Sally Field, 76, battled ageism throughout her Hollywood career and never had plastic surgery.

Veteran Hollywood performer Sally Margaret Field is well-known for her considerable theatrical and screen experience.

Field, 76, has received numerous honours for her exceptional performance during her career, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmys, two British Academy Film Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Her well-known films include Mrs Doubtfire, The Flying Nun, Forest Gump, Spoiler Alert, Norma Rae, Sybil, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Places in the Heart. She has also appeared in 80 for Brady, Mrs.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) Lifetime Achievement Award was recently given to Sally.

“Offstage, I felt shy and careful and hidden. But onstage, I never knew what I would say or do. I would surprise myself. I wasn’t looking for the applause, or attention, even though that’s nice,” she said during her award acceptance speech.

“Acting, to me, has always been about finding those few, precious moments when I feel totally, utterly, sometimes dangerously alive. The task has always been to find a way to get to that.” 

She added, “They opened and revealed parts of myself I would not have known otherwise. I’ve worked my whole life. In all of these almost 60 years, there is not a day that I don’t feel quietly thrilled to call myself an actor,”

She is renowned in the industry for her naturally stunning appearance and for forgoing cosmetic procedures like Botox and face lifts.

Sally portrayed the eccentric, aged Dorris Miller in the 2016 film Hello, My Name is Dorris.

Field claimed that she had no trouble playing the part for NPR because she is not self-conscious about her own age or ageing in general.

“I’m an old woman, 70 is old, and that’s okay. I’ve gathered strength behind my years, I owned them, I’ve earned them, I’ve deserved them, I have a right to have them. And I don’t like my neck, I don’t like a lot of things but it’s okay,” she told the outlet.

She previously discussed ageing organically and becoming at ease in her own skin without feeling the need to undergo plastic surgery in an interview with Good Housekeeping.

“I see myself on TV and I say, ‘Oh, I wish that weren’t happening to my neck. And your face is falling down, and your eyes are so puffy.’ But then I see some of the women (who have had plastic surgery) who I thought when they were younger were so beautiful. Now I think, Oh, dear, don’t do that! And it seems to be terribly disrespectful to who they are now.”

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