July 22, 2008

Aging Gracefully

Here's a slideshow called "Classic Beauties: How They Aged." Some of the beautiful movie stars of yesteryear aged well. Some did not. What's really telling though, is that all of them aged. They do not look like strangely taut, alien versions of their formerly youthful selves. They look like real people who got older. It doesn't seem like movie stars allow themselves to do that any more.


Interesting slideshow. I noticed, though, that Hedy Lamarr seems to have pretty clearly had some surgery. Her face does have that stretched look, and her lips stick out funny like they've been plumped.

Otherwise, it seems the best way to age gracefully is to not wear too much makeup and make sure you've got a good hairdo.

Posted by: Susanna at July 22, 2008 05:03 AM

Note as well how long most of those women lived - with all the odd chemicals pumped into some faces these days, I half expect them to have chemical meltdowns before they are old enough to join AARP.

Susanna is right - soften up on the makeup, make sure your hair looks good. I wish I could look half as pulled together as those older women.

Posted by: Diane at July 22, 2008 05:34 AM

It seems to be common practice among women to get their hair cut shorter as they get older. But many of these classic beautiful women wore their hair pulled up instead. I like that look; it seems a little softer than a lot of the short styles.

Posted by: Beth at July 22, 2008 09:01 AM