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Kathleen Turner Won’t Nix Plastic Surgery; Reveals Her Tips to Fight Crippling Arthritis

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner at the opening night of Broadway musical “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder.” She reveals she’s battling crippling arthritis in a new interview. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz).

Kathleen Turner, best known for sex siren roles in movies like “Body Heat” and “War of the Roses,” says she won’t rule out more plastic surgery as she ages even though she’s 63 and well beyond her early sex kitten years.


Turner will admit to having eye lift surgery to rejuvenate her face.

While she isn’t thinking about going under the knife anytime soon she would never say never, the actress told London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“I might have more [surgery] done at some point. I’m not against it per se. I’m not very vain. My looks have never been my foundation,” she said.

Turner was diagnosed with crippling arthritis in 1992. Eventually, it could leave her confined to a wheelchair.

But she’s determined to combat the disease through Pilates, yoga and dietary restrictions.

Most importantly, she continues to work on stage and screen.

“Thinking I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life and not be able to act again was the most devastating fear. After that, nothing would frighten me again,” she said.

Turner split from her husband Jay Weiss in 2006 and is currently single. She says she misses having a man in her life.

“My mother never remarried, and she said, ‘I miss the smell of men,’ and I know what she means. I’ve met a couple of really terrific guys but they’re married, so that’s that.

I like their wives too. Well, I like one wife…” she joked.

Turner says she’s been fortunate in her career. She’s never encountered sexual harassment or sexual assault.

“I don’t remember anyone physically trying to handle me, if they did I probably laughed, ‘Are you kidding me?’

“But by then I was established and [Weinstein was interested in] much younger, less secure women. He would never have tackled me; he would have been terrified. I’d have killed him,” she laughs.