Renee Zellweger’s ever-changing face
2014 Renee looks SO different
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 18 2019
When you think of Renee Zellweger, two things come to mind: Bridget Jones’s Diary and *those* plastic surgery rumours. The star has been at the centre of plastic surgery talks for years now, but as far as we know, she’s surgery free, and has never spoken out about having any cosmetic intervention.
Throughout her 30-year acting career, we’ve seen the iconic actress take on multiple roles, morphing her body and look into each character she plays (she famously gained 15kg for Bridget Jones!). And now the 50-year-old is about to reinvent herself after jumping off the Hollywood radar for a few years, making her debut in a new Netflix thriller called What/If.
So, there’s no better time to throwback to some of Renee’s biggest red carpet looks and take a look at how her face has changed over the years.
The 10th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
Oh my gosh – little Renee! She looks like a total baby here! Rocking shoulder-length blonde hair, the rising star embraced the ‘90s beauty trends with dark plum lips and flushed cheeks. So. Bloody. Cute.
The LA premiere of Jerry Maguire
Debuting a much shorter ‘do (all the proof we need that the bob is seriously timeless), Renee put her clear, glowing skin and plump pout on full display. It seriously doesn’t even look like she’s wearing a slick of makeup, yet she’s walking down the red carpet looking luminous as heck. GOALS.
The MTV Music Awards
We’ve got a badass over here! Renee looks every bit the grungy poster girl we tried so hard to be, with crimped hair, skinny brows and kohl-lined eyes. But she also looks beautifully fresh-faced, showing off her glowing skin and high cheekbones.
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Our smiles would also be that wide if we’d just won a Golden Globe! Wearing her hair in an elegant updo, she looks stunning with natural skin and a simple black eyeliner look.
The 8th Annual Critics Choice Awards
We can confirm: Her cheekbones are out of control. Renee lets her enviable facial features and smooth skin take centre stage, tucking her short bob behind her ears. Also, can we please take a moment to appreciate that flip phone?
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Renee is about 35 years old here, and is absolutely killing it with a sultry smoky eye and subtle wing. She’s grown out her blonde locks and is showing off some smile lines around her eyes, but has an otherwise smooth complexion.
At the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood
Um, remember when Renee Zellweger was a brunette? Because we completely forgot that this was even a thing. She shows off her trendy side fringe and signature plump pout - and we have to say, that hair colour brings out her blue eyes on a whole new level.
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Back to her lighter locks, Renee looks totally glam and proves she *can* rock a short ‘do like no other. Her skin still looks every bit youthful and natural here, and we think she looks absolutely stunning.
At the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards
So, this is the look that kind of shocked everyone. Renee looked almost unrecognisable on the ELLE red carpet, with fans even questioning if she was the same person! The actress responded to the plastic surgery rumours, telling People magazine in a statement, “I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."
In an open letter titled We Can Do Better, Renee set the record straight saying, “Not that it's anyone's business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes. This fact is of no true import to anyone at all, but that the possibility alone was discussed among respected journalists and became a public conversation is a disconcerting illustration of news/entertainment confusion and society's fixation on physicality."
The Bridget Jones's Baby premiere
Renee shows off her brow lines and smile lines, looking natural and fresh for her return as the character Bridget Jones. Again addressing the plastic surgery rumours, she told the BBC, “It's disconcerting when you see something you know is not true becoming the truth, simply because it’s been repeated enough. It opens the floodgates for something that could be of far greater consequence.”
Looking for more celebrity beauty transformations? Check out Courteney Cox before and after cosmetic intervention and the insane beauty evolution of Miley Cyrus.
What do you think about Renee Zellweger’s facial transformation? Which of these looks are your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main and inset image credit: Getty
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.