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The Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Salma Hayek

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Salma Hayek

Celebrities, they’re hormonal, just like us. No matter how you feel about their work, we’re grateful to this group of fearless Hollywood actresses for elevating the menopause conversation and using their platforms to bring more attention to the ‘invisible challenges’ brought upon by menopause. Just last month, Gabrielle Union shed light on the deep link between mental health and menopause when she revealed that her perimenopause had caused her to have suicidal thoughts. Today, Union encourages other women to find relief, form a community, and not give up. In the fall of 2021, the actress and activist published You Got Anything Stronger?, a transparent and vulnerable glimpse into her own womanhood, which has subsequently been called a must-read by CNN, Bustle, and more.

Also speaking up and out, wellness guru and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow is calling for a rebrand on life after 40. Determined to reshape this narrative and raise awareness, Goop launched Madame Ovary, a series of supplements designed for women going through perimenopause and menopause.

Last, but most certainly not least, Salma Hayek is adamant that beauty should not be defined by age. When filming her latest movie The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the 54-year old actress insisted that her character be menopausal. She has also spoken out publicly about how hormonal transitions impacted her like a ton of bricks. These Hollywood superwomen are redefining what it means to be a strong, inspiring, 40+ woman in Hollywood, and are using their platforms to ensure the film and media industry do the same.

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