Goldie Hawn has always been a delight to watch on screen, dating all the way back to her first days on Laugh-In. Between her giddy smile and iconic relationship with the equally legendary Kurt Russell, Hawn is an absolute icon. It’s all the more unfair that the 76-year-old star has been targeted with so many rumors about her appearance and plastic surgery.
‘Plastic Surgery Disaster’ Is Eye-Catching Fraud
These stories frequently take the guise of concern where supposed anonymous friends of the star tell tabloids that they’re worried about Hawn’s health since she’s preparing to undergo risky cosmetic surgery or already had it done. Of course, those “friends” don’t actually exist in reality and are only an excuse to attack Hawn. It’s frequently even more absurd than it sounds—the typical supermarket tabloid’s basis for a rumor about Goldie Hawn is fictional friends talking about fictional surgeries and then shaming Hawn for it.
Plastic surgery isn’t something uncommon or unexpected in a regular person’s life, let alone someone in Hollywood’s. That being said, it’s an entirely personal choice with entirely different reasoning for everyone. Celebrity gossip frustratingly seems to believe that the only reason someone might get Botox or a facelift is superficial vanity.
Goldie Hawn Is Focused On Something Else
But Hawn isn’t trying to fight the years or hide her age. She’s just trying to have fun. As she told People in 2017, she doesn’t have any particular strategy when it comes to aging. “I don’t have one. I really don’t. It’s not a secret,” Hawn said. “I try to drink my juices. I try to work out every day a little bit. I find moments in the day. I have short meditation spurts during the day, if I don’t have a long one in the morning, which sometimes the phone rings and you’re off and running, but I do find time to get quiet. I hike. I bike. I try to have as much fun as possible.”
That’s been Hawn’s M.O. for years now, and she’s far more concerned about her philanthropy and mental health than she is about superficial plastic surgery talk. After all, wrinkles can’t really hurt you, but your mental health absolutely can. And that’s exactly why Hawn has been tirelessly campaigning for people—particularly kids—to care for themselves.
Unfortunately, the crude gossip about Goldie Hawn’s appearance is something every actress is forced to deal with. Her fellow Hollywood legends Diane Keaton and Bette Midler are faced with similar stories, with frequent speculation about what possible plastic surgeries they could have gotten recently. There’s simply no way to win for these women when they’re attacked for not trying to look younger and for trying to look younger. Hopefully, we can all take a page from Hawn’s book to focus on what’s actually important.