Cate Blanchett Before & After

If you have seen her incredible performance in “Blue Jasmine”, you will surely understand why Cate Blanchett fully deserved her Oscar’s Best Actress Award back in 2014.

This true beauty was born in Melbourne, Australia and while she’s not the typical young American Actress that we are so accustomed to, there’s a lot more than meets the eye with this woman.

Put simply, this woman doesn’t know how to grow old and hence the plastic surgery rumors circling around.

Let’s be honest, a high profile celebrity like Cate is always looking for ways to reverse her aging process…especially near her current age, so it is not too hard to understand why such rumors exist.

Today, we will try to look for evidence as to whether Cate Blanchett had indeed gone under the knife or even touched any simple procedures such facelift to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Before and After Photos

Let’s analyze and review some of Cate Blanchett’s past and present photos to help us decide whether she has, in fact, had any procedures performed on to her face and body throughout the years starting from 2000.

Year 2000

Cate Blanchett's face in year 2000Photo Credit: Getty

At the “Gift” premiere and you see that her facial features are very natural looking with pale white skin which doesn’t require much makeup and due to this fact, she doesn’t need too much lipstick to enhance her lips.

She does have a rather big nose tip and an obvious jawline, but because she has a long face shape, so it kind of balances out. However, if we are to find our whether Cate has had any job done…these will be key areas to focus on as we look at some of the after photos below.

Year 2001

Cate Blanchett 2001Credit: Getty / FilmMagic / Bill Davila

At the National Board of Review Awards and on this photo, you can see that the only real change happening on Cate’s face is she had some minimal makeup which really suits her due to her skin color.

Oh…obviously her hair has grown a bit since then and from this updo hairstyle, you can clearly see her hairline and it doesn’t look like Cate will require hair transplant surgery anytime soon.

Year 2002

Cate's face and jawline in front viewCredit: Getty / Hulton Archive / Dave Benett

At the UK London Movie Premier of “Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers”. In this photo, you can clearly see that when Cate smiles, there are lines appearing around her jaw area. These are known as smile lines or laugh lines. She obviously has several of these, but to be honest, they actually look kind of attractive.

Year 2003

Cate Blanchett in 2003Credit: Getty / WireImage / Jim Spellman

At the New York Premiere of “Missing”. She basically looks identical if you ask me. Just pay attention again to her nose, jawline and even her chin. There’s simply nothing there suggesting that Cate had any form of cosmetic surgery anywhere on her face. Quite frankly, we don’t even think she needs it!

Year 2004

Cate in 2004Photo Credit: Getty Images

At the 61st Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hills. Ok now is the time to take a look at her body. Most noticeably her breasts seem to be a lot fuller than it normally is. Breast lift I hear? Well…in case you missed it…she was actually pregnant and gave birth to her second son, Roman, in the same year! Yay!!

Year 2005

Cate in 2005Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin

At the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London. Cate is looking absolutely stunning! Again, no signs of any work done and no puffiness on her face anywhere suggesting even anti-wrinkle injections of any kind.

Year 2006

Cate 2006

At the New York City premiere of “Note on scandal”. Just look at this revealing outfit that she’s wearing and with this, we can easily debunk the theory of Cate having a breast lift or augmentation to bed.

Year 2007

Cate Blanchett 2007

At the 79th Annual Academy Award in Hollywood, California. In this picture, you can clearly see that Cate’s wrinkles and smile lines are becoming more and more visible. Nevertheless, she is still in top form with a bit more meat around her face and the main reason was that she was pregnant again in 2007.

Year 2008

Cate in year 2008Photo Credit: Getty / Mike Flokis

At the Sydney Theatre for the premiere of “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in Australia. Cate Blanchett is back in her home country and appears as elegant as ever. However, you are starting to see age catching up to her if you notice eye area is beginning to sag downwards….or perhaps this is just the result from her eyeshadow?

Year 2009

Cate 2009 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City

At the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. You can clearly see the lines on her face even when she is not smiling. While she still looks amazing in every way…but signs of aging is obviously playing a role and not easily covered by foundations.

Year 2010

Cate Blanchett 2010 in SydneyCredit: Getty / AFP / Torsten Blackwood

At the launch of Tim Flannery’s new book “Here On Earth: An Argument For Hope” in Sydney. It’s been 10 years since her very first photo in this post and you can start seeing the wrinkles under her eyes and her eye bags are starting to really show. Regardless…whatever skin care product that Cate’s been using, it’s really done her wonders for the past ten years. By the way, she seems to have gained a bit of weight and you can clearly see this around her neck.

