Women in their 50s, 60s and 70s are defying expectations and upending the status quo, as noted in our latest trend report “Elastic Generation: The Female Edit.” Once considered an invisible demographic, the over-50 set is now refusing to go quietly—instead embracing change, celebrating life, and flying in the face of stereotypes.
50-year-old Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is one of the high-profile names at the forefront of this conversation, tackling the taboo of menopause head on. “I had empty-nest syndrome, all sorts of syndromes. Hormones! Hot flushes! Moods! It was all happening,” she told the Daily Mail. “I felt very emotional, very poetic, very dark and dreamy.” The actress turned activist now lives in Marseille, France, with a French footballer 18 years her junior and is exploring Ayurvedic medicine as a healing alternative.