Hilary Duff criticizes Faye Dunaway’s looks

Faye Dunaway
Hilary Duff has made whole career out of being cute, and attaching that cute image to stuff to sell. She puts out the nice music you buy instead of Britney for your kids (before Hannah Montana came along), she’s got the cheaper line of fragrance, and she’s been in some nice tween movies. It may be all a carefully constructed image if you consider her latest statement. Hilary hit back at Faye Dunaway’s comment that she’s not a ‘real actress’ by criticizing the 68 year-old actress’ appearance.

During a break from filming a guest spot on the set of Ghost Whisperer, Duff told E!’s Daily 10, “I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don’t even know who she is,” regarding the Hollywood legend (repeat, Hollywood legend), adding, “I think it was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now, too.”

Duff’s diss stems from Dunaway’s alleged remark, upon hearing the news that the former Lizzie McGuire starlet would be playing her old part, “Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?”

E! Online

Hilary has a point that not many of her fans will be aware of Faye Dunaway, but isn’t that sort of the point that Faye was making? That just because the original, ten time Oscar nominated Bonnie and Clyde film is unknown to younger audiences doesn’t mean it needs to be retold, with a child star in the title role. Hilary deserves an opportunity to break into adult films, but who really expects this rehash to do well? Perhaps instead of saying ‘couldn’t they cast a real actress’ Faye should have said ‘couldn’t they come up with an original idea?’ I for one just won’t bother to see this, not when I can hire the original for 50c at my local video store.

Faye may have something personal against Hilary rather than remakes – she had a small appearance in the 1999 remake of her 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair, showing that she can’t just be against remakes on principle. Technically the new Bonnie and Clyde film is not a remake but the story retold in a new script.

Hilary got one thing wrong though – she personally attacked Faye’s appearance. Faye looks fabulous for 68, while Hilary’s features are pretty but not stunning.

Hilary also had a public feud with Lindsay Lohan back when they were 13 and competing for the affections of Aaron Carter.

Picture note by Celebitchy: Faye Dunaway is shown at The Metropolitan Opera Season Opening on 9/12/08 and on 6/12/08. Credit: WENN. Hilary Duff is shown ringing the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange on 12/23/08 and on 12/4/08. Credit: PRPhotos and WENN. There’s one thing Faye and Hilary have in common – their giant teeth.

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  1. cedar falls says:

    Faye looks “great” for 68 because she’s clearly had surgery – she’s hardly ageing naturally. Hilary shouldn’t have commented on her appearance (as I have just done!), but as the older (and supposedly wiser) woman, Faye shouldn’t have been making like a bitch in the first place!

  2. Wif says:

    Hillary doesn’t seem to be aware that “she looks old” is NOT a rebuttal to “she can’t act.”

  3. gg says:

    Faye’s always been a nasty biotch – still I agree with what she said, and I’d be pissed too if I were Hillary. I’d also change my name. meow.

  4. 88modesty88 says:

    Amazing how alike they look in the header pics. Like mother and daughter!

    Lol @ Wif…

    Team Faye!

  5. prissa says:

    That pic of Hillary is quite unflattering to say the least. She has some nerve. What a stupid rebuttal! I agree with Wif. I think Hil should’ve kept her mouth shut. This remake, or new version or whatever you want to call it will probably be a flop and (I dare to suppose) will definately NOT be nominated for 1 Academy let alone 10.

  6. Theprettyembalmer says:

    They look the same age

  7. boomchakaboom says:

    Foolish, foolish, Hilary. Hell, Christian Slater is afraid of Faye D. Faye will wither Hilary Duff one way or another.

    Foools rush in where angels fear to tread. Guess which one Hilary is?

  8. boomchakaboom says:

    Oh, edit. Wherefore art thou?


  9. Ling says:

    I’m calling BS on Hilary’s comment… unless she’s actually trying to sledgehammer her sweetie-pie image.

    I’m rooting for her to have a comeback, actually. I thought she was a decent role model for the youn’uns in her heyday. She would never have been caught doing “slanty-eyes”, at least.

  10. boomchakaboom says:

    LOL! I meant Christian Bale. Whichever one is always screaming at somebody.

  11. Cinderella says:

    What a mature way to respond, Hilary.

  12. Theprettyembalmer says:

    Hilary should just relax. Maybe go smoke a lil somethin with Phelps to chill out :)

  13. 88modesty88 says:

    Boom, Slater fits too, ‘cept he only screams at women, it seems!

    And “foools” would be more appropriate for Hillary in any case. wink wink

  14. geronimo says:

    Woo, catfight. Team Dunaway.

