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Celebrities ‘mislead women over 40 about pregnancy’
Celebrities are misleading women that getting pregnant over 40 is easy by not revealing they have used IVF or had fertility problems, researchers say.
Interviews and reports of older stars giving birth create the impression that ‘age is just a number’.
Experts warned yesterday that a failure to be open about fertility was leading to ‘devastating consequences’.
They said women are being misled into thinking pregnancy is more straightforward past the age of 35 than it is, in reports that ‘glamorise’ being an older mother – without mentioning the difficulties or the risks, such as stillbirth, miscarriage and abnormalities.
Some women have been forthright about their struggles with having children. They include actress Nicole Kidman, pictured right, who was 43 when her second daughter was born via a surrogate ; and singer Mariah Carey, pictured left, who was 41 when she had IVF twins
Experts warned yesterday that a failure to be open about fertility was leading to ‘devastating consequences’ (stock photo)
Having a baby at ‘advanced maternal age’ gets much harder as fertility levels plummet in a woman’s mid-to-late 30s and early 40s – but this is not always made clear, the US researchers said.
Reports of women having twins late into their 40s or even 50s, without any mention of the use of IVF, also create a false impression.
The authors suggested that the stigma attached to infertility may be the reason why it is not mentioned.
But they said ‘reproductive-aged women frequently overestimate the likelihood of fertility at advanced reproductive ages resulting in the devastating consequence of unintended childlessness’.
The scientists’ report, to be presented this week to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in San Antonio, Texas, does not list older stars who have given birth without their fertility problems being reported.
However, a handful have been forthright about their struggles with having children.
They include actress Nicole Kidman, who was 43 when her second daughter was born via a surrogate mother; the model Caprice, who also used a surrogate in her early 40s; and singer Mariah Carey, who was 41 when she had twins through IVF.
The authors, from New York University School of Medicine and New York University Langone Medical Center, looked at whether ‘popular media over-represents celebrity pregnancies at advanced reproductive ages and thus contributes to public misconceptions surrounding age-related fertility decline’.
I’m freezing my eggs at 38, says TV Emily
TV scientist Dr Emily Grossman (pictured) said she decided to freeze her eggs after seeing friends in their 40s struggle to conceive.
The 38-year-old, who has a double first from Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research, spent her 20s ‘having fun’ and pursuing an acting career.
Currently single, she hopes to delay motherhood with the freezing process, which will cost just under £10,000. ‘By the time I was in my late 20s, most of my friends were getting married,’ she said.
‘I thought, ‘I’ve got plenty of time’.’ At 30, she gave up drama, and is now an expert on Sky1’s science show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.
She added: ‘I’ve seen how devastating it is for friends who meet the love of their life in their 40s, then struggle to start a family. I don’t want to be in that position.’
They studied publications ‘popular with women of reproductive age’ – US Weekly, Cosmopolitan and People Magazine – between January 2010 and January 2014.
The scientists logged references in text or photo to pregnancy, infertility, assisted reproductive technology (ART), surrogacy or adoption. They also counted pictures of mothers with children under two at the time of publication, and mentions of pregnancy-related health risks.
Having children featured as a topic on one in three magazine covers, with 1,894 mentions related to fertility, pregnancy, or motherhood.
Just over half of female celebrities featured were of ‘advanced maternal age’ – 35 and above – and one in three celebrities that were mentioned as having children were over 40.
Of the 240 women, ten were reported to have used surrogate mothers or having adopted children. None of these women were mentioned as having infertility issues, the researchers said.
Only two women were reported as using fertility treatment. Not one celebrity report mentioned they used donor sperm or eggs.
The authors write: ‘Widely consumed popular media downplays the impact of age on fertility and glamorises pregnancy at advanced ages … with rare or no mention of ART, donor [eggs or sperm], or related health risks.’
They added: ‘This depiction perpetuates the general notion that fertility is flexible, and is highly damaging to young women.’
Professor Tim Child, of Oxford Fertility Unit, said: ‘The problem is all these Hollywood magazines with these women in their 40s who are having twins. It’s completely unrealistic.’
Calling for greater transparency, ASRM president Dr Richard Paulson said a ‘reluctance to show the challenges that often go with trying to conceive at older ages is a form of misinformation’.
£4,000 IVF screening technique that doesn’t work
A screening technique used in IVF that costs up to £4,000 is ineffective, a study has found.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) was developed in 2013 to weed out embryos with genetic defects.
This removes a cell when the embryo is five days old, testing the DNA to see if it has the right number of chromosomes. As well as leading to the pregnancy failing, the wrong number of chromosomes can lead to conditions such as Down’s syndrome.
The test was thought to increase IVF success rates, especially in those who have recurrent miscarriages.
But a study to be presented today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s conference revealed the technique was no more effective than standard treatment – looking at embryos under a microscope and deciding which looks best.
Dr Tim Child, medical director of the Oxford Fertility Unit, who was involved in the study, said: ‘I thought it was going to be a slam dunk: Of course it was going to show a benefit. It’s very surprising to me that it didn’t.’
The study looked at more than 500 women aged from 25 to 40 between 2014 and 2016. Pre-implantation genetic screening such as NGS is estimated to be used in less than 5 per cent of IVF cycles as it is so new.
Celebrities get pregnant over 40. But don’t assume you can too.
In 2014, 49 year old actress Laura Linney welcomed a baby son, her first child with husband Mark Schauer. The couple married in 2009 when Linney was 45.
Falling pregnant in your forties – let alone 49 – is exceedingly rare. Except in Hollywood where it seems to happen with extraordinary regularity.
A few months ago, Halle Berry gave birth for the second time aged 47, to her daughter, Nahla.
Kelly Preston had her third child in 2012, age 48. Susan Sarandon had a baby at 46, and Beverly D’Angelo had twins (with 65yo Al Pacino) at 49. Holly Hunter also gave birth to twins at the age of 47. Geena Davis had her twins at 48, Jane Seymour had twins at 45, Marcia Gay Harden and Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross both had twins at 45 and Cheryl Tiegs had twins at 52.
The unspoken question of course is how. How did these women become pregnant so late in life when statistically, the chances of conceiving are miniscule if not zero? According to doctors, pretty much the only way to become pregnant in your mid to late forties is by using donor eggs.
Understandably, celebrities rarely announce the way they became pregnant unless a surrogate was involved (like with Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker). When you’re famous, it’s impossible to hide the fact you weren’t pregnant. But something that is possible – and easy – to hide is HOW you became pregnant.
So how do so many famous women become mothers in their mid to late forties and even into their fifties? Donor eggs.
“Celebrities may be different from you and me, they may be better looking but one thing they’re not is more fertile” a Beverly Hills doctor told US Elle magazine. This doctor has helped several middle-aged stars have babies with donor eggs and describes it as the last taboo of infertility.
Famous or not, the most common cause of infertility in women is age. Too many of us simply leave it too late – for a whole bunch of reasons. Sadly, after a certain point there’s nothing you can do to increase the number of eggs you have or extend their expiry date.
“The chance of an egg resulting in pregnancy declines as a woman ages,” explains Brisbane obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Brad Robinson. “The reason for that is that eggs age just like every other part of us. So an old egg that is finally released at the age of 45 may come out of the ovary – but as I like to tell my patients – it may well come out on a zimmer frame. This is evidenced by the fact the miscarriage rate climbs as we age from 12% at under 30 to 51% at ages 40-44.
The other problem for older mums is that the risk of chromosomal abnormalities also rises exponentially as women age. For example Downs Syndrome – a woman aged 20 has a risk of down syndrome of 1 in 1500. A woman aged 43 has a risk of 1 in 45.”
One of my friends had IVF a few years ago when she was 33 and was shocked to discover her fellow patients in the waiting room were all in their mid to late forties. “They looked visibly desperate,” she remembers. “It was so sad. I felt like saying ‘go home, save yourself the heartbreak.’ How could they believe anything would make them pregnant at that age? Then I picked up a magazine to see Geena Davis pregnant at 49 and I suddenly understood.”
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If you’re over 35 and expecting, the first time you heard the words ‘geriatric pregnancy’ you probably felt pretty offended! You’re in the prime of your life, you cry!
We often hear about the potential health risks of having a baby further down the line, but the truth is that times are changing. If you’re lucky enough to get pregnant in later life, there might even be some benefits of being an older mum.
If you are taking the plunge into motherhood later, and you feel like you’re on your own – you’re definitely not. Our very own Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is having a baby aged 37.
Check out this list of celebs who chose to have children in their forties (and even gave birth in their fifties!)…
13 celebs who became pregnant in their forties:
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1) Rachel Weisz
In 2018 Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz, 48, had her second child, a baby girl, with James Bond star Daniel Craig. It was the couple’s first child together – Rachel already has a son from a previous relationship and Daniel has a daughter from his marriage to Fiona Loudon.
Speaking to the Mirror about having a child later in life, Rachel said: “The preciousness of a new life and family means so much more now I’m more mature and older. My son was a miracle and it was an incredible experience. But doing it again now I’m older is very deep and very precious. I am very lucky.”
