Lark Voorhies of Saved By The Bell has so much surgey she looks like a cat


The “Saved by the Bell” reunion is a go, thanks to Jimmy Fallon’s obsessive promotion of the idea. I mean it was a direct rip off of Conan O’Brien’s “Dirty Dancing” obsession (which got the film re-released in theaters ten years after its original run) but good things came from it. Like the revelation that Mark-Paul Gosselaar has actually been living his life as Zack Morris for the last fifteen years.

There was a lot of drama related to the whole thing – and not all of it cute. Like Screech (Dustin Diamond – not like anyone knows him as anyone other than Screech) releasing a tell-all that he’s saying is all salacious, which everyone is calling B.S. on. From his bit-parts in reality shows, it’s clear he’s matured into a total asshole douche bag of nearly unrivaled proportions. Anyway, he’s not being included in the reunion, and was even airbrushed out of People’s cover photo which featured a little inset shot of the cast 20 years ago. It’s like his geekiness never even existed.

It seems like the pressure and possibility of a brief return to fame have gotten to Lark Voorhies though. She looked fine on the People cover, but recent photos show she’s had way way way too much plastic surgery. Not to be a jerk, but she looks really bad. Either People retouched her to look mostly normal or she went under the knife very recently.

She’s only 35, but former “Saved by the Bell” star Lark Voorhies has already gone under the knife! “it looks like she had an eye-lift,” Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a Bal Harbour, Fla.-based plastic surgeon and author of the book “My Beautiful Mommy,” tells Star.

“She also appears to have had a lot of Botox,” adds Dr. Salzhauer, who has not treated the actress. “This is not a good look for her at all – and, if anything, it makes her look strange. Lark looks like a completely different person.”

[From Star, Aug. 24th, 2009, print ed.]

Yeah, if that person is Jocelyn Wildenstein. Who was definitely Lark’s inspiration, judging by her eyes. She looks ridiculous! X17 has a photo of her looking about as tightly pulled as you can get before the skin splits open. Her eyes are even worse than in the photo above, and she’s got the chiclet teeth. It’s really sad because she was so freaking beautiful. Maybe she felt like she didn’t stand out enough or something. But no matter how she was aging, it could not possibly have looked worse than this.

Sometimes I feel badly for celebs who end up looking all wonky and Picasso-upside-down-like, and other times I feel annoyed or almost angry. With Lark, I tend to feel badly for her. Probably because I’m guessing this all happened in a relatively short period of time and she didn’t realize how bad it would look. I get angry when people start messing with their appearance, look all tight and unnatural, and then just keep going. Lark could probably get this business fixed if she attends to it promptly – and then leaves that face alone. No one looks how they did 20 years ago. Look good for you now.


Lark Voorhies is shown outside Mr. Chow on 8/3/09. Credit: and Fame Pictures

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  1. Toe says:

    OMG!!! If u look @ X17 pic. With a lil green paint, she could surely pass as Shrek girlfriend Fiona. Look at those lips man !!!

  2. Annie says:

    HOW CREEPY!!!!!

  3. Sudini says:

    I feel badly for her too – but my God! Her eyes are so much smaller now and she looks so much older. Is the before picture very recent? Unbelievable. I hope she can fix it or it loosens up again or something.

  4. maddie says:

    Good LORD why do they do this to themselves? She has the same frozen expression in all the pictures.

    She was so pretty now she just freaky looking with the Erica Kane Eyes.

  5. Neelyo says:

    Wow, her surgery looks even worse than Elizabeth Berkley’s. Big mistake, Lark.

  6. Kayleigh says:

    “WOW I LOOK AMAZING!” Could you say that and not start crying hysterically if your face looked like that?

  7. Mark says:

    Surgey? lol I think it’s just too much make-up. She looked fine in People magazine. A story’s a story, I guess. blah.

    • Amy says:

      This. It looks like really unfortunate makeup application to me, too — like she went crazy with the highlighter (which looks especially alien around her eyes).

  8. fizXgirl314 says:

    oh god, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyY!?!?!?!?!

  9. Taya says:

    She looks about 50 in these photos and her skin looks lightened. Why? Why? Would she do this to herself?

  10. anonymous says:

    omg, next surgery for lark = michael jackson. YIKES!

  11. MonicaBee says:

    She was BEAUTIFUL before. Now she is… icky. :-(

  12. wow says:

    Something with her eyes. Either wrong make-up as someone suggested or she’s had something done to her eyes.

