Who says you can't be an award-worthy female star if you're over 40, or over a size four? If there was one thing PROVED at Sunday night's Golden Globes, it's that the old "hold backs" for women in Hollywood are as gone as the last century.
There was Annette Bening at the age of 52, proudly accepting her award for 'Best Actress' in a comedy for The Kids Are Alright. Jane Fonda at 73, presented 'Best Picture Nominees', glowing like a fresh- faced startlet. Helen Mirren at 65, glamorously dripping with diamonds and starring in the nominated spy thriller Red. Michelle Pfeiffer, at 52, made a stunning appearance in a purple sheath, looking like an ageless Golden Girl.
Listen, I know they've probably all had the same "work", umm, well maybe not Annette, but who the hell cares. It's well done. They don't look pinched. They don't look pulled. They look perfectly natural and glowing with energy and good health.
As for female stars who have passed the former "kiss of death" age of 40, that just seems as extinct as the dinosaurs. Did anyone -- producers, directors, audience; think anything but HOT when they saw Halle Berry in her up-to-there black gown.