If you're Nashville's Connie Britton, though, who celebrates her 47th birthday on March 6, none of that applies.
The older you get, the better your roles are — and the whole thing about women looking worse as they age?
The TV star, who also appeared in the first series of American Horror Story, as well as starring in all five seasons of ABC hit Friday Night Lights, admitted that she feels lucky that none of her roles have ever been particularly dependent on her appearance.
She explained that this has helped her to the pressure to always be beautiful that is put on so many other actresses her age - who often struggle with the demands placed on them with regard to their beauty.
One look at that hair disproves that theory in seconds.
Strangely, though, despite Britton's most famous character being something of a TV icon, most fans know little about the actress herself.
"I definitely had to grieve that, but I also didn't want to wait anymore. and I feel like I can do it." "But I do want to say there are so many women out there who are single moms, really not by choice, and doing it and making it work every day. "I think that's really true with adopted children.
She was born in America, so her nationality automatically becomes American. Her outrageous looks and hot legs can wow any men and make them fall in love with her.
Her blond hair suits her and makes her look very sexy.
I absolutely know that this was something that I want for my life, and I'm really fortunate. I think it's becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected and supported." PHOTOS: Hollywood moms' best parenting advice For Britton, who grew up in a female-dominated household, raising a son has been an interesting journey.
"Truthfully, what the hell am I doing raising a boy?