Ms. Hatcher, 45, posted these images (along with a couple more illustrating her transformation (with the help of a pit crew of magician makeup artists) into the sleek and smiling character we see on Desperate Housewives.
Here’s what she told Oprah: “I don’t want to stop taking glamorous pictures — they’re fun — but I just want people to know the truth. I think if we can accept the truth and reveal the mystery, we can enjoy both things.”
Makes me feel sorry for guys, actually, who unless they want to make an entirely different kind of statement don’t really have the recourse of makeup on a bad face day.
Photos from the video diary she showed on Oprah. Click on the link for the whole thing, including the “after” shots.
October 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm
YAY! You watched it! 🙂
October 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm
Alas, I didn’t! I looked for it online and found that. But when they post it I will watch. sounds like a good one.
October 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Kudos to Teri for having the courage to do this but, from where I’m sitting, she still looks good w/o the makeup. Sure makeup makes her look terrific but there’s so much more that creates the beauty of a woman than a little mascara, foundation and lipstick. BTW, from what I’ve always believed, dark circles are a nutritional deficiency. Worth looking into.
October 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I was surfing the web for blogs similar to mine–one that focused on body image and beauty. When I saw you url address, I just had to see what your blog was all about. I must confess that I don’t consider myself formerly anything quite yet. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed reading what you have posted.
This post caught my attention right away–mostly because I’ve been a Teri Hatcher fan since her Superman TV series days and now I spend sunday nights doing homework with Desperate Housewives on. In a period where the media and celebrities essentially dictate how people should look, it is refreshing to know that gorgeous women that we put on a pedestal aren’t always looking so flawlessly glamourous. All women, young or old, know what it feels like to be unsatisfied with their beauty at some point in their life. We are so enchanted by the appearance of celebrities (and sometimes even the people surrounding us) that we brainwash ourselves into not loving ourselves or our body.
So, I too would like to thank Teri for telling “the truth” :)–I’ve spent all semester searching the web for a source that helps promote positive body image and self-love, and this is it!
Thank you and I look forward to reading future posts.