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Gwyneth Paltrow, Before and After

The beauty evolution of the Goop founder and ‘Iron Man’ star.
Gwyneth Paltrow before and after

We all know that Gwyneth Paltrow is obsessed with wellness, natural ingredients and a “clean” lifestyle. But when it comes to her own appearance, she takes a different—and seemingly contradictory—approach.

“I’ve probably tried everything,” she told Harper’s Bazaar back in 2013, when she was only 40 years old. “I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”[1]

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Now 48, the actress-turned-entrepreneur has admitted to using lasers, Thermage skin tightening, chemical peels and microdermabrasion to maintain her good looks (along with her Goop line of skincare products, of course). She’s even found a “purified” alternative to Botox, called Xeomin, for which she recently became a spokesperson.

But going under the knife? If the photos below are any indication, she’s actually no stranger to plastic surgery—and likely underwent at least one procedure earlier on in her career.

Here’s how Gwyneth’s look has changed over more than two decades in the public eye.

From 1989: Gwyneth as a Teen

Gwyneth Paltrow 1989

From 1996-1998: Ingenue and Style Icon

Gwyneth Paltrow Emma New York City premiere 1996
Gwyneth Paltrow The Devil's Own New York City premiere 1997
Gwyneth Paltrow Great Expectations Los Angeles premiere 1998

From 1999-2002: On Top of the A-List

Gwyneth Paltrow Oscars 1999
Gwyneth Paltrow Golden Globes 2000
Gwyneth Paltrow Shallow Hal New York City premiere 2001
Gwyneth Paltrow Oscars 2002

From 2003-2007: Marriage and Motherhood

Gwyneth Paltrow Music Has Power Awards 2003
Gwyneth Paltrow Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Los Angeles premiere 2004
Gwyneth Paltrow Proof New York City premiere 2005
Gwyneth Paltrow Estee Lauder Pleasures by Gwyneth Paltrow collection launch 2006
Gwyneth Paltrow Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2007

From 2008-2009: Leading the “Lob” Trend

Gwyneth Paltrow Spain On the Road Again launch event 2008
Gwyneth Paltrow Champions of Hope Benefit Gala 2009

From 2010-2013: Botox Gone Wrong?

Gwyneth Paltrow Country Strong Los Angeles premiere 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow Emmys 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow Oscars 2012

From 2013-2016: A More Natural Look

Gwyneth Paltrow Thanks for Sharing Los Angeles premiere 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow Stand Up to Cancer Telecast 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow Mortdecai Los Angeles premiere 2015
Gwyneth Paltrow LACMA Art Film Gala 2016

From 2017-2021: Refreshed and Refined

Gwyneth Paltrow Baby2Baby Gala 2017
Gwyneth Paltrow Avengers Infinity War world premiere 2018
Gwyneth Paltrow Avengers Endgame world premiere 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow JVP Cyber Center grand opening 2020

Gwyneth Paltrow Before and After

Gwyneth Paltrow before and after

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