Ray Liotta earned his credibility as a Hollywood star for his role as Henry Hill in the critically-acclaimed mafia movie “Goodfellas” in 1990. But the actor has long been in the business, snagging his first role on the daytime television soap opera “Another World,” in the late ’70s.
It wasn’t hard for this handsome Jersey boy to land roles in Tinseltown because he has the enormous talent and the gorgeous face for it. But now that Ray is in his ’60s, the signs of skin aging, wrinkles, and receding hairline are getting harder to ignore.
The good-looking actor has recently become the subject of plastic surgery rumors following his red carpet appearances. Fans can’t help but wonder if Ray has been getting botox and a facelift to retain his boyish looks.
There are also rumors that Ray had cosmetic enhancements to his eyes and nose that drastically improve his appearance. And while he used to have thicker hair, there came a point where the actor seems to be dealing with thinning hair issues. However, it looks like he may have corrected it with a hair transplant.
Not one to talk about his personal and private life in the press, Liotta has never addressed any cosmetic speculations. But that’s why we’re here to help figure out if he truly had any work done.
Before & After Photos
In order to find out whether Ray Liotta had any plastic surgery procedures, we have examined photos before and after he became famous. Here’s what we’ve found so far.
See our “exclusive” comparison pictures below:
Did Ray Liotta Have Facelift?
It cannot be denied that Ray’s face has undergone a transformation over the years. You can easily notice the difference of his facial skin in these photos. The before image shows Ray with sagging cheeks and uneven skin. The after photo, however, shows a much-tightened face. While some may argue he simply lost weight, but the smooth appearance suggests that he might have had a facelift surgery.
What do you reckon?
Has Ray Had Botox Injections?
Ray used to have prominent wrinkles on the face. The puffiness after he gained weight did not complement his looks at all. But soon after, the actor was seen on the red carpet with a slightly better appearance. With his cheeks looking plump, it’s easy to guess that he may have opted for botox, and perhaps even a browlift, just to look a bit younger.
Did He Get Hair Transplant?
It appears that the “Goodfellas” actor had a receding hairline problem in his young age, as seen in this before photo. However, despite growing old, hair loss didn’t seem to trouble the superstar. So, did Ray get a hair regrowth procedure to cover up potential bald patches? We think that his current hair, though slightly grey, looks thicker than it should be and that can probably only mean one thing: hair transplant.
What About His Acne Scars?
It’s no secret that Ray had acne scars even when he was a rising star. Despite his handsome looks, he did not have a flawless skin texture, especially around the lower part of his face. The scars, however, added to his appeal as an actor who could do both good and bad roles.
We’re not exactly sure whether he has sought help from a dermatologist, but he certainly found the best way to hide his scars when he sported a beard to cover it up. We actually think he looks good in this after photo.
Ray Liotta’s Transformation
To get a better grip on whether the actor had altered his appearance through cosmetic surgeries, we’ll take a closer look at his physical transformation over the years.
Young and Handsome
Ray Liotta’s high school photo is proof that he’s always been a good looking young man. That ’70s hairstyle complimented the face shape really well.
Year 1978 – 1981
Liotta joined the daytime soap opera world around this time. With his model face and dreamy eyes, he looked like a prince charming in this pin-up for “Another World.” We doubt he needs a nose job because he already has a perfect nose.
After a decade of working hard in Hollywood, Ray’s career would be defined by Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” He showed his sense of style in this movie and there was no evidence of any work done to his jawline and chin. Everything looks natural to us so far.
Ray seemed to put on some weight when he starred with Sylvester Stallone in the 1997 “Cop Land.” It’s fair to say that when his face became chubby, he lost the charm and the suave that made women swoon.
Ray voiced Tommy Vercetti in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.” By this time, Ray was pushing 50 and the acne problems of his youth seemed to have deepened as you can see from his facial scars.
Apart from the bad skin, aging may have contributed to the sagginess of his face, especially around the mouth area. His lips appeared to have thinned out as well, thus the unflattering Joker-like smile.
At 53 years old, Ray suddenly appeared with a smoother and tighter face on the red carpet. Talks about a facelift sparked since then. However, while it looked like he has done something to his face, Ray wasn’t able to address his thinning hair issues….just yet.
Does Ray look younger in this photo taken when he attended the Venice Film Festival for “The Iceman”? Fans suspect he wore eyeliners to improve his appearance as his eyes look sharp. His hair also looks thicker, leading others to presume he had a hair transplant done.
At 61 years of age, Ray owned the grey hair and didn’t need to hide it with a color dye. Unfortunately, he had heavy eye bags and could use an eyelift based on this photo.
While promoting the popular series “Shades of Blue” featuring the beautiful Jennifer Lopez, Ray appeared in an interview with a wrinkle-free face. Gone are the eye bags too. It seemed he used face fillers to plump up his face cheeks in an effort to look younger. Can you see the hint of puffiness? Is this really the same guy on “Goodfellas”?
Does Ray look like a different person in this photo? We can hardly believe it! It also looks like he gained too much weight. The puffy face and the possible botox did not improve his appearance at all, prompting some of his fans to say that Ray has gotten some pretty bad cosmetic enhancement over the years.
More Information About Ray Liotta:
Real Name: Raymond Allen Liotta
Birthday: 18 December 1954
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Race / Ethnicity: Scottish
Occupation: Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Net Worth: $14 Million
Children: Karsen Liotta
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Avg Weight: 86 kg (190 lbs)
Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Natural Hair Color: Dark Brown
Natural Eye Color: Blue
No doubt, Ray Liotta’s face and body have gone through some drastic transformations. While his body changes might be due to episodes of weight loss or weight gain, it’s his face that had fans screaming cosmetic procedures.
Some fans believe that Ray has undergone a facelift procedure and gets regular botox injections to minimize the lines and wrinkles. At his age, perhaps it’s not natural to have such smooth and tight skin?
There appears to be some evidence suggesting the Ray might have gotten a hair transplant surgery too. Truth be told, his crowning glory was already thinning out but for some reason, the hair regrowth of late has been apparent.
Now, whether these rumors are real or fake, we cannot fault Ray even if he really opted for plastic surgery. After all, he does work in Hollywood. The least we could hope for, however, is that he hires a good plastic surgeon who won’t botch up his pretty face.
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