• Bette Midler opens up about cosmetic enhancements
  • She spills the beans on her age-defying beauty secrets
  • She looks great at 78

Bette Midler (78), has finally lifted the curtain on her age-defying looks. After years of whispers and wonder, the 'Hocus Pocus' enchantress has openly confessed to a little "tailoring" on her famous face. The revelation occurred in her acceptance speech at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in March of this year, where she was honored with the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

"Time smoothes everything out," she quipped, "but a stitch in time saves nine!" The audience roared with applause, enchanted by her candid charm.

A facelift of speculation

For years, the rumor cauldron has been bubbling with whispers of facelifts and Botox, but Midler kept her beauty cards close to her chest—until now. In a 2008 tête-à-tête with 'Extra,' the star pondered the idea of cosmetic enchantments, teasing, "Doesn't everybody consider it?"

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Bette Midler's Everlasting Hollywood Charm

Midler's spell over Hollywood has been strong for nearly six decades, with no signs of fading. Last year, she playfully boasted about her gay icon status, a title she claimed even before the 'Hocus Pocus' broomstick took off. The 1993 cult classic, which saw Midler alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of wickedly fun witches, cast a lasting spell that led to the highly anticipated sequel three decades later.


The Oscar winner's career is as vibrant as her seemingly eternal youth. Midler continues to dazzle fans with her talent and now, with her refreshing honesty about Hollywood's little beauty helpers.