Two of Hollywood’s most beautiful women recently turned 50, and while it might seem Nicole Kidman and Salma Hayek are unlike us mere mortals, they, too age. But unlike so many in Hollywood, these actresses are embracing their maturing images, inside and out.
Both women have insecurities about their looks, and they’re refreshingly open about the topic. Of her figure, Hayek says, “I’m not going to lie to you, I would like the curve to go in instead of out in some places, but I love a little curve.”
Getting older has never been easy on anyone, especially movie stars. But Hayek takes it all in stride. In 2009 she married Francois-Henri Pinault. She jokes, “I will sometimes say, ‘I am 50 years old! Why do I have to look good? I already got my guy!’ But then, I don’t want to lose the guy, either.”
Kidman concurs. “I’ve tried a lot of things,” she says of cosmetic surgery, “but aside from sports and good nutrition, most things don’t make a difference.” She jokes she can move her forehead again now that she’s stopped getting Botox injections.
Not that her looks are all that matters. Kidman considers herself in the prime of her career. She’s proud of her accomplishments. Now that she’s an established Oscar winner, she and her friends can “create our own opportunities,” like Big Little Lies, which she developed with co-star Reese Witherspoon.
Looking back on her career, Kidman muses she had “always done the best I could… have things then failed because of other reasons? Absolutely. But it’s not because I didn’t try my hardest.”
Getting older has made both women contemplative. They have a mature and inspiring outlook. “I feel glad to say I’m 50. It’s not something I’m trying to hide,” says Kidman. “I’m embracing the preciousness of it.”
Hayek gets poetic when thinking of a woman’s body. “I love the word ‘curvy.’ It’s artistic. A straight line can be boring.”
There’s nothing boring about these ladies. Proof that beauty blooms with age.