to cosmetic surgery so other women wouldn't
suffer at the hands of cowboys,' says Toyah
has long counted Leslie Ash as a close
confidante, so Toyah Willcox was well aware of
the risks of cosmetic surgery.
But rather than being put
off going under the knife by the sight of her
friend's disastrous 'trout pout', she instead did
her research and now advocates other women do the
'Getting a good surgeon
took time because back then no one would talk
openly about their surgery,' says the 50-year-old
former punk singer who had a face-lift five years
'I finally met a woman who
showed me her surgery scars and recommended a
French surgeon called Dr Oliver de Frahan who had
worked on loads of stars.
'The reason I wrote my
book, Diary Of A Facelift, is that no one would
give me good advice and I didn't want other women
to end up in the hands of a cowboy.'
Toyah, who braved the
jungle in I'm A Celebrity... in 2003, is
releasing a new album, The Court Of The Crimson
Queen and also stars as Billie Piper's
fresh-faced mother in Diary Of A Call Girl.
She says she is now much
more content with her appearance
She adds: 'The great thing
now is that you don't have to look old at 50, or
even 60. Just look at Helen Mirren - she's 62,
looks fantastic and shows that you can be sexy at
And while she also looks
in amazing shape, she says there are limits to
what she'll to in the name of vanity.
She told Reveal magazine:
'I'll never be Madonna. I'm not disciplined
enough. I've tried being like her but I get too
Toyah, who never wanted
children, continues to live in England while her
husband, musician Robert Fripp, 62, resides in
She describes the
relationship as 'unconventional', and reveals the
pair spend around three months of the year
'But,' she insists, 'we've
made it work.'