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12/09/2014 11:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why One Hollywood Producer Urged Meredith Baxter To Get Plastic Surgery (VIDEO)

Since her days playing America's favorite TV mom on the sitcom "Family Ties," Meredith Baxter has aged gracefully both on and off the screen. But she hasn't been immune to the pressure Hollywood puts on female stars to appear youthful.

In a recent interview with "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", the actress recalls being urged to get plastic surgery even 20 years ago, when she was in her forties.

"I was working with a lovely actress who is a little bit older than I was," Baxter, now 67, says in the above video. "They were taking a lot of time to light scenes that we were in together. And the producer came up to me and said, 'Meredith, unless you get a lift, you are only going to be able to work with other women who have not had a lift.'

"That's what actors are faced with," Baxter continues. "Because so many people have had work done."

From plastic surgery to Botox, many stars do everything they can not to look their age.

"One of my daughters told me, 'You know, we don't even know what [age] 60 looks like anymore,'" Baxter says. "No one's allowed to look the way they're supposed to look."

But the actress doesn't pass judgment on anyone who chooses to go under the knife for cosmetic reasons.

"I understand it! We do things all the time to make ourselves look better," Baxter reasons. "We wear makeup, we color our hair... We do what we can to look our best."

Related: Baxter recalls her wedding to wife Nancy Locke and explains how she forged a good relationship with her ex-husband.

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on OWN. Find OWN on your TV.

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