Ice is cold. Sugar is sweet. And women over 40 are indeed hot. As truisms go, these hardly bear repeating. What does merit discussion, however, is the persistent sense of numbskull wonderment when it comes to mature beauty. Case in point: Brooke Shields.
In an interview for Yahoo Life’s Unapologetically Brooke video series, the actor and icon sounds off on the idiotic notion that women can’t be sexy after a certain age. This may seem obvious, even redundant, but here we are hashing it out for the umpteenth time. For real though: She’s a former Calvin Klein model—whoever still doesn’t get it is a lost cause in our books.
Of course, Brooke is in very good company. Mature goddesses are many, and all of them should be celebrated, but here are four who give us heart palpitations.