Famous People, Infamous Busts


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of breast implants this month, we’re examining some of the more brow-raising busts of our time. Click here to read the full article.


This 1985 picture says it all: even Henry Kissinger couldn’t resist gawking at Parton’s famous assets.


Anderson actually had her implants removed after splitting from Tommy Lee in 1998, but not long after had them replaced. “I hated being without them. It was like, ‘Where are my pals?’” she told Star magazine. “But I could see my feet for the first time in years.”


The actress and reality star admits to having implants in her early 20s, but regrets the decision now that she’s become a mother. “If I had known that it would or could possibly impact production of [breast] milk, I wouldn’t have had them,” she said during a 2011 Good Morning America appearance. “I love being a mom…that’s my role. These [breasts] don’t matter.”


The fashion plate is rumored to have been under the knife several times over the years—from her flat-chested Posh Spice days to a sizeable 34DD, before settling in 2009 for a more modest 34B. “I know how a dress should sit,” she told The Daily Mail. “I’ve worn so many dresses in the past and when I see the photographs I think, ‘Crikey, my boobs are up round my neck again.’”


Rumors started to fly about Spears when the video for “Oops I Did It Again” hit airwaves with the singer in a skin-tight red bodysuit and a seemingly more ample chest. She has never publicly admitted to surgery, but Rolling Stone magazine reported that she did indeed get implants and later had them removed.


It’s another “did she or didn’t she” story, but Aguilera’s drastic transformation from “Genie in a Bottle” to X-Tina involved some dramatic sexification and equally dramatic apparent chest enhancement.


Poor Tara Reid had a very public struggle with her breasts: she admitted in 2006 to getting implants to “even out” her bust, but said that the procedure was botched—a fact she accidentally flaunted in 2004 when the strap of her dress fell, revealing half of her chest to a crowd of photographers. “If I had to do it again, I never would have done it in the first place,” she said on The View.


Montag has become Generation-X’s poster child for disastrous too-young plastic surgery. By the time she turned 21, she had had a nose job, collagen lip injections, and implants to take her from an A to a C cup. Apparently unsatisfied, she then took the plunge and had 10 additional surgeries all over her body, including new implants to up her to a G cup. After the press frenzy died down, she hit the tabloids again, claiming she regrets the over-the-top body modifications.