Esquire Says 42-Year Old Women Are The Hottest – Esquire magazine says that the hottest women these days are those who are 42-years old and that they have more sex appeal than women in their 20s or 30s.
They use an interesting piece of classic 60s pop culture to prove their point as they talk about the movie The Graduate which saw Dustin Hoffman’s college boy character seduced by a friend of his parents, a woman who was actually aged 42-years old. They turn things round to show that a 2014 adaptation would have any number of hot 42-year old actresses to pick from including Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Amy Poehler, Leslie Mann or Jennifer Garner.
As they say this would give a totally different dynamic to today’s remake as your feelings for the hero of the story would be somewhat different.
In today’s society a woman in her 40s is no longer seen as she would have been some 50 years ago. This is due to many factors such as the fact that many women in their 40s and indeed much older are often in better shape than women who are half their age. They also have often found a greater confidence with age and many of the women mentioned above are known for having a tremendous sense of humour.
Cameron Diaz has spoken about how she couldn’t wait to be older as ‘the most interesting parts are for women who are over 40. We don’t see it that way, because they’re not the sexy parts.’
Well with Cameron and all those other hot looking actresses we have already mentioned as well as the many other 42-year olds such as Carmen Electra and Christina Applegate we can only see that changing as there are many opportunities for clever scriptwriters to cast these older women in any number of roles that show they are still more than capable of playing “the sexy parts.”
However perhaps what Cameron is referring to is the fact that the parts available for older women are far more likely to show that they have both intelligence and a sense of humour than the more obvious roles that are often available for attractive younger women actresses.
Writing the feature in Esquire that goes with 42-ear old Cameron Diaz’s cover photo, Tom Junod says: ‘There used to be something tragic about even the most beautiful forty-two-year-old woman. With half her life still ahead of her, she was deemed to be at the end of something—namely, everything society valued in her, other than her success as a mother. If she remained sexual, she was either predatory or desperate; if she remained beautiful, what gave her beauty force was the fact of its fading. And if she remained alone… well, then God help her.’
‘In a society in which the median age keeps advancing, we have no choice but to keep redefining youth. Life lasts longer; so does beauty, fertility, and sex.’
With the move forward each year in Esquire as to what is deemed the most attractive age for a woman (up this year from 27-years old in 1999 and 39-years old in 2008) we can only expect this trend to continue and soon it will be the women in their 50s who are seen as not just the most confident and best company but also the most attractive.