Although coming from a very well-known family, Jamie Lee Curtis is now just as well-known as her parents. The 63-year-old has a long and prosperous career as an actor. She has also been married to her husband for a very long time and has raised three children.
But it doesn’t mean Curtis hasn’t had self-doubts. Furthermore, she sought out plastic surgery multiple times as a result of remarks made by others.
Today, Jamie Lee, 63, feels that the alterations she attempted to make were humiliating and isn’t at all an advocate for plastic surgery. She has instead pleaded with others to “f**k with your face.”
While coming from a highly well-known family, Jamie Lee Curtis’s childhood wasn’t as trouble-free as one would imagine.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, two well-known actresses, were among Curtis’ rich family when he was born there on November 22, 1958. However, it turned out that her birth may not have been solely motivated by her parents’ desire to have another child, at least in Jamie Lee’s opinion.
She even admitte that her parents had only her to keep their marriage together.
“By the time I came along, following my sister, Kelly, by two and a half years, my parents’ bond had deteriorated precipitously as their stardom grew. And like any other save-the-marriage baby, I failed,” Jamie Lee Curtis said.
“Janet suffered public embarrassment as Tony chose a 17-year-old replacement, a German actress with whom he was working, and she felt the slings and arrows of tabloid gossip and innuendo. She told me that she did the memorable scene on the train in The Manchurian Candidate the day she found out that Tony had filed for divorce.”
Now, Jamie didn’t initially want to work as an actress. She participated in cheerleading at the exclusive Beverly Hills High School and the Los Angeles all-girls Weslake School. There, the popularity of her parents once more presented a challenge.
Because they were so well-known, the media frequently reported on their personal lives and scandals. Curtis thus found herself sucked into the chaos. She had a difficult time locating her identity as a result.
“It was just never forgotten who my parents were,” Jamie told Rolling Stone. “Whenever I met anyone new, I was introduced as Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh’s daughter.”
“It screwed with my head,” she added.
“You’re a child trying to develop an identity and a sense of self-worth, and all this Hollywood stuff plagues you and makes you kind of wonder who you are. Then you’re twelve through eighteen, and you’re developing sexually and emotionally. And it’s hard. My time in high school was just a f*cking killer.”
Janet Leigh, Jamie’s mother, departed for Broadway in 1975. Jamie joined her and enrolled at Coate, a boarding school in Connecticut.
It wasn’t long before she decided she also wanted to pursue an acting career and applied for the role of teen detective Nancy Drew. Jamie Lee Curtis left the University of the Pacific after just one semester in order to pursue her dream of working in show industry like her parents.
Curtis was able to secure more bit parts, including one in the Columbo television series. When she was 20 years old, she had her big break as the lead in John Carpenter’s acclaimed horror movie Halloween.
Jamie Lee Curtis received more jobs in the same genre as a result of the popularity of the horror film, just like performers who excel in a certain subject. She later appeared in the 1980 movies Prom Night, The Fog, and Halloween II as a leading lady.
Curtis got renowned as “Scream Queen” owing to the amount of horror films she appeared in. She is utterly afraid, however, when she is watching them.
“I do not like horror movies. I do not say this for a joke, although it gets a laugh, I really don’t,” Curtis mentions.
“There’s nothing I like about being scared. I’m this person [puts hands over her face]. I sing songs to myself when things are terrifying. I mean, [explicit] Aladdin scared me. I’m not joking! You know when Jafar becomes a dragon? With his red eyes and stuff? That sh*t scared me.”
Jamie later made the transition to acting in movies that weren’t in the horror subgenre, playing the lead in Love Letters (1983) and collaborating with John Travolta on the 1985 film Perfect.
She landed one of her most well-received parts as the 1990s grew closer when she acted in the comedy A Fish Named Wanda. She also resumed her career in television, where she won a Golden Globe for her portrayal in the sitcom Anything But Love in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.
In 1995, Curtin won her second Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie True Lies.
Curtis wrote in a variety of genres, although she frequently returned to horror. The Halloween H20: 20 Years Later movie debuted in 1998. The original “Screen Queen” returned to play Laurie Strode in Halloween as recently as 2018.
