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Angela Bassett Covers Allure's 'End of Anti-Aging' Issue

Angela Bassett Covers Allure's 'End of Anti-Aging' Issue

Angela Bassett looks gorgeous on the cover of Allure‘s new issue, celebrating the End of Anti-Aging one year after the magazine banned the term.

Here is what the 60-year-old 9-1-1 actress had to share with the mag:

On society’s evolving view of aging: “As we advance, 60 is the new 40, or 70 is the new 50. It keeps getting pushed. But you have to keep the stress down and the attitude hot.”

On how she defines feminism: “[Feminism is] being able to do what you want to do and [being] respected for it and paid fairly for it.”

On how she feels about people curious about her supposed youth-sustaining secrets:
“It feels good that they wonder.”

On working with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story: Coven: “I appreciate that about Ryan Murphy’s work, the stories he’s interested in telling. He has a brave voice; he’s outspoken. [Coven] was a gumbo of social and feminist issues — femininity and womanhood, also ageism and racism, provocative and topical. It was a really powerful season. What it gives you, the actor, is filet mignon, when you’ve been used to Twinkies.”

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Photos: Sharif Hamza for Allure
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  • mahbelle

    I’m tired of all these anti aging nonsense. European women know how to age gracefully. American women are addicted to Botox and plastic surgery in an effort to look 20 years younger than they are. And none of them look good. They look fake young.