Frederico Fellini is one of the most celebrated directors in history and has made a legendary name for himself in Italian and European culture – let alone on the silver screen. To date, the director has won four Oscar awards and is tied with Vittoria de Sica for most wins as a director in the country. His hypnotic vision and stylish approach with regards to dramatizing otherwise subtle themes that are essentially true to the elegance and romance of Italian culture made him not only a benchmark director but a visionary in the fashion world as well.
La Dolce Vita is a film that focuses on the themes of growing fascination among Italians (at the time) with the world of celebrities and pop-culture. He carefully points out that people are becoming overly obsessed with celebrities and their hedonistic way of life, yet makes you feel like you’re along with the main character for the whole ride. Besides the carefully directed scenes, subtle humor, and brutal honesty of the film – Fellini, being a truly visual director, made a point of showcasing Italy’s best when it comes to style and the characters’ outfits.
It almost feels like Dolce and Gabbana styled the whole wardrobe for the movie. The main character, Marcello Rubini, can be seen wearing nothing but the latest style which is most evident with his taste in sunglasses, and well-cut suits. Sylvia, the American actress that he attempts to romance is always dressed in either a long, flowing white dress or an even longer and more dramatic black dress – to accentuate her presence on screen.
Because of the huge presence that this film has in the world of cinema and because of its stunningly crisp black and white photography, it’s nearly impossible for any black and white fashion shoot not to pay homage to this cinematic masterpiece (or at least take a few cues from it).
From Demi Moore and Bo Derek to Goldie Hawn and Raquel Welch, you would not believe the ages of some of these women. They have all proven that if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. What are their secrets?
Despite coming from the block, Jenny was born beautiful and nothing has changed that ever since she became a pop sensation. If anything, turning 50 has just improved her looks.
It is pretty hard to believe that this Hollywood ‘good girl’ is now 72. The ageless actress from Private Benjamin had an outstanding career and set precedent for her three children, who are all successful actors themselves. Her beauty also lies within as she set up a nonprofit organization for youth education. Her secret? Apparently, she has none! She stays active, eats healthy, and drinks her green juice every day. She also uses sheet masks which she once revealed on Instagram.
Is it just us or has Demi Moore even improved with age?! “I think that laughter and smiling are one of the best antidotes to aging that you could possibly have,” she told Parade in 2010. Despite this, she is no stranger to trying a beauty innovation every now and then. Moore has opened up about getting non-surgical tightening treatment and leech therapy. If bloodsucking leeches hanging off your body for 40 minutes will make us look like Moore, then there is no harm in trying!
After managing to juggle a career as an actress, model, fitness guru, and activist, there is no doubt that Fonda knows how to age too. Although she is not shy to admit she has had to combat some sagging skin through nip-tuck and has had work on her jawline and under-eye area, Fonda has alternative ways to looking good. Despite her many divorces, she still tries to keep active through exercise and carefully watches what she eats.
Everyone knows Kate Winslet for her iconic role as Rose alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. She is now pushing forty-odd and we will be amazed if she has aged this well without any surgical help. However, during an interview, she explained that her diet is the reason she looks this good. To keep her skin glowing, Kate never consumes any salt or alcohol. While it seems like a hard thing to do, maybe seeing her flattering results are a tempting enough reason to start.
This Pretty Woman actress became a star for her charming smile and her magnificent acting skills, and nothing has changed in the 25 years since. People magazine named her the Most Beautiful Woman in the World five times! Surely her $200 million fortune helps towards expensive anti-aging skin care, however, Roberts claims her luminous skin “starts with genetics.” Julia is also known for her organic and gluten-free diet as well as her obsession with Lancome skincare products. She is all natural!
Sofia Vergara almost always comes up in conversation when you’re talking about actresses that have aged well. Although in her mid-40s, she doesn’t look a day over 30. The Modern Family star has made it very clear that she is not a fan of aging and will do anything to keep the wrinkles at bay, even if it means “applying cement around her eyes.” Apparently, her mom told her that the last bit of water in the shower should be cold to get glowing skin. Cold showers it is then!
Lisa Bonet is a star from the ’80s who is most remembered for her roles in The Cosby Show and A Different World. She is also famous for her former marriage to rock star Lenny Kravitz. After being constantly compared to her daughter Zoe Kravitz, who is nearing 30, you would never believe that Bonet is in her “golden years.” Although she has reportedly undergone some plastic surgery to keep her face intact, it is hard to notice exactly what she had done, given her natural and youthful appearance.
When you think how long ago movies like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music were released, you realize it is no surprise that Julie Andrews is 83. But how does she looks so good? Apparently, the only reported surgery Andrews has ever undergone was on her vocal cords. Despite her upset over the operation and an ultimate malpractice lawsuit, Julie still looks as youthful as she did in the ’60s and most likely found a skin treatment that works for her.
Cindy Crawford was one of those girls in high school that you envied. Not only was she beautiful, but she was smart and a valedictorian. She later became a supermodel and actress. Now 51, the beautiful actress is often photographed with her 15-year-old up-and-coming model daughter. “There’s no secret. Looking good is about eating right, getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water,” she told Redbook, “Also, you have to get moving. I work out several times a week, and I hike and ride bikes.”
