Glenn Close, 76, Radiates Natural Beauty Without Makeup and Proudly Adores Her Resemblance to Daughter

Glenn Close, an eternal beauty at 76, recently celebrated her birthday while confidently embracing her makeup-free face. The legendary actor, whose career spans over four decades, still sees the world “through the eyes of a 20-year-old.”

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Just before her birthday, on March 18, Glenn Close delighted her fans with a video update on her Instagram. In the video, she proudly showcases her natural beauty without any makeup, her short white hair left undone.

In the update, Close shares details about her health and recent activities. She expresses happiness about reuniting with her dog after a busy schedule, which included isolating due to a Covid diagnosis that prevented her from appearing at the 2023 Oscars. Close was originally scheduled to present an award alongside Harrison Ford at the event.

Additionally, the acclaimed actor reveals that she will soon be seen in the Netflix comedy-action film Back in Action, where she shares the screen with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.

Fans showered Close with praise, wishing her good health and expressing gratitude for being an inspiration. One fan from Scotland writes, “…your work is astounding, and your posts are so uplifting. Your gift and talent in your craft are mesmerizing, and I look forward to watching you in your upcoming projects.”

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Another fan fondly recalls Close’s earlier performances on theater stages before her transition to film, stating, “We so loved having YOUR immense talent in the theater. Thank you again!”

Glenn Close made her Broadway debut in 1974 as Anjelica in Love for Love. She later showcased her powerful vocals as the deluded silent film diva, Norma Desmond, in the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard in 1994, a role she reprised in 2017. It was during her time on Broadway that she was discovered by Hollywood director George Roy Hill, known for films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), and Slapshot (1977). Hill cast Close as the mother of Robin Williams in the film The World According to Garp (1982), where she delivered an outstanding performance that earned her the first of her eight Oscar nominations throughout her career, unfortunately without any wins.

Close received consecutive nominations for her roles in The Big Chill (1983) and The Natural (1984). While she faced challenges in winning an Oscar for her unforgettable performances as the vengeful wife in Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, she has secured three Golden Globe Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Her sixth and seventh Academy Award nominations were for her roles in Albert Nobbs (2011) and The Wife (2017), both films in which she acted alongside her daughter, Annie Starke, who bears a striking resemblance to Close. Annie, 35, has shared the screen with her mother in films like Father Figures and The Wife, portraying younger versions of Close’s characters.

Close never ceases to praise her daughter’s beauty and talents. In an interview with Glamour, she expresses her pride in Annie, stating, “Well, I’m a mother, so I’m proud of my daughter, most of all. I’m proud that she’s a fantastic human being.” Close admires her daughter’s fierce personality and often seeks her opinion on various matters, appreciating the unique perspective Annie brings to the table.


The mutual love and admiration between Close and Annie are palpable. On Close’s birthday, Annie shared a throwback photo of her mother with Michael Douglas and Eddie Murphy, captioning it, “Happy birthday Queen!!! You legend!!! We love you!!!” In January 2019, Annie posted a photo of the two of them before the 91st Academy Awards, expressing her support and stating that Close deserved every award in existence.

Close’s eighth Oscar nomination was for her role as the mother of Amy Adams in Hillbilly Elegy (2020). With a career spanning over 40 years on both screen and stage, Close has naturally aged over time, defying Hollywood’s beauty standards. While she acknowledges the pressure to conform to these standards, she firmly believes that her true essence is not defined by her physical appearance. She views her body as a temporary vessel, separate from her inner self. Despite the inevitable changes that come with aging, Close embraces her aging skin, striving to find beauty in every aspect of herself.


Close continues to challenge herself in her career. In a first for her, she appeared in a foreign language series, Tehran, as part of the acclaimed Apple+ thriller. In the series, she wore a habib and spoke fluent Farsi. Close dedicated two months to studying the language, aiming to surprise native Farsi speakers with her performance.

Glenn Close, with her grace and immense talent, has left an indelible mark in commercially successful films and continues to push boundaries. Her fans believe she deserves multiple Oscars, and her performances, natural beauty, and unwavering dedication have earned her widespread love and respect.

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