When Did Having Wrinkles Become a Sin?

It is no wonder that Audrey Hepburn has been voted the most beautiful woman in the past century with Angelina Jolie coming in 4th. You can clearly see how her inner beauty radiates through.  In the picture I don’t see wrinkles, I see life lines of a beautiful person.  I am sure you would agree that it would be a crime for any plastic surgeon to alter that face in any way.  In a way her lack of vanity and caring for others is part of her beauty.

It’s great that Angelina Jolie has chosen not to go the botox route and is proud of her smile lines.

I have a hard time about wrinkles too, with all that the media is preaching to us and how celebrities are mocked and berated for a single wrinkle. The odd thing is, when they get too much botox, the same media mocks them for looking plastic. There’s also a clear double standard for male actors. On male actors, wrinkles are seen to add dignity to their face. Why not for female actresses as well?

So I’d like to remind myself to not distress over a wrinkled brow and smile lines, with some quotes:

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
Michel de Montaigne

I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles… like Audrey Hepburn.
Natalie Imbruglia

If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
James A. Garfield

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