What’s going on with Catherine Zeta-Jones’ face?


Some people think I like to rag on Catherine Zeta-Jones. I really don’t. While I don’t think she’s the most talented actress around, I am quite the admirer of her beauty. And while I think she does certain things to maintain her beauty (little tweaks here and there, perhaps lying about her age), I have to think that Catherine is, was and always will be a beautiful woman. But even beautiful women have off-days. Even beautiful women take a bad photo every now and then. Even beautiful women occasionally take a photo and you’re like, “Jesus, Catherine, try some night cream.” But is it just me, or does she also look… tweaked? Like, she just aged very rapidly, and like she got something done to her face that I can’t put my finger on.

Anyway, these are photos of Zeta and Michael Douglas at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff’s University Hospital on July 23, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. I guess there were just visiting, maybe? It looks like a PR visit. Fame Pictures notes: “Catherine looked quite tired, and sported some gray roots.” She and Michael have been on vacation for the past month, perhaps that’s it? Catherine didn’t adhere to her strict regiment of gradual tweaking and hair dying and such, and she was just rolling around a yacht with an endless supply of mojitos, and that’s why she looks different? Could be.




Catherine and Michael on July 23, 2010. Credit: Fame.

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  1. Megan says:

    She just looks absolutely caked in makeup.

  2. flourpot says:

    She looks good to me. Aging gracefully, unlike her man.

  3. denise says:

    She used to be so beautiful.

  4. N.D. says:

    I think she just had let herself go a bit – she also looks a bit heavier than at her last public appearances.

  5. YT says:

    The first photo might be just a case of poor lighting. The others look fine to me. These are natural-light photos, and flash photos tend to be more flattering.

  6. LolaBella says:

    At a quick glance I thought she was Evangeline Lily in the top pic.

    Maybe she’s been filling and ‘toxing?

    I like the pic where she’s kissing the guy; she actually looks fun and younger in that one.

  7. Me1st says:

    I agree with too much makeup

  8. Lady Nightshade says:

    I think she just gained a little weight and it goes to her face first, I know people like that

  9. jen says:

    I think she’s put a little weight on, but I don’t think she looks too bad. She just got older.

  10. Gia says:

    Her face looks somewhat bloated, like she’s been drinking wine and eating way too many carbs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it does take a toll on your face.

  11. a says:

    she’s got acne so it may be thick makeup?

  12. lena says:

    looks like she doing that thing we all do…age…

    i think she looks fine

    why don’t we ever have posts on men aging badly, getting knifed up, getting fat etc… let’spread the hating around fairly

  13. Team Bethenny says:

    You know how standing next to a fat person makes you appear thinner? Looks like it works with age, too.

  14. Jen says:

    Far too much make up and it seems a bit dark for her – I think she’d look a lot better if she went lighter on it

  15. guesty says:

    she just looks older imo. somewhere someone said when a younger woman is with an older man…it ages her more quickly. dk if that’s true or not…but maybe.

  16. j. ferber says:

    Has she had cheek implants? Just a thought.

  17. georgiagrl says:

    What is up with some of these comments???
    She looks OLD? WTF! We criticize for surgery and for natural aging, even when it seems sudden to us? I haven’t seen her in awhile and she looks fine to me. We wonder why Hollywood latches on to only youth, who can’t act or perform their way out of paper bags, but because of that youthful, wrinkle free skin, they are heralded. Who does CZJ look bad compared to? Kristen Stewart? Preposterous and we should be ashamed for falling for the entertainment and fashion industry’s games.

  18. STOPGOOP says:

    Thats what women look like when they age without “tweaking” or having to “run work out everyday”, like the other aging celebs we are so accustomed to seeing!!

  19. Karen says:

    Hmmm…Not colouring her hair, no botox, gained weight…Could she be pregnant??

  20. denise says:

    @ Georgiagirl
    What is up with some of these comments???
    She looks OLD? WTF! We criticize for surgery and for natural aging, even when it seems sudden to us?

