Ingenue Who? Jane Fonda and More Mature Actresses Are Ruling the Red Carpet

Tell 'em, girl.

Every passing premiere seems to bring out a new flock of PYTs, but never fear—Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, and more are here to prove you don't have to be a spring chicken to absolutely slaughter the red carpet. Ahead, some of their most recent, jaw-dropping looks even if their industry still relegates women over 40 to playing moms, while their male cohorts' girlfriends stay the same age forever, hmm.

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Helen Mirren

Put Helen in her sunflower Dolce & Gabbana dress and Shonda Rhimes in her spaghetti one, and you've got a Tuscan picnic, basically. Also, that pose.

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Helen Mirren

You're never to old to twirl in a big, tulle princess dress.

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Helen Mirren

Big up to both Helen and designer Sassi Holford for this playful moment.

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Annette Bening

Why does this look like the triumphant end to a biopic about a girl who was told she'd never amount to anything, but years later, you see her in Giorgio Armani at the Venice Film Festival

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Julianne Moore

One of the perks of growing up is getting your own wind machine to sweep up your hair and Valentino gown. That's a fact. 

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Julianne Moore

Who said you couldn't wear skirts above the knee after a certain age? Not Louis Vuitton, nor Julianne Moore, that's who.

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Julianne Moore

Valentino! Couture! Baby!

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Jane Fonda

Remember when J.Lo made Jane Fonda wear a ruffly matron of honor dress in Monster in Law? Classic. But in this Marchesa dream, that peach monstrosity is but a distant memory.

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Susan Sarandon

Another plus side of aging is knowing the silhouettes that work for you and your very impressive décolletage. Here, she's in bespoke Hugo Boss by Jason Wu.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Dang, Michelle.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

DAAAAANG, MICHELLE. (In Michael Kors.) 

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Jane Fonda

We picked a similar jumpsuit for the New Taylor™, but she would do well to just be the New Jane Fonda. (Hers is Alberta Ferretti, FYI.)  

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