Beautiful People, the Older Women Are Hawt Edition

It’s getting cold around here, especially at night. Soon, we are going to an even colder place – the place of my birth, where there is snow, and prowling skinheads, and a purring kitteh on the window, and rose-patterned bedsheets, and my mother and wonderful aunts and grandmothers. I’m in the mood for mulled wine and lots and lots of beautiful people, specifically, beautiful older women.

Cristine Rose:

from HeroesFanatic.com

from HeroesFanatic.com

Nichelle Nichols:

from insidesocal.com

from insidesocal.com

Kate Atkinson:

picture from the BBC at bbc.co.uk

picture from the BBC at bbc.co.uk

Hillary Clinton (yes, I think Hillary is hawt, shut up you haters):

from Nerve.com

from Nerve.com

Meryl Streep:

from Eonline.com

from Eonline.com

Yulia Tymoshenko (am not a fan of her political career so far, but you have to give credit where credit is due, the woman is freaking bombshell):

from Brama.com

from Brama.com

The one and only Nina of Nina.com (NSFW, you have been warned):

from TheStranger.com

from TheStranger.com

Tina Turner:

from NewChatter.com

from NewChatter.com

Renee Russo:

from Cinematic Passions @ cinematicpassions.wordpress.com

from Cinematic Passions @ cinematicpassions.wordpress.com

Dame Judi Dench:

from Entertainment Weekly @ EW.com

from Entertainment Weekly @ EW.com

Iman:

from BET @ BET.com

from BET @ BET.com

Kate Mulgrew:

from Scifipedia @scifipedia.scifi.com

from Scifipedia @scifipedia.scifi.com

Catherine Deneuve:

from Gala @gala.fr

from Gala @gala.fr

Alice Walker:

from Messiah College @ messiah.edu

from Messiah College @ messiah.edu

Yoko Ono:

from vLes.com

from vLes.com

Sophia Loren:

from the Daily Mail @ dailymail.co.uk

from the Daily Mail @ dailymail.co.uk

Vanessa Redgrave:

from Starpulse.com

from Starpulse.com

Susan Sarandon:

from enchanted-movie.com

from enchanted-movie.com

Alfre Woodard:

image from I don't know where (apologies)

image from I don't know where (apologies)

Shohreh Aghdashloo:

from Payvand.com

from Payvand.com

Jennifer Tilly:

from Celeb Roundup.com

from Celeb Roundup.com

Angela Bassett:

from Holy Shit from Deacon Blue @holyhell.wordpress.com

from Holy Shit from Deacon Blue @holyhell.wordpress.com

Isabella Rossellini:

from The Sydney Morning Herald @ smh.com.au

from The Sydney Morning Herald @ smh.com.au

Liudmilla Gurchenko:

from Voteactors.ru

from Voteactors.ru

Maya Plisetskaya:

from Svobodanews.ru

from Svobodanews.ru

Gloria Steinem:

from fishbowlLa @ mediabistro.com

from fishbowlLa @ mediabistro.com

Jessica Lange:

from HuffPo @ huffingtonpost.com

from HuffPo @ huffingtonpost.com

Adriana Barraza:

from Exposay.com

from Exposay.com

Sharon Osbourne:

from Eonline.com

from Eonline.com

I could go on and on, but I shall leave it at that. I hope everyone, including would-be cubs (look up cougar terminology sometime if you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about), enjoys this list as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. I like to think there is a little bit something for everybody here, but if you feel that a glaring omission has occurred, go ahead and sound off. Something tells me that more “older women are hawt” lists are forthcoming.

‘Till next time!

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18 thoughts on “Beautiful People, the Older Women Are Hawt Edition

  1. Oh, I like that you picked Cristine Rose from Heroes! She’s growing on me this season. Forget the cheerleader and Ali Larter! (Of course, I also like tough, sensitive, cuddly Matt, the mind-reading cop.) Actually, I like pretty much all your choices.

    For examples of beautiful older women (and some men) who are not celebrities, you may enjoy the Advanced Style blog. The pictures give me such hope for my future!

  2. A very nice selection of ‘hawt’ older women. How old is ‘older’, by the way? Just wondering.

    I do however feel that one of the most wonderful and important things about ageing in women is the ability to let go of the compulsion to be ‘hawt’ all the time, if you see what I mean. I’m guessing a lot of these women are deemed ‘hawt’ because they look younger than they are – in other words, they are making the effort to stay younger-looking. So we are saying that youth is ‘hawt’, and older women can be ‘hawt’ too, as long as they toe the line and make efforts to look younger.

