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Best-Dressed 50+ Women at the 2023 Golden Globes

Viola Davis, Jennifer Coolidge and Angela Bassett turned on the glam at the annual awards show

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(Left to right) Viola Davis, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Coolidge
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Go on. Skip past those 30- and 40-something actresses on the red carpet. It was the dazzling 50-plus stars who stole the show at the 80th Golden Globe Awards.

AARP’s Alison Maxwell and Nancy Kerr round up the best-dressed women at Hollywood’s big event.

​​Jean Smart

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“It’s always a thrill, it’s a huge compliment and a huge thrill,” the Hacks star, 71, said of her nomination for best TV actress in a musical or comedy. She wowed in a timeless tuxedo-inspired black gown. While speaking with E! Online, Smart dished on “possible new love interests” for her character during the show’s upcoming third season.

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Angela Bassett

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The best supporting actress winner for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, 64, sizzled in a silver, halter-style gown. Of mastering her role as Queen Ramonda, Bassett told E! Online: “I try to find the heart of it, and in this one it wasn’t that difficult. To find the heart and just to live with it, so that I own it.”

Michelle Yeoh

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The Everything Everywhere All at Once best actress winner, 60, stunned in a midnight blue gown with a peplum trimmed in silver by Armani Privé. Yeoh accepted her award and noted the significance of her recent birthday: “I turned 60 last year. ... And I think all of you women know, as the days, the years and the numbers get bigger, it seems like opportunities start to get smaller as well.”

​Jennifer Coolidge

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The White Lotus star, 61, made a last-minute wardrobe change, opting for a custom, black, sequined off-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana gown that hugged her curves in all the right places. Of White Lotus’ stunning success, she said: “It was really fun, and we all really liked each other, but we didn’t know it was going to turn into what it turned into, and for that I thank (creator) Mike White. … This is such a nice surprise.”



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Viola Davis

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The star of The Woman King, 57, didn’t let a little rain in Los Angeles put a damper on her shine. Her bright cobalt blue gown popped against the gray carpet and featured elegant draping.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, made her first trip to the Golden Globes in a custom, sleeveless, purple Aliétte dress with Natalie Mills jewels. The singer/actress nominated for best supporting actress for Abbott Elementary told E! Online that she was thankful that the Hollywood Foreign Press “would open up its hearts and its minds to an understanding that diversity actually works, and giving all people no matter what color, shade, shape, gender or size, they all have something to add to this industry that we’re in.”

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​Laverne Cox

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The Orange Is the New Black star, 50, hosted the E! red carpet in a stunning blue and gold-accented 2007 John Galliano gown with a draped neckline and open back. She topped off the ensemble with Fred Leighton and Kwiat jewelry.

​Jamie Lee Curtis

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Curtis, 64, didn’t just wing it in a strapless black jumpsuit. She paired the look with a floor-length lace cape and matching cuff bracelets. The Halloween actress, nominated for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, gushed to E! about her work. “I love the process of making movies. I love to watch. I love to learn. I love to be there.” Curtis will receive AARP's Career Achievement Award at the upcoming Movies for Grownups (MFG) Awards ceremony.

​Rhea Seehorn

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Better Call Saul’s Seehorn, 50, stood out from the crowd in a sheer floral black gown adorned with flowers from Naeem Khan. She accessorized the floor-pooling gown with a bright green clutch and jewelry from Anne Sisteron and Mindi Mond.

​​Priscilla Presley

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“Wow — he was amazing! He had Elvis down to a T,” said Priscilla Presley, 77, of Austin Butler’s portrayal of her late husband, rock and roll icon Elvis Presley, in the movie Elvis. Presley turned heads in a black gown with a fitted bodice, lace sleeves and flowing peekaboo skirt topped with a stunning diamond necklace.

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