DAME Helen Mirren understands why so many women turn to cosmetic surgery to slow down the ageing process - they get bored of their features.
The veteran British actress has shunned the Hollywood trend to go under the knife, but she's now defending others who have operations to improve their looks.
She says, "I don't think there's outside pressure, I think it's the pressure you put on yourself when you look at the mirror in the morning. You go, 'I don't want to look at that face any more,' and I understand that, absolutely. I think people should be allowed to do whatever they want to make themselves feel happy."