2) Meryl Streep
Oscar winner Meryl Streep had her daughter Louisa at 41. Meryl and her husband Don Gummer have four children: one son and three daughters, with Louisa being the youngest.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Streep said having kids was “humbling and such a good thing if you’re a big movie star” as it keeps you grounded.
3) Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria Bastón gave birth to a little boy in 2018, aged 43. It is her first child and she wasn’t sure if she would be a mother until she met and fell in love with her husband, José “Pepe” Bastón.
Speaking to HELLO!, Eva said: “he was born healthy, and I had a good pregnancy, an amazing husband and a great support system, my family and my friends, so everything was pretty smooth for me. It’s been a really great journey.”
4) Geri Horner (formerly Geri Halliwell)
In 2017 former spice girl Geri had her second child aged 44, her son Monty. Geri already had daughter Bluebell who told her not to give up when she struggled with fertility issues.
Failed rounds of IVF almost forced Geri to accept defeat but she believes a prayer and acupuncture eventually helped her conceive naturally!
Madonna has six children: four adopted and two biological. Madonna had her second biological child, Rocco at age 42 with ex-husband Guy Ritchie.
6) Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden was 40 when she gave birth to her second child, Hollie. The Britain’s Got Talent Judge previously suffered a stillbirth in 2011 and she was admitted into intensive care near the end of her pregnancy with Hollie.
In 2013 she said that she had no issues getting pregnant but that she believed women should consider having children earlier than 40 to avoid health complications.
7) Gwen Stefani
Singer Gwen Stefani was 44 when she had her son, Apollo Bowie Flynn, in 2014. Stefani already had two boys Kingston and Zuma.
Stefani described Apollo’s birth as a surprise “miracle” and that the experience put her in “a whole new spiritual place.”
8) Eva Mendes
Eva gave birth to her second daughter, Amada Lee in 2016, age 42. Eva and heartthrob actor Ryan Gosling already had daughter Esmerelda who was born in 2014.
Even Hollywood stars suffer from mum-guilt: Oh my God, nobody warns you about the guilt that you feel when you do work!”. She added: “I don’t know how I find balance, because I think it is like a day to day kind of struggle, you know?”.
9) Mariah Carey
In 2011, Mariah Carey gave birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan aged 42. The GRAMMY award-winning icon previously said that carrying twins was a difficult experience physically.
10) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman had two children in her 40s. She welcomed her daughter, Sunday Rose, in 2008 when she was 40 and daughter, Faith, in 2010 when she was 43.
11) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman had her daughter Luna, her third child, aged 42. The Kill Bill star said that having children older was easier as she felt more mature and less guilty about being a working mum.
“When I was younger and became a mother I didn’t think I could do anything else and was completely overwhelmed” she explained.
12) Halle Berry
In 2008, American actress Halle Berry had her first child, Nahla, at age 41. She then went on to have her second child, Maceo, aged 47.
Berry described Maceo as a miracle baby as she believed she was perimenopausal and unable to conceive. She puts the miracle down to Nahla who prayed for him for a year – “Only her prayers could have done this. I didn’t think it was possible at my age, honestly.”
13) Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson announced that she was pregnant at age 49 – just two weeks before her 50th birthday! She then had her son Eissa in 2017, aged 50, with her husband, Wissam Al Mana.
1) Rachel Weisz
In 2018 Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz, 48, had her second child, a baby girl, with James Bond star Daniel Craig. It was the couple’s first child together – Rachel already has a son from a previous relationship and Daniel has a daughter from his marriage to Fiona Loudon.
Speaking to the Mirror about having a child later in life, Rachel said: “The preciousness of a new life and family means so much more now I’m more mature and older. My son was a miracle and it was an incredible experience. But doing it again now I’m older is very deep and very precious. I am very lucky.”
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Celebrating celebrity mums over 40
Post-40 celeb mamas
At 41 years of age in 2008 Halle Berry joined the mums-over-40 gang giving birth to Nahla Ariela Aubry. Cheeky Nahla has previously shown how keen she was to see mum Halle add to her post-40 brood, after hinting she wanted a baby sister. Nahla may just have got her wish after Halle, now 46, recently revealed she’s expecting again.
Although there have been rumours Halle and partner Olivier Martinez are expecting a boy, the star told CNN: “I don’t know, I don’t know. But [the baby is] healthy.”
Halle added, “This has been the biggest suprise of my life, to tell you the truth. Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a bg surprise and the most wonderful.”
We take a look at the celebrity mums that have taken the post-40 parenting plunge…
Nicole Kidman and second hubby Keith Urban have had two babies since Nicole turned 40. Nicole gave birth to their first daughter Sunday Rose in 2008 when Nicole was 41. They then celebrated the arrival of their second daughter Faith Margaret in 2010, by surrogate.
Kate Garraway spoke out about her desire to have another baby. At 45, Kate talked openly about her awareness of the risks of getting pregnant again. Yet, she just can’t shift that urge to have one last parenting hoorah.
Just shy of her 41st birthday, Amanda Holden gave birth to her second daughter with husband Chris Hughes. After a dramatic birth, the happy couple named her Hollie Rose Hughes.
Actress Uma Thurman celebrated the arrival of her first baby just this year. This 41-year-old has yet to announce her baby’s name, although she was spotted out and about soon after giving birth.
Madonna might be known for her outlandish stage shows, but just before her 42nd birthday, the singing sensation was busy giving birth to son Rocco. It’s previously been reported that Madonna’s keen to have more children and could consider a post-50 baby, too.
At 42 Mariah wasn’t quite ready for slippers and a cosy cup of tea (we’re not sure she ever will!). Instead, the starlet welcomed twins Moroccan and Monroe. Plus, Mariah launched websites Dembabies.com so we could enjoy her parenting journey with her. Go, Mariah!
After six rounds of IVF, singer Celine Dion gave birth to twins Eddy and Nelson. At 42, Celine bagged herself a spot in the over-40s mum club.
Jennifer Garner only just entered the frame, giving birth to her son Samuel at 40. Samuel is Jennifer and Ben Affleck’s third child and first son.
Jennifer Connelly is another sprightly mum in the group, giving birth to daughter Agnes Lark at 40 years of age. Agnes is the actress’ third baby, the second with her Brit actor husband Paul Betthany.
Celeb moms over 40 | Parent
It’s entirely possible to fall pregnant once you’re over 40. Your pregnancy will be considered high-risk because of your age but it certainly is possible to carry and deliver a healthy baby.
There seems to be a trend among career women to put off starting a family till later in life, whether it’s for financial stability reasons or to climb the career ladder a bit for more security, many women have their reasons for putting this decision off. Some women only meet their partners later in life and often women struggle to have kids in silence, some eventually turn to IVF.
Read more: Hollywood’s interesting baby names
With Janet Jackson announcing at 49 that she is expecting her first child, the spotlight has been shone on women who’ve become mothers after 40.
We take a look at some of Hollywood’s stars who put motherhood off to a later date or just didn’t stop their age from growing their families.
At 42, Eva Mendes welcomed her second child with Ryan Gosling, a daughter on the 29th of April 2016. The couple also have a 18 month old daughter called Esmeralda Amada Gosling.
Gwen has 3 sons with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, Kingston, Zuma Nesta Rock and Apollo Bowie Flynn.
Halle has two kids, Nahla Ariela Aubry and Maceo Robert Martinez.
Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta had son Benjamin when she was 48 after the death of their son Jett in 2009. The couple also have a teenage daughter Ella Bleu.
Salma has one daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault.
The Friday Night Lights alum and Nashville star adopted a baby boy, Eyob Britton.
Brooke has 2 daughters with husband Chris Henchy, 12-year-old Rowan and 10-year-old Grier.
Celine and her late husband René Angélil, have 3 sons. 15-year-old René-Charles and 6-year-old twin boys, Eddy named after her favourite French songwriter, Eddy Marnay and Nelson named after South African President Nelson Mandela.
Molly and her husband have a daughter, Mathilda (born 2003), and twins, Adele and Roman (born in 2009).
Helen and her partner Matthew Carnahan have 1 daughter Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, born on May 13, 2004.
Geena has 3 children with Iranian-American plastic surgeon, Reza Jarrahy. Daughter Alizeh Keshvar Jarrahy (born April 10, 2002) and twin sons Kian William Jarrahy and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy (born May 6th, 2004).
Meryl Streep’s 3 older kids are all adults but she has a laat lammetjie in daughter Louisa born in 1991 when the actress was 42.
Nicole Kidman has two adopted children with Tom Cruise, Isabella and Connor. But she had her biological daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret with husband Keith Urban after she turned 40.
Mariah Carey and ex-husband Nick Cannon have 5-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.
Mira has 4 children: 2 sons and 2 daughters, the youngest of who was born when Sorvino was 45.
Lena Heady has two kids, son Wylie born in 2010 and a daughter born in July 2015.
Uma has 2 kids with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, daughter Maya Ray and son Levon. But her daughter with ex-fiance Arpad Busson, Luna Busson was born when she was 42.
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Julianne and her partner have two kids, son Caleb born in December 1997 and daughter Liv born in 2002 when Moore was 42.
Naomi and husband Liev Schreiber have two sons, Alexander “Sasha” Pete born in 2007 and Samuel Kai in 2008.
