Older Is the New Ageless: Angela Bassett Is 60 Today and We Need to Get Our Lives Right

Angela Bassett attends the U.S. Premiere of ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ on July 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Photo: Shannon Finney (Getty Images)

That skin. That smile. That body ... though we’ve certainly said it before, to say Angela Bassett is #agegoals is pretty much the understatement of the century; especially considering the fact that at now 60 years strong, she’s still sexier than many of the starlets in her wake.

In fact, as we speak, Bassett is co-starring in a blockbuster action film—wait, we mean another blockbuster action film, since Mission: Impossible - Fallout is her second this year, behind February’s Black Panther.


And then, there’s her role in Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1, in which Bassett made it clear she’s nowhere near slowing down, doing a first season lingerie-clad scene (with handcuffs!) that reminded us that sex reportedly gets better with age—and undoubtedly even more so if your maintenance game is as on point as Bassett’s.

So, it likely shouldn’t have come as a surprise that while we were tethered to our desks today, vaguely considering making time for the gym and some sunshine this weekend, the incomparable Ms. Bassett decided to let us know what’s really good, posting a shot of herself looking better in a bikini than we did in our 20s.



We see you, and we hear you loud and clear: Age is what you make it. And Angela, you make it look better than ever.

Angela Bassett attends the FYC Event for Fox’s ‘9-1-1' on June 4, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.
Photo: Allen Berezovsky (Getty Images)

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Maiysha Kai

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.