Looking ‘young for my age’ gets old pretty fast


Looking ‘young for my age’ gets old pretty fast

This is the truth about looking young for a 70-year-old

Elaine Kingett

Actress Jane Seymour, 68 and looking healthy and happy in Hello! magazine, is bemoaning the fact that she can’t get “old lady” roles in Hollywood because she doesn’t look “old and gnarly”. Jane, I feel your pain, but what does an “old lady” look like these days?

“You don’t look your age” is a comment I get constantly because I, too, do not look “old and gnarly” and neither do my friends. Do not adjust your sets, it’s the stereotypes that need tweaking.

I have just turned 70 and have three children. I’ve had no “work” done, although God knows I wouldn’t turn it down when I catch sight of my mother in the mirror on a grey October morning...

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