Actress Who Played Rizzo In Grease, Comes Out Of Hiding After 20 Years; Looks Unrecognizable

Updated October 20, 2017

Although Grease was released in 1978, the amazing movie is still watched today. With great music and dancing, the movie will go down as a classic for years to come. Not only did the movie feature a young John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, other actors also rose to fame because of the movie. For example, fans of Grease know that Stockard Channing, best known for playing the rebel Rizzo in the film, remains popular because of her role. Although she was 34-years old during the movie, and was playing a high school student, her face has changed drastically over the years. And during one of her rare TV appearances, Stockard Channing went on the ITV show called Lorraine Today.

Channing is now 73 years old. And when appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s daytime talk show, she was there to promote her new West End show called Apologia.

But fans were struck by how different Channing looked. Her face has drastically changed since her days back in the 1970s while on Grease.

Although life-long fans of Channing still express their love for the actress, they were struck by how different she looked.

Nevertheless, Channing focused on the task at hand. She told Lorraine that she found it “daunting” that people are still obsessed with Grease all these years later. And with the film’s 40-year birthday coming up, it is a big year for the stars of the musical.

When asked about the movie’s popularity, Channing said, “I don’t really want to believe it! I don’t want to think about that number! I am the world’s oldest living teenager! It is a little daunting, coming out of the theatre with people shoving photos in your face.”

While fans were obsessed with Grease, even though it has been forty years since it was released, they were more concerned with Channing’s apparent plastic surgery. People couldn’t believe that she looked so different than they had expected her to?

One cried on social media: “What the hell had Rizzo done to her face?!?! (sic).”

“Good grief, Stockard Channing looks unrecognisable on #Lorraine. Such a shame that people feel they can’t simply age gracefully.”

“Oh dear. Stockard Channing is looking a tad scary on @ITVLorraine.”

“What the heck has Stockard Channing done to her face? She can barely talk.”

More people joined the comments on Mirror’s website.

“It is such a shame that ( mainly) women feel they have to keep having various procedures to keep looking youth full. I bet she would have aged splendidly without all the fillers and pulling around she is an attractive woman.”

“I see women in their seventies and eighties and they look lovely with wrinkles and  their skin look nourished I don’t know why these celebrities bother why don’t they just except getting older.”

“Is it any wonder that people with more money than sense try to retain a look they had 40 years ago and fail. Leading to them actually looking rather frightening. There is no shame looking 73 and if more actors and actresses stood up to those that demand they don’t look their age then maybe things would change for the better.”

What do you think about Rizzo’s new look?