Friday, February 24, 2012


I was visiting my Uncle the other day and he brought out a photo of me when I was 19. I had the picture taken for my husband the year we got married. When I showed it to him he said that he thought I was more beautiful now. I love him for that. I looked at the photo and realized that I actually do like my face better now.

As the Academy Awards approach and actresses are primping for the show I wonder how many are having a little touch up. The photo of the model Carmen, above, shows a woman of beauty in her early 20's on the cover of Vogue and a woman in her 70's on the cover of Madame. Carmen has never had any work done and I think she is more beautiful now than she was then.

I do not want to show the woman who may or may not have had work done, but I would like to show the beauties like Sophia Loren who have aged with the grace and beauty than can only be attained by living life.

A few years ago, I watched the Oscars red carpet and Jessica Lange was interviewed. She has a smoldering attractivness that put the young starlets to shame. Here is a woman who has embraced her age and wears it well.

Peggy Lipton (remember Mod Squad?) is truly ageless. She has that lovely hippie look she had as a young girl and she just seems to enjoy life. She is the mother of the actress Rashida Jones and I have seen them in photos looking more like sisiters than mother and daughter.

These two English Roses Helen Mirren & Julie Christie, have not only had long and successful acting careers but have a beauty that has taken them from the ingenue roles to roles that show them for the older gorgeous woman they are. Helen Mirren was photographed in a bikini last year and look fabulous.

The ever honest Diane Keaton is very open about aging and how she feels about it. She is a spokesperson for one of the makeup companies that focus on older woman and she is an actress who makes movies about strong woman who love life at any age.

Last but certainly not least is the fabulous Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow. I think that Blythe Danner has become more beautiful each year. She is an amazing looking woman and I enjoy her films because she really stands out not just as an actress but I think her features are incredible. Gwyneth is a lucky girl to get such good genes.

I chose these woman because I truly think they look more beautiful today than they did in their twenties. Would I like to be in my twenties again, I would be lying if I said no, but not for my looks. I would love to have the energy I had then but I love the way I am now. I think if women would embrace the second stage of their lives with a positive outlook and take a look in the mirror and see the beautiful women we are now, how our lives have shaped our faces, they would see that you only get that beauty living life. Beauty radiates from within, a beautiful soul, a beautiful mind, a beautiful you. Look in the mirror today and see that you are beautiful!


  1. Well done post ... love how these women haven't mutilated themselves and have grown old gracefully ... everyone is beautiful ... not just these outstanding beauties but just everyone ... don't you think?

    Love and Light and All The Good Stuff to
    ALL !

  2. Truly beautiful ladies, all of them. I would never want to be in my twenties again, not only was I too skinny with no curves, I don't like my face then. Not that I'm happy being 55. That's only because the life expectancy age is so close!

  3. What a wonderful post, Sue. So well said and proven with these intriguingly beautiful women. I saw Helen Mirren in that bikini and I thought she looked amazing! It is so difficult to live in such a youth based society where everyone tries to hold on to the point of sometimes looking ridiculous. I think we all need this reminder from time to time.

    By the way, I noticed you have reached 200 foloowers. Congratulations, my friend!