Lisa Rinna is known for her youthful looks. The 58-year-old ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star once opened up about it The Wall Street Journal that she won the genetics lottery thanks to her parents.
“I can’t praise it and say, ‘Oh my god, it’s so hard and I work so hard,'” she said of her looks. “I mean, I train and I keep at it, but I have to give it [my parents] Louis and Frank. I have crazy genetics, really.”
But despite winning the lottery, Rinna got under the skin of some fans when she threw shade at a Hollywood legend by hinting that she looked older than her in a throwback photo.
Rinna received backlash for comparing herself to “Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur
In a post on her Instagram page, Rinna reshared a photo originally posted by @bravo.then.vs.now. The post featured side-by-side photos of Rinna and the late actress Bea Arthur, best known for her roles on classic TV sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls. The TV icon died in 2009 at the age of 86. according to the Los Angeles Times.
In the picture, Arthur sported her signature silver puffy hairdo and a blue pantsuit, while Rinna posed in a skimpy bodysuit and full makeup. The caption for the post read, “What being in your 50s looked like in the 1980s compared to now.”
Rinna received positive comments from some fans and friends.
“That’s right, sister!” commented Soap star and RHOBH alum Eileen Davidson.
“Yes Ma’am!!!” wrote “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Gretchen Rossi, who added a fire emoji.
But others weren’t so impressed. Some commentators fired back at Rinna for comparison.
“They do better cosmetic surgeries and treatments today than they did then!!!!” one commenter cracked.
Other told Rinna not daring shadowing The Golden Girls. And others noted that Arthur was actually 63 when “The Golden Girls” debuted in 1985, and they questioned why Rinna — or anyone else — felt the need to compare the two women.
“Seriously? What’s your point here? You’re shaming another woman,” one commenter wrote.
“It’s kinda disrespectful to shadow another woman to boost your ego!!!” Another I Agree.
“How awful putting other women down,” a third wrote. “Bea Arthur is a legend who wasn’t obsessed with her looks or her social media like she is today. She had an incredible talent.
“This is what 50-year-olds look like in Hollywood with plastic surgery” added Another. “Can we stop making women feel bad about aging like THEY SHOULD?”
Rinna has admitted it takes “work” to look like her
She may have great genes on her side, but in 2020, Rinna said Vogue that it “takes work” to look the way she looks in her late 50s.
“It is Everyone about grooming,” she did before rattling off her skincare routine. She also admitted she learned “a lot” from the makeup artists on Rupaul’s Drag Race.
“On ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ they shoot in high definition, and by the way, that’s scary — it’s scary,” she revealed. “We need more protection when we work. So listen, I am not Afraid to upload it.”
Arthur wasn’t bothered by her looks on camera.
“Look, I’m 5’7″, I have a deep voice and I’m good with a line,” she once said. per NPR. “What can I do? I can’t stay at home and wait for something else. I think worrying about typing is a total waste of energy.”
In a 1985 interview with the New York TimesArthur accepted her role as the “Golden Girls” and said, “Let’s face it, no one ever asked me to play Juliet.”
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