5 age-embracing celebs

2016-12-02 05:00

Johannesburg - With the premier of shocking HBO documentary Plastic Disasters on ShowMax last week, we thought the time was ripe to celebrate Hollywood stars who have said “no” to going under the knife, and yet who look as good today as in their early days on screen.

In Plastic Disasters, we meet three ordinary people whose whole lives have been botched when their routine plastic surgery goes horribly wrong. Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the celebs we love for ageing gracefully.

1. Julianne Moore

She rocks her red hair and freckles just as beautifully today as she did when she launched her career in the 80s.

Here she is in her alabaster-skinned, copper-haired glory as Lila Crane, the sister of Norman Bates’s shower victim, in the 1998 remake of Psycho:

And here she is looking lavishly lovely while doing skit-show comedy with James Corden - enacting a soap opera based entirely on lyrics from Taylor Swift songs; fitting, since her first ever screen role was in an episode of soap opera The Edge of Night in 1985 - on the Late Late Show in 2015:

2. Susan Sarandon

From playing one kind of good-girl-gone-bad-and-set-free Janet Weiss in 1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show to another as Louise Sawyer in 1991’s Thelma & Louise, Susan Sarandon maintained Hollywood-darling status for decades:

And then, 18 years after Thelma & Louise, Sarandon plays murder-victim Susie Salmon’s grandmother  in The Lovely Bones, with better hair, more polish, and less cleavage:

3. Ben Stiller

Yes, a guy. With sticky-out, very large ears. Instead of having them pinned back or made smaller, he changed his hairstyle.

Here he is as Mel Copeland, who goes on a journey of discovery to find his birth parents, in Flirting with Disaster (1996):

And here is as Greg Focker, inept heir to the “God-Focker” throne, in Little Fockers (2010):

4. Halle Berry

It’s no surprise to anyone with eyes that Halle Berry started her career as a model before becoming an actress, or that she’s now a Revlon “spokesmodel”. 

Check her out in one of her first-ever roles in The Flintstones from 1994, as sexy secretary Sharon Stone:

And these days, in her more nuanced role as astronaut Molly Woods in sci-fi series Extant, set in the future rather than in the distant past, we think she’s even more gorgeous than ever:

5. Julia Roberts

Though it was Pretty Woman that launched Julia’s star into the stratosphere, we loved her as fiery Daisy Arujo in Mystic PIzza (only her second-ever movie role, though she’s so natural you’d never guess), from 1988:

In 2011’s Larry Crowne, Roberts is Mercedes Tainot, a speech lecturer at a community college who becomes the object of the eponymous guy’s eye, and we can see why (because: dimple):

Go to www.showmax.com to sign up now for your 14-day free trial to watch all of these and more.

(With thanks to Harper’s Bazaar)

(Photos: Screengrabs/ShowMax)

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