The Face(s) of Sixty

Multiple Choice

Pop Quiz:  What does 60 look like?

Still thinking?  Of course you are; it’s a trick question.  Nobody knows, because so few people have the chutzpah to age these days.  So who looks better–Cher, Diane Keaton or Joan Van Ark?

My husband was torn between Cher and Diane Keaton.  Not I.  For me, it’s Diane by a mile.  I look at her face and see a woman who has spent more time parenting her kids, taking photos, pondering the world and her place in it and making thoughtful movies than running to a plastic surgeon.  I see a woman with the guts to be fully herself and to challenge Hollywood to respect a woman over fifty.  Better yet, to simply acknowledge that there are women over fifty.

No wonder poor George Clooney is so confused about who his peer group is.

Thank you, Diane.  And a big shout out to Annette Bening and Jacqueline Bisset, too.

Wendy

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Filed under aging, Geroge Clooney, Golden Girls

3 responses to “The Face(s) of Sixty

  1. Debbie Douglas

    LOVE DIANE!!!!

  2. “My husband was torn between Cher and Diane Keaton. Not I. For me, it’s Diane by a mile. I look at her face and see a woman who has spent more time parenting her kids, taking photos, pondering the world and her place in it and making thoughtful movies than running to a plastic surgeon.” Oh yeah, of course, because Cher has just been sitting in a surgeon’s chair for 45 years – not making great films, winning an Oscar, selling 120 million solo albums, being in the most successful husband-wife dou ever, raising two children, winning Grammy, Emmy & Golden Globe Awards, making 30 albums, touring everywhere, cementing her name into music, television & movie history – no, she’s just been sitting in a surgeon’s chair.

    Cher looks brilliant. Plus she has an image to keep up – Cher was a sex symbol for thirty years, Diane wasn’t.

  3. Shirley K.

    I’d choose Diane, too. Hollywood, print media, and so many other sources give us such unrealistic expectations of what women should look like, it’s nice to see someone who is respected in Hollywood *and* looks like the girl next door.

    My wish is to age as gracefully as Betty White. 🙂

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