While Alanis became a mom for the first time at 36, she announced in February 2016 that she is expecting her second child with husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway. She will be 41 when the new bundle of joy arrives.
Alyssa has a 4-year-old son, Milo and a 1-year-old daughter, Elizabella.Have you had a baby after the age of 40? Send us your experiences to [email protected]
40 Celebrities Who Became Mums In Their 40s
First published on Tuesday 4 December 2018 Last modified on Thursday 25 February 2021
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In 2019, the Office for National Statistics revealed that, for the first time, more women are getting pregnant in their 30s than their 20s. But also, for the second year running, conception rates for mums in their 40s increased. Here are the celebrity mums who followed the trend.
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Mel B was the first Spice Girl to have a baby, in 1999. In the same year, Victoria Beckham gave birth, but the next mini Spice didn’t arrive until 2006, when Geri welcomed daughter Bluebell while in her mid 30s.
She then had another child, Montague, almost 10 years later in January 2017, aged 44.
Madonna had her second biological child, Rocco, when she was 42 years old. The iconic pop star gave birth to daughter Lourdes while she was in her late 30s.
As if she wasn’t already a busy enough woman Madonna has adopted four children, too.
Desperate Housewives actress Eva gave birth to her first child with husband Jose Bastón at the age of 43.
Jose has three children from a previous marriage, so Eva was already a step-mum to them, too.
Uma had her third child, Luna, in 2017 when she was 42 years old, with her ex-fiancé Arpad Busson.
The couple went through a difficult divorce, where she said, ‘It’s a wonderful thing to have closure,’ after winning primary custody of Luna.
While married to Ethan Hawke, Uma had son Levon and daughter Maya.
Eva and husband Ryan Gosling welcomed their first daughter, Esmerelda, in 2014, when Eva was 40 years old.
Speaking to The Violet Files after Esmerelda was born, the actress explained how she was finding motherhood: ‘I’m completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.’
You got that right!
Eva became pregnant with their second daughter, Amada, two years later.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge was 40 when she gave birth to her second child with husband Chris Hughes.
Hollie was born in 2012 and Amanda’s eldest daughter, Alexa, was born six years beforehand.
Amanda also had a son who was stillborn when she was seven months pregnant, in 2011.
She wasn’t the only Britain’s Got Talent judge to give birth in her 40s though. Click through to find out who else did …
Sandra adopted her son Louis in 2010, when she was 45. Speaking about finding Louis in an interview with Today, Sandra said: ‘I looked at him and I just said, “Oh, there you are.”
‘It’s like he had always been there. It’s like he fit in the crook of my arm. He looked me in the eyes and he was just – he was wise. My child was wise. And the beautiful thing that I was constantly told was – “the perfect child will find you. You will find your child.”‘
The actress then adopted daughter Laila in 2015.
The iconic singer gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe in 2011, aged 42.
But unlike other celebrities, Mariah knew she didn’t want any more kids.
‘Those are my two babies,’ she said to The Lowdown’s Diana Madison, ‘I think they would be so jealous because they get upset when I pet the dog.’
Nicole and husband Keith Urban welcomed their daughter, Sunday Rose, in 2008 when Nicole was 40. Three years later, she gave birth to another daughter, Faith.
Even though she was getting older, Nicole explained in 2014 how she was eager to get pregnant again.
‘Every month, I’m like, “I hope I’m pregnant!” I had my last one at 43. My grandmother had her last at 49.’
Now the actress is 52, it looks like her grandmother won that game.
Myleene and partner Simon Motson welcomed their newborn baby, Apollo, in August 2019, when she was 41 years old.
The former Hearsay singer already had two children from her previous marriage: Ava, 12, and Hero, 8.
Julianne was 41 when she welcomed her second child, Liv, in 2002, with husband Bart Freundlich. Liv looks just like her mum now!
Her son Caleb was born when the actress was in her late 30s.
Celine gave birth to twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, at 42 years old in 2010 after several IVF attempts.
The singer’s husband and dad to her kids, Rene Angelil, died of cancer in 2016.
Salma and husband Francois-Henri Pinault became parents to Valentina when Salma was 40.
It turns out the actress was pleased motherhood had come later in life.
‘I’m a more fulfilled human being now and I probably wouldn’t have been 10 years ago. She gets a better mother for being born now,’ she said to WebMD magazine.
Brooke Shields had her daughter Grier at the age of 41, in 2006.
The actress had her first baby, Rowan, in 2003, after which she wrote a book called Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, about her mental health after giving birth.
Naomi had her two boys quite close together, as she entered her 40s. Her first son, Sasha, was born in 2007 when she was 39, and by the time she had her second son, Samuel Kai, the following year, she was 40.
The actress opened up about how she wished she’d done things slightly differently.
‘I should have had more kids, started younger,’ she said to People magazine.
The actress gave birth to daughter Nahla in 2008 when she was 41, with then-partner Gabriel Aubry.
She had a son, too, but six years later aged 47. Maceo was born while she was with her former-beau Olivier Martinez.
Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomed a baby boy in April 2019, when his wife Tana was 44 years old.
Oscar James Ramsay joined older siblings Megan, 22, Holly, 20, Jack, 20 and Mathilda, 18.
Gwen was 44 when she had son Apollo, in 2014.
She already had two sons with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale: Kingston in 2006 and Zuma in 2008.
The singer said Apollo’s birth was a ‘miracle’, in an interview with InStyle in 2015. The experience apparently gave her a ‘whole new spiritual place.’
Model Iman gave birth to her first daughter, Zulekha, when she was 23 and married to basketball pro Spencer Haywood.
22 years later, Iman became pregnant again at the age of 45, while married to David Bowie.
‘People talk about the miracle of birth,’ Iman said in an interview with Parade. ‘No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So, I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.’
The Thelma & Louise star gave birth to her two sons, Jack and Miles, when she was 42 and 45, respectively.
She was with Tim Robbins at the time, and already had a daughter, Eva, from a previous relationship.
Susan’s later pregnancies were a big shock to her.
‘It was just such a freak [thing] that I got pregnant that I thought, “I can’t ignore this,”‘ she told Time Out New York. ‘I had to pay attention when it happened, because nobody could understand how it had happened.’
Comedian and actress Tina was 41 when her second child, Penelope, was born in 2011.
Tina, who also has a 14-year-old daughter with her husband, explained to Oprah Winfrey how her second daughter’s arrival came about:
‘My husband [Jeff Richmond] and I really decided that we felt rather than risk having 30 Rock end in several years and feeling like part of our family is missing that we were going to prioritise our family.’
The Oscar winner gave birth to daughter Alizeh in 2002 aged 46 and had twin boys, Kian and Kaiis, two years later at 48.
Having three children so close together is definitely a challenge, as Geena admitted to Good Housekeeping, ‘It’s been really wonderful, but it was overwhelming.’
Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife, Sophie, gave birth to their third child at the age of 40.
Benedict and Sophie got married in 2015, just four months before they welcomed their eldest son Christopher ‘Kit’ Carlton. Their second son, Hal Auden, joined their growing family in March 2017.
Alesha is another Britain’s Got Talent judge who gave birth in her 40s.
On her 41st birthday in October, Alesha shared a photo of her newborn daughter Anaya, who she revealed was born seven weeks beforehand.
Anaya is her second baby with long-term partner Azuka Ononye. Together they have a 6-year-old daughter named Azura.
While married to Alex Baldwin in 1995, Kim had her only child, daughter Ireland, at the age of 41.
She explained to The EDIT that she’d ‘brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way. I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends.’
Hmmm, that plan sounds like it needed a LOT of cleaning up afterwards.
The ’80s actress Molly gave birth to twins Adele and Roman in 2009, when she was 41.
With husband Panio Gianopoulos, she’d also welcomed daughter Mathilda in 2003.
Molly was grateful that her later pregnancy went relatively smoothly.
‘After Mathilda was born, I had some things fixed [surgery to remove fibroids] that made it easier to get pregnant again. There were some other issues, too. But I was so, so lucky to be 41 and to be so healthy during this pregnancy,’ she said to People magazine.
The Parks and Recreation actress gave birth to her first child with partner Ezra Koenig, a son named Isaiah, when she was 42 years old in 2018.
The couple kept the whole thing very low-key, in keeping with their very cool style.
Jane, the 30 Rock actress, was 42 when she welcomed a son named Bennett into the world with her then-fiancé, clothing designer Robert Godley, in 2011.
Two years later Jane and Robert split up, and Bennett stayed with his mum.
Alanis gave birth to her third child with husband Mario when she was 45, in August 2019.
The couple revealed their new baby boy, younger brother to 8-year-old Ever Imre and 3-year-old Onyx Solace, is called Winter.
The One Show presenter gave birth to her second child, son Kit, in May 2019 at the age of 42.
Her first son, Teddy, was born in 2017. Alex suffered a miscarriage later that year, but went on to become pregnant with Kit in the second half of 2018.
Cameron announced she had welcomed her first child with Good Charlotte musician and husband Benji at the beginning of 2020, aged 47.
Sources revealed her daughter, Raddix, actually arrived just before the new year, but the announcement wasn’t made until 3 January.
What a sweet start to the new decade!
Sarah had her first child, James, with husband Matthew Broderick when she was 37, but the couple’s twin daughters were born when SJP was 44.
