If we're going by last f*ckable day (opens in new tab) standards, Kate Winslet doesn't have any business playing 25-year-old Liam Hemsworth's love interest (opens in new tab) or appearing un-retouched in beauty ads. But at 39, she's doing both—and it's all to set a new, healthier precedent for younger generations of women.
At the Elle Women in Hollywood event earlier this week, the excellent teller of wardrobe-malfunction stories (opens in new tab) told (opens in new tab)E! News (opens in new tab) that she negotiated her L'Oréal contract so that her Lancôme ads would be free of airbrushing.
"I do think we have a responsibility to the younger generation of women," she said. "I think they do look to magazines, I think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers and they want people to look up to, and I would always want to be telling the truth about who I am to that generation because they've got to have strong leaders. We're all responsible for raising strong young women, so these are things that are important to me."
Bless you, Kate Winslet. Bless you and your well-earned fine lines.
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.
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