Back when Mary was pregnant with her second child, she had taken a break from acting, which fueled the rumors even further.
In the past, Mary had won wide acclaim for her roles films like Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish. However, Mary claimed that she had been feeling like a woman in her late 30s when she had taken a break and when she came back, she felt as if she was in her mid-forties.
According to her, finding unique roles had become difficult nowadays, which might explain why she thought that a change in appearance was needed.
The fact of the matter is that even though Mary isn’t young anymore, she certainly does not look as old as she should. Mary McDonnell herself admitted that she seriously considered undergoing a facelift, a cosmetic procedure many Hollywood actress of her age tend to go for.
Mary revealed that after her comeback, she was under the same pressure that many female Hollywood celebrities are under. However, Mary claims that did not get a facelift done because her husband ultimately made her change her mind.
According to Mary, her husband reminded her that she had always represented the common woman throughout her career. He convinced her that going under the knife would not help her get more work.
Regardless of what Mary McDonnell claims, it cannot be denied that her youthful appearance suggests that she may have had undergone more than just a facelift. The absence of extra lines and wrinkles and the smoothness of her skin at her age is most likely a result of using Botox injections.
She may have also gotten her skin tightened as a part of her alleged facelift. Mary McDonnell needs to realize that women do not look as young as her in their sixties and her youthful appearance gives away her potential secret.