In early 1940 Carole had cosmetic surgery to make her nose smaller. Carole said she had the surgery because she wanted to look better and thought it would help her career. There are rumors that she actually had to have her nose "fixed" after her boyfriend Pat DiCicco hit her. Just a month after getting her new nose Carole started filming the movie Turnabout. In an interview Carole told reporter Sheilah Graham that she had her nose job in 1939 but photos seem to prove that it wasn't done until 1940.