A week ago, Debbie Harry literally stole the Met Gala in her Zac Posen gown. But it wasn’t just her star-spangled dress that was jaw-dropping. The rock star, with her platinum blonde hair in a low ponytail, proved she’s still rocking it at 76.
Debbie Harry is ageless
The singer and actress is famous for being the lead of the group Blondie, who were best known for her U.S. No. 1 hits “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture.” Despite many serious life challenges, Debbie Harry has outlived many of her rock star peers and famous friends. They included David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and Joey Ramone.
While admittedly Harry wasn’t the poster child for longevity in her heyday, surviving heroine and rape, her Met appearance revealed a woman who has aged well. Perhaps some of this has to do with her “kick-butt” attitude to life.
“When it comes to age and beauty, there’s always been a double standard for women. Let’s face it, the pressure is on. But if that little voice in the back of your head is worrying about getting old, well, there’s no way you’re not going to get old. You have to get tough. You have to say, “Hey. I’m in good health and I appreciate myself,” she told Glamour UK.
In another in-depth interview with The Guardian, Debbie Harry was even more candid about how she felt about getting old:
“It sucks,” she says with a laugh. But later, when I ask her when she was the happiest, she says: “I’m pretty happy now.” The Guardian.
Debbie Harry is not letting her age get in the way of her work. When it comes to aging, she told Glamour: “My mother used to tell me, “No matter how old you get, in your brain, you’re going to think you’re 25.’ And that’s not a bad thing!”