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Kim Basinger Rejects Botox, Daughter Ireland Says

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Kim Basinger is nearly 60 — the star turned 59 last week — and her daughter Ireland has lauded the actress and former Mrs. Alec Baldwin for eschewing cosmetic interventions in an attempt to stave off aging.

Kim Basinger’s only child is now 17 and a gorgeous young woman in her own right — and Ireland has a great role model to look up to, as she explains on Twitter.

While many of Basinger’s contemporaries aggressively combat the dual effects of Mother Nature and Father Time, Ireland says her mom has rejected the nips, tucks, shots and fillers often thrust upon Hollywood luminaries of Kim’s age in favor of being happy with how she looks naturally. (Which is a strong and even transgressive message to send in an environment in which older male actors are valued for their maturity but older female ones are essentially put out to pasture.)

Ireland sent a message to mom Kim Basinger on Twitter with a longer explanation on Instagram in which it is clear that whatever mom is doing to teach her daughter that looks aren’t her only value to society is working.

In the note, the 17-year-old tells Kim:

“Happy birthday to the most beautiful woman in the entire world. You are the most influential and inspirational figure in my life, and I’ve always looked up to you and no one else. I run to you if I’m ever in doubt or danger, and I’m grateful to you that you always find a way to come to my rescue.”

Ireland continues:

“You are the most naturally beautiful woman there ever was and will be. Your skin care, workouts and advice on eating healthy inspire me to do the same. Ladies, if you want to avoid Botox and any other skin treatments, listen to my mom! She hasn’t had one treatment done because she’s stay completely out of the sun all these years!”

(It should be noted that the message comes in a year in which Ireland’s dad Alec Baldwin married a twentysomething yoga instructor.)

The teen concludes:

“Mom, you still look like [you're] 17 and it’s kind of embarrassing standing next to you. Hopefully someday I will adopt your cheekbones and and overall beauty…. Inside and out. You mean the world to me, Mom. We may argue about everything under the sun… But without you, I would be nothing. I love you.”

Do you think moms like Kim Basinger who show their daughters that beauty is not a single set of characteristics make it easier on all women who have to live with the beauty standard?

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18 Responses to “Kim Basinger Rejects Botox, Daughter Ireland Says”

  1. Glennice Fryson

    She had something done between the time she starred in Blind Date until making Nadine. There was some obvious work done to her chin area.

  2. Earl Van Winkle

    Ihave a Daugher that is a actor but not famous or Star yet but doing great. She could be on her way to becoming a household name. If it meant to be. We will see. She is 45 and looks 28 and never done anything to herself either. And been picking up a lot of young roles because she has great figure and face and smart and talented. Proud of her..

  3. Karen F Berendsen

    when your that beautiful, you want to stay beautiful. but sooner or later it is only what's inside that counts. Give your daughter that beauty to live up to.

  4. Rhys Branman

    There is no single standard of beauty period! Ms Basinger is certainly a beautiful woman. But it turns out there is a mathematical aspect to beauty. It is a mathematic concept that you may have heard of , even if you are not sure what it means, called Phi. Phi is a ratio, a relationship of parts, 1 to 1.618. We may be hard wired to respond to this ratio. It is proportion that in combination with symmetry creates what we call beauty. Research has shown that cross culturally, through thousands of variations on the theme, humans find facial symmetry in relation to this Divine Proportion beautiful.

    Dr Rhys Branman.
    Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center.

  5. Linda T. Haney

    Glennice, your comment is inappropriate. You have nothing except an idea while Ireland knows her mother has NOT had any procedures. I've always admired Kim Basinger for her talent and her beauty.

  6. Cynthia Jackson

    Well…I believe she didn't have plastic surgery. I'm very close in age to her by just a year. She's always had very high cheek bones and a prominent jaw line which helps getting older age less quickly. I learned many years ago after a 2nd degree sunburn it was time to stop this madness w/tanning already, doc says "skin cancer/aging" and that was it for me. I wouldn't have Botox either though in northern California it's as easy as going down the street to have it done. It's so unnatural and…it's derived from botulism/poison/ hello ladies! Staying out of the sun in last 20 years has made a huge difference, along w/fact I don't smoke, don't drink much, eat healthy and exercise. If it works for me (not in movie star business) I have no doubt it'll work for others and I don't get weekly facials either. I've always liked Kim Basinger, now I like and respect her even more. Sure would like to see her on the big screen again it's been way too long. What a great mom and "a HOT MAMCITA"!

  7. Paul G. DeCroix

    Kim is fibbing just like Michele Phifer did once while on a talk show. Another actress heard Michele say she never had work done but this other actress knows she did because they go to the same plastic surgeon. The actress is Patricia Heaten from "Everyone loves Raymond". Kim needs to fess up and STOP lying.

  8. Glennice Fryson

    Linda, I did not mean to state anything inappropriate. I merely stated what is obvious. Kim Bassinger is gorgeous, but you can tell something occurred between those two pictures. Ireland can only state what her mom has told her. And quite frankly, some are so vane, they do not want their children to know they have had cosmetic surgery performed. But you can believe what you want. I however look at the obvious. By the way, how many time have you known the celebrities to say they have had no work done when they have?