September 28, 2012

Tell Me About it... Stud

Let me further cement my status as a dork by admitting how much I loved Grease and Olivia Newton-John growing up. I can sing every song and repeat every word of Grease (and Grease 2, but that's more embarrassing to admit).

So imagine my joy when I saw an article online today about how gorgeous she still looks at 64! (Go to the article to see how great she looks. My operating budget doesn't allow for buying copyrighted pictures.)

If only John Travolta had aged as well (he looks more and more like an aged Eddie Munster every day). Come to think of it, a lot of the actors I had a crush on haven't faired so well: Val Kilmer, Tom Hanks, Don Johnson, James Spader and Judd Nelson. (visit here for some fun then and now images).

Thankfully, some of my teenage crushes have held up pretty well: Rob Lowe, Kevin Bacon, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Downey, Jr. and Harrison Ford. I wasn't into the obvious Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt sort of looks. But I have to admit, they've hung in there.

Oh, and I have to give special mention to one guy who definitely blossomed late in life... Patrick Dempsey. Who would have ever thought, even though I did love Can't Buy Me Love. John Cusack is another example. He looks so much better now. Did those two make a deal with the devil or something?

What star from your childhood still looks good?

Since I did mention Grease 2, Michelle Pfieffer still looks amazing.


Julie Glover said...

This was awesome because I was driving around today with my Olivia Newton-John Gold CD in my car and listening to "Hopelessly Devoted to You." I thought to myself, "If I could pick anyone's singing voice to have as my own, it would be Olivia." *sigh* LOL.

I think Robert Downey Jr. looks better now than he did when he was young and drugged. As for another singer who has aged well, Sting looks pretty good. However, when it comes to me aging, I pray that the universe smiles on me as it has Helen Mirren.

Anonymous said...

Let's far back to I have to go? When I was a wee child I had a crush on Bo from Days of Our Lives. I think I was about 5 or so. Every time he came on screen I would run to the TV and scream "It's Bo!" and my mom would say, "Yes, that's Bo, Nicole." They changed the actor so many times I don't know what he looks like know. I barely remember what he looked like then.

mooderino said...

You realise your Grease 2 admission is now permanently archived online, right?

Tia Bach said...

Julie, Ah. Helen Mirren. Me, too!

Nicky, Too funny. Bo from Days was hot! Not sure if he's still on there either, though.

Mooderino, I know. Guess I have to own it now. ;-)

Jo Michaels said...

OMG! I swear you're my long lost twin!! We have wayyyyyyy too much in common for it to be otherwise :) hehe LOVE Grease, LOVE Grease 2, my favorite actor that I think grew into a hunk is also Patrick. Great post, Tia! WRITE ON!