Woman Crush Wednesday: Isabella Rossellini

wcw1My Woman Crush Wednesday is on Isabella Rossellini.  I’ll admit, at first my crush on her was purely superficial.  First, I love her name.  I’m not having kids, but if I did, they’d have some name like Cecilia or Isabella Rossellini Ponder.  I love names dripping with sophistication and overly dramatic.  I find her to be one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen.  Since seeing her in Blue Velvet, I found her to be fascinating, mysterious, and stunning.  I have followed her over the years mostly because of an interest in her style.  Simply put, I like what she wears and how she carries herself.  She has an easy elegance.  I listened to this episode on You Must Remember This last night, and I found myself crushing on her even more! She has spent her career fighting against the notion that aging women aren’t beautiful, and that if you’re over the age of 30 in Hollywood, you should be shoved to the side.  She had been representing Lancôme for years (she was their first face), when they ended her contract due to her age.  She fought back and formed her own cosmetics company with people wearing braces, a variety of ages, and in essence, more real.  She was truly  ahead of her time, and in March of 2016,  Lancôme finally caught up and asked her back to represent their brand.  Lucky for all of us, she agreed.  I look forward to seeing her and reading her interviews in publications.  I find her brains to be even more interesting than her beauty, and I’m glad to have someone that insists you can still be elegant, sexy, and stunning in her 60s.  wcw3

Isabella Rossellini (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Isabella Rossellini (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

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August 1971, Italian-born actor and model Isabella Rossellini at age 19, in Rome on the set of her father, director Roberto Rossellini's film, 'Blaise Pascal'. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
August 1971, Italian-born actor and model Isabella Rossellini at age 19, in Rome on the set of her father, director Roberto Rossellini’s film, ‘Blaise Pascal’. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

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