Demi Moore Opens up About Plastic Surgery

Demi Moore, who famously appeared unclothed on the cover of Vanity Fair not once but twice, has never been shy about showing her body. Talking about it, however, hasn't come as easily.

If a revealing new interview is any indication, the 47-year-old actress is finally as comfortable discussing her chiseled physique as she is showing it.

In the Elle UK cover story for May, which was first reported on by The Daily Mail and the Huffington Post, the mother of three addresses years of rumors that she's spent a fortune on plastic surgery, and she opens up about how she overcame an "extreme" body-image obsession. (She also hints that she and Ashton might be expanding their family. More on that later.)

"I have had something done but it's not on my face," Moore says in the interview, addressing head-on years of rumors that her remarkably youthful look was the result of surgery.

Instead of going into detail about what that "something" might be, Moore uses the opportunity to share the lessons she's learned from her own struggle for the "perfect" body.

"I had an extreme obsession with my body," Moore says. "I made it a measure of my own value. I tried to dominate it, which I did, and I changed it multiple times over. But it never lasted and ultimately it didn't bring me anything but temporary happiness. Does being thin resolve anything? No."

Photos: See stills from Demi's new movie, "The Joneses."

After years of apparent preoccupation with her weight, she seems to have attained a healthy body image.

"The irony is that when I abandoned that desire to dominate my body, it actually became the body that I always wanted," she says. "But it only happened when I stopped trying to control it. At the end of the day, this kind of obsession is pointless and meaningless."

Moore, who appears on the cover of the magazine looking as stunning as ever, doesn't rule out the idea of cosmetic enhancement in the future.

"You know what? Maybe one day I'll go under the knife. It just irritates me that people are constantly saying how much I've spent on plastic surgery," she tells the magazine, saying the public's fascination with her looks "feels like school-yard name-calling a lot of the time." Moore nevertheless understands why people might be curious: "I know it's not something I can control. I only hope it's serving some sort of purpose."

Moore admitting to past insecurity about her body might come as a surprise to some fans. After all, in 1991, the actress famously posed unclothed for the cover of Vanity Fair while seven months' pregnant with her daughter Scout, and then appeared sans garments on the cover again a year later, wearing only an artist's body paint.

In the Elle UK interview, Moore reflects on the strength she needed to engage in such public displays of nudity.

"I was so brave! I had no sense of the impact that it would have. I just wanted to push the boundaries," Moore says. "When I said things like 'I want it all,' that wasn't coming from a place of greed. It was coming from a desire for balance. I wanted to remove the limitations that I felt were being imposed on me. Why couldn't I be a mother and have a career?"

Speaking of motherhood, Moore, whose daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah with former husband Bruce Willis are now 21, 18, and 16, respectively, hasn't ruled out having another baby with her husband Ashton Kutcher, 32: "We talk about it and it's something that we would like. He's an amazing father to my daughters already, so I have no doubt that if it's in our future, it would be another incredible part of our journey together."

Either way, Moore will soon be taking on a new bit of motherhood: Her next step, professionally, is to portray the mother of a teenager played by Miley Cyrus. It's a remake of the 2009 French film "LOL," in which Moore will star as the mother of a heartbroken teen played by the star of "Hannah Montana" and "The Last Song."

Moore tweeted the news after a fan inquired about her work schedule: "Starting a film in July with Miley called LOL RT @my_lilito: @mrskutcher are u shooting some movie right now?"

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