“Dirty Dancing” Star Confesses Plastic Surgery Ruined His Hollywood Career

Jennifer Grey, star of Dirty Dancing.

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After the unexpected success of the movie “Dirty Dancing” with patrick swayze, its protagonist Jennifer Gray confessed that her career in Hollywood went to the pit because of a piece of advice from her mother: to have her nose done twice. Her face was so changed by plastic surgerythat neither the actor himself michael douglas He recognized her: “She was unrecognizable,” said the famous man.

The sexy dance movie of the ’80s “Dirty Dancing” He fell in love with the public for his love story and for the incredibly attractiveness of his protagonists: patrick swayze Y Jennifer Gray. It was to be expected that the actress had a successful career in Hollywood like the actor and dancer. However, that did not happen. still very young, The protagonist of the film decided to have two plastic surgeries on her nose that ruined her career, because her face was never the same.

“I spent a lot of energy trying to figure out what I had done wrong, why I was banished from the kingdom. Actually that is a lie. I banished myself. From one day to the next, I became invisible, and it became a problem. In the eyes of the world, I was no longer me”, said the protagonist of Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Gray to the magazine People.

The most ironic thing about the whole situation is that Jennifer had resisted for years going through the operating room to get a plastic surgery through the nose because he felt: “That she was pretty enough” and, when he finally did, it was clear to him that he was giving in to pressure “from the enemy”.

Who made her change her mind to the star of “Dirty Dancing” It was largely her mother, who had worked as an actress before marrying Jennifer’s father, ‘Cabaret’ star Joel Grey, and who had told her since she was a child that, with her nose, she would not make it.

“She loves me, she loved me, she always has, and she was pragmatic because she was like, ‘Guess what? It is very difficult to get a role. Make it a little easier for him, ”said the actress’s mother, referring to her nose.

In defense of his mother, Jennifer She acknowledges that he never told her she wasn’t beautiful, but spoke with absolute frankness about the impossible standards of beauty that were expected then -and now- from movie stars. “He was like, ‘Guess what? If you don’t want to be an actress, that’s perfect. But if you want to be…’. But when I was little, I was completely against rhinoplasty. I mean, it was like my religion. I loved that my parents had done it plastic surgeries). I understand it was the ’50s and they were trying to fit in. I know back then you had to do certain things, like change your name, and it was considered normal.”

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