Airbrushing away the years!

The latest publicity shot for Desperate Housewives shows not a wrinkle among the ladies – despite their collective age of 211!
Wednesday , 03 September 2008

As the girls embark on the fifth series of Desperate Housewives, we couldn’t help but notice that they’ve all had a little bit of help from that celeb best friend, Mr Airbrush.

Ahlan! reveals the stars’ real ages (well, the ones their agents claim are real, anyway) and how they’re handling getting older, without anyone to fix those flaws for them in the real world…

At ease with ageing?

Teri Hatcher
Character:Susan Mayer
Real age:43
Airbrush age:37

On ageing: “I was asking my doctor the other day how I got [this lump under my eye] and how to get rid of it, and finally he just said, ‘Teri, it’s just a barnacle of age.’ My body’s taken on a new shape. It’s more about being comfortable with your body than anything else.”

Advice for 40-somethings

Marcia Cross
Character:Bree Van De Kamp
Real age:46
Airbrush age:39

On ageing:“I didn’t want to put out the myth that you can be in your 40s and just pop out kids. I just don’t want to do that. Have your babies younger if you can, which I would have done, but I just didn’t find my husband until later. There’s nothing easy about it.”

Saggy, but comfy

Felicity Huffman
Character:Lynette Scavo
Real age:45
Airbrush age:41

On ageing:“Everything heads south and you become less attractive. But one of the perks is that you can learn to come home to yourself. You’re a little more comfortable in your skin, as saggy as it is.”

Mum and Dad to thank

Nicollette Sheridan
Character:Edie Britt
Real age:44
Airbrush age:36

On ageing:“I have been accused of doing things to my face, but I haven’t had anything done. I’m not saying that there won’t be a time when I say, ‘Okay, maybe’, but I’m very blessed to come from generations of good skin.”

Going the Demi route


Eva Longoria

Character:Gabrielle Solis
Real age:33
Airbrush age:27

On ageing:
“I want to look like Demi Moore when I’m 42. It’s obviously emotional health. And it’s obviously your physical health, but there’s a lot of maintenance involved. I’m not talking about anti-ageing. I’m talking general health.”

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