Monday, May 21, 2007

Sexiest Women over 35

Another list from Todd Mason. Sadly, even these women are too young for me.

men.msn.com: You've seen the "hottest girls on the planet" type lists before. The problem is that those lists are less about the women, and more about who has the best publicists and plastic surgeons. We're not doing that here. We understand that most women (and men) generally don't come into their own until they're at least in their 30s. And besides, there's a whole lot more that goes into being "sexy" than starving yourself or being drunk on YouTube.

Yes, raw physical beauty is taken into account here, but one must consider the whole package. As we get older, the definition evolves the same way we do. How she carries herself, her attitude, and how she conducts her life are every bit as important as how she looks. A woman with no redeeming social value might be "hot" (*cough* Paris Hilton), but she'll never be truly sexy. (For more on the topic, check out a great article on "The New Definition of Sexy.")

This list isn't perfect. It's populated primarily by actresses and other highly visible women, therefore ignoring a wealth of lesser-known, but equally sexy candidates. So we invite you to make your own suggestions on this message board, where you can also comment on (or ridicule) our choices.

18 comments:

Todd said...

Actually, Jeff Segal passed it along to me, know how much I admire (at least) the aspect of most of these women...Ms. Stefani the primary exception. And certainly many of these women might have difficulty outshining, in one way or another, any number of others. Hey, they're all too pretty, accomplished and rich to be likely to be too interested in me, either, Bill (well, Ms. Stefani isn't all that accomplished, but certainly rich). I think they might overlook a little age differential.

Todd said...

Or, even, Knowing.

Bill Crider said...

If I were richer than they are, they might overlook the age thing. Unfortunately, I'm not even close.

Richard Heft said...

How about The Sexiest Women Born Before Kennedy Was President? I nominate Pam Grier, Sybil Danning, Joanna Cassidy, Monica Vitti and Sophia Loren. Other nominees?

Bill Crider said...

Now we're talking women my age. How about Ann-Margret?

Anonymous said...

I don't trust a list like this that excludes my wife.

Jerry House

Bill Crider said...

You scored some points with that one, I'll bet.

Anonymous said...

Angela Bassett, France Nuyen, Sela Ward. Sticking with actresses. Even if Ms./Dr. Nuyen has graduated to handsome at this point.

Gerard said...

For older gals there is Adrienne Barbeau.

Blogspot Marketing Division said...

Dear Mr. Crider:

Please remove this post. It's hurting your demographics. As you know, Blogspot is only interested in attracting the 18-34 audience. Posts like this send exactly the wrong message to these people.

Otherwise, keep up the good work. We always enjoy the Paris Hilton content.

Sincerely,

Blogspot Marketing

Bill Crider said...

I am too principled to remove the post. But I'm glad you enjoy the ones about P.H.

Benjie said...

What in the world? Don't they know who you are? Who your audience is? This is the perfect post for your demographic. With or without the Hilton saga.

Bill Crider said...

Hey, there are a couple of young guys who read this. I think.

Benjie said...

I thought I was young. My wife's not even eligible for consideration.

Bill Crider said...

Compared to me, you're young.

Brent McKee said...

A list like that and no Marg Helgenberger (49)!? Criminal! And let's not even get into the whole Sophia Loren question.

TM said...

And, from the Could Use a Sandwich or Three But Nonetheless file, Ann Curry. Probably our cutest newsoider pushing 50...or as far as I can recall. And not to slight her new colleague at TODAY...

Anonymous said...

Im surprised Sandra Bullock wasnt on that list.