Clearly, I’m a little obsessed with this whole aging gracefully thing. Because of this I thought I’d post some pictures of famous folks that have actually done it. I can’t say for certain whether these women have been cosmetically enhanced in the past or currently partake in fillers and other non-invasive procedures. However, they appear to be allowing themselves to age.
I think that normal, non-famous women get so used to seeing cosmetically enhanced versions of ourselves (on television, in the movies and in magazines) that we forget what normal aging is supposed to look like. We see normal women aging at the mall, at work, in the mirror and around the table at a family gathering, but then we catch a glimpse of a famous person and think, Why don’t I look like that? What’s wrong with me?
In lieu of this, I thought I’d post photos of beautiful, famous women that have embraced their age.
Jacqueline Bisset (64)
Susan Sarandon (62)
Julie Christie (67)
Lauren Hutton (65)
Keep in mind a few things. All of these women are over 60. Twenty years ago Botox wasn’t used for cosmetic purposes. Because they didn’t have this less invasive option, they were forced to age if they didn’t want to undergo surgery. Whereas current celebrities have an arsenal of options to fill in lines, freeze their face, and plump up parts that are sagging. Add to that the fact that cosmetic enhancements aren’t as taboo as before and you see my difficulty in finding famously, flawed, 40-year-old faces which makes me wonder… Will wrinkles someday be extinct? Will women be reduced to aging in a creepy, frozen, fake way? Someday will all women look like a deer caught in the headlights? Will women of the future have lips so big they smother small children and get in the way of taking communion?
God I hope not.