Also, as an absolute clarification, I am not saying and don't think anyone is saying that anyone can have the same kind of youthful drop dead gorgeous, supermodel beauty past the age of 50 or whatever arbitrary age you feel comfortable throwing down. We are just saying beauty takes different forms as you age and people can in fact be beautiful at any age. Again, I just feel sorry for you that you don't see this.
Oh, pooh. Beauty doesn't fade in someone's forties. Not in my experience. Eighties, maybe.
Well, you are not superficial Olympia, but the culture is. It grows worse every day. baby boomers are trying to look young. Paul McCartney at 71 graces te cover of rolling stone. Even as a male, I noticed he went gray when with Linda his ge. Then he died it when he married half his age, blond model, whats her face. Then third wife is maybe 15-20 years younger and of course dyes her hair. Paul cannot get old. It is funny how we have stages full of old Brit rockers, with lots of hair dye(the men) where women who look their age must retire and hide, or risk the platicky plastic surgery.
Only Annette Bening, with a much older hubby seems to resist all this in Hollywood. And Meryl Streep. I think anyway. It is an awful world really, a man's world where we women are losing ground yearly in every way.
Maybe we should not have these superficial beauty threads. As after all, only the 90's stars have gotten to age. And the men never get it stuck to them. Like th bald guys. We seem to accept them. But women are more charitable and smart ones dn't pick a pretty boy alone.
I do think even the most gorgeous women are using expensive treatments by 50 to stay in the Hollywood game. But it is a man's world and the casting couch is no myth. So many Hollywood bombshells start out doing things
they should not have to. So this emphasi on plastic surgery is very bad, and the masses will never have the money to get great surgeons. They are largely clustered in LA, NYC and Miami.
Madonna is a conceited woman whose beauty was never more than skin deep. Having kids humanized her ambition/ego I think. Cher has always been so honest-likable. But she looks nothing like the Cher we knew. She has really railed against aging in Hollywood. Consequently, he look has made her uncastable.
Meryl Streep was a young beauty. Her uncharacteristic natural aging has kept her a sought after actress with many roles still offered. Those incredible cheekbones/eyes in Sophie's Choice are still there but plumper. I still think she is extraordinary looking. Not a bit plast-icky.
Cappellini & Lanotte
Hurtado & Diaz
Riazanova & Tkachenko
People can go on and on about "inner beauty" which is merely a band-aid for inadequate looks. "Inner beauty" is mostly a mythical abstraction. Many people tell themselves that they have strength of character and kindness, thus inner beauty. Unless they've been tested and have proven to have strength of character and kindness under pressure and tough circumstances, I don't think those claims are legitimate.