple of years ago.

Shabbygal said...

Yes it is sad! I guess Hollywood is a cruel harsh place where women have to constantly try to look younger and younger. When in reality they look scary! Traci

24 Corners said...

Why Meg...why!!???
So surprised about the Mellencamp connection...Elaine still rocks, such a "natural" beauty!

Does anyone else ever wonder why stars, be it from movies or music, don't seem to ever learn from their characters or songs??

Great post Pam!
xo J~

mamamotherlode said...

Kudos to the stars who grow old gracefully. Not to say Lauren Bacall and Meryl Streep might not have had a little nip and tuck, but they didn't go for drastic and weren't trying to look 16 again.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I have often thought of botox. But since it is only temporary, I have changed my mind. In my head I am 40 or so,but the mirror does not lie. Meg ryan was so cute. I think she would be cute even with wrinkles. Don't understand the lip thing. I have a friend who has done that and it looks wrong. judy

Rachel Noelle said...

One of my favorite movies is Youve Got Mail!;) I think it is sad that so many women feel the need to be "perfect" and it makes them end up a perfect mess! I really feel bad for her now.I miss seeing her in leading roles too. Hugs,Rachel

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Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I know, I was thinking the same things..., so sad. She kind of made a clown of herself. Who knows why.

Kimber said...

She has to know she looks awful...It's so sad when women try so desperately to hang on to their 20's and 30's. Who doesn't look at old photos and think, dang..I looked good, only to go be driving the kids home from lacrosse and catch a glimpse in the rear view mirror and gasp in horror. Aging is tough but I wouldn't trade one "laugh line". They make me me and my husband (GOD love him)and my kids love me just as I am. I hope Meg Ryan has that peace someday.

Jacqueline said...

Why on earth do they do it Pam.....d they really think that they look good ? They just look weird and they all look the same. It's really getting 'Stepford Wives' isn't it ?
When I look at Helen Mirren and Judy Dench, they still look lovely but are ageing gracefully. I think that there is so much competition to look young to get the parts, that they will try anything.
I went off Meg when she was on ' The Michael Parkinsn Show ' over here. He asked her quite ordinary questions, nothing probing, but, she wouldn't answer any of them...... it was really quite embarrassing. In a few years, there are going to be a great many famous people, looking weird and awful and their careers over.Somene should tell them !!!! XXXX

Lily said...

Guess the trouble is partially Hollywood and partially her. They are some actresses/ actors who accept getting older and therefore the older characters in the new movies. Their career gets older with them but there are the rest who don't want/don't know how to act the older characters so they change their face. The saddest one of all I think is Goldie Hawn. All said, I don't think I'll ever get bored of watching Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail over and over and over again :)

Millie said...

She really does have that 'Startled Deer in the Headlamp' look going big time. Never been a Meg fan, maybe she & Priscilla Presley could get a 2 for 1 deal at the one Hollywood Plastic Surgeon who actually reverses previous Horrendoplasties. It would do them both a power of good.
Millie x
P.S. My big 55 is coming on Sunday - ouch! But a nip & tuck isn't on my agenda. Love me, love my character lines.

Pinecone said...

Why do these people want to look like each other?
They all end up looking worse instead of better when they have all that stuff done.
Ashlyn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

It's a worry!!

Happy New Year Pam... I hope this year brings you much joy and happiness.. xxx Julie

I Dream Of said...

Super sad. And really John Mellencamp? Um. Here's to growing old gracefully and true beauty that doesn't fade. XOXO

koralee said...

Oh no...I have not seen her for a while...WHAT HAS SHE DONE?

Friday hugs my sweet friend.xoxox

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Jeanne said...

Pam...heart breaking to see people change their looks to the point that they are unrecognisable. I am hoping that Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep hold out...that would truly be a shame.

Jeanne xx

Julienne said...

Until I read the first few comments I had no idea who this was!
What a pity as she had the sort of face that would have aged rather superbly!

Renae Moore said...

First...no plastic surgery PERIOD. I am 54 and intend on aging gracefully, I don't want to be an old lady trying to look young, I earned every wrinkle and I love the wisdom that comes with getting older. The bottom line for Hollywood or otherwise, is people (especially women) are not happy on the inside and think if the outside looks younger that will make them happy. NOT. Love what you have. God doesn't make mistakes.
Great conversation Pam!
xo

Paul S said...

It really does sadden me when I see pictures of Meg nowadays.I used to adore her and I still post about her older films on my blog but I can't even bring myself to watch her recent movies.
What on earth was she thinking ?
Paul.

Shannon Fricke said...

Ah, the pressure of a life lived in a crazy world!

pollydove said...

They just showed Kate and Leopold on TV the other night and her lips looked pretty "collagened up" in that one too! She is TOOO cute to be messing with herself like this! ARG! What happened to women in the film industry aging gracefully? They will still get roles.

Sarah said...

TOTALLY agree!
Ugh, the plastic surgery is TERRIBLE! You'd think after the first time she messed up her lips she would have stopped... now the eyes, the cheeks, the lips, everything is OFF.
INCLUDING the new love interest who was still with his wife when they seemed to have started up their relationship. GROSS.
Ahhh, when life was simple and she was cute and Sleepless in Seattle...

Sarah said...

TOTALLY agree!
Ugh, the plastic surgery is TERRIBLE! You'd think after the first time she messed up her lips she would have stopped... now the eyes, the cheeks, the lips, everything is OFF.
INCLUDING the new love interest who was still with his wife when they seemed to have started up their relationship. GROSS.
Ahhh, when life was simple and she was cute and Sleepless in Seattle...

pve design said...

I used to say I wanted to be just like her...now, not so much.
pve

Renee Finberg said...

yes....
it is a real bummer.
do you think she sees what we see?
i wonder how she feels about losing her adorable face.

xxx

dulci said...

i'm soooo with you. scary!

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A Wedding Story said...

I think it would be SO awkward to see yourself different in the mirror like this after plastic surgery. I bet she misses her old face :(

The enchanted home said...

Wow can see this post got a big response! Its unreal how Goldie has taken such a pretty face that was so naturally pretty and natural and turned it into a freakish looking face. Don't get it! Then you have Meg Ryan, who pretty much did the same though maybe not quite as extreme. Sad is it the vanity of Hollywood that gets the best of them? I don't know but I for one am glad I am not a part of that rat race.
Such ashame to see two beautiful women butcher their faces that way.
Hollywood does not make it easy for women to grow old the old fashioned way...gracefully :(

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Geisslein said...

this is really sooo sad! she was such a cute beauty!