In S1E3, Lorelai is listing ridiculous things that she would rather do than go to the golf club with Rory and Richard. She says, “I’d rather, um, get my face surgically altered to look like that lunatic rich lady with the lion head than go to the club with you.”
Jocelyn Wildenstein is the wealthy ex-wife of Alex Wildenstein. She underwent many plastic surgeries in order to appear more feline. She divorced Alex Wildenstein in 1999, but was specifically prohibited from using alimony for more plastic surgery.