Courteney Bass Cox (born June 15, 1964, formerly Courteney Cox-Arquette) is an American actress, director, and producer. Her main role as Monica Geller on the NBC comedy Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004, earned her international recognition. She garnered seven Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her work in the series, winning one. Her role as Gale Weathers in the horror film franchise Scream (1996–present) earned her even more fame. She also played Lauren Miller on the NBC sitcom Family Ties (1987–1989), Lucy Spiller on the FX drama series Dirt (2007–2008), and Jules Cobb on the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town (2009–2015), for which she received Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.
The action fantasy Masters of the Universe (1987), the comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), the animated comedy Barnyard (2006), the fantasy comedy Bedtime Stories (2008), and the independent drama Mothers and Daughters are only a few of Cox’s previous projects (2016). Cox and her then-husband David Arquette founded the production business Coquette Productions, which she controls. Her sitcom Cougar Town, the television drama film TalhotBlond (2012), and the black comedy-drama film Just Before I Go were all directed by her (2014).
Courteney Cox opened up about ‘looking really strange’ after plastic surgery :
Courteney Cox of “Friends” said her previous cosmetic treatments had left her “looking extremely odd.”
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Cox said she tried to “chase” youth by working hard, but she ended up regretting it.
“There was a time when you’d think to yourself, “Oh, I’m changing.” ‘I’m getting older,’ says the narrator “Cox told The New York Times about it. “And I didn’t know that, well shit, I’m actually looking pretty weird with injections and doing things to my face that I would never do now,” she says.
In a 2017 interview, Cox stated that she had dissolved all of her fillers and was learning to be content with her natural appearance.
Cox told New Beauty magazine at the time, “You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin as I do.” “I’ve got to learn to love movement and accept that fillers aren’t my buddy.”
According to Vanessa Lee, a cosmetic nurse, dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar molecule found in your body. The cost of fillers can run into thousands of dollars, with the results lasting a few years.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, fillers were among the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in 2020. According to some plastic doctors, the increase of Zoom meetings during the pandemic may have contributed to the increase in plastic surgery, as more Americans were staring at themselves for hours at a time at work.
Courteney Cox, Before and After:
It’s also a warning tale about the overuse of injectables, which is why I’ve been asked to do a Courteney Cox Before and After so many times.
Despite the fact that the 51-year-old Friends actress and former model has been in the public spotlight for almost 30 years, the Daily Mail has discovered something unusual about her face. Something that made her “unidentifiable.”
When did everything start to go wrong? Let’s take a look at how her attractiveness has changed through time:
Courteney in 1983
The first image is of Courteney as a 19-year-old model from the 1980s. The poodle perm, striped blush, cool-toned makeup, and bushy brows are all must-haves. Oh, wait, I really like the brows. I believe she is one of the few celebrities that hasn’t touched her nose, based on her appearance. Lips, on the other hand, are another story!
Courteney in 1984
Courteney’s first major break came when she starred in this Bruce Springsteen video. (She wasn’t just another “adoring admirer” selected from the crowd.)
Courteney in 1985
Courteney kept her boyish, layered haircut all the way through 1985, and I think it’s charming. Although I detect a small case of The Eagle, she ditched the pink cosmetics for more natural-looking tawny colors.
Courteney in 2002
Now it’s time to clean up your palette completely! Courteney was 38 at the time, and her appearance is so timeless that it still works 14 years later. Her softer brown hair is more appealing to me than her jet black. Her “winter” coloring contrasts nicely with the raspberry lipstick. Doesn’t she have the most beautiful crystal blue eyes?
Courteney in 2005
I’m not sure what was going on here; I’m not sure what it was, but I doubt I’d have identified this woman as Courteney. Perhaps it was because this was before Botox and Restylane? Her brows were thick and angular in 2002, but they’re now thin and angular again.
Courteney in 2009
Eeks! Is it bad that the first person this photo made me think of was Michael Jackson? Courteney was 45 at the time, and I believe she had begun her Botox and filler treatments. The over-inflated cheeks and frozen forehead aren’t the only things that catch you off guard. It’s also the return to solid black hair, which, especially when the curls aren’t brushed out, can seem wig-like against light skin.
Courteney in 2014
And now she’s trying her hand at… lip injections! I believe she had them before 2014, but they’re most evident in this photo. Her lips (and cheeks) just don’t look right on her. I do, however, adore the pink lipstick and blush.
Courteney in 2015
Here it is… The Terrifying Photograph. Courteney suddenly turned Jocelyn Wildenstein on us! She has a lot of filler in her cheeks and lips, and possibly Botox around her mouth because she can’t seem to grin correctly. Instead of making her look younger, she appears to be older and more cat-like. When will doctors learn not to abuse their patients like this?!
Courteney in 2016
This is the wonderful ending to our story. Courteney was probably embarrassed by her prior red carpet presentation, so she cut back on the fillers. Her cheeks appear to be more natural here than they have been since 2009! Botox and lip injections, if used, are gentle and not overdone. Her skin appears to be a little red, which could be because she’s going for skin resurfacing techniques rather than the needle—a decision I wholeheartedly support!
Courteney is, in my opinion, one of Hollywood’s most naturally attractive actresses. Her delicate features and thin lips aren’t “in” this year, but they’re still stunning at any age (at least when she leaves them alone!).
The lesson here, I believe, is that injectables, when used correctly, can significantly slow down the aging process—2016 Courteney’s shot at 51 shows this. If you put too much in, the filler will age you rather than prevent you from getting older. It’s a recipe for disaster when you employ injections to add more volume to features than was ever there, to begin with. Courteney isn’t the only one who gets that puffy cat face… but you’d think a celebrity would know better!
Now, I understand that some people (even doctors) may argue that these filler problems are only visible because the injections are too new and haven’t had enough time to “settle.” That gets a big NOPE from me. It makes no sense to me to have to put up with a swollen face for a month or two before your face returns to normal. It’s preferable to have less filler put in and return for maintenance more frequently.