She is said to have a net worth of about $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Jamie Lee Curtis was able to find real love while working as a renowned and well regarded actor. She wed Christopher Guest in 1984, and the two of them are still together today.
Christopher also works as an actor, and is mostly known for his role in the 1984 film Spinal Tap. Though they dated a while before marrying, Jamie Lee Curtis already knew that she was to marry him before they had ever met.
“[Producer and co-writer of Halloween Debra Hill] and I were flipping through a Rolling Stone magazine when I turned to a photograph of three men,” Curtis wrote in a piece for Oprah.com.
“I looked at the man on the right, wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish smirk. I’d never seen him before, but I pointed at him. ‘I’m going to marry that man,’ I said to my friend.”
That person was Christopher, and through their agents, they exchanged phone numbers.
However, he never called her, and Jamie began dating someone else. After dropping her then-date for a “friendly but final goodbye” at the airport, she went to a restaurant for dinner.
“I glanced up and found myself staring straight at Chris, three tables away. He waved to me as if to say, ‘I’m the guy you called.’ I waved back: ‘I’m the woman who called you.’ A few minutes later, he got up to leave. Standing 20 feet away, he shrugged his shoulders and put up his hand as if to say, ‘I’ll see ya.’”
In July 1984, they had their first date – by December, the couple had tied the knot. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher adopted two children in the 1980s and 1990s, Annie and Ruby. Ruby was previously known as Thomas, and has come out as transexual.
“It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know,” Ruby told People in 2021. “It was intimidating — but I wasn’t worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life.”
So what’s their big secret to staying married for such a long time? According to Curtis, it’s pretty simple.
“Don’t get divorced,” she told Today. “It’s a fascinating thing. I could write a book on marriage called Don’t Leave.”
Now, many people in Hollywood – and of course, other places – choose to go through plastic surgery. Simon Cowell and Janice Dickinson are just two examples of people who have had procedures. As for Jamie Lee Curtis, she received plastic surgery after a cameraman commented about her “puffy eyes” on set.
“I naturally had puffy eyes. If you see photographs of me as a child, I look like I haven’t slept. I’ve just always been that person, and we were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene, and [the cameraman] said, “I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy,” Curtis told Variety.
“I was so mortified and so embarrassed and had just so much shame about it that after that movie, I went and had routine plastic surgery to remove the puffiness.”
In a 2002 interview with More, Jamie Lee Curtis revealed that she had undergone several more procedures, including a “little lipo” and some botox. Afterward, though, she felt ripped off.
“None of it works. None of it,” Jamie told More. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”
It’s been two decades since the More interview – and Jamie Lee Curtis feels precisely the same. Not only that, but she hopes that no one else will undergo plastic surgery to look younger and instead encourages people to embrace aging naturally.
“I would hope a young person would look at me with my grey hair and wrinkly face and say, ‘That’s cool that you are who you are,’” Curtis told Glamour UK in 2019.
“If I met Jamie at 17, I would hopefully be an adult who would say, ‘I see you.’”
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, the 63-year-old actress said that she always has advocated natural beauty, mainly since she’s had “the trail and error of the other part.” Curtis – who doesn’t believe in “f**king with your face,” also expressed that she used the same logic with her hair when she noticed some grey spots.
“Wiping out generations of beauty, I tried to everything you can do to your hair,” she said. “Personally, I felt it was humiliating.”
“The term, anti-aging … what? What are you talking about? We’re all going to f**king age. We’re all going to die. Why do you want to look 17 when you’re 70? I want to look 70 when I’m 70,” she added.
Jamie Lee Curtis won’t undergo any other treatments in her lifetime, it may be assumed. She told Fast Company that the “obsession” with cosmetic surgery in society is “wiping out generations of beauty” and that she is worried about it.
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back,” Jamie Lee Curtis said.
“We just don’t know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually and physically on a generation of young people who are in agony because of social media, because of the comparisons to other.
“All of us who are old enough know that it’s all a lie. It’s a real danger to young people.”
Jamie Lee Cutis is a great role model since she speaks up about accepting and valuing our aging beauty and admits that she has had plastic surgery.
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