Gillian Anderson Plastic Surgery Before & After

Most famous for her role as Agent Dana Scully on the hit Fox series The X-Files, Gillian Anderson may be one of the only actresses in Hollywood who is “growing old gracefully.” Voted one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997, Anderson still looks beautiful and youthful at 45 years of age.

Rumors of plastic surgery have surrounded Anderson within the past few years, as she is remembered for her fairly plump face, with soft, rounded features while she was filming The X-Files. These days her face is much narrower, with sharper features, fueling the rumors of plastic surgery.

Gillian Anderson Plastic Surgery

Gillian Anderson Plastic Surgery Before & After

A few plastic surgeons have said Anderson could have simply lost a bit of weight, resulting in the narrow and sharper facial features, however; there are a few experts who say she may have had a nose job or Botox injections, but little, if any, plastic surgery. One plastic surgeon in Miami says Anderson looks like she takes good care of her skin and that gives her a youthful and healthy look.

Gillian Anderson Plastic Surgery Before & After

Other cosmetic surgery experts have gone on to say that if you look at a recent photo of Anderson, her face does not appear to be smooth and wrinkle-free. Her face wrinkles up when she smiles, and her laugh lines become more apparent. Her face shows no evidence of being pulled or stretched, as is the case after a person has undergone some facial or cosmetic surgery. Her lips do not appear to be any plumper, ruling out any collagen injections she may have been rumored to have.

Whether or not Gillian Anderson has had any plastic surgery remains a mystery, as she has never confirmed nor denied publicly ever undergoing any procedure. Inquiring minds are left to draw their own conclusions.


  1. Gary Coole - April 14, 2015, 3:39 am Reply

    If Gillian Anderson had plastic surgery than it was her decision. And if she did then she had the best damn surgeons in the world and some of the other celebrities ought to look him or her up. She was a young sexy yet innocent looking gal on X-Files that has no matured into an even more absolutely stunning woman. Not everyone has to have surgery to look better in life. And those that have gone that route and have chose their physician poorly are regretting their decision. While Gillian Anderson may or may not have had surgery, many of those celebrities are surely jealous of her looks, whether achieved from a procedure or the hand of God. Either way, who cares, what ever the source I see no faults at all.

    • Jenna - February 1, 2016, 4:20 am Reply


  2. Dylan - May 24, 2015, 8:59 pm Reply

    It really doesn’t look like she has done anything to her face. She’s got reasonable wrinkles for her age. In that second more recent picture, it is obvious the real difference is she is much skinnier than in the late-90s picture. The two pictures at the bottom, same thing. She’s said in interviews she struggles with weight gain and loss.

  3. Destinee - June 12, 2015, 12:15 am Reply

    She has never had plastic surgery. She just is not in her 20s anymore like she was when she played Scully. She has just lost the baby face because she is getting older. And I have to say that she looks amazing the fact that she is aging naturally then buying into that Hollywood crap and getting her faced sliced. At least she knows you can’t stay young forever by messing up your face. People who get plastic surgery don’t even look good anymore. And I have nothing against it a couple of my favorite actresses have had plastic surgery.

  4. Robert. Anderson - January 13, 2016, 5:11 am Reply

    She looks like a different person. She has altered her face. I hate that. They always look worse

  5. lance - January 14, 2016, 9:01 pm Reply

    She is both a classic and natural beauty, simply stunning.

  6. Joe - January 25, 2016, 4:44 pm Reply

    I had to look to see if she had work done… I watched her in Hanibal and she looked great and normal, then watched the new X-files last night and something was very different… Something was done.

  7. Tammy - January 26, 2016, 5:38 am Reply

    I just finished watching the X-Files reboot and couldn’t help but notice Gillian Anderson’s new nose, did her nostrils disappear?

  8. Bob Smith - January 26, 2016, 5:38 am Reply

    She has obviously had a TON of work done. I can barely reckoning her!

