A single Andie MacDowell opens up about dating in her fifties as she poses with stunning daughters in glamorous new shoot
16:15 GMT, 19 September 2012
07:43 GMT, 20 September 2012
The old adage 'like mother, like daughter' has never held more true than with Andie MacDowell and her lithe offspring who both radiate their mother's model looks.
The legendary actress, 54, and her two knockout daughters Rainey, 22, and Margaret, 17, star on the cover of this month's Town and Country magazine as a fierce trio.
The Four Weddings and a Funeral star opens up about having career rebirth after 50 and the daunting task of dating again, saying: 'I’m in an unusual stage right now,
because I haven’t dated in so long. The sense of isolation turns it all
into a bigger deal. Just taking the risk of opening that door is really
hard for me right now.'
The MacDowell women: Andie MacDowell, 54, and her two knockout daughters Rainey, 22, and Margaret, 17, star on the cover of this month's Town and Country magazine as a fierce trio
In the early Eighties, Ms MacDowell
modelled for Vogue and appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent,
before a series of billboards in Times Square for Calvin Klein led to her 1984 film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan.
Two years later, she married former
rancher Paul Qualley after they met on the set of a Gap ad. The marriage
lasted until 1999, with both Rainey and Margaret inheriting their model parents' knockout genes.
she admits she hasn’t been out with many men since divorcing her second
husband, businessman Rhett Hartzog, in 2004, she said the thought of
stepping back into the dating circuit one she would rather keep in fantasies.
'In my fantasy, I would get into
elevators, those old-fashioned, really beautiful ones in Paris, and
start hitting on men…It didn’t matter what they looked like or how old
they were…And as soon as the doors would open, it would be over,' she said.
Lanky trio: The Four Weddings and a Funeral star opens up about having career rebirth after 50, her stunning daughters, dating in Hollywood and the importance of aging gracefully
Aging gracefully: The actress told Town and Country: 'There is sexy, and then theres tacky sexy. When you're young, you can get away with tacky sexy. I mean, it's not even tacky when you're young. But when you get older, it's just tacky'
After her starring role in Groundhog Day,
and then alongside Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994,
Ms MacDowell has become more known for her role as the face of L'Oreal
than her acting endeavors.
However lately she has been busy playing a career-hungry woman with no private life on Jane
by Design, and also recently shot a pilot for a new TV series called
Cedar Grove, which stars Katharine Isabelle and Jesse Moss.
On the importance of aging gracefully, in or out of Hollywood, Ms MacDowell said: 'There is sexy, and then there’s tacky
sexy. When you’re young, you can get away with tacky sexy. I mean, it’s
not even tacky when you’re young. But when you get older, it’s just
Splitting image: The close resemblance between Ms MacDowell and her daughters Rainey (pictured left) and Margaret (right) becomes more apparent as the girls follow their mother to Hollywood's hottest events
Though the mother of three (she also has a son to ex-husband Paul) regularly takes Margaret and Rainey, who appeared as Miss Golden
Globes this year, to a variety of events, she hesitant about having them follow in her footsteps as an actress.
'I tried to talk them into doing something less stressful,' MacDowell told YOU magazine.
'Because while what I do is beautiful, it's not easy. But I do like the idea of Margaret doing some stage training while she's still young which I didn't do.'