As 2021 winds down, it’s clear that women in Hollywood were ready to bang down the door when it comes to ageism this year. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova led the way with her consistent Instagram posts, reminding women to “celebrate who we are, wrinkles and imperfections and all.” But she wasn’t the only one to speak up about the hot topic because the stars of And Just Like That… definitely had a lot to say about the criticism they received for trying to age gracefully.
It’s also a reminder that women have the right to age the way they want. It’s OK to enhance your looks with Botox and fillers the same way it’s just as acceptable to embrace every wrinkle that you’ve earned from those decades of smiles. So many actresses over the age of 50 are more successful than ever with Halle Berry fighting hard to make her directorial debut to Salma Hayek finding a way to play a superhero and talk about menopause all in the same year. (And her empowering bikini photos are stunning.)
We love that Brooke Shields revealed that she explored her sexual experiences with her husband over the age of 40 while Rita Moreno is itching to play more than “a grandmother” at the age of 90. Are you listening, Hollywood? These women are calling out the antiquated ideas of aging and they’re sharing their fresh perspectives. Learn more about what these powerful actresses are saying about knocking out ageism for good, and hopefully, making it an issue that doesn’t carry over to 2022.