    I’m not making a criticism – it’s nice (very nice) to see these faces here – I just always have a bit of uneasiness when anyone talks about ‘hawt’ older women, or women who ‘look good for their age’ (which I’m guessing is the same thing) – because to me behind that is a judgement that older women who cannot for whatever reason be deemed ‘hawt’ or ‘looking good for their age’ are not good enough, or not doing it right, or can be dismissed for whatever other reason.

  3. My biggest aspiration is to be a MILF until I’m at least 65…

    Just kidding…

    All of these women are in the public eye in one way or another, which is why I think, for them, the bar is set much higher. I think you can have a very successful public career without bothering about hotness a whole lot (Janet Reno, Doris Lessing, etc.), but it’s true that men are forgiven much more than women when it comes to looks regardless of one’s chosen profession. You make a good point – women are not allowed to age without a whole lot of drama. Their achievements take a backseat to discussions on Botox.

    My shitck, though, is ultimately posting pictures of people I personally find attractive.

    I like gawking at people, let’s face it. I think people can be “gawkable” for most of their lives, if they want to make an effort. And I think that none of the women on this list are necessarily not acting their age – I wouldn’t consider someone like Donatella Versace hawt, for example, because she’s trying to look 16, and that’s a turn-off for me (for others it’s quite the opposite).

    Obviously, posting pictures of people you find attractive is going to exclude those you find unattractive or simply uninteresting. I think that’s true of people at any age. I post a lot of pictures – women like Monica Bellucci, like Michelle Yeoh, hell, women like my mother. I am never going to look like that, even with a great photographer.

    But it doesn’t bother me a whole lot anymore.

    Just like it doesn’t bother me that when I’m 64, nobody’s going to be posting pictures of me saying “dayyyymn.” I’m not going to age as well as my mother, I don’t have those genes (thanks, dad!). But my mother is exceptional – not everyone can look like her, even if they try (and she’s had no plastic surgery, so it just goes to show). It doesn’t make her a better person, but it does make her hawt.

    And this is what these lists are – a study in hawtness. Not a study on the human condition, or society, or a particular emotion, or societal phenomenon (such as sexism). Just “what Natalia deems attractive today.”

    They really are that shallow.

  4. :D There’s nothing wrong with a bit of shallow sometimes! Speaking of mothers – mine’s the same – she’s 72 next month and I swear she doesn’t look a day over 50, and she’s done everything ‘wrong’ – sunbathing, never moisturising, all that. Sickening really, and of course I take after my dad who was grey and wrinkly in his 30′s…

    So, yeah, attractive – Yoko gets my vote, and Susan Sarandon and Judi Dench – you can’t beat those twinkly eyes!

  5. Hillary has nice legs. I’d rather bed HER than Monica anyday and I’m Jewish!

  6. Ah. Nina…I’m starting to rethink that girl-girl thing from my high school daydreams. Getting old isn’t so bad. I mean for me–It looks like aging has been amazing for Nina!

  7. Ohh yes !! Finally someone else who realizes the hawtness of Kate Mulgrew , I would love to look olike her
    I just hate that she doesn’t get as mutch recognision for her amazing talent

  8. I’d add Isabelle Huppert to this list!

    And Viola Davis.

    Not to mention the inestimable Dame Helen Mirren,(nee Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova), who is, to me, the sine qua non of female beauty.

    But I really just stopped by to say many congratulations on your nuptials, Natalia! Very best wishes to y’all.

  9. Hi Natalia,
    Here is how I found you:
    - My friend, the playwright Swar, posted about Anna Yablonskaya and the Moscow bomb blast.
    - This reminded me of Angelika Perez, a wonderful, light-as-a-spirit visual artist from Chile who stayed with us in India in 2009 and then suddenly…disappeared in the tsunami

    http://infinitesoulsfarmandartistsretreat.blogspot.com/2010/03/angelica.html

    - I convinced myself (with some difficulty) that there was no global conspiracy against artists who tell the truth
    - And went to your blog where I…
    - Discovered that you danced to Led Zeppelin
    - And since I consider Communication Breakdown to be the ultimate rock song
    I added your blog to my favourite blogs list.

    There you are.

    So, all the best from India.
    love and peace,
    kirtana
    PS – I’m an older woman and I dig it.

  10. She’s not around anymore but Anne Bancroft was stunning.. I’d also add Emmylou Harris to the list.. I’ve always loved that she let her hair go grey and doesn’t dye it (from what I can tell, anyway)

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