    Her last name always make me think of Friday the 13th. Weird.

  13. Obvious says:

    She was gorgeous on the People Cover. Maybe just some bad pictures and makeup??

  14. as good as it gets says:

    A cat? I think she looks like a tranny!

  15. erin says:

    If she has had this eye lift recently, it probably will start looking better as time goes on. Don’t they pull those things tight at first because it loosens up later? I hope so for her sake.

  16. ash says:

    too bad she looked amazingly cute in the before picture, total WTF to that.

  17. MeowBea says:

    W :( W she looks like Hell!! I agree she did not need to do this to herself—- A MESS!!

  18. Sudini says:

    Ya, the more I look at the first picture, the more I see a little Halle Berry resemblance.
    I’m really hoping she gets her face back.

  19. Marie says:

    She can´t open her eyes!!! Yacks!!!

  20. fizXgirl314 says:

    I think the really bad foundation that doesn’t match her skin tone isn’t helping either…

  21. TinaWithPom says:

    What happened? Lark Voorhies was GORGEOUS in SBTB. Now she looks like Shirley Maclaine.

  22. mE says:

    What happened to those beautiful full lips?!

    Poor thing. I hope there is some way to fix it.

  23. Beth says:

    I think it’s mostly just bad makeup. I don’t know what she was thinking with that foundation. Like everyone else said, she looked fine in People.

  24. luna says:

    can’t believe it’s been 20 years.

    i hope that the second picture is just a case of too much botox in the wrong places and that she can eventually go back to normal.

    she was so beautiful before.

    and dustin diamond is a major douche. it kind of spoils watching reruns knowing now what that harmless little geek turned into. bleh.

  25. sdfsd says:

    WOW. this is why people have to embrace their OWN appearance and not try to fit a mold, because when they do it looks like this!!! Having someone cut into your face and put things in, take things out, and move things around will NEVER end up with a good result. Unless someone does something like a subtle tasteful nose job, plastic surgery is NEVER an improvement. We need to learn to love who WE are. Jeez.

  26. Candice says:

    I think it’s a really horrible make-up job and whoever did Lark’s make-up should be fired.I do think she had botox shots.

  27. Firestarter says:

    WHY WHY WHY do women continue to ruin their faces with these ridiculous surgeries and constant use of botox? This girl used to be gorgeous, and I cannot think that at 35 she needed an eye lift. She, like Priscilla Presley and Nicole Kidman, has ruined her face.

    I don’t know if plastic surgeons are getting worse at their craft or if women are just so out of their minds trying to hold on to their youth that they request and demand ridiculous proceedures. Whatever the case may be, these people cannot thing that they actually look good?! I mean look at Lark, she was a beautiful girl and I cannot imagine age was that cruel to her she had to butcher her face. It is not too much make-up either, that woman has been cut, chopped and sliced many times.

  28. Vermithrax says:

    Jeez she was so cute before… ugh.

  29. Shay says:

    Really bad face and possible eye lift. She was really pretty before and I doubt that her face drooped that much at her age to need work.

    She has bad makeup but her face is jacked up by surgery.

  30. abbizmal says:

    That is nothing but tragic. Poor girl. She couldn’t have been that old. If she didn’t like a little sagging, which I doubt she had, when, and if, it stretches back out a little, she’ll feel the need to have the surgery again. The girl was beautiful before. So sad. She probably can’t even close her eyes. :(

  31. nycmom says:

    Folks as we age our eye look smaller unless we have a very good make-up routine or surgeon. May or may not be surgery, but the smaller eyes are not an indicator of eyelift.

  32. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    ‘My Beautiful Mommy’?
    Y-oh, boy.

    She WAS beautiful before. I hope it’s circumstances and not surgery that made that second photo.

  33. michelle says:

    baby girl, you looked great before, but now you look like sh**….. please get your face fixed!!!

  34. yadira says:

    Is this Lisa Turtle?!?!?! She was so pretty before, wtf happened?

  35. 88Modesty88 says:

    Chica with big eyes here and I have to respectfully disagree with nycmom: I’m a year older than Lark, have the same big, round eyes Lark used to have but I generally don’t use make-up and have never been to a surgeon.
    My eyes are as big and round today as they were when I was two years old.

    I’ve wished many a time that my eyes were smaller and there are make-up tricks to make them look smaller — but dear Lark definite had some work done. Her eyes aren’t even the same round shape any more.
    It hurts my heart because she was a looker! (We have the eyes in common, not the looks unfortunately!)

