Britt Ekland: Lip fillers were the biggest mistake of my life

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<p>Britt Ekland</p> (PA)

Britt Ekland


Former Bond actress Britt Ekland has said she “ruined her face” with lip filler, and described it as the “biggest mistake of her life.”

The model and actress has sworn that she would never get any more cosmetic work following a botched lip procedure in Paris and said she “no longer has the desire to look any different than I am.”

The 70-year-old said she approached a Harley Street clinic about having her lips enhanced and was put in touch with a Paris-based doctor to conduct the procedure.

The star said she requested a “moderate” treatment but instead had multiple injections of Articol administered to her lips.

"The effects are permanent. Today, most doctors won’t want to use it," she told Platinum magazine.

Articol was used as a filler in the 90s but it was never approved for use in the States.

After the procedure, Ms Ekland said she felt as though she’d “ruined her face” and it resulted in 20 years of “painful” work to try and “melt” the filler away.

Britt Ekland in the 70s (PA)
Britt Ekland in the 70s (PA)

However, the Swedish star has said she is now embracing growing old gracefully.

"Getting older happens to everyone. It’s pointless complaining about it or wishing you could change," she admitted.

"We’re all going in one direction and there is nothing we can do about that.. It’s just about looking after yourself while on that journey.’

Ms Ekland has previously discussed the cosmetic procedures she’s had done over the years including having her ears pinned back.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain in January, the Man with the Golden Gun actress said that she had stopped cosmetic work when she realised it wasn’t making her look “any better.”

"It’s not going to give me more roles to make me look better. This is who I am and people have to accept it. I’ve accepted it, you accept it!"

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