Sex and The City’s Kim Cattrall turns 61, a pro-ageing icon who’s fully embraced positive ageing and shows us you can be sexy, sassy and successful at any age.
The star is most known for her portrayal of Samantha Jones in the romantic comedy, ‘Sex and the City’, which gained a cult following throughout the late 90s and early 00s and Cattrall received five Emmy award nominations for.
She later reprised the role on the big screen, starring in ‘Sex and the City’ in 2008 and it’s sequel in 2010.
This didn’t bring an end to the star’s prosperous career, she later portrayed Davina Jackson in ‘Sensitive Skin’ up until 2016, a successful fiftysomething with a fear of losing her youth. Although contrary to her character, Cattrall openly embraces growing older,
“When I see a woman who looks her age, she’s radiating something, and it’s life.”
Cattrall has experienced ageism over the years in Hollywood,
“Talented people are written off once they hit their 50s and 60s, and the saddest thing is, we just get better as we get older.” said the actress.
Despite this adversity, Cattrall’s career has lasted over four decades and she’s still in the limelight today, recently playing the role of Helen Tyler in the second series of Swedish thriller, ‘Modus’.
The 61-year-old is an inspiration and is a champion of the positive ageing mantra we represent.
“Most people look at ageing as a disease. They do. They have prescriptions and places where you go to eradicate it.” said Cattrall.
A philosophy which is hitting the mainstream. The US’ largest beauty magazine, Allure recently made headlines for ditching the term ‘anti-ageing’ for this exact reason.
“Whether we know it or not, we’re subtly reinforcing the message that ageing is a condition we need to battle — think antianxiety meds, antivirus software, or antifungal spray.” writes Michelle Lee for Allure.
As Cattrall explains, ageing is something positive and nothing we need to fix or try and get rid of.
The star remarks, “There is no need to feel defeated at 40, 50 or 60. I’m having the greatest time in the second half of my life.”