There are many women in Hollywood whom are to be respected and admired. Particularly the older generation of stars, who show much poise, grace and class. Without further ado, here are our 10 favourites.
Mirren has had a lengthy career, stemming with her work in theatre in the 1960s. Her body of work is impressive, and she’s been a presence at awards ceremonies these past few years. With such a respected filmography, we love that she still is up for doing silly movies, such as Teaching Mrs. Tingle and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
It seems Betty-mania hasn’t died down much! After an impressive 2009 and 2010, last year, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Hot in Cleveland. We just hope that at 90, we’re still alive and kicking, and doing something we love as much as the former Golden Girls star does!
What’s not to love? She’s had a fantastic career for over three decades, resulting in 17 Oscar nominations with three wins… and her awards acceptance speeches are always witty and memorable! In an industry that tends to create roles for younger women, Streep is a mainstay of film, and we hope she continues to take over great roles for years to come.
The British star of films such as Howards End, Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually is the perfect role model to look up to. Thompson acted as a mentor to a then-18-year-old Kate Winslet while filming Sense and Sensibility, and Thompson even threatened to opt out of Brideshead Revisited after Miramax asked her young co-star Hayley Atwell to lose weight for her role. The studio quickly took back their request. We wish we could be as awesome and poised as she!
Are there any other fabulous Hollywood females we missed? Please share your role models below!
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