Did Joan Jett Undergo Plastic Surgery?
When you look back at the rock stars of the 1980s, there is this inevitable suspicion whether they underwent plastic surgery in their later years. Joan Jett, one of the most recognisable female rockers in the early 1980s, has been under intense plastic surgery speculations. Some of the alleged Joan Jett plastic surgery procedures include a nose job, facelift and botox injections.
One of the most commonly asked questions about celebrities is “When did all the plastic surgery gossip start?”. Well, to find out, you got to take a look at the appearance of Joan Jett over the years. Let’s travel back in time and see how Joan Jett changed through the decades. This will be interesting – Not many female rockers are featured in our posts and this is a rare one.
Watch Joan Jett in an interview with the legendary David Letterman in 1987 below:
Compare that to recent Joan Jett interview. What’s up with her sharp chin? Check it out:
When Joan Jett Was Free From Plastic Surgery
Joan Jett was born on 22 September 1958, now of age 58. However, she looks much younger than her real age. If you look back at her rocking years, she has been rather youthful looking throughout. Here is a shot of Joan Jett with The Runaways, the early band founded by Joan Jett. The Runaways did not really have great success in the United States. They disbanded in 1979.
This picture was taken probably in 1976. This was when The Runaways were at the peak of their musical career. At age 18, these pictures show Joan Jett in her “plastic surgery free” days. Her devilish “Alice Cooper look alike” hair style and her “scowling” eyebrows complete the image of a tough female rocker.
Joan Jett continued to wear the image of a gothic rocker into the 1980s. She went solo for a short while before forming Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Here is a photo, shot in 1981, showing Joan Jett having some fun wearing her headphones:
Don’t know why but Joan Jett looks much plumper in this photo! Her high cheeks and thick nose bridge are obvious features. And those eye makeup could make an angel look devilish.
Ok, time for some color photos. Here is another shot of Joan Jett in 1984 (above). Same smile, but looking much slimmer! Her thick nose bridge is also evident despite her apparent loss in weight. Her lower face looks much sharper now. Check out those “eye wings” on Joan Jett. She just looked so cool. Any plastic surgery? A BIG NO.
Here is another photo of Joan Jett in 1986 (below) attending the T J Martell Foundation Honors Quincy Jones. That cold stoney stare of Joan Jett is pretty intimidating. Instead of having those shadowy gothic eyes, Joan Jett opted for simple eye makeup. Still natural looking with untouched nose and chin.
While Joan Jett mostly appears as a rocker in photos, these two pics taken in 1990 (below) seem to show the softer side of Joan Jett:
Not sporting her usual spiky hair, Joan Jett trimmed her hair down to a short bob. With these pictures, she shows that beneath that rocker image lies a normal friendly gal.
In 1996, Joan Jett attended the Fourth Annual ESPY Awards. This is how she looked like:
This is the time when the first plastic surgery rumors began. But because the internet was not prevalent, there was not much hoo-haa over her SHARPER chin. Her chin seems to have sharpened up. And check out under her eyes – NO Eye bags! Could have been due to a clever makeup artist though. What a classic look!
And in 2000, there is no better way to celebrate the millennium than to shave her head! Here is Joan Jett in a rare bald head shot. Still looking like a rockstar as always. Her bald disposition seemed to draw more focus on her thick nose bridge and elevated cheeks. She has lost weight too. Check it out:
Four years later in 2004, Joan Jett was back to her short hair style again (below). Her shorter hair kinda suit her better. It adds more “steel” to her image than her previous hairstyles. Note that Joan Jett has remained largely the same throughout these years, other than some hairstyle changes.
It’s funny how rock stars never seem to age. Think of Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams and Steven Tyler. They just get better with age! That secret “formula” works for female rockers as well. Joan Jett still looked like a rocker in her mid 30s in Year 2008 (see pic below). Her face is free from deep wrinkles though she is already age 50. Oh.. those killer eyeliners still bring out the best features of Joan Jett – her EYES!
Its 2012, and this is where Joan Jett starts to look like a prettier version of young Alice Cooper (see pic below). Back to her hairstyle in 1996, Joan Jett’s cheeks looked very lifted, sparking rumors of a possible cheek lift. Her sharp chin is starting to get more obvious as she ages.
In 2014, we saw Joan Jett winning the Golden God Award, being the first woman to do so. She also played the guitar on the track “I Am A River” by Foo Fighters in their album Sonic Highways. Here (see pic below) she is attending the Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways New York Premiere. Dressed in a cool black jacket and unbuttoned inner shirt, Joan Jett looked as cool as she wanted to be. She looked natural and void of plastic surgeries. But someone has to tell her about her uneven eye brows… how did one eyebrow get so much higher than the other?!
Wooo, this picture (see below) in 2016 scares quite a few people off. Joan Jett’s appearance at the 75th Anniversary USO Armed Forces Gala had everyone talking about her taut facial skin and smooth cheeks. Typically, as a person ages, their cheeks will start to sag. But there is no such signs on Joan Jett. Could her taut facial skin be due to multiple facelifts? Some say that there are signs of botox and facial fillers as her face look incredibly smooth. But a nose job is still unlikely as she still has a thick nose bridge with a bulbous nose tip.
Overall, Joan Jett has aged well. She embodies the qualities of a great musician, always belting out songs straight from her heart. Even if she did use plastic surgery, it was only in minute doses. Her face still looks great and natural. Those nose job speculations do not really hold true as her nose has remained largely the same.
If Jett opted for a nose job, how could her nose look the same? After the loss of music legends like Michael Jackson and Prince, we should be glad that Joan Jett is still around to rock our world today. What do you think of Joan Jett plastic surgery rumors? Let us know in the comments box below.