All the facts behind Rita Moreno's plastic surgery speculations. Has she gone under the knife? Take a glance at her before and after transformation.
Some of the icons do not simply fade away and vanish when they assume their career is over. Rita Moreno has been active in Hollywood for longer than many performers in show biz have been alive, and she's been one of so many fans' favorite actors that it's difficult to keep track.
Even if you don't recall her name immediately, there's a strong possibility it will trigger something in your mind. Recently, though, Rita Moreno is at the forefront of plastic surgery speculations on the internet.
Has Rita Moreno Had Plastic Surgery?
Rita Moreno is the subject of plastic surgery on the internet.
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The fabled Fountain of Youth. We're all seeking it in some way because, as much as we try to deny it, death is inevitable. As a result, we strive to delay the onset of old age and remain as young as possible for as long as feasible.
While eating a nutritious diet and exercising on a regular basis can surely assist, there are some people who are constantly searching for a little additional work to assist them. As in plastic surgery that many reckon Rita Moreno has had a lot of.
Rita has aged remarkably elegantly over the years; it's hard to believe she was already an elementary school student when World War II began and still looks as lovely as ever.
This has prompted long-time fans of the actress to suspect she's had a number of exceptionally well-done plastic surgery procedures, although Rita has refuted ever having gone under the knife.
Her iconic comedy, One Day at a Time reboot, has received fresh life on CBS, and Steven Spielberg's musical/romance West Side Story revival is also set to hit theaters at the end of 2021, bringing her more attention than ever before.
She not only has a significant role in the remake as Valentina, but Spielberg has offered her a producer's credit as a gateway to the film, as per the director.
Rita was quite frank and honest when asked what her trump card to her stunning looks was.
It's Puerto Rican genes. I know it is. There's no plastic here.
While that may appear to be a deflective or oversimplified response, there appears to be a substantial amount of medical data to support Rita's assertion. According to this NCBI publication on genetics, genes play a significant role in the anti-aging qualities of skin, particularly elasticity.
Rita also talked about how unhappy she was during the original West Side Story shooting and how the production staff had used cosmetics on her skin to "darken her up" for the part.
Speaking in an interview with the Associated Press, the actress said:
I really resented it when they put very dark makeup on me because that’s not my color.
The 89-year-old added,
I remember one time saying to the makeup man who was making me up, ‘I really hate this color because this isn’t the color I am.' And he actually said to me, ‘What, are you racist?’ I was so stunned that I didn’t say anything. I didn’t know what to say. That’s really also how little people know about Puerto Ricans.
It's fair to say Rita Moreno's appearance is most likely completely natural, with no help from alleged plastic surgery. Kudos to her!
Rita Moreno Previously Revealed Her Beauty Secrets
Almost nine decades look amazing on Rita Moreno. Looking at her perfect appearance, it's difficult to imagine she's 89, and the fact that she's ever had an issue with her skin.
The iconic actress told People,
When I was in my teens and into my early 20s I had acne. I used to get those big purple jobs but not a lot of them, thank goodness because you really couldn’t see them in the films that I did.
Moreno says she underwent treatment which included ultraviolet light and acetone.
In those days they were giving you ultraviolet light, I guess to dry your skin out a little bit. I remember you had to scrub your skin really hard with a piece of gauze, because gauze is rough and a form of acetone. I know it’s shocking but that’s how oily I was.
You could almost see the pores sprouting! (laughs) I had my own special glow. I am so lucky. I have no craters.
Moreno's young exuberance is contagious, as is her age-defying magnificence. How does she manage to accomplish it?
People don’t like to hear what I have to say, [but] it’s bare minimum. I don’t do anything except keep my skin clean [with Cetaphil skin cleanser] and moisturized [with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30] and they want to smack me. They say ‘It’s not fair!’ I really sympathize with them, but I don’t have any problems with my skin.
The actress attributes her flawless skin to her mom's good genes.
I was born in Puerto Rico — I used to sit in the sun until I looked like a piece of bacon. It’s a wonder now that I don’t look like an old wallet. I’m a very fortunate person.
I write with my left hand even though I’m right-handed, I walk backward in a very safe place — anything that engages your brain.
Moreno remarked she's so happy to be here in her 80s. She does not dare to whine if she acquires a hangnail. "Life is good. I wake up humming."