7 Handsome Women Who Are Aging Gorgeously

They probably weren’t the cutest in kindergarten—or the prom queen in senior year. Their jaws were too strong, their builds too slim and boyish. But the girls Jane Austen would have deemed handsome may have the last laugh: Though at 15 they missed the “pretty” mark, at midlife they’re aging gorgeously 

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Marie Josee LaFontaine

A makeup artist with silvery pompadour and an androgynous aesthetic.

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Rosemarie Ingleton

A dermatologist with a regal air and close-cropped hair.

Jean Francois Campos

Sylvie Chantecaille

A chic woman in her sixties who happens to be French and the founder of a cult-favorite, eponymous beauty line.

Jean Francois Campos

Elizabeth Musmanno

"I was never the blue-eyed, blonde, buxom girl. But I liked the way I looked."

Jean Francois Campos

Angela Bassett

Hollywood handsome: über-fit, with chiseled cheekbones.

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Christine LaGarde

The head of the IMF epitomizes simple, chic styling.

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Catherine the Great

She was powerfully attractive but not pretty.

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Jean Marie 04.10.2013

I LOVED this article. Elegance doesn't have to be flashy or overly stylized. I would love to know what kind of "vintage mens Rolex" Ms. LaFontaine is sporting. Vintage is in! Does anyone know and can share?

Jean Marie 04.10.2013

I LOVED this article. Elegance doesn't have to be flashy or overly stylized. I would love to know what kind of "vintage mens Rolex" Ms. LaFontaine is sporting. Vintage is in! Does anyone know and can share?

Suzan Colon03.18.2013

Great feature, beautiful photos. One of the (few?) benefits of aging is that some women "grow into" their looks. I definitely prefer the way I look now as opposed to my 20s, but I think it's more that I'm finally feeling more confident about myself. That's one of the best looks ever.

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