Age of difference
From Joan Collins and
Cher to Geena Davis and Francesca Annis, Hollywood women of a certain
age are more than happy with younger partners, finds out Susan
"A few years ago, I was mostly concerned with getting things for
myself — more clothes, more money, more popularity, more boy-friends.
Then I woke up. Guy (Ritchie) makes me laugh. He’s gorgeous; he’s
brilliant — and, yes, he’s (10 years) younger. I feel like he’s my
equal and that’s hard to find."
Guy Ritchie is 10 years younger to Madonna
"We just laugh about ages. For my 50th birthday in 1996, Tim
(Robbins) — who is, yes, (12 years) younger — gave me the best
birthday gift I’ve ever received — a surprise party at the Pink
Sands resort on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. He invited family and
friends and took over the whole 25-room resort for a long weekend."
"Yes, my husband (Reza Jarrahy) is (15 years) younger. We have a
baby daughter, my first child. That’s the real miracle, isn’t
"David (Arquette) is eight years younger than I. Ask him why he
likes older women. He’s a total romantic and very, very funny."
Cher: "I have
never found that age made a damn bit of difference. I was 42 when I was
dating Rob Camiletti, who was 23 at the time. It’s a shame that older
women are continuously indoctrinated to believe that they are
undesirable, unattractive and invisible."
"The (19-year) age difference between Ralph (Fiennes) and I is not
important. A younger man may get more criticism. There are issues of
children. Families can object and often their social circles conflict,
but that has not occurred with us. In the beginning, the British press
made fuss that when he played Hamlet, I played his mother, Gertrude.
They tried to be destructive but, well, you see...we are still living
Francesca Annis and Ralph
Fiennes. “The (19-year) age difference between me and Ralph is not important,” says Francesca
"Why would anyone care that Bart (Freundlich) is nine years
younger? What’s important is that we have two happy, healthy children:
Liv and Cal. Bart and I fell in love when we were making The Myth of
Fingerprints. We’ve been together ever since. My life got
immeasurably better between the ages of 32 and 40, so I’d have to say
that getting older, being older, is good."
Elizabeth Taylor: "I was 20
years older than my last husband (Larry Fortensky). Age is irrelevant if
people have a commonality of interests. I find being with a younger
person promotes vitality, longevity and sexual prowess."
|Joan Collins: "My husband
(Percy Gibson) is 32 years younger than I. So what? It saddens me to
think that people consider that a problem. It’s trivial." —
Joan Collins and Percy Gibson have a 32-year age gap