While men in the spotlight carry the “Silver Fox” badge of honor when the years add a touch of grey to their hairline, most women in the public eye wage a battle to keep the gray at bay. Clooney and Cooper make grey look good, but women with grey hair are often used as candidates for makeovers—think Cher in Moonstruck.
It wasn’t always this way. Gray powdered wigs were once the hallmark of aristocracy and nobility for both men and women all over Europe as embodied by the French Royal Court and Marie Antoinette. It was only a tax levied by the British government on wig/hair powder that caused the two-hundred year long trend to die.
These are the ladies who have the courage to rock their natural gray in modern day. With style and achievements to spare, there’s enough star power and clout in this group to revive the look en masse.