Halle Berry recently celebrated her 50th birthday and she is #goals for any age but at age 50 she is just like fine wine!
“With open arms I welcome 50,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself standing in a field wearing nothing but a semi-sheer white, flowing kimono. “I’m so blessed to be here!”
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Beauty, the Hollywood veteran talked about the pressures of maintaining her youthful looks “to stay alive in this business.”
“I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me,” she said of pressure to get plastic surgery. “‘You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better.’ It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like.”
But no matter how much that pressure builds, don’t expect Berry to show up at a red carpet looking completely unrecognizable anytime soon.
“I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self. Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us,” Halle said. “I think of those women that I thought aged so beautifully, like Lena Horne.
Even how Jane Fonda is aging — I don’t know what she has or hasn’t done, but she looks beautiful as she’s going about her way. I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”
“We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before,” she added. “We have to stop coveting that. Let it go and embrace it now and really be OK. It’s easy to say, I guess, but that’s the goal.”
Happy Birthday Halle