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Renowned British actress Helen Mirren, aged 77, has eloquently responded to the notion that older women shouldn’t have long hair. Known for her grace and versatility in the film industry, Mirren has always been a timeless beauty, defying age-related stereotypes. In a 2019 interview, she expressed her dislike for terms such as “anti-aging” and “beauty,” arguing that aging is a natural process that should not be a cause for exclusion or shame.
Mirren emphasized the importance of embracing one’s true age and criticized the marketing of beauty products on youthful faces. She suggested replacing words like “beauty” with “being” to promote inclusivity and self-acceptance. Mirren, a brand ambassador for L’Oréal, appreciated the company’s stance of not using the term “anti-aging.”
While cautioning against vanity, she acknowledged the value of self-care practices like hair care and makeup application. In a departure from her usual hairstyle, Mirren has been experimenting with long hair, finding it enjoyable and somewhat radical.
She also addressed the issue of vanity in the age of social media, attributing it to a sense of insecurity rather than self-love. Mirren expressed hope in the rising consciousness among young people, particularly regarding movements like #MeToo and feminism.
She has been a vocal critic of the treatment of women in the media and has engaged in conflicts with individuals who perpetuate sexist attitudes. Mirren’s views on aging and beauty have garnered praise for their bravery and have inspired women of all ages to embrace their power.