Mar 27, 2007

Fabulous Women

The women in these photos look beautiful, healthy and fit without the attenuated, anorexic bodies so popular today. I am being a realist and will grant that, with the exception of Queen Latifah, none of these women are above a size six. But none seem to be starving themselves either, and they certainly don't mind showing off their curves...

Scarlett Johannsen is so comfortable being a female that she oozes sexuality without even trying. I suspect she actually enjoys wiggling as she walks.

Wow is all I can say about Selma Hayak. Gorgeous, talented, and brains. What a trifecta.

Liv's weight has fluctuated, but she has settled into her womanly curves and they look splendid on her tall form. She looked downright broody after giving birth to her child, giving her a soft glow. She also took her time getting the weight off. Now that's something I can relate to.

Sophia Loren at the '99 Oscars at age 65. Her beauty secret is that she exercises a half hour every day. She still looks fabulous, but I could only find one recent head shot of her. Let's just say that when she appeared at the Oscars, she put every other woman to shame.

Maria Sharapova, Tennis

Perhaps it isn't fair to include professional athletes. These particular women couldn't have reached the top of their game by being anorexic. Fit, beautiful, muscular, and with the stamina of ten linebackers: Why aren't body types like these gracing the fashion pages?
Gabrielle Reece, Volley Ball

Pam Boteler and Hannah Menke, sprint canoers

Pam Boteler glammed up

I would kill to have Angela Bassett's buff arms (or kill myself in the process to achieve the same look.) Unlike Oprah, Queen Latifah seems comfortable in her own skin. She tried losing weight a few years back and had breast reduction surgery, but recently she's found a weight and look that work for her. She's never anything but fabulous looking.

Vanessa Williams looks even more beautiful almost a quarter of a century after winning the Miss America crown. All I can say is, "Girlfriend you are taking excellent care of your body!"


Generation Next said...

Great photos. Thanks for posting these.

jinxy said...

You got my vote. I am on the round end of the curvy spectrum, so most of them men hitting on me like curves... and you would be surprised at how many of them there are out there.

Marius said...

ScarJo, as she is called by some fans, looks great. Salma is amazing. And Queen Latifah looks beautiful (and healthy). When will young women realize that anorexia nervosa isn't a good look? It’s a disease. Having some body fat is normal.

Big Fella said...

In regard to Ms. Hayak, only her hairdresser knows for sure...

Ms. Place said...

Dahling, must I lose another illusion. All I can say is MINE are not fake. Take THAT, Selma.

jinxy said...

You know what? I don't care if they are fake or not, the woman is freaking gorgeous. And if I had to choose between my daughter getting some fake boobs or starving herself... y'all can probably guess what I'll be choosing.

However, given that she is of my blood, she will most likely never need to go that route. God has been good to the women in my family in that area.