London: Academy-Award wining actress Charlize Theron has criticised the beauty industry for focusing on girls in their twenties rather than women in their forties.
Theron, 39, said women in their forties are in "their prime" and blames the cosmetics world for favouring girls half her age, reportedly.
"It's ironic that we've built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below (their) belt and feeling hardships, to grow into (their) skin and feel confident within (themselves) and to feel the value of who (they) are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that's such a beautiful thing.
"And that's why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go... It's like a dead flower. It's like we wilt for some reason. And men are like fine wines -- the older they get, the better they get. It's such a misconception, and it's such a lost opportunity because that's when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality," she said.