Dame Helen Mirren has been in the film business for countless decades and has carried on countless roles in her varied career ranging from seductress, heavy-drinking police detective, sorceress, and in most recent memory a former CIA operative with a penchant for red cocktail dresses and firing mounted machine-guns. Despite or perhaps because of her years of experience in front of the camera, Helen Mirren has a certain grace and charm about her that seems to add to her overall look and style, granting her a certain vitality that most women half her age don’t seem to have. Plus, despite being in her 60s she still has the rocking figure that harkens back to her younger days.
Few women in today’s business can manage the mix of goofiness and sophistication like Tina Fey. Her stint on SNL followed by her role as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock proves she’s got the skills to pull off any punchline, gag, or spit-take with the best of them. Plus in recent years, she has also been showcasing she’s not just a funny gal, but also a down right attractive one at that. If anything, the years have been more than kind to Ms. Fey, they’ve been treating her pretty damned good.
On paper, Sarah Silverman is a pretty awkward package: very tall, awkward, hairy, and once had a bed-wetting problem in her heyday. However, when all these oddities mix her humor, it all comes together like a weird sexy comedy Voltron. As the years went on, she really succeeds in growing into not only her career as a comedian but also in her body and mind, making for an impressive mix of foxy, obtuse humor, and overall ownership of her awkwardness which gives way to a confidence that is very sexy and commanding.
From the hour-glass figure reminiscent of starlets past to the soft listlessness of her voice, Jennifer Tilly has the look of one of those ladies from a hard-boiled detective movie that the private eye sees coming into his office and just knows she’ll be trouble. The movies she’s been in range from crime flicks with a dash of Sapphic erotica in Bound, to the campy horror in Bride of Chucky, to the humorous as the ever-pregnant wife in Family Guy. No matter what role she takes on however, the one constant is her knock-out bombshell status.
I have no clue what Salma Hayek does to keep looking the way she does. Is it just good food and exercise? Is it a routine of yoga and meditation? Perhaps she is a highlander and has recently undergone a quickening? Whatever the cause, she still retains her seductive charms, disarming smile, and the curvy figure that one would happily want to lose themselves in. I think what makes Salma so striking is her subtle sense of attractiveness. The ability to dial it up or bring it down to fit the situation and the mood of the time make for a very memorable experience every time.
At the tender age of 51, Julianne Moore still has the looks to make heads turn and hearts to pitter-patter. Her appearance on 30 Rock and her recent role as Sarah Palin on HBO’s new show Game Change showcase her pretty solid acting chops in going from the comedic to the tragically comedic. Her ever-present grace and demeanor also help solidify her beauty and the fact that it’s all natural and without the aid of plastic surgery make it all the more a gem.
Aisha Tyler is not what one would imagine a woman to be at first blush. She smokes cigars, drinks, plays video games, and curses like a sailor on holiday. And that is just some of her more charming facets. Her great sense of humor and sardonic wit mixed with her love of Gears of War all wrapped up in a tall Amazonian frame just set up a wonderful package of looks and foul language.
Jennifer Lopez has come a long way from her days as “Jenny from the block” and as a back-up dancer from In Living Color. Having a singing career ranging several years and even dabbling in some solid (and not so solid) movies, she became a force to be reckoned with not only for her singing and dancing talents, but also well-known for her curves. Never one to shy away from heritage, Jennifer Lopez truly embraced her roots and used that to her advantage to truly boost her look and style. Even at the age of 42, she is still running strong with a new album and once again stepping into the club scene with her iconic dance moves and catchy beats.
After her split with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston went on a bit of low-key period, until a certain little GQ magazine cover hit the newsstands presenting a newly minted 40 year old Aniston wearing nothing more than a finely made striped tie and a smile. It appears during her 40th year on earth Jennifer Aniston has gotten a second wind in both terms of career and in looks. While she always had a charm about her stemming all the way back to her days on the Friends’ set, it wasn’t until now that she truly came into her own. And if now is any indication, she has certainly made her return with a vengeance.
To be honest, I never once in my life wanted to be Keanu Reeves. That is until I saw the scene in Matrix Reloaded when he got to kiss Monic Bellucci. Her sophisticated look and ageless style still has an edge of sensuality that hints at something unbridled and powerful behind her calm and cool exterior. And in all frankness, being able to take a peek at that fiery interior would certainly be a pleasure in and of itself.