French actress Juliette Binoche has criticised the American concept of beauty - insisting people in the U.S. only value "youth and big breasts".
The Oscar winner, 44, is convinced older women are more accepted in her native France, whereas in America, most females over the age of 40 are not considered beautiful.
And the star is horrified by the number of actresses undergoing cosmetic surgery in a bid to keep their youthful looks.
She says, "Personally I've always thought French women bloom at 40 and for me it's completely true. In France, beauty is much more subtle - and there is a greater acceptance of age.
"Whereas in America, they think youth and big breasts define beauty. We think it's more about looking after yourself than going down the artificial route.
"Botox (wrinkle freezing injections) makes people look older. You look at women who have had it, you see the fear of ageing on their face."