Beauty Won’t Spare You Heartache, Says Halle Berry
Beauty?” ponders gorgeous Berry, who has split from her unfaithful husband Eric Bennet earlier this year – “Let me tell you something – being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory.”
At a press-conference in London promoting her new movie Catwoman, the Oscar winning actress and former Beauty Queen has slammed the growing obsession with plastic surgery and a culture that pushes women to risk their health in pursuit of youth and good looks. Ã¢€œPersonally, I’m really saddened by the way women mutilate their faces today in search of that,” she says. “There is this plastic, copycat look evolving and that’s frightening to me. … It’s really insane and I feel sad that’s what society is doing to women.”
Sharon Stone, 46, who portrays a cosmetic mogul in the movie and who claims she has never turned to plastic surgeons herself, gives other angle. “You have to do what makes you feel good,” she says.
This rings a little hollow, considering that both women are multi-millionaires almost entirely owing to their good looks. Certainly, wealthy, beautiful people have to endure many of the same trials and tribulations as the rest of us. Both wealth and beauty can help buy one’s way out of some, though, and can ameliorate the effects of many others.