I always thoughts Rue
had a face-lift after the first season was over. If you compare her appearance from the first season to the second, there's a pretty big difference. Bea
looks like she had a face-lift after the third season, but again, I could be wrong. An average face-lift is good for about ten years, so the math is right, if both Bea
had plastic surgery while starring in Maude
. The lighting on the show was much better during the third season, however. I know Betty
has admitted to having an upper and lower eye lift before taping the pilot episode of Golden Girls
. I don't believe Estelle
ever indulged in any cosmetic surgery, as her character was always in aging makeup anyway!