Rose McGowan alarms me. It’s not the goth chick meets Snow White meets bride of Marilyn Manson shtick she’s been perfecting since she broke through in 1996’s “Scream” that disturbs me. It’s her new, unsettling face. Every time I see an actress who was once attractive, striking and/or original succumb to the illusion that is the Hollywood Beauty Standard (note what the initials of those last two words spell out, ahem), I get sad. For reference, see Jennifer Grey pre- and post-nose job.
Rose seems to be another example of body image gone terribly wrong. After “Scream” and “Jawbreaker” made her a MTV-ready starlet, Rose became famous for almost saying “I do” to the anti-Christ and wearing a dress made of leftover thread. But then “Charmed” came along and for several years she was happily employed and looking good -- ever-changing, but good. See: Now Rose is set to make a splash on the big screen again in the Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez horror double-feature extravaganza “Grindhouse.” And this, it seems, is where things started to unravel. The film could be the break back in the 33-year-old actress has been looking for since she left TV. So, in preparation, she appear to have lost a considerable amount of weight and gotten a considerable amount of plastic surgery. And the results, well, see for yourself:
Stop the insanity, people. Stop it now. Certainly beauty takes work, but it can also be overworked. And, in some cases, worked to death. Ladies, can we take a stand and agree that the rules of beauty should always follow the philosophy, “First, do no harm.”