Andie MacDowell keeps her hair looking natural and says she’s embracing the changes that come with aging

Andie MacDowell keeps her hair looking natural and says she’s embracing the changes that come with aging

“I’m happier”: Andie MacDowell, 64, “likes” her gray hair after years of dying her locks dark … but adds that she struggles with “loving” her postmenopausal belly.

Andie MacDowell has embraced the changes that come with aging.

The 64-year-old actress decided to stop dying her curly tresses during the pandemic and hasn’t looked back.

“During COVID I could see the roots with my face and with my skin and my eyes and I loved it. I felt like I would be happier. And I’m happier. I really like it,” the actress told People at the New York premiere of her new movie, Good Girl Jane.

Dark looks good too: She, too, was radiant in 1987 with her brunette locks

Gray Pride: Andie MacDowell has embraced the changes that come with aging. The 64-year-old actress decided to stop dying her curly tresses during the pandemic and hasn’t looked back. Seen in Cannes in May. Seen right with dark hair in 1987

Awesome Andie: She was a pinup in 1985 when she starred in the movie St. Elmo's Fire alongside Emilio Estevez

Awesome Andie: She was a pinup in 1985 when she starred in the movie St. Elmo’s Fire alongside Emilio Estevez

The Wireless star’s salt and pepper curls were proud to be seen as she explained her reason for letting go.

“I’m 64 and this is the time of my life. Someday I will be silver. And I wanted to have that experience of feeling what it is,” MacDowell added.

The Four Weddings and a Funeral actress said it was her older sister who inspired her to let nature take its course.

Shades of grey: MacDowell proudly sculpted her salt and pepper curls at the New York premiere of her film Good Girl Jane on June 11 in NYC

Shades of grey: MacDowell proudly sculpted her salt and pepper curls at the New York premiere of her film Good Girl Jane on June 11 in NYC

“My sister is silver and she is only 18 months older than me. I thought she looked so much prettier in silver. I was jealous,” Andie explained.

At a time when women often use filters to hide their flaws, the South Carolina native claimed she wanted to feel more comfortable, but admitted it’s not always easy.

“Your belly also gets bigger as you get older. And I had three babies. I have to constantly work on loving that part of my body. It’s so hard,’ she shared.

Hard work: The model admitted that staying in shape is a challenge.  “Your belly also gets bigger as you get older.  And I had three babies.  I have to constantly work on loving that part of my body.  It's so hard.'  Seen Monday in NYC

Hard work: The model admitted that staying in shape is a challenge. “Your belly also gets bigger as you get older. And I had three babies. I have to constantly work on loving that part of my body. It’s so hard.’ Seen Monday in NYC

Happier: The actress decided to stay natural, explaining: 'I'm 64 and this is the time of my life.  Someday I will be silver.  And I wanted to have that experience, to feel what it is';  seen in Cannes in May

Happier: The actress decided to stay natural, explaining: ‘I’m 64 and this is the time of my life. Someday I will be silver. And I wanted to have that experience, to feel what it is’; seen in Cannes in May

“Believe me, it will be even harder. Because after menopause, your hormones change, your figure changes. And I have a very sharp eye. So you see it. I’ll see it in other people, I’ll see it in myself,” Andie said.

The twice-married model has three children, Justin, 26, Rainey, 32, and Margaret, 27, from her first marriage to ex-husband Paul Qualley, 64.

Her two daughters have started their own acting careers and Andie shared the small screen with Margaret in the Netflix series 2021 Maid.

She now gets advice from the two young women, who lovingly turn their own words against her. “If I ever say something demeaning about myself because I taught them not to, they’re going to say, ‘Why are you doing what you told us to do?'”

Beautiful at any age: MacDowell at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival

Beautiful at any age: MacDowell at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival