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Famous Women & Men: How They've Aged
posted by vronsky (40 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Man, people are flagging the heck out of this thing. And what's with the ugly Swiss blog with the assist? Weird choice of links. -- cortex



 
Amazingly they look older.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:31 PM on August 2, 2007


I can't decide whether to flag this or not. It's a little bit interesting, but I do find it somewhat odd that you linked to these NBC photo galleries through some weird swiss blog that breaks my browser.
posted by dersins at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


I want to be Charo.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


How did that happen to them?!! I'm asking Buddha. Maybe he can get to the bottom of this.
posted by digaman at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


Hoochie coochie!
posted by miss lynnster at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


I'm going to go crawl into a fetal ball and cry now.
posted by RavinDave at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


Well, fancy that.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:33 PM on August 2, 2007


Abra Ca Doobla!

Poof!

*miss lynnster becomes Charo*
posted by Bearman at 2:41 PM on August 2, 2007


Barbara Walters definitely got something done to her face. Her eyes are more widely open and her smile points down at the sides.
Why she can't afford whiter dentures is beyond me.
posted by HotPatatta at 2:42 PM on August 2, 2007


Before and after having a celebrity career photo, looks like a rough life. I am now glad I never did quite make it.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:43 PM on August 2, 2007


Whatever happened to Madonna's mole? I never remember hearing anything about it's disappearance.
posted by HotPatatta at 2:43 PM on August 2, 2007


I recall an interview with Charo wherein she was asked why she was in a relationship with Xavier Cugat (41 year age difference), and she claimed she admired his writing. "What has he written?" asked the host. "Checks!"
posted by RavinDave at 2:45 PM on August 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


Stars: They're Just Like Us!
posted by padraigin at 2:47 PM on August 2, 2007


I shouldn't contribute to celebrity gossip, but the most men featured in these sets seem to have aged much more gracefully than the women. All that surgery combined with trying to hold a certain young and pretty posture seems to have made them devolve into something less than what they could be. It must be difficult to live your life as an external observer so much and become the product of your own projected version of other people's objectification. But, this little collection of photos, even if seemingly without commentary, seems to have a mean spirited "look at these freaks" undercurrent.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:50 PM on August 2, 2007


Catty concept. Poor execution.
posted by googly at 2:50 PM on August 2, 2007


Whatever happened to Madonna's mole?

It was merged into Goldie Hawn's upper lip in a hostile takeover.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 2:51 PM on August 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


What googly said. Some of the pictures aren't even ten years old, while others are more than 20. InconsistencyFilter.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:53 PM on August 2, 2007


"I want to be Charo."

in my mind miss lynnster, you are Charo.
posted by vronsky at 2:53 PM on August 2, 2007


Man, the 'before' picture they got of goldie hawn looks awful.
posted by delmoi at 2:54 PM on August 2, 2007


Bette Midler looks better now. Good for her.

Tom Selleck is a right-wing gun nut and (hopefully) a closet case, but damn, he's been my fantasy since I was a little gay boy and he still is completely do-worthy.

I look forward to Mary-Kate Olsen's "now" and "rotting corpse" pics. We won't see the difference.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 2:55 PM on August 2, 2007


I am so happy that I'm not famous.
posted by suki at 2:55 PM on August 2, 2007


Is it just me, or does Michelle Pfeiffer look better now?

I think that for a lot of these, they wanted to prove a point, so they picked particularly flattering or unflattering pictures from a given year.
posted by Afroblanco at 2:55 PM on August 2, 2007


Except, of course, if I were Charo.
posted by suki at 2:56 PM on August 2, 2007


It's really weird seeing celebrities that I've mostly known as old from when they were young. Sean Connery to me had always been an old(er) man until I started watching older James Bond movies.
posted by !Jim at 2:58 PM on August 2, 2007


Bette Midler also looks better now. And Madonna should look much, much older.

I think that what we're really seeing here is how different celebrities have unequal access to the most genius minds in plastic surgery.
posted by Afroblanco at 2:59 PM on August 2, 2007


Wow. I have this overwhelming urge to stow away on a Princess Cruise ship...
posted by miss lynnster at 3:00 PM on August 2, 2007


It's funny. In almost every case I think the celebrities look better in the photos where they are older.

I had expected that with the male actors, but I was happy to discover that it held true for the female stars as well.

I must be getting old growing up.
posted by quin at 3:00 PM on August 2, 2007


i'd say Madonna wins.
posted by dopamine at 3:01 PM on August 2, 2007


You know, I wouldn't think to be saying this, but of the older woman I think Roseanne is the one who's aged the best. In her "Older" picture she looks grandmotherly and radiant.
posted by schroedinger at 3:01 PM on August 2, 2007


I mean, Roseanne!
posted by schroedinger at 3:01 PM on August 2, 2007


When did Gloria Estefan turn into J. Lo?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 3:04 PM on August 2, 2007


Michelle Pfeiffer only gets better looking with age. Unbelievable.
posted by muscat at 3:04 PM on August 2, 2007


Is it crappy web design day or something?
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:05 PM on August 2, 2007


I swear I can smell the glue-stick drying on this. Who at NBC can't find a picture of Bill Cosby taken before 1999?
posted by arialblack at 3:07 PM on August 2, 2007


A lot of the women look better now, actually. I think some of that has to do with going overkill on the makeup and glitz in their youth and then discovering that grace and elegance are a hell of a lot sexier.
posted by katillathehun at 3:08 PM on August 2, 2007


Whatever happened to Madonna's mole? I never remember hearing anything about it's disappearance.

I believe it ran away with Enrique Iglesias' mole... it's a beautiful May/December romance. They are currently happily traveling together on safari in Ghana where they spend time teaching the natives to cook Mexican delicacies.

As for Madonna not looking old, she exercises more than 99% of human beings her age. So that helps. Damn her.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:09 PM on August 2, 2007


Oh yes, and I think the verdict is in.

Bruce Willis : better without silly beard. (seriously, Bruce, WTF?)
George Clooney : always looked like a movie star
Clint Eastwood : always looked like someone you wouldn't want to fuck with
Bill Cosby : we've forgiven him for the pudding pop thing
Richard Gere : the gerbil thing was a lie, but we still resent you for unspecified reasons
Mel Gibson : always had that smile that says "I'm a total raving loon! And a cannibal! And now I'm going to eat you! Hahahahahaha!"
posted by Afroblanco at 3:11 PM on August 2, 2007


Most of the women look better now but I attribute it to the fact that most of them didn't know how to apply make-up in the 80's and 90's. Some of the before photos looked as though their make-up was applied by circus clowns.

Kathleen Turner. What happened there? Time has been catastrophic in that case. My god.
posted by hojoki at 3:11 PM on August 2, 2007


O, Harrison Ford, the tragedy.
posted by Liosliath at 3:11 PM on August 2, 2007


Bette Midler looks better now. Good for her.

Yup, and I fully agree with schroedinger: weirdly, I thought that Rosanne Barr did, too -- that is, she's always been dumpy and pugnacious, but now has a certain grace about her.
posted by solid-one-love at 3:15 PM on August 2, 2007


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