A few months ago, frequent Huffington Post blogger Lesley M. M. Blume (really?) posted an opinion editorial piece on the six most beautiful older women in the world. Her choices were; Helen Mirren, Iman (54 is old?), Carmen Dell’orefice, Anjelica Huston, Sofia Loren, and Gloria Steinem. Though I agree with each and everyone of her choices, I’m disappointed she only came up with six! Also, I find it funny that “the world” pretty much encompasses women who are popular in America and Western Europe.
Here are my top twelve choices of the most beautiful older women in “the world”.
1.) Cloris Leachman– My number one favorite. The only other woman, besides my grandmother, that I hope to be like one day. She turned 84 in April and had one hell of a run on “So You Think You Can Dance?”
2.) Ellen Burstyn– this Oscar winning actress, famous for her roles in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, and Requiem for a Dream, turns 78 this year.
3.) Diane Keaton- still one of the most sought after actresses working in Hollywood, Diane Keaton turned 64 in January.
4.) Bernadette Peters- this talented singer, dancer, and actress turned 62 this year.
5.) Tina Turner- still singing and still kicking ass, Tina turns 71 in November.
6.) Lesley Ann Warren- this beautiful actress turns 64 this year.
7.) Karen Allen- recently reprised her role as Marion Ravenwood in the Indian Jones Adventures, this actress has spent most of the past decade selling her knits and teaching acting and yoga. She turns 59 this year.
8.) Mia Farrow- this model, actress, activist, ex of Woody Allen and Frank Sinatra, and mother of fifteen turned 65 in February.
9.) Ruby Dee- This stunning actress, playwright, and activist is turing 86 in October!
10.) Julie Christie- famous for her roles in Dr. Zhivago, Shampoo, and Away From Her turns 69.
11.) Beverly Johnson- One of the first popular African American models turns 58 this year.
12.) Stevie Nicks- The lead singer of Fleetwood Mac is 62 this year! Maybe too much blow is good for the skin?