Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey’s Hollywood dreams were shattered after a “nose job from hell” changed her appearance so drastically, she looked nothing like her former self. The 1980s star’s promising career ground to a complete halt overnight in the early 1990s because suddenly nobody recognised her – and even friends would blank her when she bumped into them.
She says, “I went in the operating theatre a celebrity – and come out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible. I remember going to a restaurant where I had been going for years. I ran into people I knew and would say, ‘Hey.’ Nothing. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes… because of a nose job.”
When I first read this, I thought here’s another celebrity blaming career issues on bad plastic surgery. I figure she might have a point however. It is hard to know of course. She did have a very characteristic look back then. It is conceivable that after her nose job she looked too generic. It wasn’t bad work. It just changed her.
John Di Saia MD