Jennifer Lopez at 50
Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, need we say more? Our favourite celebrities over 50 are the real winners of Hot Girl Summer. Mature women of Hollywood are demanding space from a media that has traditionally told us to wither away with age. Needless to say, we are absolutely loving this inspiring narrative shift about being hot at 50 (or any age, for that matter).
From when we were all children, especially as little girls, the older woman in movies and TV has often been painted as the "dowdy mother" or "jealous crone" that pines for the days of her youth. But now, youth is not wasted on the young, and an increasing amount of mature women are becoming the fitness, fashion, and beauty goals of 20-somethings.
Case and point, Céline Dion. This has certainly been her year to step into the spotlight as the fashion darling of 2019. Then there's Jennifer Lopez, who stuns us almost weekly with her fit physique and flawless complexion. Only a few days ago, J Lo let it be known that she is claiming her Hot Girl Summer by wearing a "Forever Young" swimsuit while yachting in Saint Tropez. Also, let's have a quick chat about Halle Berry absolutely slaying the fitness game. The 53-year-old, yeah, we can't believe it either, has not aged a day in the last 20 years.
Not convinced? Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek, and Angela Bassett are all over 50, and looking incredible as ever. Mature women in media being proud of their ages, and demanding their due respect, has calmed our anxieties about growing up. Although we don't buy into the constant scaremongering from the fashion, film, and beauty industries around youth and ageing, it still gets to us sometimes. Some people are terrified of ageing, but watching some of our favourite celebs glow up so beautifully, well into their 50s, has inspired us to embrace the inevitable. It's also reminded us that no matter how old or young you are, life begins at whatever age you decide.
Read ahead for some of the hottest women over 50 who are slaying the game.