Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

Comedienne, talk-show host, fashion critic, trailblazer: The riveting Rivers kept audiences laughing for more than 50 years


Besides acting, Rivers directed Billy Crystal and Doris Roberts (shown here) in 1978's Rabbit Test, a comedy about the world's first pregnant man, and wrote a 1973 TV movie, The Girl Most Likely To…, about an unattractive woman who undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. Rivers herself had always been open about her own nips-and-tucks over the years. "I thinned my nose and raised the tip, had my eyes done, a full face-lift, liposuction, breast reduction, chin tucks, botox, collagen ... I'm sure I've spent at least $80,000 over the years," she told PEOPLE in 2009.