Shannen Doherty said women in movies aren’t relatable because of Botox, facelifts, and fillers


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  • Shannen Doherty told her Instagram followers that she can’t identify with any of the women she sees in movies because they appear to have fillers, Botox and facelifts.

  • The actress said she’s “done” trying to fit into Hollywood’s version of beauty.

  • Doherty is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

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In an Instagram post on Sunday, actress Shannen Doherty told her followers that she can’t identify with women on-screen because their perfectly smooth faces are unrelatable.

“Watching movies tonight and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to. You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a facelift” Doherty said in a post.

The fomer ‘Charmed’ star added that she’s done trying to fit into Hollywood’s and magazines’ definition of beauty.

Doherty’s stance against cosmetic procedures comes just as Botox’s popularity is taking off. It was ranked the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in 2020 – 4.4 million procedures were done in 2020 alone, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

And people are opting into the procedure earlier in life. One dermatologist previously told Insider that women in their 20s are choosing to smooth out faint lines, otherwise known as preventative Botox.

Doherty’s journey to self-acceptance

In 2015, Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy, a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By 2017, her cancer was in remission, but in 2019 it returned as stage 4 cancer.

Doherty initially didn’t tell anyone about her diagnosis because she wanted to show people that there is a lot more life to be lived with cancer.

“One of the reasons, along with Luke, that I did ‘90210’ and didn’t really tell anybody because I thought, people can look at that other people with stage four can work too,” she said on Good Morning America.

After a decades-long acting career and surviving cancer, Doherty now accepts her looks. “I love that I’ve lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived a lot yes cancer but more than that. I embrace me now. Finally.”

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