Golden Globe-winner S Epatha Merkerson has vowed to stay away from face-paralysing Botox, despite admitting to undergoing cosmetic surgery.

The LAW AND ORDER star, 53, won a Golden Globe on Monday night (16JAN06) as well as an Emmy last year (05) for her performance in TV movie Lackawanna Blues.

Merkerson says, "I did my breasts, I won't do my face.

"I'm 53 years old. If I don't tell the truth at this point, f**k it!"