Saturday 25 November 2017

Cindy Crawford and the value of a little white lie

The picture that launched a thousand tweets.
The picture that launched a thousand tweets.
Cindy Crawford...Model Cindy Crawford poses with her son Presley, left, and daughter Kaya at the premiere of Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)...A

Linda Kelsey

'Bravo Cindy Crawford. Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye need to know on earth, and all ye need to know." Thus tweeted actress Jamie Lee Curtis earlier this week in response to a leaked, un-retouched photograph of the presumed perennially perfect supermodel that is 48-year-old Cindy Crawford; an image that went instantly viral on the internet.

Unlike most Hollywood celebrities, who celebrate their maturity in interviews, while submitting to plastic surgery and digital skulduggery to please the camera, Jamie Lee Curtis is no hypocrite.

Quoting directly from John Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', Ms Curtis is a Tinseltown rarity who at 56 has embraced grey hair and posed in workout clothes revealing love handles and not a millimetre of space between the tops of her legs, in an age when thigh gap (the cavity between your thighs when you stand with your legs together) is the Holy Grail of beauty. But these days the star of the movie 'Perfect' is better known as an author than for her red-carpet appearances, no doubt in part due to her refusal to play ball with the diktats of the movie studios.

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