“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.'”
When it comes to aging, we all just cringe a little inside when we think about it. No one wants the hands of time crawling all over their face and body. But unfortunately, it’s nothing that any of us can control even with the help of Botox.
Aging can be tougher on women, especially when they have careers that depend on their face and body. That’s the most tragic part of all. When it comes to actresses who reach their forties, they start to find they get fewer and fewer roles, and the roles that they do get are of the “mother” or worse, “grandmother.” Hollywood will not allow them to be tough detectives, CIA agents or even women who are completely fulfilled without a husband or children. It’s the hot, young girls that get all the cool roles and that’s just not, well, cool. It’s not just actresses either, it’s women in broadcast or musicians, at a certain age they just seem to fall off the map.
Fashion is a whole other thing entirely. Usually, when you reach a certain age as a woman, you just stop wearing miniskirts. It doesn’t mean that women can’t be foxy in their 40s it just means we don’t dress like we’re going to a college club any longer. There are women who have embraced their age with class and elegance while others just can’t let the 20s go. Check out these 10 female celebs in their 40s who still dress like college students 10 who embraced their age.
20. EMBRACES IT: GABRIELLE UNION KNOWS HOW TO WORK IT
Gabrielle Union has not lost her fox appeal just because she’s in her 40s. She knows how to dress steamy, but with class. She’s 45 years old these days and we can’t believe how time has flown since we saw her in 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring It On. These days she’s on the TV Series Being Mary Jane, where she has been for the past five years. When it comes to the type of work she likes to do, Union prefers to be in comedies because they make her feel better at the end of the day.
“Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there’s been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there’s a certain feeling when you’re sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it’s just pure escapism and they’re happy.”
If she had her choice, she would do romantic comedies all year long. “I love romantic comedies. They’re for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There’s nothing natural about holding an Uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That’s not second nature to me, thank God.”
19. DRESSES TOO YOUNG: JENNY MCCARTHY’S BLUE HAIR
She may be 45 years old, but Jenny McCarthy still dresses like she is going to a college kegger. And it’s not a great look for her. She disappointed everyone big time when she showed up to the Grammy’s this year in what could have been a sparkly prom dress with little gloves. She topped the look off with light blue hair. She was definitely not one that made it to the best-dressed list that night and she rarely does. She’s still living her 20s out for all the world to see but Donny Wahlberg doesn’t seem to mind. She’s had her own show with her husband called Donny Love Jenny that went on for three seasons and she was in the TV series Return of the Mac in 2017, but we’re not sure what she’s doing with herself these days.
She is still out trying to inform the world about autism and the dangers of vaccinations. “I know children regress after vaccination because it happened to my own son. Why aren’t there any tests out there on the safety of how vaccines are administered in the real world, six at a time? Why have only two of the 36 shots our kids receive been looked at for their relationship to autism?”