Trend Alert: Actresses Over 40 Get Naked!

It seems like a lot of actresses over 40 are stripping naked for roles these days. Sandra Bullock did it in “The Proposal,” Marisa Tomei got nakey in “The Wrestler” and “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Mary-Louise Parker took it all off on “Weeds,” Diane Keaton stripped in “Something’s Gotta Give,” and Kathy Bates went sans clothes in “About Schmidt.” What’s up with these relative oldsters getting undressed for the big and little screens? [ABC News]What gets me is how these actresses (with the exception of Bates and sort of Keaton), who are supposedly so brave and daring, still have the bodies, hair, and skin of much younger women. Their chronological age is over 40, but no man would throw Sandra Bullock or Marisa Tomei out of bed for eating crackers. Their sex appeal hinges on the fact they’re older women who still look young.

Are 40+ actresses who look like they’ve got boob jobs, lipo, and the bejeezus Botoxed out of them really worth celebrating? Good for them for looking amazing, but what about actresses with bodies that reflect the way the average 40+ woman looks naked?