Botox in Naomi Watts` life, say experts

Updated: Jun 06, 2010, 14:16 PM IST

Melbourne: Naomi Watts is still at her youthful best even as the actress has stepped into the fourth decade of her life. Could this be the work of a surgeon’s knife or Botox? No, say experts.

"I’ve looked at a lot of pictures and I don’t think there’s anything that would suggest that," the Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Ellen Marmur, chief of cosmetic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York, as saying.

Marmur added: "She has normal smile lines and none of the tell-tale signs of Botox like a very flat forehead, or a widening of the area between the eyes. I can’t say she hasn’t had chemical peels or a little filler here or there but, if she has, it’s been very well done."

Of course, recognition is pouring for the 41-year-old Watts - she has recently bagged the lead role in Blonde, a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, beating stars like the 26-year-old Scarlett Johansson.

However, Watts has had her share of frustrating times.

The mum of two said: "Several times, literally and metaphorically speaking, I packed my bags, many, many times, and every time there’d be some little thing that would lure me back.

"Because, ultimately, my heart was set on something, on this whole thing. I mean, I love what I do."

Besides Blonde, she has three flicks slated to hit the theatres this year: Mother And Child, Fair Game and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.

"I think it’s a very exciting time of her life. She’s doing fantastic work with great directors and strong leading men, and she has a life outside of that which is Liev and her two babies. I think all women look almost more beautiful after they have their children. She’s always been beautiful, but there’s a radiance and confidence when you have this joy at home," Australian fashion stylist Anna Bingemann said.