After struggling to conceive, Marion and Tabitha were born via surrogate.
Rachel and Daniel Craig got married in 2011, but didn’t welcome their first child together until 2018, when Rachel was 48.
The private couple still haven’t let slip what their daughter is named, but they both have children from previous relationships, too.
Rachel’s son, Henry, was born in 2006 when she was with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and Daniel’s daughter with Fiona Loudon, Ella, is nearly 30.
In 2003, actress Viola married actor Julius Tennon and eight years later they adopted a baby girl, Genesis, together.
Viola was in her mid 40s at the time, but was already a step-mum to Julius’ two sons from a previous relationship.
Sheryl adopted her two sons – Wyatt and Levi – when they were babies in 2007 and 2010, respectively.
The country singer made the decision to become a mum after splitting from Lance Armstrong, and was around 45 when she adopted Wyatt.
It’s hard to believe the actress is now in her 60s, but Angela became a mum almost 15 years ago, when she was 47.
Angela and her husband Courtney B. Vance have been married since 1997, but their twins – Bronwyn and Slater – didn’t arrive until 2006.
The Good Morning Britain presenter gave birth to son William in 2009, when she was 42.
She also has a teenage daughter, Darcey, who was born in 2006 – a year after Kate and hubby Derek tied the knot.
The American Horror Story actress gave birth to her first child in May 2020, when she was 45 years old.
She welcomed son Vanja Sevigny Mačković into her life with partner Sinisa, who is the director of Karma Art Gallery in New York.
Ayda was 40 years old when she and hubby Robbie made the surprise announcement that they’d had another baby, in February 2020.
She introduced their newborn son, Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams, on Instagram and said he was born via the ‘same incredible surrogate’ they used for their daughter, Colette (Coco), in 2018.
The former X Factor judging duo also have another daughter, Theodora, and a son named Charlton.
Resident Evil actress Milla gave birth to her third daughter, Osian Lark Elliot Jovovich-Anderson, at the age of 44.
Osian arrived in February 2020, two years after the actress had been forced to undergo an abortion when she went into labour at four months with her previous pregnancy.
She is the third child for Milla and husband Paul Anderson, who already have daughters Ever and Dashiel.
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Having a baby in your 40s
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Celebrities who decided to become single parents90,000 10 stars who became mothers after 45 years :: Health :: RBC Style
author Ulyana Smirnova
May 19, 2021
Supermodel Naomi Campbell first became a mother on the eve of her 51st birthday.Despite the risks, many stars prove by their own example: it is never too late to give birth. The oldest woman on our list became a mother on the eve of her 55th birthday
Modern medicine has gone far ahead, and therefore even those women who are well over forty can bear and give birth to a healthy baby today.For example, Naomi Campbell became a mother a couple of days before celebrating her own birthday 51 times, and 47-year-old Cameron Diaz shared the good news about the birth of her daughter Raddix. We tell you who else from the famous women was not afraid to become a mother in adulthood, and most importantly – what are the pros and cons of a “late” pregnancy.
Marcia Cross – 45 years old
The star of the series Desperate Housewives, who played the red-haired Bree Van de Kamp, could not get pregnant for a long time.To become a mother, the actress decided to undergo an IVF procedure – in the very first month after the wedding with broker Tom Mahoney. Cross later revealed that they had to sacrifice their honeymoon to try to get pregnant. As a result, just before the 45th birthday of Marcia, the long-awaited twins appeared in the young family – the girls Eden and Savannah. “I dreamed of a child at the age of 30, but then I did not have my husband. It’s sad to have children at a later age – I want to stay with them as long as possible, ”says the actress.
Monica Bellucci – 45 years old
Unlike Marcia Cross, Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci, on the contrary, is glad that she did not rush to have children. She gave birth to her eldest daughter Virgo at the age of 39, and at 45, Monica had a daughter, Leonie. The father of both girls is French actor and producer Vincent Cassel. Just six weeks after giving birth, Bellucci was already walking the streets of Rome in a luxurious black dress from Dolce & Gabbana and was filming for a new commercial.“I would not want to be 20 again. I am much happier now than I was before. I managed to do a lot, visited many interesting places. And now I know exactly what I need, ”says the actress.
Susan Sarandon – 45 years old
Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon was married only once – to her colleague Chris Sarandon. For 12 years of marriage, children in this marriage did not appear. Doctors diagnosed the actress with infertility.As Susan admits, she was not very upset because she did not want to have children. Knowing about this feature, the actress did not use contraception. Needless to say, pregnancy at the age of 39 was a huge surprise for her. The second child appeared four years later, but Sarandon decided not to stop and made up for lost time over the past years. The actress gave birth to her third son a couple of months before her 46th birthday.
Maria Poroshina – 46 years old
Russian actress Maria Poroshina is a mother of many children.Last year, her fifth child was born – her son Andrei. In addition to him, the 46-year-old star is raising three daughters: Seraphima, Agrafena and Glafira. The eldest daughter Polina has been living separately from her mother for a long time. Poroshina admits that she rehearsed the appearance of the boy on the set of the series “Parents”.
Gina Davis – 46 years old
Virginia Elizabeth Davis (the real name of the American actress) was married four times. But she decided to try on the role of a mother only after 45 years – she was married to a plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahi.The star of Beetlejuice and Thelma and Louise gave birth to their first daughter, Alizeh, in 2002. Then she was 46 years old. And two years later, the boys Kian-William and Kais-Stephen were born in the family of the Hollywood actress. The first pregnancy was surprisingly easy and comfortable, but the second time, Gina Davis needed a cesarean section. “Now I am 100% aware that I would not have become such a good mother five, ten or twenty years earlier,” the actress admits.
Halle Berry – 47 years old
Halle calls her late pregnancy a miracle.According to Halle Berry, it happened by accident – during menopause. For the 47-year-old star and her husband Olivier Martinez, the news of the baby came as a big shock. “To be honest, I didn’t think it was possible at my age. Now I’ve learned to never say never, ”shares Berry. By the time Maceo’s son appeared, the actress already had a five-year-old daughter, Nala, from ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey. She had asked her mother for a brother and a bunk bed for a long time. Later, Halle Berry also admitted that, like her eldest daughter, she was breastfeeding her son.
Lera Kudryavtseva – 47 years old
Russian TV star Lera Kudryavtseva gave birth to her first child Jean at the age of 19. She was lucky to become a mother again in her third marriage – with hockey player Igor Makarov. In May 2018, the 47-year-old TV presenter became a grandmother, and in August her little Maria was born. Interestingly, the difference between the son and daughter of Lera Kudryavtseva is 28 years, and between her son and husband – three years. The star pays special attention to Masha’s upbringing.For example, a girl attends swimming training and works with an experienced early childhood educator. “I gave birth myself. No matter how much you would like to hear something else, ”Lera Kudryavtseva replies to her ill-wishers.
Kelly Preston – 48 years old
Actress and model Kelly Preston is the wife of John Travolta. For almost 30 years of family life, they have gone through a lot, including surviving the death of their son in 2009. The teenager was autistic and was diagnosed with Kawasaki syndrome at the age of two.The birth of baby Benjamin helped the couple cope with grief, which Kelly, 48, and John, 56, perceived as a miracle. The actress said that she used the Scientology practice of “silent birth”, which forbids talking during childbirth. According to her, this makes the children “calm and peaceful.” By the way, the daughter of actors Ella Blue Travolta, who is now 19 years old, was born in the same way.
Ingeborga Dapkunaite – 53 years old
Ingeborga Dapkunaite is one of the most secretive Russian stars.She prefers not to tell fans about her personal life. So, in 2013, the actress got married secretly. And for a long time even her colleagues did not know that Dapkunaite has a little son Alex. The actress was credited with childfree supporters. You can see her fair-haired, curly-haired son in the documentary “Everything that is written about me is not true”, prepared for Ingeborga’s anniversary. As it turned out later, Alex was born in 2017, when his mother was 53 years old. The father of the first-born Dapkunaite is businessman and restaurateur Dmitry Yampolsky, with whom the actress lived for five years.
Brigitte Nielsen – 54 years old
Danish Brigitte Nielsen is familiar to many from the film “Red Sonja” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. She also entered the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest actress to star in a movie. By the age of 56, the star managed to be married five times and become a mother of five children. Moreover, she gave birth to her last daughter, Frida, on the eve of her 55th birthday. According to the actress, she thought about the fifth child 15 years ago – as soon as she met her husband Mattia Dessi.For this purpose, she froze her eggs. “I want women to know that anything is possible. But you have to stay realistic – there were many disappointments, ”the star shared.90,000 “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Tarantino spoke about the end of the century of chastity and came up with a happy ending for him
- Alexander Kahn
- Cultural Observer
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Quentin Tarantino at the premiere of the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood “.Los Angeles, July 22, 2019
For at least a quarter of a century – if not since the scandalous debut of Reservoir Dogs, then at least after the sensational Palme d’Or in Cannes for Pulp Fiction “in 1994 – every new Quentin Tarantino film is expected to eagerly flutter around the world. It’s no exaggeration to say that he is the most stellar of all directors.