Former actress and model, Mia Farrow, received recognition for her role on Rosemary’s Baby and appeared in 13 Woody Allen films while they were dating. She later became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was considered one of the most influential people in the world. However, things took a turn for a worse and she and Allen battled for custody over their adopted daughter. The lawsuit settled in favor of Farrow and we have no doubt she is using her great fortune on pricey anti-aging creams for that glowing skin.
After being honored with the title of People‘s first ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ in 1990, it is no surprise that Michelle Pfeiffer has aged flawlessly. The actress who starred in Batman made many poor choices in her youth which would damage her aging skin, such as smoking, yet her lack of effort beauty-wise has not caught up with her. Pfieffer now embraces her vegan diet to live long and avoids having plastic surgery, as she claims she does not want to look like a wax figure.
She is one of the more familiar faces among this list and is often described as the “best actress of her generation.” While she is particularly known for her versatility, the same cannot be said for her beauty products. With a net worth as great as Streep, she does not indulge in expensive products for her beauty regimen. Instead, she refrains from touching her face to avoid the spread of bacteria. She also does not wish to have any surgery to avoid looking frozen.
She turned heads in the ’60s, and even to this day, this 78-year-old remains one of Hollywood’s best-looking actresses. Okay, we must admit Welch has had some assistance in the aging process, such as cosmetic dentistry. However, there is no denying she’s still got it. Welch revealed she uses a $9 udder cream to erase aging lines called Bag Balm which is the same ointment farmers use to soothe bruised or sore teats of cattle! Although strange, if it works for Welch, we want some!
For decades, Diane Keaton has taken on roles that proved she was Hollywood royalty. After being diagnosed with basal skin carcinoma at 21-years-old, Keaton realized the importance of staying out of the sun’s harsh rays. This really helped her skin and she has never once been under the knife. To fight any signs of aging, Keaton regularly exercises and especially enjoys using her treadmill. She also decided to flaunt her white hair as she feels it looks better on older people.
The Grease star sadly battled breast cancer in the ’90s, however, it helped shape the way she lives her life today for the better. She is a frequent gym-goer, exercising around three or four times a week, and plays tennis. However, her number one beauty secret is being happily married to her “compatible” husband for 10 years. The actress has revealed she has never gone through with plastic surgery because she did not want to look like “those women” in Hollywood.
You would not believe that the same lady that appeared on our screens as the first Wonder Woman is slowly approaching 70. Not only did this natural beauty feature as a female superhero, but she was also crowned Miss World America in 1972. Her personal life, however, was not as successful. After a short-lived marriage and divorce, Lynda admitted to having an addiction and that she went to rehab. She may have had it rough, but you certainly couldn’t tell from looking at her.
American actress Jessica Lange is familiar for her TV and theater roles, especially King Kong and Tootsie. Whether she has miraculous anti-aging products or just knows how to work the camera, given she is a photographer herself, this almost 70-year-old is aging so gracefully. Although the mom of three has been through a few divorces as well as a recent breakup from playwright Sam Shepherd, she seems to be still holding her own and looking pretty while she’s at it.
With her fortune estimated at $1 billion back in 2000, Martha Stewart was clearly able to afford expensive skin products and most likely treated herself to many other luxuries in life, resulting in her looking the way she does in her late 70s. Known for many things such as being a writer, television personality, and businesswoman, Stewart’s money could not save her when she was accused of a few shady deals and ended up in jail. Despite her experiences, she still looks ever so graceful.
After going beyond the barriers of 60, this beach babe still looks as flawless as she did in the ’70s. She even recently participated in a 3,000-meter swimming marathon, proving age is nothing but a number. The iconic actress from the movie 10 says aside from her open-water swimming, her secrets include horseback riding and tending to her 110-acre ranch herself. Derek also has a flexitarian diet, which is mostly vegetarian but occasionally includes meat. This diet is said to promote health and prevent diseases.
Best known for her role in the James Bond film Live and Let Die as well as from Somewhere In Time and East of Eden, Jane Seymour is another of our timeless beauties. The almost 68-year-old is still acting, having recently starred in Let’s Get Physical. Her secret? The star says, “I don’t do any of the plastic stuff… Just exfoliate, take your makeup off and use a good cream.” She also revealed she does light exercise and limits her red meat intake.
She was America’s sweetheart during Hollywood’s Golden Age, and even after reaching her own golden age, she still looked as beautiful as ever. The actress, model, and humanitarian set the precedent for beautiful women all over the world to use their stunning looks in pursuit of public goodwill. From her carefully plucked eyebrows to her flawlessly applied eyeliner, Hepburn began to let go of the heavy makeup as she aged. After battling cancer, Hepburn passed away at 63 years old, still holding her legacy and natural beauty.
You may have heard of Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid, but they are all children of this stunning model from back in the day, Yolanda Hadid. More recently, she has become known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yolanda has been battling Lyme disease since 2012, which has led to her being unable to write, read, or watch TV. However, her looks have not faded and she is still as beautiful as her model children.
Jennifer Aniston has not aged a day since first appearing as Rachel Green in the hit sitcom Friends at 24 years old. In fact, she looks younger and younger the older she gets. The now-49-year-old actress has had a rollercoaster of events in her life from breakups to divorces to scandals, however, none of these has aged her. Her skin glows given her healthy diet, exercise, and lots of water. Who needs a man when you look this good?