Barf, People, barf. This should read: What almost 50 in Hollywood looks like. She looks puffy and shiny and plastic.
When I was a teenager, the concern was that teen girls were comparing themselves with Kate Moss. Starving themselves to get that heroin chic look. It’s an illness. One that continues to persist.
As I, and other women in my generation age, I worry that this is the next thing. Hiding from our age, as though years that we have survived are a bad thing. That making it to 50 and looking it is a dishonourable thing. I look at women in Hollywood who are aging. Madonna is 52. Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry are 44. Demi Moore is 48. Brooke Shields is 46. And for all these women, the hair changes but the face stays the same.
It’s frightening. It’s frightening that they don’t age. It’s frightening that they expect us to believe that this is just what aging looks like now. And it’s frightening the lengths that women — young women getting botox in their 20s to deal with “wrinkles” — will go to in hopes that they achieve this “look” when they hit menopause.
I’m all for looking your best. I’m all for taking care of yourself, getting dressed to leave the house, eating well and being healthy. I wear make up and put on clothes that flatter. I get the desire to look nice, but I will always look like me and never expect the same me to face myself in the mirror, year after year.