    You’re totally right. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.

  21. kelly says:

    i think she looks beautiful. she’s getting older like the rest of us, but still looks amazing.

  22. RobN says:

    Either Karen’s right, and I think she may be, or it’s some bad make-up and a few extra vacation pounds.

    Either way, I’m not really comfortable criticizing somebody who’s helping to raise money for a children’s hospital in their home country. I may have no roots right now, but I’m also not raising money for sick kids so I think she wins.

  23. Maggie Grace says:

    I think she looks great. She always wears a ton of makeup.

  24. MaiGirl says:

    She is still a very lovely woman, but I do think that there is something to the idea that older men age younger women. A couple of women I know are married to significantly older men, and it has seemed to age them in both attitude and appearance.

    I agree that we put women in a catch-22 in this situation–damned if they tuck and ‘tox, damned if they don’t. I think that the only thing startling or different about CZJ’s situation is what Kaiser said, that she has seemed to age so quickly lately. Seems like just a few months ago she looked years younger. She also just overall seems less polished lately.

  25. MaiGirl says:

    And also, Michael looks like he is slowly turning into a big pile of gray powder. His expiration date is long past.

  26. gloaming says:

    “Anyway, these are photos of Zeta and Michael Douglas at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff’s University Hospital on July 23, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. I guess there were just visiting, maybe? It looks like a PR visit.”

    She’s been campaigning/fundraising for years, for a Children’s Hospital in Wales.

    She’s a patron of the Noah’s Ark Appeal which raised millions for the Children’s Hospital, she’s there for the charity’s 10th anniversary.

  27. Marjalane says:

    First pic looked like booze bloat.

  28. Leticia says:

    I think she looks earthy and sexy. I think she looks great!

  29. Angelina says:

    She is still so beautiful! She is getting older like everyone else should be. Even with the gray hairs she looks stunning. And I love that lipstick.

  30. marge says:

    There are walls covered in graffiti with less paint layers than she.
    Waaay to much make up, her skin must suffocating

  31. Kaiser says:

    gloaming – Right. A PR visit. As opposed to Zeta checking Michael into the hospital for goiter work.

  32. jessica says:

    I like Michael’s face in the bottom pic… lol

  33. clare says:

    Honestly, Kaiser, I think she looks great- healthy, confident! Much better than the tight look on the red-carpet.

  34. dam says:

    this is what happen when you lie about your age!

  35. RHONYC says:

    *jamie foxx*

    “Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol / Blame it on the a a a a a a alcohol”

    she’d better watch it…looks like she may be ridin’ the train headed straight for ‘kathleen turner-ville’!


    booze is the devil.


  36. Jeanne says:

    @jessica – me too! the hazy view of Michael glaring in that last pic where CZJ is kissing the other guy is priceless!

  37. pookie says:

    Meh – she looks a smidge bloated in the first pic, but other than that, she is a freakin Goddess. I think we get so used to seeing ridiculously photoshopped pics of celebs that we forget they are human and flawed just like the rest of us!

  38. LindyLou says:

    I didn’t recognise her in the first pic – I think it was the angle and expression on her face. The rest look good and she has a great figure. I don’t think she’s had anything done to her face – however I wonder how old she actually is….

  39. hellen says:

    Aside from the industrial strength makeup, she just looks slightly tired (her eyes look heavy). Still gorgeous.

    Mikey, not so much.

  40. hanh says:

    Its her face. Its puffy which is why it looks weird. I think she probably had some filler done to her face so that it bunches up funny when she moves it (the first picture). Man it looks like it hurts for her to smile.

  41. canadianchick says:

    I agree with Karen, maybe preggo due to no dye and bloated appearance. Oh wait I must be preggo-nope, just need a dye job and to lay off the sour candies 🙂

  42. jojo says:

    She’s just getting old! Don’t you realize that?

  43. Ricci says:

    It’s called aging ,duh!