In Tarantino’s new film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, in addition to the star-director, there is also a whole constellation of actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning.
The film is based on the scandalous, extremely cruel and completely unmotivated murder of Hollywood movie star Sharon Tate and her three friends on August 8, 1969.
The murder was carried out by the so-called “Family” of Charles Manson – a group of hippies who embarked on the path of radical anarchism – and is considered to be the beginning of the end of the idealistic era of the 1960s.
All together heightened interest in the film to the limit.
The film was shown for the first time in May at the Cannes Film Festival.It was released in the United States on July 26 and on the first weekend raised over $ 40 million – a record for Tarantino films.
Tarantino intended to coincide with the release of the film to the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, but then either the director himself, or the production company Sony Pictures, nevertheless considered it not very tactful to celebrate the sad anniversary with a magnificent premiere.
The film will be released in the UK on 14 August. In Russia – August 8, exactly on the day of the half-century anniversary of the tragedy. Russian distributors either did not notice the fatal coincidence, or decided to ignore it.
Charles Manson, Sharon Tate and Tragedy – Historical Excursion
In the summer of 1967 – the very “summer of love”, which became the peak and symbol of peace, hope and “power of flowers” – in the center of the entire San Francisco hippie movement In the Haight-Ashbury area, Charles Manson, who dreamed of becoming a rock musician, appeared.
17 of his 32 years Manson spent in prison for a variety of crimes – from car theft to theft of checks. It was in prison that he learned to play the guitar and found his dream there.There is a legend that he tried to take part in the competition for the selection of musicians in the Monkees and threatened to become “more than the Beatles.” for many of them, mostly young naive girls, a kind of guru, he united his followers into the so-called “Family” and preached among them a chaotic philosophical-religious mixture of Christianity, Satanism, Scientology and racial hatred.
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Charles Manson at St. Quentin Prison, 1969
In January 1968, the “Family” moved south to Los Angeles and settled in the house of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, who had the imprudence to pick up two girls voting on the street and give them shelter. The two were followed by the others, including their guru Manson. At first, Wilson was not embarrassed, he gave the “Family” money and helped Manson in making his dreams come true – including his fateful acquaintance with music producer Terry Melcher, who promised to help him in publishing the album.
By the summer, Wilson’s manager had removed The Family from his charge’s house, and the whole company had moved to Spahn Ranch, which for a long time served as a filming location for cowboy films. 80-year-old rancher George Spahn had by that time gone blind and in return for taking care of him and periodic sexual services from the girls allowed the “Family”, which had grown to several dozen people, to live on the ranch for pleasure and even earn a living by conducting horseback riding excursions in the surrounding area. mountains.Life was accompanied by ritual slaughter of animals, masses to the devil and sexual orgies.
During the summer of 1969, Manson and his associates committed several murders, setting them up in such a way that police suspicions fell on the Black Panther party of black radicals. Manson’s goal, which he openly declared, was to foment a racial war in America. For this war, he chose the Beatles song Helter Skelter as a symbolic slogan. Despite the aggressively harsh, deliberately “dirty” and extremely dynamic sound (the song is considered the forerunner of heavy metal), its content is quite innocent: all musical and textual throwing is nothing more than McCartney’s memories of the childhood popular in England in the 50s slide ride.
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Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate at their own wedding in London. January 20, 1968
Meanwhile, Manson, angry at Terry Melcher’s deception – he did not keep his promise to help – decided to take revenge on the offender and sent a brigade of killers to his house – three girls and one young man. Manson knew that Melcher had already moved out of his house and new tenants had moved in. True, he didn’t know – or it didn’t bother him – that these tenants were fashionable after the success of his painting Rosemary’s Baby, which came out a year earlier, Roman Polanski, a recent emigrant from Poland, and his wife, who is nine months pregnant, popular actress and model Sharon Tate …Manson ordered his charges to kill the “pigs” in the house and take all the money found there.
The order was fulfilled – the attackers stabbed or shot four people – the actress herself and three of her friends. On the front door of the house, it was written in Tate’s blood: “PIG”.
The next day Manson himself went to work with five more assistants. This time, their victims were a couple of equally innocent people. Their house was decorated with the same bloody inscriptions “DEATH TO PIGS!” and with a mistake – “HEALTER SKELTER”, and the word “WAR” was carved on the man’s stomach.
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Three direct participants in the murders – Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie van Houten at the trial on April 20, 1970
Manson and seven other members of the “Family” were sentenced to death , which in 1972 was replaced by life imprisonment. He himself and another of his accomplice died in prison, the rest remain in custody.
Bloody, unmotivated murder by Manson and his “Family” of a beautiful, young, preparing to become the mother of a movie star and her friends became one of the loudest, most famous and most “popular” crimes of the twentieth century.Dozens of books, TV shows, documentaries and films are dedicated to him, replete with various versions of the motives for the murder, including the CIA conspiracy to discredit the entire hippie movement in the eyes of America.
Manson himself appears only briefly in Tarantino’s film, but without knowing the details of this tragedy, it is impossible to understand the film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. How impossible it is to understand it without realizing the historical context in which the murder itself happened, and a whole series of events in the summer and autumn of 1969, which had a decisive impact on the culture of America in subsequent decades.
Scrapping of Ages – History and Context
Less than three weeks before the Hollywood tragedy, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface for the first time in human history.
The assassination of Martin Luther King, King a year earlier, sparked a dramatic shift in civil empowerment for black America.
The Vietnam War was still going on, but the anti-war movement took over the country. Marches on Washington and mass burning of subpoenas became widespread.
The sexual revolution swept the entire country, not only feminism was on the agenda, but also the complete emancipation of the gay movement, the impetus for which was the “Stonewall Uprising” – a massive riot against the persecution of homosexuals by the police in New York’s gay bar Stonewall on June 28 1969 year.
The last year of the glorious decade of the 1960s seemed encouraging.
The culmination of the freedom-loving spirit of the 60s, which multiplied this feeling, was the celebration of “peace, love and music” – a grand free rock music festival in the small town of Woodstock, New York.
Woodstock happened on August 15-18, exactly one week after the Hollywood massacre, and the mass consciousness has not yet managed to draw a direct connection between the Woodstock hippies proclaiming peace and love and the members of Manson’s “Family” who look identical to them.
However, four months later in December, “West Woodstock”, a Californian answer analogous to the East, the same grandiose free rock concert in the Altamont racing park 60 kilometers from San Francisco, was no longer permeated with love and peace, but with violence and even death.
The Hell’s Angels bikers hired as security guards wreaked havoc on the Rolling Stones’ performance. One person was killed, and the musicians were taken out in a panic by helicopter.
Altamont became the antithesis, the opposite of Woodstock. Hippies have ceased to be a symbol of peace and love. The purity turned out to be irrevocably soiled not only with dirt, but also with blood.
For many, however, this purity was not there before.
Hollywood actor Rick Dalton – the protagonist of Tarantino’s film performed by Leonardo DiCaprio – does not find a single kind word for hippies.”Children of flowers” for him are not peace and love, but dirty bums.
Rick is a part of the good old America, and he instinctively and not without reason perceives hippies as a threat to the usual world order.
However, both for him and for his stunt double, and at the same time the driver, assistant, and almost nanny Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), the threat is much more immediate.
Old Hollywood, which has given them both work and living environment for decades, is eroding before our eyes.A new aesthetics and a new film industry are approaching the familiar cowboy films and detective stories. And if Rick somehow, grumbling and reluctantly adapts to the spaghetti westerns that have come from Europe, then the new generation of “careless riders” and “mad bulls” – Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas – Rick Dalton with his an old-fashioned pompadour on your head is completely unnecessary.
“Easy Rider” was released on July 14, 1969 – just a few weeks before the Tate tragedy.His heroes Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper, who quickly burst into American cinemas in their “Harleys”, were not just from another generation. They were from another planet. Rick does not understand them, he is afraid of them.
We don’t see Hopper, Nicholson, Coppola, or Scorsese in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. All of them for Rick are personified by the young, impudent, successful Polanski, who settled next to him with his beautiful and fashionable wife.
1969, the last year of the turbulent decade of the 60s, was the end of two epochs at the same time – the era of chastity, which was just about to begin, and the era of naive idealistic hopes that had just begun.
The golden age of Hollywood ends, a time of hope gives way to a time of fear. This complex, disturbing, but not at all hopeless sensation permeates “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – the most personal, to the greatest extent reflecting the director’s bizarre aesthetic picture of the world, Quentin Tarantino’s film.
Tarantino grew up in Los Angeles. He was six years old in 1969, and in a recent interview he called 1969 “the year that shaped me.”
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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio – Tony Curtis, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant of the XXI century
How did the 69th form it? Where did he go? Following the modernists of the 70s or to the old classic Hollywood, which in the new film is personified by its main characters so cute and so dear to the director’s heart, played by the most archetypal Hollywood stars? After all, who really is Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt if not Tony Curtis, Gregory Peck or Cary Grant of the 21st century?
Bursting into cinema at the turn of the 80s and 90s, in the post-modern era, Tarantino is the embodiment of postmodernism.Everything is important, interesting and valuable to him.
