10 Famous Actresses Who Are Unrecognizable After Plastic Surgery

What do you say when once beautiful women completely alter their faces with surgery to the point where you don’t even recognize them anymore? While the old adage of not kicking someone when they’re down comes to mind, we’re not pointing out anything that isn’t completely obvious. Therefore, here’s a list of former sexy celebrities who’ve gone under the knife so many times you can’t even recognize them anymore.

Renee Zellweger
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Back in October, fans of Renee Zellweger were shocked to see the Oscar-winner looking quite…different while making an appearance at Elle’s Women In Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Even more surprising is that she responded to People magazine about it by saying, “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.” While we suppose her clearly altered face could simply be the result of heavy Botox use, delusional doesn’t even begin to describe such a weak excuse for something so apparent.

Rose McGowan
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Plastic surgery is a slippery slope, even if done with the right intentions initially. Rose McGowan stands as a perfect example of such a situation. In 2007, she was involved in a car accident that caused her sunglasses to cut her underneath her eye. Wanting to repair the scar, she underwent surgery to do so. But that doesn’t explain the myriad of “enhancements” made to her face since, with accusations ranging from a nose job to even a full chin implant. She, of course, fesses up to none of it besides the initial procedure to fix her accident scar.

Nikki Cox
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Remember in the mid-to-late ’90s when stunningly beautiful actress Nikki Cox from the otherwise forgettable TV series “Unhappily Ever After” was about the hottest babe you had ever seen? She then wound up on the show “Las Vegas” a few years later, still looking good but clearly starting to dabble in cosmetic procedures. Well, sometime between then and now she took it to a whole new level, going from the woman of every man’s dreams to something nightmares are made of. She still looks remarkable compared to some of the other women on this list, but that’s not really a compliment.

Lara Flynn Boyle
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While we certainly wouldn’t say that Lara Flynn Boyle has ever been considered one of the hottest women to walk the planet, for a time she seemed to be aging quite gracefully. But apparently if you were watching close enough, signs of cosmetic surgeries started to crop up around the time she began dating actor Jack Nicholson in the early 2000s. Since then, it has gotten gradually worse. Many contribute her fall into the clutches of constant augmentations to a fear of growing irrelevant as an aging actress. She even stated in an interview around the time of those initial procedures that “there are just not that many roles for older women. On a vanity level, I am not looking forward to aging at all.”

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JWoww is a pretty gross human being, but as far as her fellow “Jersey Shore” cohorts go, she was definitely the most attractive of the bunch when they broke onto the scene back in 2009. That’s not so much the case anymore. Even though she claims she has never and will never get any sort of plastic surgery done on her face, that doesn’t include using Botox, as she told People magazine last August “I’m getting up there in age -– I’m about to be 30. I don’t like wrinkles. But I wouldn’t go overboard and get that frozen face when you’re trying to cry and look like you’re smiling.” Because that doesn’t describe the right photo perfectly or anything.

Lil’ Kim
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We’re kind of at a loss for words on this one. Lil’ Kim has VISIBLY changed in the most drastic way possible through the years, and there is no doubt that plastic surgery is the culprit. You don’t just wake up looking like LaToya Jackson one morning. The really sad part is that we don’t even know where the left photo fits on the spectrum of her countless surgeries. We wanted to try and find one of her with no work done, but we just couldn’t be sure. If you’d like to know why we are so frazzled, this timeline of the many faces of Lil’ Kim should adequately explain our confusion.

Monica Keena
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Monica Keena is one of the youngest actresses on this list behind JWoww, so the fact that she would resort to any form of cosmetic procedure is completely ludicrous. Once you take into account that the signs of such alterations (lip augmentation and Botox especially) started to become more apparent when her career was just hitting its stride around 2003, it makes even less sense that such a natural beauty would resort to such drastic measures at such a young age. Keep in mind, she is currently only 35.

Lark Voorhies
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The case of Lark Voorhies is a little bit sad, a little bit insane, and possibly both. With rumors ranging from everything to skin color bleaching treatments to eye and/or facelifts and the obvious Botox treatments, the sad part is simply that anyone would think they need to alter their bodies like this for any reason. Of course, it is also rumored that the former “Saved by the Bell” actress suffers from mental illnesses which cause her to do such drastic things. In either case, she may be the most unrecognizable of the unrecognizables on this list.

Daryl Hannah
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Shocking would probably be the best word to describe the recent transformation of actress Daryl Hannah. For the longest time, the “Splash” actress remained a timeless beauty, but around 2010 people started to notice she was getting minor work done on her lips and possibly her nose. Age has a way of making people insecure, so it didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. However, looking at her now, it appears those small procedures were the catalyst to something truly horrifying, especially considering how good she looked for as long as she did.

Melanie Griffith
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Whenever you mention someone overdoing it on the plastic surgery and ruining their once good looks, Melanie Griffith is usually the first example that comes to mind. That’s because she’s practically THE example of taking plastic surgery way too far despite never needing it in the first place. Of course, while she’s never confessed to getting any work done on her face, she’s fully aware that people are talking, admitting “Most people are telling me I look horrible.” Hey, as long as she’s the one saying it, maybe we don’t have to feel so bad about thinking it constantly when we look at her.