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Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers (2001)

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clip Dalma Edwards

Original classification rating: PG. This clip chosen to be PG

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Effie (Mary Coustas) interviews 80-year-old cosmetic surgery enthusiast Dalma Edwards. Edwards explains how she first received plastic surgery after a car accident at age 22 and became a lifelong devotee.

Curator’s notes

Though she is a comic character, Effie’s interview style is respectful and her questions, if sometimes playful, are serious. Dalma Edwards is an interesting character and her rather sad story gives us, among other things, something of a pocket history of plastic surgery. The segment also moves quickly to the idea that Edwards’s pursuit of physical beauty is not about looks alone.

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