But if at first he was more attracted by the explosive energy of modernism – “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction” and filmed according to his script “Natural Born Killers” his own, but certainly Hollywood classic: “Inglourious Basterds” and the most that neither is the canon – the westerns “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight”.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a logical continuation of this path.Postmodernism elevated to the absolute. Cinema about cinema. It is saturated to the limit with visual and sound symbols and signs of previous cinema epochs, shamelessly drawing from there not only images, but also heroes, characters, and creators.
The result is a splendid film show, which only a person who was selflessly in love with cinema could create.
Luxurious film show
Smart, all-knowing, encyclopedically educated in the world of cinema, Tarantino scattered all over the film with hints, allusions and quotes: sometimes clear and transparent, sometimes hidden.You can guess and decipher them endlessly, for any moviegoer this is a special thrill, and you can watch a movie, and you want more and more, every time you discover something new.
I have looked only once so far and will give just a few particularly striking examples.
Rick Dalton brags that he auditioned for the lead role in the classic Hollywood World War II film “The Great Escape” – the one that became the hallmark of the famous Steve McQueen. And what do you think? We immediately see a dialogue filmed in a concentration camp between two Nazi officers and Rick-DiCaprio, in the same leather jacket, in which the British pilot Roger Bartlett, who had escaped from the camp, was racing on a motorcycle McQueen’s hero, who had escaped from the camp.
Rick, along with his constant Sancho Pansa Cliff, comes to a Playboy magazine party. Close-up we see three people meeting them. Freeze-frame and full-screen credits: Steve McQueen, Jay Sebring (former lover, close friend and personal stylist of Sharon Tate, who happened to be in her house on the fateful night and became the victim of a murder) and Michelle Phillips (singer, participant of the popular late 60s x by Mamas and Papas). After giving us a second or two to assimilate what he saw, Tarantino unfreezes the frame, a round as a ball, short, incredibly plump and incredibly lively girl runs up to these three and carries them away into a continuous ball of dancers seething by the pool.The director does not consider it necessary to designate the fatty as an identification title: who, they say, does not know the famous Mama Cass, the soloist of Mamas and Papas?
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In the late 1960s, Sharon Tate was the personification of youth, style and beauty.
Sharon Tate enters a bookstore – she wants to buy the first edition of the classic novel by the English writer Thomas Hardy as a gift to her husband. ” Tess is of the d’Urberville family. ” Perhaps she dreams that Polanski would film the book and shoot it in the title role.But she cannot know – and Tarantino knows, and we know – that ten years later the film “Tess” will still be shot, but she will not be destined to play in it, and her widowed husband will give the main role to Nastassia Kinski.
Leaving the store, she suddenly glances at the poster of the cinema – there is a film shot a year earlier with her participation “Team of Destroyers”. She is unable to resist the temptation and goes to the checkout. However, she does not want to buy a ticket, and it is not without difficulty that she manages to convince the cashier and the manager that this is on the poster – she is! They let her in, and we see, among other things, the martial arts scenes that he staged in the film – Tarantino knows, and we understand after him – in the future, the legendary Bruce Lee.
Right there we see Bruce Lee himself. His Hollywood career is just beginning, and while he presumptuously demonstrates his tricks to the group of onlookers gathered around him. Until the experienced stuntman Cliff – Brad Pitt – hurls the future invincible star of karate with one throw, smashing at the same time the door of the limousine standing here.
And so on and so on. As a result – an ode to Hollywood, a declaration of love to him from an ineradicable moviegoer, which, in fact, has always been, from childhood to this day, Quentin Tarantino.
Universe of Music
Tarantino’s films are not only a visual feast, but also a musical one. In popular music of the era, the knowledge of the director is no less comprehensive and versatile than in cinema. It is no coincidence that in almost all his films he avoids attracting composers and saturates the sound aura of his paintings with songs of the appropriate time – selected with exceptional taste, so that each theme, each melody becomes a symbol and sign no less important than a visual and semantic series saturated to the limit pictures.
There are 27 songs on the soundtrack “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Some sound entirely, from others we hear only snatches, hints – somewhere far away in the radio or from the TV screen. All of them were recorded in the interval from 1956 to 1972. Some, like Mrs. Robinson, the duo Simon & Garfunkel, are well known. Others will require research from even the most sophisticated music lovers. We hear other super popular hits not in the original version of the artists who glorified them, but already as covers.
So, Tarantino found it apparently too commonplace to include in the film one of the anthems of the era – the majestic California Dreaming of the group Mamas and Papas flashing in the film in the original performance, and in the film we hear how the song is sung by Jose Feliciano.
And there are also cases of the opposite sense. Recorded in 1962, the simple song You Keep Me Hangin ‘On by the American female vocal group Supremes was forgotten in the second half of the decade – until, in 1967, the British from Vanilla Fudge turned it into a powerful seven-minute psychedelic crescendo, to the sounds of which is performed tragically – comic apotheosis of the film.
The usually American-centric Tarantino expanded his reach and included in the soundtrack not only Vanilla Fudge, but also two songs of the still little-known in 1968, not only in the United States, but also in his UK band Deep Purple: Hush and Kentucky Woman.
There is even a song by Charles Manson himself. The paradox is that, having gained world Herostratus fame, he did achieve his goal, and in March 1970 – just seven months after the tragedy in Hollywood – his album was released. Was it worth the sacrifice?
The political and aesthetic confrontations of the decade – explicitly or implicitly – permeate the entire film, but it is difficult to imagine a more explicit, more daring and witty manifestation of the author’s sympathies than in completely contradicting historical truth (I will try to possibly to avoid spoilers) finale.
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The main faces of the painting: Margot Robbie (Sharon Tate), Leonardo DiCaprio (Rick Dalton), Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt on the day of the London premiere on July 31, 2019
This is not the first time Tarantino has dared to rewrite history. In “Inglourious Basterds”, in the midst of the war, he sends to the next world the entire leadership of Nazi Germany, thus prejudging its outcome long before its real end.
But there, in the alignment of the forces of good and evil, everything was more than obvious.Today, the opposition that emerged in the 1960s between conservatism and liberalism, between the traditional way of life and the new world order, age-old values and an attempt to overthrow them is still far from resolved.
Giving victory not to counterculture, but to stability, not to hippie revolutionaries, but to the fragments of the old world to Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, Tarantino makes his choice. Cool are not hippies. Cool Rick and Cliff.
And it’s not just about politics and ideology. It’s also about aesthetics. Rejecting the dark, in the spirit of the harsh realism of the 70s, but true to the historical truth of the ending, Tarantino – the one who seemed always immersed in the world of cruelty and violence as a hardened cynic – quite unexpectedly turns out to be a romantic, creates a fairy tale out of a merciless reality.
Here I cannot refrain from reproaching the Russian distributors: the original title of the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is nothing more than a fabulous beginning, and it would be better translated as “Once upon a time in Hollywood …” But , be that as it may, as it should be in a fairy tale, its author gives us the most positive, complacent and life-affirming happy ending.
Late paternity: pros and cons
It is generally accepted that it is better for women to give birth to 40 (and this is a stretch), but a man can become a good father even at 50, even at 80.They say, he does not need to bear a child, to give birth, too, the problem is only in fervor and potency. If everything is in order with both, you can become a father at any age.
Genius or Autism?
By the way, many celebrities were not afraid of late paternity: American actor Alec Baldwin did it for the last time at 58 years old, Robert De Niro at 68. Michael Douglas, Richard Gere and Nicolas Sarkozy, who gave birth to heirs at the age of over 50, and Paul McCartney, once again a father at 61.
Another widespread belief says that elderly fathers often have talented children – like, for example, Mozart, but scientists say that this is, rather, the “merit” of maternal genes.
In general, in recent years, scientists have often debunked myths about the harmlessness of old-born fathers for offspring. Scientific studies show that after 35 years, the quality of sperm deteriorates, there is a risk of having a child with mental retardation, Down syndrome or an underdeveloped immune system.Even young partners of older men have a high risk of miscarriage and missed pregnancies. Even children of late fathers are at risk of later developing diabetes, schizophrenia, cardiovascular and oncological diseases. In addition, according to some doctors, there is a chance to give birth to an autistic child in old age.
Recent studies by Icelandic scientists confirm the risks. As it turned out, the paternal age affects the health of the future heir more than the mother’s age. In a large-scale study in 2017, scientists studied more than one and a half thousand triplets (the sums of the genomes of the father, mother and child) to determine the rate of occurrence of mutations in newborns, and found that each newborn receives an average of 70 new mutations that the parents did not have.Moreover, 80% of these mutations are brought by the sperm, 20% – by the egg. It turns out that mutations are almost entirely on the conscience of the male parent.
There is a time for everything
There are also psychological costs of “elderly” childbearing. Still, a child whose mom and dad are more like his grandparents are unlikely to feel comfortable among their peers. But all these questions are purely individual: in certain situations, there may be advantages.
Indeed, it is better to “engage in fatherhood” within the time allotted by nature, says psychologist, psychotherapist Dmitry Ershov.
“If a new family has formed, and there is a desire and opportunity to have children, this should be promoted in every possible way. In our student years, we had a vulgar remark: “one careless movement – and you are a father.” And today the situation is different: people try very hard, IVF, surrogacy – but it doesn’t work out. So if God gave the long-awaited child at a later age, it is a blessing, ”the expert said.
