Courtney Allan

Glenn Close denies women lose their sexuality after a certain age: It's a "great myth"

Glenn Close denies women lose their sexuality after a certain age: It's a "great myth"

Glenn Close has revealed it’s a myth that women lose their sexuality as they get older.

The 71-year-old star is a recipient of numerous awards, including three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards.

As Close told The Guardian: “It’s one of the great myths that you lose your sexuality as you get older. One night last year, I was coming across town from the East Village to the West.

“It was late on a Friday night and there were a lot of couples on the street. Pippy [her dog] and I were looking out of the car window and I could feel what all those couples were feeling.

“I could feel their excitement, the sense of intimacy about to happen. It was extremely powerful.”

As her new film The Wife – which Close won the Best Actress award at both the recent Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards – depicts a woman who is overshadowed by her Nobel Prize winning novelist husband, it’s fitting that the star has decided to be so open about women’s sexuality and age.

Close has also encouraged women to embrace themselves who are feeling uncomfortable in their own skin.

“I feel as free and as creative, as sexual and as eager, as I ever have. And it’s ironic because I’m thinking: ‘How much time do I have left now?’

“There are so many things I’m interested in doing. It’s one of those ironies, I suppose, that we sometimes start feeling comfortable in our own skin only late in our lives, but hopefully with enough time to benefit from it.”

Have you felt more comfortable with yourself as you’ve gotten older? Let us know in the comments.