Remember when 40 was the new 30? And 50 became the new 40? Is 60 the new sexy? Oscar award-winning Dame Helen Mirren, age 61, has been voted the world’s sexiest older woman, according to a Sun newspaper poll.
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Granted, sexy is in the mind of the beholder, but without a doubt, Mirren proves that a woman can be sensuous well beyond what past normal societal standards have dictated as sexy in the narrow parameters of youth-based sex appeal.
We may be nubile only once, but we are definitely not destined for the elastic support stockings and orthopedic shoes of our grandmother’s era. Mirren gives us something to look forward to — as it appears as we age — there is no reason we cannot do so with glamour and beauty.