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Baddie Winkle (and 4 Other Amazing Ladies) Who Make Aging Great

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People always talk about aging gracefully. But what about just making aging great?

Helen Van Winkle, aka Baddie Winkle, is doing just that.  Hollywood’s new favorite grandma has taken over Instagram, and it sounds like she’s having the time of her life doing it.

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Baddie Winkle is all about having fun, but she’s also using her power to champion marijuana legalization like—even though she doesn’t partake herself.

“I see so many kids getting picked up and put in jail,” she told Yahoo! News.  “That’s why I think it should be legalized. They’re just young kids and, they get caught with marijuana and it’s not legal in the states that they live in, and it’s not good to be put in jail as a young kid.”

Baddie Winkle proves that you can be a fashion icon and a sex symbol no matter your age.  I mean, would you just look at this VMA’s ensemble?

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Let’s take a moment to talk about some other older women in Hollywood who are still known for their awesome fashion and sex appeal.

B E T T Y   W H I T E


The TV grandma of everyone’s dreams is not afraid to get down and dirty.  My favorite thing about her?  She can go crazy on SNL and then doll herself up for an appointment at the White House.

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T I N A   T U R N E R

Tina Turner

Tina Turner was flawless before flawless was a thing, and she embodies style and sexiness, no matter her age.


H E L E N   M I R R E N

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Helen Mirren has perfect taste to go with her perfect everything else.


Please. She doesn’t need a reason.

J U L I E   A N D R E W S


The Queen of my heart has the voice of an angel and curses like a sailor. Plus, she writes awesome children’s books and always looks incredible.

None of these women have the badass pizzazz of Baddie Winkle, but its good to remember that age can’t stop you from being fabulous and expressing it in your own particular way.

Sophie Hessekiel is a writer, comedian, and occasional musician who has fled Westchester to pursue feminism, fashion, ecology and comedy in the far-flung fields of Poughkeepsie and Manhattan. When not interning at Eco-Chick, she is writing and performing with her sketch group at Vassar or deconstructing Taylor Swift and Tinder with her gal pals. She also interns for and is always on the lookout for great new video content. Sophie is studying English, Film, and Español at Vassar, and she wants to make television when she grows up—or, you know, now. Whichever comes first.