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Old 12-31-2015, 03:35 PM   #21
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... That said, how could anyone be so rampantly stupid that they would expect a 59-year-old actress to still look 21?...
I don't think anybody would be that stupid. But people do get astonished when they see someone whose look falls way out of the normal expectation for that age group. Of course, it requires that you know the real age of the person.

I know some people whom I happen to know to be in the mid 50s. They look like 70+. Yikes!

And then, recently on a dinner cruise in Maui we shared a table with a couple who looked like they were in the early 50s. They volunteered that that day was their 45th anniversary. Later in the conversation, they said they got married while in college. So, they were around 65 and looked 15 years younger.

I have not seen the recent StarWar, nor readily know the age of actors and actresses. We also do not discuss this in my circle. But a recent thread on this forum brought up the look of StarWar cast, and it tickled my curiosity.

So I looked on the Web and saw that Fisher indeed looked a lot older than her 59, while Harrison did look his age of 73.
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I saw this subject on the news show (at the gym). Must be a slow news day.

BREAKING NEWS! ACTRESS GOT OLD!

Why don't they play checkers or something? That'd be more interesting.
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It could have said

"BREAKING NEWS! ACTRESS GOT OLD WAY BEFORE HER AGE"

But even then, she is not the only one, so why pick on her?
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It's a lot easier to make a 59 year old look 14 years older than it is to to make a 73 year old look 59.
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It's a lot easier to make a 59 year old look 14 years older than it is to to make a 73 year old look 59.
Tell that to people who spend lots of money on plastic surgery and botox to look younger.
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Being shocked - shocked! - that an actress looks older

i think the huge weight gain has a lot to do with how different people look when they are older. Harrison Ford looks older but is recognizable while some actors/actresses kind of ballooned up in age like many of us. I was looking at old photos and my college photos from early 80's and work photos taken only 10 years ago - I look quite similar. I gained some weight after that and I now definitely look a whole lot more ... prosperous..
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Jeez, just look at recent pic of Brigitte Bardot.
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In Carrie Fisher's case though, it's not the age... its the mileage.
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In Carrie Fisher's case though, it's not the age... its the mileage.
The phrase "rode hard and put up wet" comes to mind.
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Jeez, just look at recent pic of Brigitte Bardot.
Boy George looked better but consider the starting point.
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Amen to that. Rarely more than a day or two goes by when I don't say to myself, "Thank goodness I have ZERO interest in Facebook!"

Agreed. Many people who post to FB offer only the best representations of their lives.

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The phrase "rode hard and put up wet" comes to mind.

I posted a similar point on the Star Wars thread. She admits to drug/alcohol issues over the years.


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Jeez, just look at recent pic of Brigitte Bardot.
She's 81!
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She's 81!
And so is Sophia Loren.

Both still quite stunning.
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And so is Sophia Loren.

Both still quite stunning.
You made me curious again. On the Web, looking at the worst photos of both actresses I think Loren's look is better than Bardot's. Don't know about "stunning".

But for crying out loud, I don't know if I will be alive at 81, let alone worrying about my look. If I last till that age, I think I will have other things more important than my look to worry about.
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And so is Sophia Loren.

Both still quite stunning.

Sophia has had good subtle work done.
She was over the top gorgeous to begin with of course, but she has been under the knife.


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I posted a similar point on the Star Wars thread. She admits to drug/alcohol issues over the years.


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She also has bipolar disorder and I assume is on meds which can definitely cause weight gain.

(I am a doctor but I don't play one on tv and I am also now retired, so this should not be construed as a medical opinion)


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At this point I'm ready to shut off my FB feed, due to all my 60-ish female friends and relatives who are busy worshiping Carrie Fisher...

That said, how could anyone be so rampantly stupid that they would expect a 59-year-old actress to still look 21?

If it makes you feel better, my 30-something friends are all just thrilled she's back. Nobody has said a word about what she looks like. The biggest controversy surrounding her is how strong Leia is in the Force.

But Harrison Ford still looks hot! I don't care how old he gets.


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Sophia has had good subtle work done.
She was over the top gorgeous to begin with of course, but she has been under the knife.


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If the complaint about older women is that they don't look as good as they did when they were 25, then one can only say - that's a fact, and it applies to men as well.

If the complaint about older women is that at 81 they are not attractive, then, I give you two examples to counter the argument: Bridget Bardot and Sophia Loren. Whether or not they had work done is besides the point. Any person who tries to take care of their health and has a good outlook on life is attractive.

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