Jamie Lee Curtis says ‘people lost their minds’ when she posed topless at 50

Jamie Lee Curtis says her 2008 topless cover caused a stir. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

On Saturday evening, actress Jamie Lee Curtis received the Career Achievement Award from AARP The Magazine. But it’s not the first time the post – which spotlights people over 50 – has shown the star some love.

In an Instagram post shared ahead of the magazine’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards, Curtis, 64, opened up about appearing topless on the cover of its May/June 2008 issue. Then 50, the Halloween star posed naked in a swimming pool for filming with the lens of Andrew Eccles, causing quite a stir.

“People lost their minds that I was TOPLESS!” Curtis, who just scored for his first Oscar nomination for his supporting role Everything everywhere all at once, share. “A perfect statement of how weird people are about old people having any kind of sexuality.”

Curtis’ post drew support from Naomi Watts and her former terrible friday co-star, Lindsay Lohan. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova, used to provocative photo shoots that challenge conventional thinking about aging, commented, “Yeah. Apparently older women should give that up.”

Curtis has made no apologies for aging on her own terms. In the 2008 issue, the real lies The star opened up about letting her hair – now silver, almost 15 years later – turn gray and learning to love the mature version of herself.

“I want to be older,” she told the magazine. “I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel a lot better now than when I was 20. I’m stronger, I’m smarter in every way, I’m so much less crazy than I was then.”

In recent years, the Stock exchanges The actress opened up about society’s obsession with plastic surgery – which she admitted to trying and hating – and using filters to look younger.

“I also stood up for not fucking with your face,” she said during an appearance on the British talk show Lorraine in 2021. “And the term ‘anti-aging.’ I’ll be 70? I want to look like I’m 70 when I’m ‘I’m 70!’

Last year, Curtis shared that she focused more on acceptance and less on vanity.

“When I brush my teeth, of course, I look at myself in the mirror,” she said during a talk at the Radically Reframing Aging Summit. “When I wax my eyebrows, of course, I look at myself in a mirror. But when I get out of a shower, I just don’t look at my 63-year-old body in the mirror. I don’t deny what I look like. , of course, I’ve seen what I look like. I try to live in acceptance. If I look in the mirror, it’s harder for me to be in acceptance. I’m more critical. So that, if I’m not watching, I’m not so worried about it.”

Speaking at the Movies for Grownups Awards over the weekend, Curtis expressed his appreciation for aging.

“At the end of the day, what I love most about adults is that we’re more alike than different – adults dress up and show up every day, regardless of how our cards were dealt “, she said in her acceptance speech. “It’s the beauty of adults and I’m honored to be considered such because it’s a badge of honor that I proudly wear on my face, on my body, in my mind and in my soul.”

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