  15. boomchakaboom says:

    88modesty8: at least in this case, huh?

    Faye is nobody to mess with. Have you ever seen the woman with wire hangers? Or telling the board of PepsiCo. “don’t f**k with me, fellas.” Scary.

  16. Luna says:

    Faye Dunaway was brilliant in Barfly. Best. movie. ever.

  17. bros says:

    at least faye waited until menopause to get her fake Chicklet teeth. what is hillary’s excuse?

    ps, hillary isnt a real actress and faye is absolutely right to question the casting logic.

  18. 88modesty88 says:

    It is obvious that Faye had some work done — her eyes look older than the rest of her face — I don’t have a problem with that.

    Hillary should realise that we all HOPE to get old — it’s the alternative that’s not pretty…

  19. what is ever. says:

    Hillary Duff got Veneers three sizes too big, and she’s commenting on another’s appearance? tsk. tsk.

  20. boomchakaboom says:

    Hilary Duff is Hilary Duff, and she’s commenting on Oscar winning, icon status, Faye Freakin’ Dunaway? By the way, noting that her “fans” have no idea who the hell Faye Dunaway is says a lot about the probable shelf life of her own fame.

    Team Dunaway, for sure.

  21. JJJ says:

    What a little horse faced bitch…doesn’t she know everyone knows those aren’t her real teeth. Dunaway=Class Duff=trash

  22. orion70 says:

    XD Chiclet teeth.

    Faye Dunaway has earned the right to bitch about such things. Hee-haw there on her right…has not.

  23. daisy424 says:

    Team Dunaway

  24. Rose says:

    Talent once was used to open doors in hollywood, now it is teenage drama queens who believe once their faces have been on the cover of Seventeen magazine they can make great career leaps from suger infused tween television programs to recreating great Oscar winning films..Long live Dunaway

  25. cheetahstripes says:

    WTH is going on with HD’s mouth? Another bad example of chiclet teeth and collagen lips?

    LOL @ “Hee-haw there on her right…has not.”

    Another for Team Dunaway.

  26. Mrs.Darcy says:

    Dunaway is a talented actress but sadly has overdone the plastic surgery. She was so stunningly beautiful in her youth though, Duff would never compare in either dept. She is unproven as an actress, so Dunaway did have a point and it must be irksome to have her classic film made into a no doubt inferior remake. Duff should have risen above it and tried to prove herself as an actress rather than swiping at someone’s age, it will come to her too someday.

  27. Ash says:

    Come on Hil, just don’t say anything. I used to love the kid. I don’t know why she would comment on her looks – that wasn’t thought out. First of all, they look similar. Secondly, Faye is 68, she looks great for age dispite any surgeries if she’s had them. Until Hilary makes a credible movie, stay away from the microphone.

  28. Ron says:

    Hillary Duff is just pissed. She is a low rent version of other people. She’s a low rent Britney, she’s a low rent Miley. I mean for God’s sake they interviewed her during a guest spot of Ghost Whisperer! If you are a working actor, a guest spot there is fine, but if you are a “star”, it’s like going on the Love Boat.

  29. Sauronsarmy says:

    Yes because you’re going to be 20 years old for the rest of your life.

  30. boomchakaboom says:

    Remember when LiLo talked about winning an Oscar someday? Her take on it seemed to be popularity = Oscar. I don’t think there was any knowledge on her part that Oscars aren’t handed out to the most photographed and “in the news” celebs. Take note, Duff.

  31. boomchakaboom says:

    @orion: “Hee-haw there” is awesome.

    Talking about Faye overdoing it on the plastic surgery (which I really don’t think she has at all), Duff has managed to overdo her damn teeth, of all things. I can only imagine what all she will overdo by the time she’s even close to Faye’s age, if we remember who she is by then.

    I’m such a fan of Faye Dunaway from way back, I can’t help but post frequently about this matter. It feels as though one of my friends or a family member has been unfairly attacked by a dimwit.

  32. McKenna says:

    Faye Dunwaya may be a legend but she is a bitch and needed to be put in her place (go Hilary). How amazing are you if the last thing you did was a gig as a judge on some kind of Top Model knockoff reality show?

  33. manda says:

    I don’t understand why people keep referring to this as a remake. It’s not the same movie, just the same characters.

  34. CJ says:

    Of the two…Faye is the heavyweight AND Hilary barely registers a bleep on the radar. In light of all the MORE SERIOUS AND REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW…they both need to be slapped and sent to bed without dinner.

    NO MORE HANGERS!!!!!!!!!

  35. boomchakaboom says:

    @mckenna: Yeah, I’m sure Faye Dunaway is totes in her place, thanks to Hilary Duff. She’ll probably send Duff a thank you note. HA!

