Whenever celebrities cop to getting plastic surgery, do you find it refreshing or still kind of a bum out? French actress Emmanuelle Béart is the latest, not only admitting to going under the knife but candidly discussing her regret. She told Le Monde:

“I had my mouth done when I was 27. It was a botched job. Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn’t have had it re-done. If a man or woman has something redone it is because he or she can no longer live with that part of their body, it is no longer bearable. Either they get help and find the strength to fight [the need to have plastic surgery] or they proceed with the act.”

She went on to describe plastic surgery as “a grave act in which you don’t necessarily foresee all the consequences.”

Honestly, it bums us out that someone as lovely a Beart would resort to filling her lips, though we’re refreshed by the reminder that plastic surgery pressures are not distinctly American.

Here is Beart in ’87, by the way, looking outrageously beautiful:

(NY Daily News, Frogsmoke)