In 1994, I lay for an hour under an umbrella by the pool on top of a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, my body slathered with 60 SFP sunblock lotion and my head covered with a wide brimmed hat. My pale Dutch skin aged a decade during that hour, and I’ve not sunbathed since. The spots that appeared on my arms and hands that day are still visible. And I count myself lucky for having thoroughly covered my face.
Some women are already aware of the dangers of ultra violet rays to their skin and I salute them. In fact, these three celebrities are so white they must glow in the dark. Thus, the Coppertone Whitest Woman Award goes to...
Nicole Kidman:Whitest woman bar none. She is notorious for always wearing sunblock, even on ordinary days.
It was a close contest, as you can see by the honorable mentions:
Bernadette Peters: She’s past fifty but looks at least two decades younger.
Julianne Moore: A pale redhead with freckles, I cannot imagine her with a tan.
Special recognition to the women of Iceland: For being as pale as the ice caps receding on their land.
These women must have taken heed from Brigitte Bardot, the once lovely French actress who was notorious for her love of the Mediterranean sun, and who slowly mummified in front of our eyes. To be fair, Brigitte must now be in her 70's. But compare her photo to Sophia Loren's (on this site) and there's no mistaking the difference in the way these two women have aged.