"In our business, I think the attention that's given to how you look is cruel and unrealistic. The people in the audience will accept much more than the people who run the film studios will. I feel blessed to have my life. Besides, I have friends who are dead already, so why would I complain about getting older? We devalue ourselves, and we really have to stop that."
"As the years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that - everyone goes through it… Either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot." Audrey Hepburn
"Our culture is fearful of ageing," said Franklin, "and especially ageing women. I say, 'Stop apologising for getting older. Embrace it.' I want young women to see that beauty ages beautifully and there is no need to feel that getting older is something that has to be medicated, managed with surgery or be obsessed about."
What Women are missing these days… and don’t even know
sublimely gorgeous image of Rita Hayworth in daring see-through laced dress (1918 Oct17 - 1987 May14, d. @68 from Alzheimer's) Am. dancer / film actress in 61 films over 37 years, in American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Stars of All Time • catholic parents, dad from Spain, mom Irish-Brit #topvintage