At age 73, Tina Turner has landed on the cover of German Vogue (April 2013). Figuring out whether you're an optimist or a pessimist is as simple as deciding whether you think it more appropriate to call this her first Vogue cover or her last. Lookin' good, Tina.
BEFORE & AFTER:
For starters, she's had at least one nose job, her eyes and brows done, uses fillers and probably a facelift at some point. This isn't the best shot of her on the right, but it is candid and shows what is happening. I think she looks good overall, but the notion (in the comments) that she hasn't had plastic surgery is not something I can just nod at. Then again, I can't think of any entertainers I feel confident haven't had procedures...can you? P.S. I wonder how much slimming Vogue's retouchers applied? I haven't seen TT lately so am not sure.
Continuing on my kick of reaching out to living performers who ever appeared in a silent movie (in recent times, I've "gotten" Carla Laemmle, Lupita Tovar, Michael D. Moore, Diana Serra Cary aka
"Baby Peggy," Mickey Rooney and Dickie Moore), I asked my good buddy Bryan to see if he could get me a signature from Mary Carlisle. Carlisle, the third oldest living person to have appeared in a silent-era silent film, is 101 as of less than two weeks ago. Carlisle started acting as a child, so her first screen appearance was 90 (!) years ago, opposite Jackie Coogan in the silent Long Live the King. She is the last surviving WAMPAS Baby Star; her 1932 class included Gloria Stuart and Ginger Rogers.
Retired from film, where she had a solid career as a B-movie bombshell, for over 70 years, this one-time glamourpuss is also retired from a high-profile job as the manager of the Elizabeth Arden Salon in Beverly Hills. She was married to Jim Blakely, an actor who wound up as an executive producer at 20th Century-Fox. Blakely lived into his nineties, so I'm thinking this couple, married for 65 years, might have been either doing some seriously healthy living or were freaks of nature who happened to find each other.
I've let almost two months (!) go by since the most recent Hollywood Show, which actually moved spaces to the L.A. Westin. Regulars were wondering if the site change would gut attendance, but people definitely showed up. To make sure I get this out there, I'm going to do a somewhat shortened (but still ridiculously expansive) review.
Be sure to check out the gallery above for then-and-now pix of (in order): Robert Conrad, Tony Dow, Adrian Zmed, Debbie Gibson, Greg Evigan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr., David Mandel, Erin Murphy, Ann Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Coleen Gray, Francine York, Jimmy McNichol, Kay Lenz, Lori Petty, Lynn Holly Johnson, Parker Stevenson, Paul LeMat, Renee Taylor, Richard Kiel, Ron Masak, Ryan Guzman (then = now) and Sam Harris.
Star (February 4, 2013) has fun showing us which old-timers today's stars will resemble in the future. Many of them are spot-on, but for real—do they actually think Angelyne is only 54? This was Angelyne two years ago. She is probably closer to 70 than she is to 54. Her billboards were popping up around L.A. over 30 years ago.