Speaking as a guy who’s well on the downward slope, I want to talk a little about getting old. No, we’re not going to have some cranky comments about stiffening joints and so on: this is Sunday, when we celebrate beauty.
For some reason, European actresses aren’t as obsessed with youthfulness as Anglo-American women are, and most especially American women. Yes, there are some who go under the knife in the American fashion, but “growing old gracefully” seems to be a more common feature of European women.
I know: this post is yuseless wiffout pitchurs. Here’s Belgian actress Ann Courvels, then and now:
Yeah, she’s obviously older, a little plumper… but good grief, what a woman.
Then of course, we have the second example, this time one of my favorite all-time beauties, French actress Anouk Aimée, then (age 25):
…and now (in her seventies):
Excuse me… fifty years, and that’s the worst that Time can do to her?
As for why she’s one of my favorites of all time, here’s why. Mostly, she played it classy:
…but when she didn’t:
As I’ve always said: true beauty is ageless. Not to mention sexy.