KATHY BATES GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

6/27/2015 12:01 AM PDT

Kathy Bates: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

There's no "Misery" to Kathy Bates' good looks. 

Here's a 42-year-old version of the "Fried Green Tomatoes" actress at a Los Angeles premiere back in 1990 (left) and 25 years later ... the "American Horror Story" vet -- who is celebrating her 67th birthday this weekend -- at a "Freakshow" screening earlier this year (right).

"Towanda!"

The question is ...