  44. Jeri says:

    Too much Filler. It makes the eyes look indented & tiny.

  45. Persistent Cat says:

    Ah booze. If I can lay off the red wine during the week, I notice a difference in my body by Friday. Way less bloating. Today is Friday, this heat wave won’t go away and I drank way too much red wine all week, I’m bloated. My face is very puffy.

    CZJ was on vacation (from what, I don’t know but….) so I guess she’s like the rest of us and gains weight because all you do is eat out (heehee) and drink.

  46. Feebee says:

    She looks pretty real and gorgeous to me.

  47. Annie says:

    Bad makeup, humidity, pregnant?

  48. Shawna says:

    @Georgiagrl, yes yes yes!

  49. bizzy says:

    her foundation is too dark and too heavy, especially for broad daylight. so, she’s like only 99.9% perfect.

  50. lrm says:

    Does anyone else think MD should darken his hair? It would make him look less washed up/corpse-like, I think…even just a darker grey…cuz he canNOT pull of the white hair thing like his father can. Just sayin’.

    CZJ is fabulous. She should lay off the drink a bit, but otherwise, she’s gorgeous-living her life as she sees fit. Not preaching to others about how to do it, not pimping her kids in the spotlight…
    sigh. Dame CZJ should teach the others….how it’s done.

  51. oduroyal says:

    Wow, it’s rare to see a bad or even just average picture of Catherine…she’s still beautiful but yeah she probably just got off of vacation and said ‘eff it’ lol!

  52. Dhavy says:

    bloated and too much make up

    she’s a good looking woman who I also think lies about her age but she’s aging gracefully and doesn’t look like she will need plastic surgery when she gets older because she will be a beautiful old woman

  53. Cinderella says:

    Lookin’ good for 50!

  54. mommy says:

    maybe it’s a hormone thing?

  55. Mairead says:

    It’s really only that top photo that looks odd. I think YT is right: bad lighting and makeup, aided with some badly-needed extra pounds conspired for a bad photo. She looks grand for an almost 41 year old woman in all the rest 😉

  56. Samantha says:

    She seems to be drinking on a regular basis. I noticed that since some time.

    Has nothing to do with with aging.

  57. DrM says:

    She’s in her mid forties…that’s all there is to it. A bit less of a heavy hand on the makeup and a good exfoliation would do wonders… and I should know 🙂 I’m in my mid forties, I wear less makeup than I did ten years ago, and I moisturise and exfoliate regularly. I have yet to see my first wrinkle…I also don’t diet which is really important…and I eat well.

  58. sue deluca says:

    Her face is definitely aging especially around the eye area. Also, her hair is bushy – she needs to condition and color it. She obviously let herself go while on vacation. She does have acne and drinking as well as the sun take a toll on one’s face.

  59. original kate says:

    beautiful but i agree she wears too much makeup.

  60. Anastasia says:

    Honestly, if her makeup were a bit more to enhance rather than cover, she’d look great for being in her 40s! The makeup is simply too heavy, that’s all. Contrary to what a lot of women think, you should actually cut back on the makeup as you get older, not add more.

  61. Obvious says:

    I think she gained a few vacation pounds. Go Catherine! Dieting all the time is boring. And minus that first picture she looks fabulous-minus the dress/belt combo-i think it’s disgusting.

  62. Gracie says:

    Holy Gray hair in public! Sooooooo embrasing…………

  63. margo says:

    she is gorgeous, and look at that ring wowza

  64. émerveillement says:

    Too much BAD make up !!

  65. archiepelago says:

    Georgiagrl, YES!

    I’m so damn sick of the youth obsessed culture and how it vilifies women for aging and honestly to me, this post does make it sound like you are ragging on her. There’s no real story here other than that she is doing work for a children’s charity. I get that it’s a gossip site and all but it still seems like there’s way too many posts here guessing at who is getting nipped and tucked.

