Jennifer Connelly is one of those actresses that men have lusted after ever since they saw her in Labyrinth as a teen. She has classic girl-next-door beauty. The thing is, Jennifer Connelly is pretty blasé about the whole thing.
"Jennifer is wildly beautiful, but she has no investment in it," Connelly's husband and Avengers star Paul Bettany told More Magazine. "Our two sons spend more time in the bathroom in the morning than she does. That pressure to be attractive hasn't ever landed on her."
Connelly herself has an approach to aging that defies the usual Hollywood conventions.
"We equate beauty for women with youth, and that's sad. It's a shame it's so hard for so many of us to appreciate the beauty of an older woman and to accept it in ourselves," says Connelly. "I don't want to erase my history on my face."
Jennifer Connelly from Labyrinth was such a babe pic.twitter.com/LwqXFKz6P5
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So often, women in Hollywood who trade on their looks choose to have surgical enhancements in an effort to stay marketable. Maybe Connelly is blessed that she does not seem to have to make that choice. But she does have an opinion on it.
"There's a window of time, a hump to get over, because it's inevitable. I love that Radiohead song "Fake Plastic Trees": 'He used to do surgery for girls in the '80s, but gravity always wins,' " she says. "It's certainly a dialogue I have with myself. And I don't judge; every woman has to make her own choice. But for me it's more beautiful to see the person."
Of course, some surgical enhancements are not because they are needed. Many younger women in Hollywood, particularly reality TV stars, are choosing at a younger and younger age to get lip enhancements and other alterations.
For our money, Connelly can just keep right on doing what she's doing.
Young Jennifer Connelly pic.twitter.com/zFU3mqLkYH
— María (@MariaGabrielaXo) October 14, 2015