    ** Edit: I’m allergic to certain things and my eyes look like hers do now only when they are basically swollen shut because of said allergies. So that could, I guess, be the explanation for her look here as opposed to her People shoot. BUT would she go out with “eyes wide shut”?

  36. skylar says:

    she looked better before.

  37. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Wow, that was one beautiful woman before she messed with herself.

  38. Stephie says:

    It really saddens me how many celebs turn themselves into freaks. Just be yourself! There’s *always* going to be someone younger, thinner, and prettier. Why can’t they just be real? It’s sickening. Can’t even *look* at some of them anymore.

  39. Statler says:

    Bride of Wildenstein, heh heh

  40. BiggieShortie says:

    Ugh, not ONLY bad plastic surgery (and what a shame, she was MUCH more attractive before) but her makeup and hair color is HORRIBLE. Look at the base of her neck where it meets her chest, the makeup has been blended but that’s where it ends. ALL WRONG. This lady needs help, STAT!!!

  41. CB Rawks says:

    Good god!!
    Man, and her eyes were really stunning before. In a good way.
    Now they just make me slam my hands over my face.

  42. yadira says:

    She kind of reminds me of a sad little clown with those little eyes *.*

  43. I Choose Me says:

    Oh dear God. My eyes! my eyes! Why? Why do they do this to themselves. She was such a pretty woman so why did she feel she needed to do this. Sigh…this just makes me sad.

  44. GramaticalGranny says:

    This is a very common mistake that really drives me nuts, but you do not feel “badly” for someone, you feel “bad” for them; adverbs modify action verbs, while adjectives are used to modify verbs of being (like feel).

  45. eva says:

    was she or is she on drugs???
    people with her kind of $$$$$$$
    no wonder

  46. eva says:

    is she or was she on drugs??
    people with her kind of money
    go figure!!!!
    i wonder if she ever heard that
    song if it aint broke dont fix it

  47. Guy says:

    WOW, I thought she was very beautiful “before.” Who convinced her to do that?

    Isn’t it unethical for a doctor to change something that isn’t in severe need to be corrected, with the exception of rhinoplasty or orthodontic braces?

    I wish I had the money she spent to look that way..

    I’d make a better investment.

    Oh, well, the price of fame…..

  48. matt miller says:

    Whoever is responsible for this story is awfully quick to jump the gun on the plastic surgery assumption…and I’m sure it’s easy to find a plastic surgeon willing to go along. Of COURSE she looks better in the before picture…she was, what? 15 years younger?! And in the after picture, not only is she over a decade older, she is also wearing that awful light colored eye make-up. I have ALWAYS hated silver, gold, frosted and pastel eyeshadow…horrible! And it looks like she’s wearing contact lenses. Was this photo taken AFTER a party…dried out contacts…maybe a little bloodshot from a few drinks? We also know that the People cover was airbrushed (no Screech in the group inset). What makes you think they didn’t “improve” everyone and that this “after” is how she really looks (with bad eye make-up, dried out contacts and an odd flash/angle)?

  49. Magali says:

    Another example of a beautiful girl *ucking herself up. I always thought she was the prettiest girl on the show. What a shame.

  50. miss armani says:

    she looks like a hot mess
    damshe use 2 be pretty what the hell happend

  51. Jill says:

    It looks like she has problems with her allergies to me and that she hasn’t had any plastic surgery. She does, however have on a lot of foundation that is the wrong color, but that is all that I have observed.

  52. Val says:

    Actually – I think it looks like she could use an upper eye lift. Look at the skin on her upper eyes, it’s drooping. I know that my face changed a lot at age 32 after I had my first baby. I have gone to a few plastic surgeons (haven’t had a face lift yet) and one told me that the hormone changes can effect the tissue/collagen/muscles of the face. This could be the year I take that face lift plunge!

  53. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Kee-rist!! She was so pretty once. That’s too sad for words.

  54. milenda says:

    She was sooooooooooooooo pretty why in the world would she touch what she had… That doctor should be hung out to dry…to even think he would consult with her about a change is STUPID… BUT to go ahead and do it is just wrong… sorry for her misfortune and good luck.

  55. SAN says:

    That is not her that is her MOM….. SHE LOOKS TO OLD AND THAT MAKEUP. That got to be her Mother……..