Year 2011

Cate 2011Photo Credit: Getty / Ryan Pierse

At the opening of Louis Vuitton Maison at King St, Sydney. In this photo, you can see that Cate has somehow found a beauty secret that not many women know of. Really…she is absolutely glowing from inside out. A little suspicious one must admit, but I guess we can give credit to her makeup artist as well as the photographer for taking this high-quality photo.

Year 2012

Cate 2012

At the Royal Film Performance of the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at Odeon Leicester Square, London. From this angle, you can tell that Cate is obviously not trying to hide anything (As usual). The lines on her cheeks are still showing and the skin around her neck…well, no sign of neck lift surgery that’s for sure.

Year 2013

Cate 2013Source: Valerie Macon / Getty Images

At the Variety Screening Series of “Blue Jasmin” in Arclight Hollywood. Her eyeliners are doing wonders for her in this one and not to mention the powder hiding years off her real age.

Year 2014

Cate 2014Source: AFP / Kevin Winter

This is the year Cate won the Best Actress Award….Congratulations Cate!!! All the hard work has obviously paid off for her, but then…the hours of late nights to put on the perfect performance are also starting to wear her out. You know what they say…laughing is the best medicine and this also goes for beauty treatment so keep laughing Cate, we will always love you!

Year 2015

Cate 2015Photo Credit: AAP

At the Star Sydney for the 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto. Another recognition well deserved and check out those earrings….unreal, but lovely!

Year 2016

Cate 2016Credit: Getty Image

At the Highland Center Hollywood for the 88th Academy Awards. Obviously, this year’s Best Actress went to Brie Larson and you can almost see a sign of disappointment on her expression. In saying that, she is 46 years old this year, but still looking as elegant as ever!

As of now, we still haven’t seen any work on her boobs. Cate’s upper body has literally remained the same over the years so there’s simply no way she’s had a boob job.

Year 2017

Cate Blanchett 2017Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore / Getty

Cate has always had crows feet, which are wrinkles at the back of her eyes, but it’s becoming more visible in 2017. So this just proves to us that she’s not someone who likes to hide her age using artificial means. Looks like we’re not going to hear about her using Botox or any other dermal fillers in the near future.

Year 2018

Cate Blanchett 2018Image Credit: Getty

Cate is looking so hot playing “Lou” in her new movie, Ocean’s 8, which is due to be in the cinemas this year. You’d have to wonder…how does she keep her body so fit and looking so slim for this long? She’s had a handful of kids, but her hips and waistline have never looked out of shape.

Although we’re leaning towards good diet and exercise (we believe her too!), but somewhere in the back of our mind, we just couldn’t help but think tummy tuck and liposuction!


More information about Cate Blanchett:

Real Name: Catherine Elise Blanchett

Occupation: Professional Film Actress

Networth: 45 Million

Nationality: Australian

Birth Place: Ivanhoe, Melbourne VIC Australia

DOB: 14th of May 1969

Relationship: Married to Andrew Upton

Children: Ignatius Martin Upton, Dashiell John Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton

Height: 1.74 m or 5′ 8″

Weight: 60 kg or 131 lbs.

Measurements: 34 – 24 – 35 inches

Bra Size: 32B

Hairstyle Short

Natural Hair Color: Blonde

Natural Eye Color: Blue


What does Cate have to say about cosmetic surgery?

During an interview with Glamour, this sensitive question was brought up and here was her response:

I’m not interested in saying what people should and shouldn’t do. It depends on how people feel about themselves. I suppose personally if you do anything out of fear or to mask who you are, then that’s a bit scary. You’ve got to work with what you got…. I think the terrifying thing is you see all these people who go to the same cosmetic surgeon, and they end up, after a while, looking like everyone. And the people that we all talk about are people who are utterly individual.



We really couldn’t find any sufficient evidence to suggest that Cate had any form of cosmetic surgeries whatsoever and base on her interviews with several magazines and publications. It appears that she is, in fact, a big fan of natural beauty with an extreme love for skincare products such as SK-II, which she was also an ambassador for several years.

Throughout the years, it is quite obvious that Cate has aged a bit, but she has done a wonderful job in sustaining her looks by not having any plastic procedures. While it is always hard to tell for a woman who is on minimal face surgery (At one point, we actually suspected Cate had done some work on her forehead because we really couldn’t see any lines in that area), but her attitude towards being natural and working with what you’ve got inspired us to wipe out that thought.

Either way, we believe Cate is the type of woman who matures quite early and that’s why she is able to maintain a very similar image for the past the 16 years. Eating well, exercise and using the right skin care treatments obviously helped, but you can also tell that Cate is naturally a beautiful person inside out and this is not something that plastic surgeons can help with, not even the best facial serums in the world…so Well Done!


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