Madeleine Stowe covers the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of New Beauty
magazine. The beautiful Revenge
actress talked to New Beauty
about aging gracefully and turning 50.
On Getting Older
: "Getting older and the whole concept of 'aging gracefully' was really interesting for me. You want to buck up against it. As soon as you hit 30, through that whole patch, it's fabulous. Then you hit early 40s, and it's great. Then it gets bumpy, and all of a sudden, you feel as though there's not that much time left. You go through all this emotional upheaval and changes, and it feels almost grim in some ways - like you are just going through life and sort of mowing through it."
On Turning 50
: "And then you hit 50. When I got to that age, all of a sudden, I finally felt this incredible sense of liberation. You sort of let go of everything,. I like to say I have 45 more years left. When you look at it that way, it's wonderful. I put the burn on to do all the things I always dreamed of doing and I really became happy. It was a choice to say, 'I'm going to be happy and there are wonderful things in this life.' Yet, there is a terrible beauty to getting older at the same time. You just have to embrace all of those different feelings."
Madeleine's aesthetician Nerida Joy also talked with New Beauty
about how she gets Madeleine's skin to glow naturally. You can find her tips here
Photo: New Beauty