Sally Field, 76, Fought Ageism throughout Her Career in Hollywood and Never Got Plastic Surgery

Sally Margaret Field is a veteran Hollywood actress known for her extensive work on screen and stage.

Throughout her career, Field, 76, has won several awards for her outstanding acting – her accolades include two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmys, two British Academy Film Awards, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014, and many others.

Her notable movies include 80 for Brady, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Flying Nun, Forest Gump, Eye for an Eye, Spoiler Alert, Norma Rae, Sybil, The Amazing Spiderman, and Places in the Heart.

Recently Sally received the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Offstage, I felt shy and careful and hidden. But onstage, I never knew what I would say or do. I would surprise myself. I wasn’t looking for the applause, or attention, even though that’s nice,” she said during her award acceptance speech.

“Acting, to me, has always been about finding those few, precious moments when I feel totally, utterly, sometimes dangerously alive. The task has always been to find a way to get to that.” 

She added, “They opened and revealed parts of myself I would not have known otherwise. I’ve worked my whole life. In all of these almost 60 years, there is not a day that I don’t feel quietly thrilled to call myself an actor,” 

The Forest Gump alum is famous for her naturally beautiful looks in the industry and for never getting Botox, face lifts, and other beauty enhancement treatments.

In 2016, Sally played the character of Dorris Miller – an ageing eccentric woman in Hello, My Name is Dorris.

Speaking about her role with NPR, Field said that she had no issue in playing the role because she is not insecure about her real age and growing old in general.

“I’m an old woman, 70 is old, and that’s okay. I’ve gathered strength behind my years, I owned them, I’ve earned them, I’ve deserved them, I have a right to have them. And I don’t like my neck, I don’t like a lot of things but it’s okay,” she told the outlet.

Previously, she spoke to Good Housekeeping for another interview and talked about ageing naturally and getting comfortable in her natural skin without feeling the need to get plastic surgeries done.

“I see myself on TV and I say, ‘Oh, I wish that weren’t happening to my neck. And your face is falling down, and your eyes are so puffy.’ But then I see some of the women (who have had plastic surgery) who I thought when they were younger were so beautiful. Now I think, Oh, dear, don’t do that! And it seems to be terribly disrespectful to who they are now.”

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Sources: NPRGood HouseKeeping

  1. She looks great! I personally think alittle hair color doesn’t hurt plastic surgery makes people look like someone else. I agree with her age gracefully it’s natural

  2. I quit coloring my hair when I turned 70 & am ok if forget to put makeup on. I have always loved Sally Gield – she is great role model & am proud of her decisions to stay her natural self❣️

  3. She is beautiful and I have always loved her in everything she has ever done! Thank you for being honest and real not plastic like a lot of actors and actresses. You are a beautiful woman thank you for aging gracefully.

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