Who is Catherine Zeta Jones?
Catherine Zeta Jones was born in Swansea, Wales, on September 25, 1969. An actress and dancer from a young age, she gained her first bit of fame on the British TV series The Darling Buds of May (1991–93).
She earned bit parts in a few Hollywood films, but it wasn't until she was cast opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in 1998's The Mask of Zorro that she became known worldwide.
Stardom and Chicago
Zeta Jones starred with Sean Connery in the heist movie, Entrapment (1999) and was one of several A-list actors in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000). But, it was her turn as singer Velma Kelly in Chicago (2002) that earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and changed her profile forever.
Since then, Catherine has appeared in film, on stage, and even in television, as her take on Morticia Addams in Netflix's smash hit, Wednesday, will attest.
But, in reviewing Zeta Jones' career over the last twenty years, something has happened with her face. It's pretty obvious that she has been under a plastic surgeon’s knife. According to the CZJ rumor mill, the surgery includes breast enhancement, a facelift, cheek implants, eyebrow lift, nose job, and botox.
When asked about her looks, though, Catherine dismisses rumors of plastic surgery, despite what video and photographic evidence clearly suggests. She says that any changes are from the pressure of working so many hours on Broadway, as well as the pressure of taking care of family.
Argan Oil and Lots of Water
In a 2016 profile in the Daily Mail, Zeta Jones attributed her youthful looks to argan oil and drinking lots of water. But some changes cannot be explained away so easily.
As the top image comparison makes obvious, Catherine's breasts became suspiciously firm and much bigger than they were in the 1990s. The actress explained that this was the result of breast feeding two children. However, it wasn't that her breasts got bigger, it was HOW they got bigger.
In a 2012 Evening Standard article, Harley Street plastic surgeon Apostolos Gaitanis was quoted as saying:
"There is a considerable difference in the volume of the breasts. She has put weight on over the years but it looks suspiciously like she has had breast augmentation because the breasts are full and have more volume. They look firmer and project to the front. They are very full, which is a sign of a boob job."
Zeta Jones' forehead is another tell. It's suspiciously smooth, which is unusual in a woman her age. Before she had her kids she had a rather low hairline, but she was still stunning.
After that, her hairline seemed considerably higher, suggesting that she had her brows lifted. True, it brings out her eyes a little more, but why change a face that was already perfect?
The change in shape of Catherine's nose is also telling. Where it used to be broad and round in the past, it's now been shaped to look narrow and much more defined. This was an unnecessary change because she looked so good before, but it's hard not to notice.
There's a school of thought that because the Botox left CZJ's face wrinkle-free, her old nose would have looked awkward on such smooth skin. Her face is also curiously devoid of blemishes now, which means the old nose would've drawn too much attention to itself.
Influence of Michael Douglas?
In 2000, Catherine married actor/producer, Michael Douglas, with whom she shares the aforementioned children. Did Catherine get plastic surgery because Douglas got a facelift in 2003, the first of several nips and tucks to his face in the years since.
In all likelihood, Zeta Jones and Douglas influenced each other. They both exist in a world where you're constantly being judged by your looks—as her quote above acknowledges—so protecting those looks is as much career insurance as it is vanity.
Catherine Zeta Jones is still beautiful, but if she doesn’t make the right calculations about plastic surgery in the future, she may mess up her natural born great looks.