  66. benny says:

    I wonder when Michael will dump her for someone younger? I believe he dumped his first wife when she hit her fourties. No wonder Catherine is compelled to lie about her age. (I think she looks fine; I actually think she look better like this, with a few more pounds on her, than the anorexic look she had a few months ago).

  67. Nikki Latte says:

    OMG, does that last pic not totally define Michael Douglas??? Can’t you just picture him glaring over her shoulder as she innocently hugs a friend? Yeah, I can picture it…..cuz you posted it right there!!!!!

  68. Nurse Patty says:

    I really can’t believe my reading. CZJ is beautiful. Why aren’t most of comments about hubby he looks like her dad.

  69. Cazzyb-uk says:

    What are you all on about, she looks fine!

  70. lara says:

    here we go again

    she looks fine
    plus don’t forget ms. jones is a heavy smoker….

  71. khaveman says:

    She is not in her 20s and she was on a yacht recently. She’s seen some sun. I think she is stunning and aging very well.

  72. grrrlgrace says:

    I don’t think she looks bad! Outside camera lighting can be BRUTAL..and yup, it looks like they are outside. There are pics of me I’ve had the pleasure of ripping up and throwing away thanks to the same type of light which is bright and unforgiving.
    Heck I’d love to walk around looking like that. My only suggestion for CZJ is to SLIGHTLY lighten her hair color. It’s too shoe-polish dark and the gray at her roots pop out dramatically.

  73. MONK says:

    Her face is bloated, her tits are sagging, and she’s got folds and creases where they don’t belong. Otherwise, CZJ looks GREAT!

  74. nofreelunch says:

    vacation from what? Just kidding, I know acting is difficult, underpaid work. She still looks like a million bucks to me though.

  75. Seer says:

    People know she lies about her age by 10 years! 10 YEARS! Wow! For a woman who’s in her 50s (NOT her 40s!) she looks great! She’s sexy and very attractive. Beautiful? You know, Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind was beautiful, Catherine Deneuve in the 60s was beautiful, Ava Gardner was beautiful, but Jones? Could I be wrong about this? Maybe. I think she’s just wildly sexy and attractive, and that is something I’m sure she celebrates and enjoys.

  76. jane says:

    She obviously has botox written all over her forehead. There are no lines whatsoever on there. It almost looks like ther forehead was photoshopped, that’s how bad it looks.

  77. Moops says:

    On the topic of being older than she claims(40): I never noticed her smallpox vaccine scar before (on the base of her deltoid muscle on her arm). I was born 3 months after CZJ’s claimed birthday, and they gave me my vaccine under arm, so I have no visible vaccine scar. Everyone I’ve ever met with the scar visible on the outside of their arm was at least a year older than me. I don’t know if things are different in Wales, but I would bet she’s at least 43.

  78. miri says:

    well, you know, it’s called aging, and everybody deals with it.And everybody has off days. so what if she has grey roots? So what if she has lines in her face or her body is not quite as taut as it was a few years ago? We are human, people, and we all age. Get over it. She looks fine.

  79. Kylie says:

    She looks like a NATURAL woman and we are not used to seeing that anymore. She looks good. Lets not critize her because she is not plastic. Lets embrace it!

  80. Henriette says:

    Remember: she’s been a chain-smoker for decades.

  81. K-Love says:

    A lot of woman especially actresses have to look beautiful everyday, because of things like this. But believe it or not. They really don’t want to do it everyday.So yes she is aging beautifully and yes she’s tired of the game. So she took a day off from totally looking like she stepped out of a fashion magazine. She hit it and went. Or maybe she did her own make-up in this picture.It could be many reasons. But I repeat she is still a beautiful woman at any age. You go CZJ.

  82. Mairead says:

    A copy of the Birth Registry for Wales for the latter part of 1969, showing the registration in Swansea of a Catherine Zeta Jones, mothers maiden name of Fair.


    I always assumed that CZJ was about 5 years older than she claimed as well, so I checked it out on Ancestry. Turns out I was wrong and she was telling the truth.