  36. prissa says:

    Those that think they look alike – please explain ’cause I don’t see it. Maybe the eyes? Other than that they don’t look alike AT ALL.

  37. Annie says:


    I’m disgusted by her serious lack of respect for someone who’s far more talented, far more experienced and far more knowledgeable than she is.

    How can you insult a 68 year old woman!? Work or no work done, she still looks GOOD. Modern medicine can only do so much, she still looks like herself.

    I thought I hated Hilary Duff before, but man, this takes the cake. What a classless little twit who should have her mouth duct-taped.

  38. boomchakaboom says:

    @manda: The story of Bonnie & Clyde has only a factual story to tell. It’s a true story with only one beginning and one ending. The story of those two is totally depressing, actually, all the way through. The only way they could change it up is through dialogue or making the killings more graphic.

    If it’s redone at all, it can only be a remake.

  39. dinotopia says:

    manda – unless the screenwriters intend to alter the course of history, the same thing has to happen. so, same characters… same plot… i don’t care how much they slow down the dialogue so dumdum mctweenybopper over there can keep up, it’s the same movie. although apparent;y they intend to start earlier in the story. of course they’ll have to figure out exactly how much to add in (clyde dabbled in men. hardly disney star material).
    based on the rumored casting of two *adorable* youth stars, it sounds like they’re trying to make a sanitized, tween friendly bonnie and clyde. might as well make chinatown without incest or cabaret without nazis or one flew over the cuckoo’s nest without… well most of it. bonnie and clyde is a story of crime, of outsiders, of tense passions, expectations, fear, and frantic youthful exuberance. is lizzie macguire really capable of that? really?

  40. KAT says:

    Hillary Duff is a no talent nothing!!! Acting skills are nil! Dogs howl better than she sings!! And those horse teeth are so glaringly veneered, I want to give her some hay, carrots and a cube of sugar!! she is outclassed Googol to none!!!

  41. Obvious says:

    I can’t believe that HD actually said that. Whereas before I only assumed she was a no class , now I know it. NO class, no talent, and she looks like a horse and she’s criticizing Dunaway? One of the most beautiful actresses in her hey-day? One who looks brilliant and when dead will be able to act her way around HD in circles. Smart move.

    Team Dunaway.

  42. Laddy says:

    Yawn. Hillary, talk to me when you don’t need to secretly alter your face, your body and everything else to be the B list star you really know you are. We all know how Hollywood works. You’re not moving mountains. You’re the talent, and now you’r tacky. Hugely. And, let’s face it. You will never be at the level of anybody but Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears. Now, go brush those (fake) choppers!

  43. Ana says:

    “Hello Pot? You’re black”–The Kettle.

  44. Tatiana says:

    I’m sorry, but that was funny. Faye’s comment AND Hilary’s comment.

    I’m definitely one for respecting my elders, but LaineyGossip posted this story too, and I have to agree with her that Hilary has some balls for talking back. This is Faye Dunaway, someone you would not want to mess with, but Hilary didn’t take it lying down. After all, Faye DID start it by insulting her first, and deferring to her as a veteran or side-stepping the issue would have been in the classy, Disney thing to do, but I’m glad Hilary let the claws come out instead. I love a good cat-fight and I can’t wait for Faye’s response!

  45. JUDY says:

    Duff is having a comeback?? Comeback from what? SHe was never a good actress or considered a star LOL As far and FD goes she is a good actress but never should have played Crawford. There can be a 100 remakes of bonnie and cylde but warrent and Fay did the best.

  46. ChristinaX says:

    I’m on the fence with this.

    If I’ve followed this whole bitchfest between the two correctly, Faye Dunaway ran her mouth first, and even though Faye Dunaway is an esteemed actress of kinds, I really don’t know what gives her the right to say whatever she wants and to not expect a retort than anyone else.

    Not all the talent in the world justifies a temper tantrum.

    I don’t think Hilary Duff is a good actress, and I really can’t even say much about that, because I agree that she’s not a real actress.

    And Hilary Duff handled herself like a tramp. It’s easy to insult someone for the way someone looks because it’s plain to the eye, but it isn’t to insult someone for their character or their intellect. Not only does it take more creativity and smarts to avoid making remarks about appearance, but it takes a hell of a lot more class as well…and Faye Dunaway just looks like an older woman.

  47. Annie says:

    Agreed, to a point.

    I mean, yes, she did “start it first”

    But I think that like, if it’s your character that’s being remade, you have a sort of right to have an opinion on the person who’s going to be taking it over.

