Quotes on Vanity

See also: Proverbs 3:15; D&C 121:45; 1 Nephi 12:18; 1 Nephi 8:27

Hollywood beauty Halle Berry has slammed women who have plastic surgery.  The “Catwoman” star said going under the knife in an effort to look younger was “insane.”

“I do think we’ve become obsessed with beauty and the fountain of youth and, frankly, personally I’m really saddened by the way women mutilate their faces today in search of that,” she said.  “I see women in their thirties getting plastic surgery, pulling this up and tucking that back.  It’s like a slippery slope – once you start you pull one thing one way and then you think, “I’ve got to do the other side!  There is this plastic, copycat look evolving and that’s frightening to me.  It’s really insane and I feel sad that’s what society is doing to women.”

Berry, 37, was speaking at a press conference in London to promote her new movie “Catwoman.”  The Oscar-winning actress recently told how being beautiful had done her no favors.  “Beauty?  Let me tell you something – being thought of as a ‘beautiful woman’ has spared me nothing in life.  No heartache, no trouble.  Love has been difficult.  Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory,” she said. — Interview with Halle Berry in “This is London,” 2 August 2004; Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “To Young Women,” Ensign, November 2005