    Now, I know that there will be certain people who will say “A blind item about a White House search under Bush/Obama for an actress who was 10 years older than she claims (supposedly) PROVES that CZJ is lying”. All that proves is that there is no accounting for morons and that oxygen thieves have access to the internet.

  83. lola says:

    kasier, leave CZJ alone!!!! she’s beautiful! i’ll always remember how stunning she looked in Zorro.

    @moops – i don’t think you can “date” people based on the small pox scar. especially people born outside of the US. i am 37, born in a foreign country, and have a visible small pox vaccination scar on my arm as well. CZJ may or may not be lying about her age, but the scar alone is not enough evidence for me.

  84. Snore says:

    Yeah, Gracie, grey hair is so “embrasing”, whatever that means. It is only EMBARRASSING (if that’s what you meant) because you are probably ashamed of yourself and projecting it on every other woman to make them feel as awkward as you do.

  85. Dana M says:

    Perhaps she had a hangover. My whole face swells up the morning after I’ve had plenty of drinks and very little water.

  86. Julie says:

    I’m surprised no one else has said this, although gloaming @26 alluded to it. CZJ is Welsh by birth (Swansea, Wales) and I believe her family still lives there. That would explain her patronage of this hospital and her visits there.

    I always considered her one of the most beautiful women on the planet. The first pic is a little odd, but the other ones- why, she looks just like…..herself. Gorgeous woman.

  87. Maritza says:

    I think its time she gets her hair dyed again, those grey hairs are showing. I’ve always thought Sofia Vergara looks so much like her although Sofia is much more voluptuous then her.

  88. mln says:

    Kaiser there was an interesting piece in Page Six about her slurring her words during a performance a few weeks ago. http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/10605-Catherine-Zeta-Jones-Makes-Disjointed-Speech.html

    I think she is boozing it up. BTW I agree with you she is goreous

  89. Missy says:

    She looks like a well maintained, beautiful woman in her early 50s. I hope she keeps the grey. It looks good on her. Dark hair with streaks of
    grey is stunning.

  90. Moops says:

    @lola: that’s why I put in the disclaimer, “I don’t know if things are different in Wales” re: the vaccine. And she doesn’t look that great for 40.

  91. ThatBKChick says:

    I think it is substance issues. When you have substance issues, it does not matter now much cosmestic resources you have, it cannot reverse damage to the hair, skin and body. Her body clearly looks untoned, and this would explain her hair/skin as well. I hope she is not going down this path. Michael Douglass has had a past with drugs, alcohol and addictive disorders. I would hope he has it under control and help Catherine not go down that slippery slope as well.

  92. trashaddict says:

    Her eyelids are actually swollen. Hope she’s not ill.

  93. snapnhiss says:

    I think she’s stunning even in the harsh light of day. She looks a little like Natalie Wood in some of those photos.

  94. jONES says:

    the 1st photo is unfortunate, the rest look okay to me

  95. Ann says:

    She looks great – wtf is up with shitting on women’s looks all the time?

  96. Mercedes says:

    She’s gorgeous but shellac’d with the makeup. She needs to scrape half that stuff off…

  97. Liana says:

    She looks fine, but too much makeup.

  98. super8 says:

    Her eyes look puffy-maybe she had some ‘work’ done and they’re still swollen. But she’s still very pretty.

  99. White hair & winkle come out. It seems that she walk out without makeup. Ya still really pretty. 🙂

  100. frewt says:

    She’s an interesting study in how you can’t fight genetics. She had an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction to expose the crease and make her eyes appear more open) a few years ago – less than ten, because I remember the pics of her with the bandages visible behind her shades. Anyhow, it seems her eyes are settling back into what they’re predisposed to be – heavy lidded – and the harsh sunshine and maybe a late night doesn’t help matters.

    I think Catherine was really beautiful for about 5 minutes in her Zorro hey day but nowadays, she dresses awfully, wears shocking makeup and is too thin and spindly looking.

