Greatness becomes the default setting when you start talking about certain women in Hollywood. The industry isn’t kind to the fairer sex and the ladies who continue acting into their 70s and 80s are a special breed. They’re not only beautiful and glamorous, but smart and hard-nosed from years of being treated like queens one minute and trash the next.
Check out this list of 100 current popular actors over the age of 70. There are 21 women, a tiny percentage. Why do so few make it to old age? These ladies, and all the rest of the veteran actresses out there, are truly entertainment royalty. This article is a small tribute to some of the women who paved the way for the Angelina Jolies and Jennifer Lawrences of today.
Then & Now: Hollywood Royalty