It’s time for a little true or false snap quiz.
What do all of these women have in common?*
- Everyone is at least 50-years-old.
- The majority have product promotion contracts.
- Three were James Bond “girls”.
- Each one believes in the miracles of modern medicine.
- Photoshop — though unlikely in these pictures — is their second best friend.
- None of the above.
- All of the above.
Assuming you didn’t cheat and took the test before reaching this sentence, I would like to suggest I think we can all agree: 50 is the new 40ish. Where we might also find consensus is on the fact some of these women are beginning to look less and less like the people we think they are. Once again, I shall not delve too deeply in the how’s and why’s of that premise because the last thing I need is a call from a lawyer — and all of these women can probably afford really good ones.
Final observation: Did you notice how thin they are (plus taking into account the 10 pounds added by the camera)? Dr. Sandrine Sebban, who specializes in what we like to euphemistically refer to as “aesthetic medicine,” says staying slim is the first pre-requisite to looking younger.
(More on this when I finally write up my interview with the brilliant Dr. Sebban.)
What can I say? She has a point. Even if you don’t do anything in front; you definitely look better from the rear. . . Surely you’ve had one of those other-worldly encounters where you see a gorgeous young woman in huggy jeans; short, nipped at the waist jacket; long sleek hair prancing with confidence down the street and then boom she turns around and you realize the flip side of the coin doesn’t coincide with the the rest.
Pix from the top: Ines de la Fressange on the runway of the fall/winter Jean-Paul Gaultier show; Michelle Pfeiffer; Kim Basinger; Sharon Stone; Juliannne Moore; Andie MacDowell; Iman Bowie; Arielle Dombasle, actress, singer and wife of writer/philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy; Carole Bouquet with her son and Jane Seymour.
*Answer: No. 7 — All of the above.