In a world where celebrities try to hold back time with Botox and more, Hollywood stars who choose to age gracefully make headlines.
The latest is Kate Beckinsale, who says she's put off by all the surgically enhanced women around her in Hollywood and would prefer to age the way of her mother, Judy Loe, 65.
"I much prefer how my mother looks to the people I see here [in Los Angeles] with wind-tunnel face," Beckinsale, who turns 39 at the end of this month, tells the UK edition of Glamour magazine.
"I feel like beauty is a gift that you have for a while, and you enjoy the hell out of it while you have it," she tells the August issue. "And if you're lucky enough to have a daughter and you give it to her, you enjoy the fact she has it. My mother was always very, very beautiful -- she still is, in her sixties."
Beckinsale also lashed out against the pressure put on new celebrity moms to bounce back after their pregnancies.
"There's an obsessional hatred of normal human processes. Pregnancy changes a woman's body and should. It isn't normal to not look like you've had a baby immediately after you've had a baby."
Fortunately for Beckinsale, a growing number of Hollywood stars feel the way she does. Click through to see other celebrities speaking out against plastic surgery.
In an interview with the U.K. media last year, Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet took a stance against getting a nip/tuck, saying that cosmetic surgery "goes against [her] morals. I will never give in," said Winslet, 36.
Winslet, famous for her curvy, womanly physique, argued that she was raised to appreciate "natural beauty" and doesn't want, as an actress, to have cosmetic surgery or botox "freeze the expression" of her face.
Like other actresses in their 40s, Julia Roberts is reinventing what it means to be in the fourth decade of life. Not being afraid of growing older is part of it. In 2010, Roberts drew headlines for her comments nixing Botox. "I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy and when I'm confounded," the 44-year-old actress told Elle. "Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office."
Roberts' comments garnered cheers, especially from "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher, who posted on her Facebook page photographs of herself fresh out of the shower to show off her wrinkles and reveal that, while she once used Botox, she doesn't anymore. "Love it or hate it, my face that is, no surgery, no implants, no matter what 'they" say," Hatcher, 47, wrote. "Yes I am alone in my bathroom naked in a towel on behalf of women everywhere trying to make a point. Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL."
Actress Lisa Rinna got burned by cosmetic surgery at a young age. At 24, Rinna had silicone injected into her lips. Her pronounced pucker quickly became her signature feature, but she developed scar tissue around her mouth and ultimately regretted going big. In 2010, she chose to reverse the procedure. While she's also had facial fillers, earlier this year, the 48-year-old actress told Yahoo! she's done with doctoring her appearance. "I don't regret anything," Rinna said. "I think we all try everything, everyone's tried it. If it works for you, great. If not, you move on. I mean, every actress has done it, pretty much."
Like Rinna, "Body of Proof" star Dana Delany disavowed plastic surgery after a botched procedure. "Seven years ago, I had never even heard about Botox," the actress told Prevention magazine in 2010. "My dermatologist was saying, 'You should try it.' He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since." Delany, who says her face was symmetrical before, told the magazine that her right eye has started to droop, though she admits she notices it "more than anybody else."
Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz feels so strongly about plastic surgery's ill effects, in 2011, she joined forces with fellow famous Brits Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson to form the so-called British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League. "People who look too perfect don't look sexy or particularly beautiful," Weisz, 41, told the Telegraph.
Along with Rachel Weisz and Kate Winslet, Thompson has voiced her bafflement at Hollywood's desire to look perfect at every age. "I'm not fiddling about with myself," Thompson, 53, told the Telegraph last year. "We're in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60."
She's also fought against the pressure to be thin. When she was filming 2008's "Brideshead Revisited," Thompson said the producers asked 25-year-old actress Hayley Atwell, who was playing Julia Flyte, to lose weight. "I went absolutely ballistic," Thompson told More magazine. "She didn't need to lose weight, and it upset her deeply. It was an evil thing to do." Thompson threatened to quit and the producers backed down.