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'Cougars' are seeking younger prey – actress

When it comes to the dating game, Mrs Robinson is not only alive and kicking, but she is sexier and more self-confident than ever before, according to the actress Helen McCrory.

Women of a certain age are keeping their looks and still feel sexually attractive, she said. In her latest film 'Flying Blind' the 44-year-old actress plays an older woman in love with a younger man.

And she believes that the current fascination with the topic is a case of art imitating life.

Married for five years to 'Homeland' actor Damian Lewis, above, McCrory claims that the rise of the 'cougar' has been fuelled by changing attitudes.

"Literature is reflecting what is happening in life," she said.

Irish Independent