5 Celebrities Who Hope to Age Gracefully

Hoping to age as nature intended, these 5 celebrities all want to age gracefully and although some of these stars aren’t against plastic surgery, they hope they won’t feel pressure to go under the knife in the near future because they don’t want to alter their apeparance. Believing that age just adds character and is very real, these stars don’t think they should have to try and turn back the clock as they get older and feel inspired by mature stars who have stayed in the spotlight as they’ve grown older gracefully.

Sharon Stone

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Sharon likes the way she has aged: ”Yes, I have come close [to having a facelift] – but frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual.”

Naomi Watts
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Naomi thinks aging naturally adds character: “I certainly don’t judge anyone who does it, but most of the characters I play are going through some kind of emotional turmoil, so my job requires me to have expression. If my face was frozen, what right do I have to play that part? All the women who haven’t (done) anything to their faces are still able to play great roles. And some of the ones who have done something have messed it up – they look freakish. Anyway, for me it’s about playing women with rich lives – and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles.”

Penelope Cruz
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Penelope hates when women want to turn back the clock on their looks: “When I hear a woman who is in her early 30s is worrying about growing old, I just want to slap her. When I’m 80, I want to look in the mirror and see an 80-year-old woman. My grandmother had so many wrinkles and every wrinkle told a story. I want to experience every year of my life for what it is. It doesn’t mean I am against somebody who does a little retouch or [has] plastic surgery. I don’t judge people who do it. I just don’t like how women complain about growing old.”

Taylor Swift
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Taylor wants to grow up at her own rate: “I think one of the things I’ve always tried to do was age gracefully. It was what I was trying to do when I was 18 – just be 18, I find it hilarious when I’m going to an award show, and I’m wearing shorts for a performance, and the next day the headlines are like ‘Taylor goes edgy for her performance!’ I’m like, ‘I’m wearing more clothes than anyone here!'”

Kate Winslet
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Kate thinks there are plenty of good role models to look up to when it comes to aging gracefully: ”My generation of actresses is incredibly lucky. We have people like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench to look up to. Isn’t it interesting that those are the actresses we all want to watch? The ones who look real. You can see their lives in their faces. Those are truly beautiful women.”

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