​Ellen Barkin Unretouched: Violet Gray Takes Ellen Barkin Photo Edition

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September 1, 2014

The Ellen Barkin unretouched photo shoot is no part of a photoshop scandal, instead, what you see is what you get.

According to People Magazine, Barkin is embracing her age, and to prove it, the 60-year-old actress forgoes all airbrushing for Violet Grey’s online magazine. The images are part of The Violet Files. And no tricks of the lighting here either: the star gets up close and personal with the camera.

The actress said of the Ellen Barkin unretouched photos:

“I feel strongly about retouching … I looked at those pictures and I knew they expected like seven X’s to come back on the bags under my eyes or the lines around my mouth or my neck but I thought we could do something special here. Those pictures with the dark circles under my eyes are exactly what I look like.”

During the Ellen Barkin unretouched interview, The Violet Files also reported that she had her hair cut from a bob to a pixie cut while on set. The actress, who has showcased cropped hairstyles with long bangs at celebrity events over the past months, is seen in the pictures sporting a short, side-swept fringe. Barkin looks beautiful while embracing the natural lines on her face-under-eye circles and all. Ellen Barkin wants to remain genuine when it comes to her photos.

Ellen Barkin told the magazine:

“What makes me an attractive woman comes from in here … Except when I am working, I never wear makeup,” she added. “Like right now I have nothing on my face but eyebrow pencil, because as a young girl I tweezed all my eyebrows off. Given that, I take unbelievably good care of my skin. I never go to bed without washing my face and I never wake up without washing my face. And I sleep in a mask every night I sleep alone.”

All about embracing aging and natural beauty, Barkin’s new photo shoot and interview prove one thing: She is owning those Ellen Barkin unretouched images.

According to The Spreadit, “The Princess Who Had Never Laughed star dared to take few close ups wearing nothing but a bath robe and leaning against a glass window.”

Ellen Barkin has a brother, George, who was formerly the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times. She is the mother of two children, Jack Daniel and Romy Marion, from her first marriage, to actor Gabriel Byrne. The two separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999, but are still close.

Byrne even attended the wedding of Ellen Barkin in 2000 to multi-billionaire and businessman Ronald Perelman. According to New York magazine, that marriage ended in a messy divorce in 2006 with Ellen Barkin receiving “not one penny more” than $20 million, according to a friend. In 2007, Barkin sued Perelman for $3.4 million in investment funds he allegedly promised to invest in their film production company.

Ronald Perelman was ordered to pay her $4.3 million. Ellen dated director/writer Sam Levinson in 2011. These Ellen Barkin unretouched photos should definitely bring her a lot of date offers.