'I feel so good turning 50': Gwyneth Paltrow turns into 'Golden Goddess' as she poses nude on birthday
MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: With her latest 'Goldfinger'-inspired nude shoot, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has redefined the term, "birthday suit" to mark the occasion of her 50 birthday on Tuesday, the Goop founder posed for photos in gold body paint.
The California-born actress told those who follow Goop as well as her admirers that the picture shoot was a lovely way to commemorate her turning 50 years old while also providing a little bit of fun.
The gorgeous photos were taken by photographer Andrew Yee, and Paltrow told Goop that famous makeup artist Lottie transformed her into a "golden goddess."
“All I know is that they’re painting me gold and that I have to be naked. I feel so good turning 50, and this is about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I’m experiencing,” Paltrow said while on set, per a Goop press release. “It’s more about the female gaze and just a sense of fun.”
Applying several of her favorite products from Goop Beauty’s Goopgenes line, naturally — Lottie applied “piles of gold powder” to the actress’ face and body, after "ensuring the skin on her face and body was very, very moisturized”. “Gwyneth was such a sport. We started the day with less and built to more and more gold,” Lottie recalled. Mark Townsend, meanwhile, applied the same golden powder to Paltrow's long blonde locks after saturating them with Goopglow Restore + Shine Hair Serum ($55).
“I think aging is actually a beautiful thing. We just need to open our perceptions,” Paltrow said of the shoot. “As you become more yourself, in integrity, your life really opens up.” Paltrow, who is mom to daughter Apple, 18, and son Moses, 16, said on Goop that while she "strangely [had] no feeling of time passing," her body "is less timeless." She also shared with followers some "musings on a milestone" along with a cheerful bikini 'gram.
“My body [is] a map of the evidence of all the days … A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters. Scarred from oven burns, a finger smashed in a window long ago, the birth of a child. Silver hair and fine lines. The sun has left her celestial fingerprints all over me,” the “Shakespeare in Love” actress shared. The Oscar winner added, “I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity. I accept my humanity.”