When Kim Novak, 81, stepped out at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, she was immediately criticized for her new look — but did everyone just forget how iconic of an actress she was?
In 1955, Kim Novak hit the big screen with her debut in Picnic and was almost immediately recognized as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses — and her fame just continued to grow. So when she appeared at the Oscars on March 2 and received such negative backlash, it was actually really sad and appalling!
Kim Novak’s Face Changes: Leave Her Alone!
I’m pulling a “leave Britney alone” here and saying that people need to stop with all the dissing of Kim Novak. I get it, her face looks much different and it’s surely due to injections, fillers and a good amount of plastic surgery. She was so beautiful before and didn’t need any of that.[hl_ndn videoid=”25677981″][hl_ndn videoid=”25676946″]
However, the backlash on Twitter was absolutely disgusting. I’m going to quote Rose McGowen here, because she said it amazingly on her account during the show.
“Kim Novak! No standing ovation?! Self-obsessed and disrespectful, that sums up the Oscar audience,” she captioned a beautiful pic of Kim. And that was just the start of it!
“You are all lucky that she graced you with her presence RT @rosemcgowan: Disgusted by the uneducated twits that make up the audience at this year’s oscars. Gross. It’s Kim Novak, a–holes. #EDUCATEYOURSELVES,” she tweeted (retweeting herself). She also responded to a fan who said that Kim’s “an actor not Jesus.”
“It’s called Hollywood history, their occupation,” she responded.
Focus On Her Career — It’s The Oscars
Kim hasn’t starred in a film since ’91, and for her to come to the Oscars and present with Matthew McConaughey, we should be happy that she’s there celebrating young actors.
After landing the role as Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo, her fame skyrocketed. In 2004, she announced that she had officially retired from acting after getting completely burnt out on her 1991 film Liebestraum.
In all honesty, we rarely see actresses who begin at 21 and still appear at the Oscars at 81. So, since it was a night to honor the Hollywood heroes, maybe people should remember that she’s a legend in the film world — she’s not just a face.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Do you think people are being too tough on her? Let me know!
— Emily Longeretta