Lower Hudson Valley rocks the senior beauty set

Flipping through this week’s People Magazine (the annual list of the 100 Most Beautiful People), I noticed a glut of Lower Hudson beauties (as opposed to last year when we kicked air-brushed, photo-shopped butt).
Besides former Rockland pretties Hayden Panettiere and Angelina Jolie, and Bedford-raised hot momma, Felicity Huffman, the list was Westchester/Rockland/Putnam-free…that is, until I got to page 202: “Sexy, Stunning and 60+,� where no less than four current and former area residents made the list: Glenn Close (60), Susan Sarandon (60), Diane Keaton (61), and Martha Stewart (65).

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So what is it about our neighborhoods that attract all these attractive, older women?And, while we’re at it, which local pretty people were most undeservedly left off?

(Photos: Close-AP/Paramount Pictures, Albert Ferreira; Sarandon-AP/Susan Walsh; Keaton-AP/Stuart Ramson; Stewart-AP/Bebeto Matthews)