If people have children after 50 years of age, there is a high risk that they may meet their majority as orphans.A young, failed father in life, of course, is unlikely to provide a child with the same material benefits as a rich elderly parent – but this father, at least physically, will live up to the graduation of his son or daughter. In addition, older parents may experience health problems that will burden the child’s shoulders – and it is not a fact that he will be mentally and physically ready for such a turn of events.
Of course, if you choose between parents – young alcohol addicts, or elderly millionaires, the second option is preferable, says the psychotherapist.But each situation must be resolved purely individually – there can be no general recipes here.
And, finally, all the “horror stories” of scientists have certain reasons. “Over time,“ breakdowns ”and mutations accumulate in the body. Unfortunately, reality confirms that late parenthood is not good for the child’s health. Go out with a Geiger counter to certain districts of Moscow and measure the radioactive radiation! All this is a powerful mutagen. Ecology, poor nutrition, alcoholism – “breakdowns” accumulate, add up, “the expert explains.
Thus, age does not add health to anyone and directly affects the “quality” of the offspring.
In addition, there is one more point to consider. Of course, on the one hand, the future parent must stand firmly on his own two feet, on the other hand, he has not yet had time to become a regular patient of the polyclinics. “But in our realities – at least in my understanding – it is extremely difficult to raise a child, living on an average salary. Especially if we start talking about a decent standard of living, education, upbringing and everything else.Therefore, of course, the help of the closest relatives – grandparents – cannot be avoided. I would also consider the issue from this point of view. We need older relatives to be able to support the parents of the baby, ”says the source of MIR 24.
This is not about pushing the kid onto the ancestors, but about relying on their help, support, experience and opportunities that people usually acquire with age. “That is, as in the good old days, to educate the younger generation not with one echelon of relatives, but with several.A child requires tremendous effort. The help and support of the older generation is desirable, without whose participation it is extremely difficult to get a good result. And grandparents should also be physically able to provide this help, ”the psychotherapist summed up.90,000 Late children: given hard, but grow up brilliant
Now there is no such thing as an old-born in medicine, there is a milder term “primiparous age” – a woman after 35 years.These include, for example, Hollywood stars Kim Basinger (gave birth to their first child at 42), Salma Hayek (41), Monica Bellucci (40), supermodel Linda Evangelista (41) and many others. Well, to give birth to a second or third child at the age of 44–45 is not uncommon at all. Lera Kudryavtseva, as you know, gave birth to her second child at the age of 47, Olga Kabo at 44.
The reasons for late childbirth are different for each woman. But they can be reduced to three groups: medical – problems with conception or gestation and long years of treatment; personal – late marriage or second (third, etc.)etc.) a husband with whom you want to have a child in common, or, on the contrary, failures in your personal life, the absence of a husband, when a woman decides to give birth to a child “for herself”; finally, professional – passion for work, career building.
So today women giving birth after 45 years no longer frighten anyone: neither doctors, nor the public. This is primarily due to the fact that medicine has made great strides forward. And the second is the extension of female youth. Thanks to the success of medicine, the commitment of an increasing number of people to a healthy and active lifestyle, old age has been pushed back by at least ten, or even 15 years.Hence the conclusion: down with all kinds of complexes, no one today will mistake a mother for a grandmother, who at 52 is taking her late child to first grade.
“I would have given birth to a third! Even at 50 “
Muscovite Yulia Ivanova has a difficult life path, as she herself says, “twisted and atypical”, which led to the birth of her second child at the age of 47. But her example shows: despite all sorts of difficulties, including material ones, the joy of the desired child covers all the troubles!
She can be called a heroine with confidence.Yulia’s first son, Mikhail, was born with a developmental disorder, she raised him alone, and separated from her husband immediately after the birth of the boy. Today the son is already 25 years old. Julia would not want to name his diagnosis, for her he is just a special child. Her whole life was devoted to the boy, it never even crossed her mind to think about personal happiness …
But at the age of 45 it still happened – our heroine met her true love. The husband was six years younger, he had no children of his own, and, of course, they wanted to have a baby.True, I had to go to the doctors – it seems both are healthy, but at first it was not possible to get pregnant. However, at the age of 46, Julia learned that she would become a mother.
– Despite the difficult material and living conditions, despite the fact that there are many problems with the first son, we were happy! We were sure that everything will definitely be fine, – says Yulia.
The pregnancy was proceeding normally – by the age of 47, the expectant mother was quite healthy, no additional examinations of the unborn child were done.By the way, the doctors were very supportive of her, in her address she heard only words of admiration.Little Vanya makes his parents happy every day. Photo: From personal archive
Julia gave birth herself. Now Vanechka is two and a half years old, he is very lively and active. “Sometimes it seems that my husband adores him more than me! – Julia smiles. – He’s very smart, runs out into the yard and immediately falls on the asphalt – because he runs so fast! And looking at him, I think: well, where are my at least 35 years old ?! Of course, I would like to be younger, more mobile, more active… I keep thinking: he will be 20, and I will be 70 … And so I want to have time to put him on his feet, to show the world. ”
Julia is in good spirits all the time. Calm, smiling. Although her life is not easy. The husband is constantly at work, but money is still not enough, so Yulia has to go to work three times a week. “While I work, Vanya manages to destroy the whole apartment …” – she smiles. At this time, her old mother is sitting with the baby. This is, of course, not easy for mom, but she really wants to help her daughter, who has finally found happiness.By the way, our heroine considers the main disadvantage of late motherhood to be precisely the fact that grandparents are already in old age and cannot fully help. Although, on the other hand, most of her young friends raising children are also deprived for various reasons of help from their parents and can only rely on themselves.
“It’s good that the eldest son can go to classes on his own – with his diagnosis it is a rarity. This is a great help for us, ”says Yulia. Her special son attends many different circles: drawing, theater, and singing in karaoke … He goes to the pool, to the gym.Although it is still a big child, and for my mother there were always painful thoughts about what would happen to him when he was left alone …
Now Misha will not be left alone.
– The birth of his brother was good for Misha. He has changed for the better, has become more independent, seeks to help us more, – says Yulia.
Misha periodically has bouts of depression, and at such moments he is most afraid of being alone. But now he is calm, as he is sure that his younger brother will take care of him.Misha loves him very much. Explains to me: “He and I have different dads, you know? And we have only one mother. ”
I would like to believe that Vanechka, sent by him at such a “mature” age, will justify all hopes, and if his parents fail, he will show them the world himself.
“You know, I would have given birth to a third! Even now. If I succeed in getting pregnant, I will give birth … “- Julia smiles at last.Photo: From personal archive
“This is the joy worth living for”
The reasons for late motherhood are different for everyone.By the age of 35, Alina Orlova was diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism, a disease whose concomitant diagnosis is infertility. She was not very upset at first – she even convinced herself that she was an adherent of the child-free theory …
But one day a wrestler woke up in Alina.
“I said to myself, stop self-deception,” she recalls. – I am not any chidle-free, I want a child and I will strive to make my dreams come true.
Several years of my life were spent on preparing and trying to get pregnant with the help of IVF.And these were not the easiest years in her life. Several failed attempts, hopes, disappointments …
– This is a rather painful procedure, besides it is long: first preparation, when you sit on hormones, then several not very pleasant procedures follow … But I firmly decided not to give up!
Her tenacity was rewarded.
– The most memorable “shot”: here my husband and I are sitting at the phone and waiting for the call from the medical center and say the result of the analysis confirming the pregnancy.But the call, promised even in the afternoon, sounded only in the evening. And all these hours we just sat and waited. And finally the nurse’s voice: “Yes, yes, you are, you are pregnant!”
“Today my daughter is already eight years old,” Alina says proudly. – She is very funny, constantly laughs, composes funny songs. At such moments, you forget about how much we have suffered … The positive aspect of late motherhood is the wisdom accumulated by mom and dad over many years of life. But the main and, of course, positive quality of mature mothers is awareness.Only by having a baby at an age do you understand how valuable life is …
But Irina Samokhvalova had to become a late mother because of her career. She gave birth to her first child at 33. The son was a difficult child, hyperactive, the first years took away too much energy from his parents. And Irina also wanted to work actively – she worked in a large advertising agency, headed the department and had great prospects for the future.
In connection with all this, the thoughts of the second baby receded into the background – even for the first time there was not enough, I had to resort to the help of a nanny.Only closer to forty did she think: if not now, then never …
– I always wanted to have two children, but I thought that I would still have time, – says Irina. – I thought I’ll become the head of a new branch and go on maternity leave. But the more job responsibilities I had, the more responsible they became, the more difficult it was to break free … At 43 I said to myself: that’s it, you can’t pull any longer. And I got pregnant … The most interesting thing is that when I gave birth to Pavlik at the age of 33, the doctors called me old-born – and indeed, in the hospital at that time I was almost the “oldest” of mothers.And when, 11 years later, I ended up in the hospital at the age of 44, no one rolled their eyes. There were a lot of people like me.
Ira does not hide that the “mature” pregnancy was more difficult for her than the first one. Carrying the baby was physically harder. Since she had problems during the first birth, at the age of 44 she could no longer take risks – and she underwent a cesarean section.