  9. Heather - January 27, 2016, 4:53 am Reply

    Honestly, and I work for a plastic surgeon, I think she has NOT had plastic surgery. There is some tendency towards facial gauntness with age caused by thinning skin. I think she really really looks good, good genetics. Her nose is the same, her overbite, and when she looks down, you see natural, normal crinkling in her chin/neck area….she has some forehead lines above her right eyebrow….everything is where it should be, she just has very very minimal, almost no wrinkling. I have to respect her for being natural and resisting the urge to tamper with herself, the pressure MUST BE HUGE. As a result, she may be one of the few stars prancing into her 50s with a seriously beautiful and distinctive face. In this regard, she reminds me of the some fine British actresses (who somehow manage to avoid the Hollywood plastic look)…like Helen Mirren……just a gorgeous, natural woman. I like her looks even better now than I did in the 90s……and her hair is pretty blond.

  10. Donna - January 27, 2016, 6:01 am Reply

    Gillain looks like all the other methed out actresses in Hollywood Have you noticed everyone in Hollywood are starting to look alike?That horsey face look is definitely meth These women should not be employedl if you ask me

  11. Carmichael - February 3, 2016, 3:29 am Reply

    I wasn’t a religious follower of x-files- hardly watched it.

    The first scene in the new season I was sure she’d had plastic surgery. Just sayin’ somethings been done.

  12. Ozzy - February 9, 2016, 5:44 am Reply

    Gilliam Anderson is a young 47yrs she clearly been taking botox, in the new X-files she looks like one of the aliens. Her face has lost the natural freshness, is now stiff, thin, and bland looking unfortunately. David Duchovny looks g8.

    • Echo - March 2, 2016, 8:11 am Reply

      You took the words out of my mouth. Was just saying she looks like the aliens. Am watching THE FALL reruns (2013) now and she looks normal

  13. Matt - February 17, 2016, 5:30 am Reply

    As someone who retouches images for a living I’m used to looking at the details of a person’s face and her features look the same to me. It’s 23 years since the X Files first aired, she’s lost the baby fat and her face has matured. I don’t look like I did 23 years ago either, I too lost weight in the time since and my facial features have become more refined, angular and chiseled. Not everyone grows fat and haggard with age, some people actually look better later in life especially if they have a health routine as I’m sure Gillian Anderson does. It’s what happens when you take care of yourself instead of throwing in the towel after 40.

  14. John Carter - February 17, 2016, 9:20 pm Reply

    I noticed a huge difference immediately, and it didn’t look like natural aging. Her face is thin and drawn, like a plastic mask. And she talks like her jaws are wired shut. Too bad! She was so cute.

  15. Michael - February 23, 2016, 2:02 pm Reply

    I don’t know or care if she had work done I just know two things: She looks absolutely stunning. I don’t want to sound vulgar in anyway, but after watching the new X-Files her breasts look nothing short of fantastic!

  16. Bob - February 24, 2016, 6:00 am Reply

    All I know is that she used to be beautiful, and now…well look at her. Poor thing.

  17. Jaquie - February 28, 2016, 1:57 pm Reply

    I worked for a Cosmetic Surgeon for a while and she DEFINITELY had plastic surgery. However, it was way back when (maybe the 90’s and not too long after the X-Files began). In laymen’s terms, she had the fat pads removed from her cheeks, she had a chin implant and a nose job. Later in the 90’s, she did something (I do not now what) to her left upper lip which was always thinner and ‘shorter’ if you will, than her right upper lip, to where they became more symmetrical. Since then though, while she MAY have had a couple of Botox injections for upper-facial lines, she seems to have remained surgery-free. She is blessed with natural beauty, so she was a perfect candidate to go under the knife with a very good Cosmetic Surgeon.

  18. Miss M - March 12, 2016, 1:08 am Reply

    It is normal to have a plump face when you are young and a longer face as you get older. That’s why there are “re-plumping” cremes. You just lose plumpiness with age. She looks natural in most current photos in Google images.She looks a bit young for her age in the new series of the X-Files. Maybe it’s Botox. I don’t think it is plastic surgery. There are still some scenes in a “bad light” where you can see her age.

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