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.
Christina Applegate: Hot as your favorite babysitter in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, but even hotter as a breast cancer survivor.
Halle Berry: She’s always had a body women would kill for, but it’s even more amazing now that she’s a mother.
Helen Hunt: She has always been adorable, but seems so much more comfortable with herself now that she’s a little older.
Jennifer Lopez: Jenny from the block has blossomed into a glowing goddess.
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.
Julianne Moore: Hot then, but even hotter now!
Kate Winslet: She’s gone from cute to straight up sexy–and she stands up for her curvy figure.
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?