A big disadvantage of late childbirth, Irina considers the danger that at the age of 47–48 a woman will not be hired, especially with a small child.
– My vacancy at the company was filled, and I was not able to return after the decree, despite my vast experience and good relations with the management, she sighs. – I could not find a new place for about two years. Then I got a job – however, I had to learn more, the advertising business has changed a lot over the past few years … But if you really want something, you will always achieve it! And to give birth to a child, and to find a job – there is no impossible in life … And I really like being a mature mother. Older mothers tend to be wiser and better understand what the child needs.
Climax? No, pregnancy!
23 years ago, the daughter of the famous journalist and poet Alexei Surkov, who wrote the famous front-line song “In the dugout”, Natalya Surkova gave birth to a child at 57 years old. Then it was a record in our country, her female “feat” was even entered into the Russian Book of Records.
By the age of 57, Natalya already had two adult children. And at this time she met love. Her chosen one, a famous composer, was 10 years younger and really wanted to have children.And Natalia decided to give her beloved man such an opportunity.
It was the mid-90s and the gynecologists looked at the woman like she was crazy. She went around many medical centers in the capital, but did not find support anywhere. Until I got to Doctor Erofeeva.
– Once a patient came to my appointment – over fifty, but youthful, fit, with a good figure, lively, – says obstetrician-gynecologist Lyubov Erofeeva. – She turned out to be 54 years old. She believed she was on the verge of menopause.He says to me: “Do not consider me abnormal, but I would like to have a baby.” I ask: “Do you have children?” “Yes,” he replies, “grown-up daughter and son, and even grandchildren.” It turned out that there was a love story … I told her that there are such methods now. And she sent her to the clinic of the famous doctor Valery Zdanovsky.
In the clinic, the woman was examined and reassured – you can get pregnant. As a result, after a course of treatment, a healthy girl was born.
Alas, despite the birth of a daughter, they soon parted with their beloved man, the girl’s father, for the sake of whom Natalya decided on such a brave act.According to rumors, he had another family, where a child was also born almost at the same time.
As Natalia said, late childbirth rejuvenated her body so much that she felt like a girl. She has never regretted in her life that she gave birth to a daughter at such a respectable age.
Not so long ago, Natalya Surkova passed away, a little before her 80th birthday. Her daughter Alexandra is already 23 years old. Mom managed to raise her …
For a long time, Natalia Surkova retained the title of the country’s “oldest mother”.However, in 2015, a Muscovite Galina Shubenina was able to give birth at 60 years old. The woman decided to take this desperate step after the death of her only son, who was 29 years old. So far, this is a record age for a woman in labor in Russia. Galina and her husband Aleksey, who is 8 years younger than her, were very happy when they had a daughter. They came up with an unusual name for the girl, in accordance with the very fact of her birth – Cleopatra. The woman admits that her little daughter adds vitality to her, keeps them in good shape with her husband. My daughter is growing up smart and beautiful.
Give birth to genius!
So, the disadvantages of late pregnancy are not the mother’s health, the increased risk of complications during childbirth or giving birth to an unhealthy child. Doctors can help overcome these problems. Another disadvantage is that it is more tedious to carry a child and take care of him in the first years of life.
But the pluses far outweigh. As a rule, by mature age, married couples usually stand firmly on their feet, have certain savings and can afford a nanny, an au pair.Also, scientists have proved that children born as a result of early pregnancies are less developed in psycho-emotional terms than children of “mature” mothers. These children are given much more attention, time and energy, because they are always desired and loved. It is here that lies the clue to the mystery of why later children are more talented and gifted than their early peers. It is a well-known fact that the genius of a child depends on the age of the parents (history shows that geniuses were most often the sixth or seventh children in the family, that is, their parents were no longer young).
Another plus – small children have a kind of rejuvenating effect on their mature parents: they have to live in their interests – first children, then adolescents. Be aware of youth trends. Think “like a youth”, otherwise the children will not share anything. For women, this is a huge incentive to look good, take care of their health, in order to live as long as possible.
Medicine today is able to make the dream of a 45-year-old woman about a healthy child come true. In our time, there is nothing unnatural and sensational in this.But in the country there will be more “loving” and “dug” children born by their parents at a wise, conscious age.
General Director of the Russian Association for Population and Development (RANiR), obstetrician-gynecologist, international expert in reproductive health and rights EROFEEVA Lyubov Vladimirovna:
– This is a hot topic right now. Our life is not easy, there is a lot of fuss, a woman does not always have time to realize her reproductive plans in the time frame that doctors would like.
The most important thing is that the pregnancy must be planned! There is nothing worse than carrying an unwanted child. But when pregnancy is desired, then it is a pleasure for doctors to lead such a future mother.
However, it must be remembered that a woman’s reproductive age has boundaries. And the most favorable age for the birth of the first child is 20-24 years. Nobody canceled the laws of nature. The probability of immediately getting pregnant at this age is 96%. This probability will decrease with age.At 35 – 78%, after 40 – 50%.
The second difficulty – by the age of 40, a “bouquet” of diseases accumulates, even if the woman does not feel them yet. These are cardiovascular problems, problems with blood, with its clotting, neurological problems, psychological, with the gastrointestinal tract, with the endocrine system, etc. You need to be prepared that chronic diseases can worsen, therefore it is extremely important to observe the entire pregnancy with specialized specialists. The tissues of organs, the birth canal become inelastic, therefore, after 40 years, most likely, there will be an operative delivery.And it doesn’t matter whether you give birth to the first child or not the first: if the second or third child is born with a break of 10 years, the birth is again considered the first.
Another nuance. In older women who strive to give birth at all costs, there is increased anxiety, which also leads to negative consequences both during pregnancy and in the future – it can turn into overprotection of the child.
Lyubov Erofeeva recommends “mature” pregnant women:
1.It is very important for a future aging mother not to be alone with her problems, with her anxious thoughts. You need to find YOUR doctor who will understand her and support her in everything.
2. It is equally important to obey the doctor. If he warns that there are high risks associated with pregnancy, you need to be prepared for them.
3. Before the planned pregnancy, it is recommended to undergo the following minimum examination: gynecological and urological, endocrinologist, general practitioner, dentist.
4. Already during pregnancy, older women have a high risk of termination of pregnancy, you need to take care of yourself like a “crystal vase”.
5. There are several screening tests – blood tests that can help the doctor understand early in pregnancy if the fetus is genetically abnormal.
6. It should be remembered that pregnancy at any age, and even more so at an older age, is very serious!
LATE STAR MOMS
Having an adult daughter Anna, who is now 23 years old, and a 19-year-old son Michael, the actress, at her 47 years old, gave birth to her third child.Their daughter Mile and Peter Chernyshev are now 5 months old. For a 48-year-old skater, this is the first child. We add that the couple was together for 10 years and all this time postponed the birth of a baby.
Olga Kabo is now 51 years old and has a 7-year-old son. In 2009, Olga Kabo married businessman Nikolai Razgulyaev, and they really wanted to have a common child. Their son Victor was born in 2012, when the actress was 44. Olga Kabo gave birth to her first child, daughter Tatyana, at the age of 28.
First became a mother in 2011, at the age of 41. The name of her daughter’s father, Maria, never became public. Although the baby was born a little ahead of schedule, all indicators were normal. The actress has repeatedly admitted that she really wanted to have children and life without a child seemed meaningless to her. However, neither in the first nor in the second marriage, she could not get pregnant.
The actress gave birth for the first time at the age of 44.The child’s father was the St. Petersburg actor and director Vitaly Saltykov. They lived with their first husband for 15 years, but they never got children.
Her daughter, who is now 6 years old, is named Claudia. The actress admits that she was afraid to give birth at such a late age, and even her first child, but everything ended well.90,000 Actresses of Russian cinema
Drozdova Olga90,000 The governor of the Moscow region sent the elderly to isolation, and pregnant women
The Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov, by his order, recommended that the old people be sent to isolation.Pregnant women are advised to be transferred to remote work.
The Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov signed an order introducing the isolation of citizens over the age of 65. This was reported by the “360” TV channel.
As Vorobyov explained, we are talking about the most vulnerable group of people to COVID-19. The fact is that in the region about 55% of patients connected to ventilators are citizens over 65 years old.
“I draw the attention of employers, talk again, explain to the owners and managers of industrial enterprises about the possible provision of special working conditions for those over 65,” the governor explained at the meeting.
Pregnant women who must be transferred to remote work also fell into a special group. Vorobyov additionally demanded to pay attention to the quality of services in hospitals, because officials receive complaints about the quality and effectiveness of treatment.
In addition, the head of the Moscow region drew attention to the issue of attracting new doctors to the fight against coronavirus.
“It is difficult to create and build new beds, but we have learned. However, the quality of doctors and nurses is fundamentally important,” he explained.
As reported by RIA FAN, earlier the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the recommendations on the procedure for isolating people infected with COVID-19. So, a person should be fenced off from society within 10 days after the first symptoms are detected.
It is worth adding three more days to this period, when there were no symptoms at all. If signs of coronavirus were observed for 14 days, then the isolation period should be 17 days.
If the patient has no symptoms at all, it is recommended to release him after 10 days.
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