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  102. Notafan says:

    WHAT THE Fu-k?????? she is beginning to look like that NYC cat woman!!!!!

  103. lambchops says:

    she’s a heavy smoker so i think she has lots of skin work done regularly to fight the effects and maybe she hasn’t been getting her skin looked after while on vacation.

  104. angela says:

    Well … she’s seen better days.

  105. Chris says:

    She looks great!

  106. Nat says:

    I’ll always remember watching Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie ZORRO and thinking to myself, “This woman is soooo beautiful!” CZJ was damn near flawless and definitely exotic looking. So what if she’s getting older…we all get older. I’m not looking forward to old age but I might as well be prepared to face it because it is inevitable. IMO, people who are quick to criticise CZJ about her looks are just jealous or envious.

  107. Jess says:

    I don’t want to get old :((( ha

  108. Jaxx says:

    Everyone acts like 40 is the kiss of death for a woman and I’m here to tell you that with a little work a woman can look great at 40 and beyond.

    It’s 50 that is the point of diminishing returns for women. After 50 aging sets in with a vengeance and things really fall apart. Any woman who looks good in her 50’s should be commended because she has to work VERY hard to combat all the tricks her body is trying to pull.

    Miss Z had lied about her age for years. She is not 40 and it shows.

  109. Meanchick says:

    She doesn’t look bad, she’s just betraying the age she claims to be. She has always looked older than what she claims and now it’s becoming more evident.

  110. K McFarlane says:

    I don’t see any signs of dodgy plastic surgery. She looks reassuring normal to me. And I admire her for it.

  111. bite me says:

    zeta-jones just need to gain a god 15-20, her body and face looks better when is voluptuous.

  112. Kim says:

    To many filleres/botox which only make the lines around her eyes show more. She needed botox around eyes to even it out/not be so noticable.

  113. Kiska says:

    She’s beautiful and unlike many other actresses out there she looks age appropriate. I’ve always been a fan. She’s classy.

  114. sabine says:

    Omg…why are we picking completely normal looking people to bits?

  115. She looks so beautiful according to her age.

  116. Sandy says:

    is so beautiful,all you other ladies
    are just plain jealous because she
    looks better than all of you.She is a
    beautiful and wonderful lovely lady.

  117. There’s only one lady more beautiful than Catherine Zeta Jones. That’s the ever-gorgeous country singer Shania Twain.

  118. Au Naturale Fan says:

    I agree . .I think streaks of gray with her dark hair/skin would be stunning!
    Let it go gray CZJ!

  119. Is Gray Bad on Catherine Zeta Jones? says:

    Is the gray a bad thing on Catherine Zeta Jones? Its confident, classy and sexy she shows her age and not ashamed to age gracefully alongside her husband! Its not like Michael Douglas does not look older or is any spring chicken any more.

  120. CZJ is a Sexy MILF! says:

    CZJ is a sexy milf! She has a great body, nice skin tone. A little gray would be kind of sexy with her dark hair.

  121. CZJ Fan says:

    I think she would give Stacey London a run for her money with streak(s) of gray in her dark hair.

  122. CZJ Is a Mature Babe says:

    I think she looks sexy natural. Great body, looks healthy. The gray hair is stunning.

  123. lola says:

    she looks like someone who drinks to much alcohol

  124. Catherine is a Gray-be says:

    I like Catherine when she gets lazy and goes gray.

  125. Brad Cklucnk says:

    She’s a Smoker (never a good thing)
    She drinks booze (Dewars and other hard stuff)
    She is pushing 50 (she is at least 5 yrs older than she is claiming now
    She is wearing 1% of the make-up she usually cakes on.
    She’s put on a few pounds

    But all in all – she honestly still looks pretty good.

  126. A Hottie . . Not a Nottie (Naughty?) . LOL says:

    I think she looks hot any way . . i’d still hit it!