    Also, it’s not as if she was all “Fuck that hoe” or whatever. She merely said she’d prefer a real actress.

    And I think we can all agree that that comment isn’t all that off base.

    Hilary Duff is not an actress in the same ranks as Meryl Streep or Diane Lane or whathaveyou. She is, at best a tween entertainer.

    I mean, she made what? 1 disney movie? Lizzie McGuire something or other?

    If making one hack film makes you a real actress, than shit, there are some home videos I made a while back that deserve a vote by the Academy. Thank you. :)

  48. Annie says:

    My mistake. She’s in the movie War,Inc, wherein, like Lizzie McGuire movie (SHUSH! I have a younger sister! I had to watch it.) She plays a POPSTAR.

    Yea, that must be a real stretch for her. To play a pop star. In both of the movies she’s ever been in.

    Oh man, the talent on this girl. Amazing!!

    She can play a one dimensional character! WHOO!

  49. heima says:

    Horseteeth women war, annoying.
    And yes, Hillary Duff should keep her mouth shut, she can’t act at all.

  50. prissa says:

    JUDY, Im just curious, what did you mean by your comment: “As far and FD goes she is a good actress but never should have played Crawford.” I though that was a spectacular performance! Please elaborate….

  51. cheetahstripes says:

    Oh hellyeah FD was awesome as Crawford!

  52. Jessie says:

    Ummm, guess what Hilary? YOU LOOK JUST LIKE FAYE!! DURR!!!! You just insulted ur future self! hahaha.

    I thought FD’s comment was un-called for though. Quite harsh… and I think HD should have kept her mouth shut! Responding didn’t do her any favors just made her look petty.

  53. Amy says:

    I think Duff is pretty. Horse teeth or not!

    I don’t think it matters how much talent you have, how successful, how many oscars you have won…. that does NOT give you the right to critisize somebody else publicly! It is always a low move… Doesn’t make you look good. We all do it, but still…

    Maybe Faye is worried Hilary will steal her thunder, considering they look related. Maybe she is feeling insecure that somebody else is going to come in and be remembered for the movie that everyone remembers her for? I don’t know. At least give Hilary a chance to prove her acting skills. Hilary is only like, what? 22? She is not a master of acting, yet. That takes time… Would you expect to be perfect at your job from day one? NO!

  54. MT says:

    “Hillary doesn’t seem to be aware that “she looks old” is NOT a rebuttal to “she can’t act.” ”

    Yes, and even worst- it shows how shallow Hillary is, and perhpas doesn’t understand what is more important.

    The thing is, that Hillary is the first person you can make fun of how she looks.
    Her body is one of the worst of the young actresses (and older as well) and her face is cute- nothing more.

    I never thought she considers herself some sort of beauty to make fun of real actresses.

    Even in the looks department, Hillary is not even a distinguished member of the beauties out there.

  55. Autumm Leaves says:

    What is with the young talent dissing Legends these days? Is this in the “Mean Girl” manual? Is there something in the water? First Beyonce and now Hilary. Both need to stay in their lanes. You don’t disrespect those who came before you because you want to make your mark. I believe in Karma and the next young talent is going to do the same thing to Hilary, and Beyonce.

    I have lost major respect for Hilary. These young poptarts are shallow and vapid. No talent whatsoever.

    TEAM FAYE ’cause this ain’t her 1st time to the rodeo!

  56. tigerlille says:

    What a silly little fool HD is. She isn’t a real actress, or a real singer, even her teeth aren’t real. Don’t f**k with the big girls, infant!

  57. Carl Harper says:

    This bout is scheduled for 1 fall

    Introducing first from Houston, Texas Hilary Duff, and her opponent from “Parts Unknown Faye Dunnaway.

    /announcer voice.

  58. Quelita says:

    The girl can’t face the fact that
    she is not a talented actress and
    that Faye Dunaway is better than her.
    She is just jealous. Hilary can’t act
    nor sing. Most people sing better than
    her.She is among many actresses that
    don’t fit among people so she does
    anthing for attention.
    She won’t last that long,I’m sure.

  59. cammie (a older lady) says:

    Faye should have some class at her age. You do not have to resort to putting someone down to try to make yourself feel better, it’s not a good look Faye. If your bold enough to say something bad about someone, be bold enough to to handle what they may say back. Hillary is just another young actress trying to make in the business like she has. Set a example geeeesh!!!!Im sure it hurt hillary’s feeling. First reaction if someone put’s you down is to lash out. If anyone has to resort to putting someone else down,usually it means deep inside in some sick way, it makes them feel like they are better. The sick puppies are trying to justify their sick unfullfilled exsistence, filled with jealousy.


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