Jennifer Grey says nose job made her ‘lose her identity and career’ overnight

Actor had a rhinoplasty after the release of hit 1987 film ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Vassell
Tuesday 19 April 2022 09:00
Comments
Dirty Dancing The Musical
Leer en Español

Jennifer Grey has spoken out about the impact that her nose job has had on her career.

The actor is best known for her role starring alongside Patrick Swayze as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 romance movie Dirty Dancing.

After the film’s release, Grey decided to get a rhinoplasty to alter the appearance of her nose.

According to the actor, it was at the suggestion of her mother, who believed that the operation would make it easier for casting directors to think of her for further parts.

After she underwent surgery on her nose for the second time in the early Nineties, however, it resulted in her face looking so different that fellow film star Michael Douglas failed to recognise her at a premiere.

“That was the first time I had gone out in public,” she recalled in a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine.

“And it became the thing, the idea of being completely invisible, from one day to the next. In the world’s eyes, I was no longer me.”

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in ‘Dirty Dancing’

Grey’s forthcoming memoir, Out of the Corner, sees her going into further detail about the effect that having cosmetic facial surgery has had on her life. In the book, she remembers questioning why she was having difficulties with finding lucrative work in Hollywood.

She writes: “I spent so much energy trying to figure out what I did wrong, why I was banished from the kingdom. That’s a lie. I banished myself.”

On the consequences of her nose job, Grey continues: “Overnight I lose my identity and my career.”

In recent years, the actor and dancer has featured on TV programmes such as Grey’s Anatomy and Dollface. She also won the 11th season of Dancing With the Stars in 2010.

Elsewhere in the interview, Grey opened up about the lack of chemistry between herself and her Dirty Dancing co-star Patrick Swayze.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in