She was one of the Eighties’ most recognizable faces, starring as a Max Factor model before becoming a respected television presenter.
Now, in a move that will earn her the admiration of women everywhere, Annabel Giles has owned up to having a ‘brow lift’ and getting her ‘upper eyelids done’ — because she says she was ‘beginning to look like my dog’.
The former wife of pop star Midge Ure tells how she grew increasingly uneasy with her appearance as she grew older.
‘I started with a bit of Botox. I loved the instant lift effect and kept having it for a few more years,’ says Annabel, whose classic English looks were the height of chic during the early Eighties.
‘Yes, I was concerned that I was paying to have poison injected into my face, but I was more concerned that people might think I was — shock horror — old.
‘I’d turned from someone who hated looking too young and didn’t care much about their looks into someone who must look younger and cares too much about their looks. In short, I’ve become vain.’
Annabel — who lives in Brighton with her son Ted, 12, and who also has a daughter, Molly, 23, from her marriage to Ure — goes so far as to say: ‘I was beginning to look like my dog . . . a pug!’.
Speaking to cosmetic surgery magazine Expert Beauty about the procedures she has had done, Annabel adds: ‘I had a brow lift and my upper eyelids done. I just wanted to stop it heading south and buy back a few years.
‘It’s the best thing I ever did. Now I’m 51, but I don’t look that old. No, I look much younger.
‘Having only ever seen photos of myself taken by the best photographers in the world, I had to admit it was distressing to watch my face age in my 40s.’
Annabel told herself she wouldn’t have surgery as long as the lines on her face were only laughter lines. ‘[But] I was looking like Mother Teresa!’ she adds. ‘I didn’t know any plastic surgeons in my area, so I got on the net and researched the subject thoroughly.
‘I didn’t want to look 23 — I just didn’t want to look exhausted. I’m growing old gracefully, not suddenly. And a healthy glow is never out of fashion.’
Writer: Mail Online