fireflydances wrote:I guess the point I was trying to made, and probably shouldn't have resorted to any photos to make it, is that I don't think we (as an audience) should settle for women 'of a certain age' being relegated to non-sexual roles. NOT that I feel it is necessary to have this element, just that I don't think women should be limited, at any age to any set category of characters. In any case, when we are talking about female actresses being considered 'too old' at 40, well that's just plain absurd.
I agree that 40 is not old. Besides 50 is the new 40. Some are saying 60 is the new 40. I truly think a lot of the baby boomer generation are staying young looking a lot longer. If you look at actresses still playing the love interest in films, many are older than we think.
I do think that most who are past 60 have had plastic surgery. Even Jane Fonda recently said she succumbed. The ideal is to look great as long as you can without it but if your field is acting you do what you have to do. It is just not fair that they let men age gracefully and women are not supposed to age.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.