  56. Sarah says:

    Wow this is a sign or a GREEDY plastic surgeon. He sold her some thing she did not need. There is no way that a 35 year old black woman would ever need any facial work done. She should not have needed a thing before the age of 60 or 65. She is black for gods sake they have the best skin and they do not show age like every one else, if they take care of them selves.

  57. Debra Brown says:

    No-one can say for sure if this is Lark AKA Lisa Turtle;But if it is eeeewwwwwhhhhh !!!
    She reminds me of a PITBULL !!!!

  58. Le Comedien says:

    Like Jackson Browne once sang “Doctor my eyes…”

  59. Lucy says:

    She is obviously brightly lit in the “after” pictures, which is why she looks washed out, and if a bunch of camera flashes go off in your face in a dark area, of course you’re going squint. Geez, give her a break.

  60. Tammy says:

    What the hell was wrong with her the way she was?!? She was drop dead gorgeous to begin with. I don’t know WHAT that pic on the right is! Yikes. BTW I really hate to be, well, b!tchy, but WTF is SURGEY?!? Is that ‘almost’ surgery…and THAT’s the result?

  61. Gina says:

    Wow….she was such a beautiful young lady! Actually Fine! and I’m a woman saying this! What was she thinking? Why would you change your beautiful face? She must have low self esteem….Too bad she didn’t have any good people/friends around her honestly how gorgeous she used to be….the after shots are okay….she looks old as hell tho! Plastic surgeon should be SHOT!

  62. Mselegantone says:

    I don’t understand why Lark would do this to herself. I wonder who convinced her she needed any type of plastic surgery. She was always naturally beautiful! She is no way old at 35 and always looked younger naturally. This is so surprising to me and sad!

  63. VinRock says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Lark! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Don’t do any more of that stuff!! You are sooooo beautiful!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! From Edward Beal!! NOOOOOOOO. PLease dont!!

  64. Glenn Davis says:

    “Sometimes I feel badly for celebs who end up looking all wonky and Picasso-upside-down-like, and other times I feel annoyed or almost angry. With Lark, I tend to feel badly for her. Probably because I’m guessing this all happened in a relatively short period of time and she didn’t realize how bad it would look. I get angry when people start messing with their appearance, look all tight and unnatural, and then just keep going. Lark could probably get this business fixed if she attends to it promptly – and then leaves that face alone. No one looks how they did 20 years ago. Look good for you now.


    Star you are TOTALLY right. I agree, before surgery Ms. Voorhies was one of most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in Hollywood. Check out the film she made with Kadeem Hardison a few years back called “Fire & Ice” and you’ll see what I mean.

  65. Hecate says:

    She looks like a badly put together photo manip.

  66. I swear, I hope that it’s just bad make up and lighting, because this girl was naturally BEAUTIFUL before. One of the few black actresses/celebrities not wearing fake hair and 15 million weaves.
    She had gorgeous skin, enviably gorgeous hair, and a gorgeous face!!!
    The girl already had what most have to pay to get!!!
    I’m so sad for her if this is true!

  67. Jenn g says:

    It doesn’t look like surgery. It looks like a HORRIBLE make-up job. If you look at both pics, nothing about the shape of face has changed; it’s her eye makeup and pasty foundation…

  68. angela says:

    All I see is bad make up and hair + lighting, not plastic surgery.

  69. tim says:

    this is what happens when a fine black woman wants to be white. Shw was my fantasy back then…. crap

  70. wow is that really lark voorhies i cant believe what she did to her face sd she used to be sexy back on sbtb

  71. Anonymous says:

    why do all the beautiful ones do these things to themselves. she was gorgeous now she looks like a bad stroke victim. that was really bad plastic surgery

  72. laura says:

    I think you guys are crazy.. she is beautiful before and after… anyone would be lucky to date her NOW. I hope someday you ar eput under a microsxope for all to see and talk about. Lark honey, if you read this put these nutjobs on KNOW you got it going on!! THEY DON’T GOT A CLUE about life, themselves and what it’s all about. xo

  73. Theresa says:

    She needs to stop with that white pancake make up, tweeze her eyebrows and change her haircolor!!!!

  74. Annie says:

    The pics Michael K had are worse I was scrolling down and thought ho-hum, another Rimes thread, then I started reading and saw it was Lark! Now why anyone would actually pay money to look like lizard face Leann Rimes when they looked like Lark did before boggles the mind.

  75. BlackSwan777 says:

    People can have all the plastic surgery they want, but seriously go see a therapist first. She doesn’t even look human!