She previously called the experience of skin cancer “a scary thing when you’re an actress and you depend on your face for work."
In January, Melanie Griffith was spotted on a drive when a stitch mark was noticed near her left ear. However, during a more recent outing, the scar was not visible. On March 20, the award-winning actress was seen in Beverly Hills looking for a perfect pair of shoes. The 65-year-old looked chic and smart in a black turtleneck sweater, denim jeans, and black platform oxfords.
The actress was earlier seen on February 6 looking radiant as she stepped out for a lunch date with a friend at San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood. At the time she wore a trendy all-black ensemble, a turtleneck paired with a form-fitting pair of black pants, and a gold-zippered leather jacket.
In 2018, the actress revealed her struggles with skin cancer. In an Instagram post, she stated, “Bandaged again after having dermabrasion, the final step to fix the now removed basil cell skin cancer. If any of you have it, get it fixed. If you lay in the sun, (and) are exposed to lots of Sun, be CAREFUL. Use sunscreen. Get checked out by your dermatologist. If you don’t have one, get one, or go to your nearest clinic and ask to be tested for it. More info to come!”
In 2020, the Lolita star said she went underwent a procedure to have some skin cancer removed from her nose. According to PEOPLE, at the time she opened up about the toll having skin cancer took on her in InStyle‘s September issue. She called the experience “a scary thing when you’re an actress and you depend on your face for work. But I realize I have to put a Band-Aid on it, and it’s fine. I just look like a dork.”
“It’s a different deal when you’re older,” the Working Girl star continued. “And we’re old. I don’t mean it badly, and I don’t mean it like, ‘Oh, poor me,’ or anything like that. It’s just a different deal when you’re an older person. It’s different from being the hot stuff to being the old hot stuff.”
In her 2018 interview, the mom-of-four said she believes she’s “not that beautiful” and thinks the industry changes for actors as they age, per PEOPLE. “I think that theater is kinder on a 60-year-old face,” she said, having played Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway in 1996.
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