Gwyneth Paltrow Prefers Wrinkles to Botox

02/01/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's Bazaar
Courtesy Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

She’s been quite candid about the work she’s put into maintaining her fabulous figure, and Gwyneth Paltrow is happy to get frank on the subject of aging, too. “I’ll take my wrinkles,” she admits in March’s revamped Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t like the Botox thing.”

What she does like? In addition to her husband and children — whom she opens up about in the issue — simply food. “I eat whatever I want,” she says. “I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable.” But it’s not always about indulgence; the cookbook author often goes on detoxes to restart her system, and even sells a cleanse on her website.

Perhaps that’s how she’s always fit into gorgeous designer dresses, from her glimmering Elie Saab and short Stella McCartney to her tummy-baring Emilio Pucci and the infamous Alexander McQueen, worn to the 2002 Oscars. “I loved it,” she says of the controversial gown. “But I think the hair was a mistake. I shouldn’t have had it braided.” Read more on Paltrow in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar and at

–Kate Hogan


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Lisa on

I think Gwyneth is a beautiful, talented actress, and I love that she tries to keep her private life out of the spotlight as much as possible!

look on

Wow, she’s either lying or uses something else on her face other than botox to combat the appearance of aging. Perhaps she’s been under the knife for what they call a soft tweak. Because no one as militant about keeping the rest of her body in shape sits back and lets nature take its course when it comes to her most prominent and marketable asset.

Thel on


Jaime on

She looks like Blake Lively on this cover…

elise on

Yikes! not a flattering picture of her! she can look gorgeous if the camera has her from the right angle, but her nose looks huge, her face square and the hair doesn’t suit her. i miss when she actually made movies.

This Little Light Of Mine... on

AWESOME!!! She looks awesome and wears her age superbly. I hope Demi can take some tips from her. I like the wrinkles over Botox thinking. Botox looks so scary on some women. Women just need to take care of themselves and love who they are, treat their bodies right and walk with their heads up! Way to go, Gwyneth!~*

L on

Fabulous figure? LOL does she EVEN have a figure? Wayyy too thin man. She looks good but She needs to chill with her militant exercise regime and gain a good 10 pounds or more…


elise, all i have to say is wow. im pretty sure if you looked up the definition of shallow you would be looking at yourself

Michele on

Folks, not for anything, but have you SEEN this woman’s mother, Blythe Danner? She’s still gorgeous, and advancing age hasn’t stopped her from working and being a wonderful actress. So I would say that Gwyneth has the advantage of good genes as well as good sense.

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