It's not that she looked bad on the show (seen here and here), she just looked different. If we'd been sitting together at a Starbucks I don't know that I'd have recognized her, or at least not immediately. Her surgeries have been that dramatic. I linked to an older critical piece last night.
Wow. Watching Melanie Griffith on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not the "Working Girl" I remember. (Confer: http://t.co/la1QxabJH3.)— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) August 16, 2013
And here's this afternoon at London's Daily Mail, "Smoking girl! Melanie Griffith puffs on a cigarette after Jimmy Kimmel appearance... and shows off incredible figure aged 56."
I think "growing old gracefully" should include gracefully accepting changes in your appearance. It's aging. And it's part of life. That's not to say folks can't be fitness fanatics, or whatever floats the boat, but the over-the-top surgery regimes are pretty pathetic. (I must say, though, that the beautiful Louise Mensch admitted to a facelift and it was so well done I'd have never known she had the work. So maybe there's something to it with moderation, if you're not turning yourself in a plasticized celebrity-bot.)