Archives: celebrities

Cate Blanchett, on any day

In the morning, someone says, “Those sunglasses are cool. They make you look like Cate Blanchett… on a bad day.”

Later, the young supervisor at pilates plays something by One Direction. It’s unfamiliar. Then, something else: “Surely you’ve heard this one.”

Nope.

“I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t know One Direction,” she says.

I’d say this day was one full of compliments.

Ancient celebrities’ babies

I compile a list of celebrities who fall pregnant later in life… Then I see this article, which makes me feel uncomfortable. I understand, by having a surprise natural pregnancy now, that I am unusual, but Ms Friedman’s censorious tone makes me feel quite excluded. Or maybe it’s the hormones.

At least Cosmopolitan reports that “each case is different”. And, if I dig around a little, I can find others in the blogosphere who’ll make me feel less of a freak.

 

Ancient, knocked-up celebs

  • Halle Berry, 46 (2nd child)
  • Uma Thurman, 43 (3rd)
  • Salma Hayek, 41
  • Mariah Carey, 43
  • Jane Seymour, and Celine Dion, 42
  • Madonna, 40-whatever
  • Carla Bruni, 44
  • Monica Belluci, 45
  • Maya Rudolph, 41(4th)
  • Mira Sorvino, 45
  • Julianne Moore, 41
  • Kelly Preston, 47 (3rd)
  • Marcia Cross, 51
  • Jennifer Connely, 42
  • Meryl Streep, 4 kids in her 40s
  • Susan Sarandon, 45 (2nd)
  • Annette Bening, 41
  • Molly Ringwald, 45!!!
  • Geena Davis, 46
  • Brooke Sheilds, 41
  • Madonna, 41 (2nd)

You can’t tell me they were all donor eggs.

Oh, this blog is shiny and new and already I’m writing about celebrities. I feel dirty.

But, I’ll take Uma, and Molly. And the most exciting exemplar…


Ursula Andress in a bikini

Ursula. Always Ursula.

 

The winning mature celeb pregnancy is Ursula Andress, who had her first baby at 44, with none other than my high school LA Law crush, Harry Hamlin. She’s also scored some quality doona time with James Dean and Marlon Brando — oh, my teenage self swoons! AND she knows her way around a tiger.

Ursula Andress and Harry HamlinJimmy & Ursula Villa CapriUrsule-Andress

I knew we had more in common than a love of good shells.

And hanging out on coral cays with moustachio’d Scots.

 

Back to top