The “Elegant Ladies” Post.

Okay — so today we’re going to do something super-fun, and super-different. I’ve been planning it for a few days now, but I finally had time to sit down and do the picture-planning and such. And what’s the topic, you ask! Well, the topic is: Beautiful women who only get more beautiful as they age.

That’s the mark of true beauty, if you ask me. A lot of girls are pretty when they’re younger; youth in itself has a vibrancy and a pleasing quality. But a truly beautiful woman gets more elegant — more stately — as she gets older, and older, and even older! That’s my opinion, at least.

We have seven “elegant ladies” on the playbill — not in any specific order, as they’re all equally awesome.

First up is Barbara Hershey. I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Barbara Hershey. Well, on all of the ladies in this post — but anyway. Here’s a photograph from when she was younger:


And here she is today, age 67:


Personally, I think she’s more beautiful now. There’s just something about her! And I have to include a photo from my favorite show, Once Upon a Time:

ONCE UPON A TIME - "We Are Both" - While Regina continues to find a way to regain her magical powers, David continues his quest to uncover the whereabouts of Mary Margaret and Emma; and the seven dwarves discover what happens when any of the townspeople try to step past the city limits of Storybrooke. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, as her wedding day to King Leopold approaches, Regina is confronted by a man of magic who promises to help her become independent and break free from her mother Cora's (Barbara Hershey) clutches, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JACK ROWAND) BARBARA HERSHEY

Whoo! It sort of gives you chills.

Up next: Madeleine Stowe. I admit, I fell in love with her on Revenge. Who didn’t?

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Holy cheese and crackers! The woman’s 57!

Now: Sigourney Weaver. Loved her when she was young in Alien; love her now in — well — everything. Age: 66.

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That second one’s of her and her daddy. Ain’t dat pwetty?

Comin’ up next: Mary McDonnell. I know she’s been in a lot of stuff (she was very popular on that Battlestar show, I know), but I didn’t watch her consistently until Major Crimes. I love her character on that program. She’s tough as nails; but she’s got a heart of gold. Nobody could play Captain Raydor better. Current age: 63.

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For me, there’s just something about Mary McDonnell in those glasses. Beautiful with or without, though.

Now playing: Julianne Moore. My, my, my. Can’t count the movies I’ve seen her in. Adorable when she was young; magnificent now, at age 54.

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And now, I know that Angelina Jolie isn’t very old (she’s only 40) but she’s a perfect example of even-greater-as-you-go.

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And she’s supah-cool when it comes to helping others. That third picture is Jolie with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in 2012, at the launch of the “Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.” You can hardly list the worthwhile endeavors she’s undertaken. Some of these other ladies probably have, too; but I’m not so up on the news.

But I love Angie best in Maleficent! One of my favorite movies of all time.


Holy pita bread!

There are so many women who could be included in this list; but we’ll wrap up with another of my absolute favorites: Vanna White, age 58. If it’s 7:00, my butt’s parked in front of the TV, watching Vanna on Wheel.

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All right then, ladies and gents! That about wraps up my “Elegant Ladies” post. But then again, I’d just like to add an eighth honorary member: my mum, Debra Ronan. She wouldn’t let me take a picture of her, and I don’t have any good ones on my computer — but you can take it from me! She’s deserving of the award.

Who do you think should be added to the “Elegant Ladies” list? Don’t hesitate to submit your nominations — whether it’s someone you’ll never actually meet, or your mama or your sister!

Thanks for reading, everybody. 🙂

(All of the photographs included in this post were obtained from Wikipedia, TV, or the IMDb.)



11 thoughts on “The “Elegant Ladies” Post.

  1. I am right with you on most of those. Age defines us not in years but in wisdom and confidence.

    If I had to add one to your list, it would be Meryl Streep….enough said.

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