Better with Age: Leading Ladies Edition

It drives me absolutely insane that women have to deal with different standards than men do. There are endless examples of this, but today I’m talking about looks. If we’re not young and perky with a flat stomach and a thigh gap, we’re pretty much thrown out to pasture.

What’s the deal with that? Most women I know are attracted to older men. There’s something sexy about the knowledge and confidence that comes with age. But many men seem to have failed to evolve past the save-the-species caveman mentality that women of prime child bearing age are the most attractive.

I say screw that. And to prove how ridiculous it is, I’ve made a list of actresses who are no longer twenty-somethings but who seem to get more and more attractive with age.

Better with Age: Actresses

Christina Applegate: Hot as your favorite babysitter in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, but even hotter as a breast cancer survivor.

Better with Age Halle Berry

Halle Berry: She’s always had a body women would kill for, but it’s even more amazing now that she’s a mother.

Better with Age Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt: She has always been adorable, but seems so much more comfortable with herself now that she’s a little older.

Better with Age Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez: Jenny from the block has blossomed into a glowing goddess.

Better with Age Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Always hilarious (if you don’t watch Veep you need to), she’s gone from a little bit goofy to one hot momma.

Better with Age Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore: Hot then, but even hotter now!

Better with Age Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet: She’s gone from cute to straight up sexy–and she stands up for her curvy figure.

Better with Age Robin Wright

Robin Wright: Everyone loved her as the Princess Bride, but have you seen House of Cards? The woman oozes sexiness.

I know that there are more fabulous ladies who should be on this list. Help me add some more! Are there any ladies in your own life that prove my point?

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  1. I completely agree with you about how women deal with different standards than men about growing older. It’s not fair that they are stereotyped as sexier with age and we have to consider nips and tucks as we get older! Great list, and thanks for reminding women that growing older doesn’t mean you lose your beauty and sexiness!

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