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Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!
aka: Grandpa What Massive Hotness You Have

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"Some women are simply sexy forever. Helen Mirren is a woman like that. She's 64. As she enters her 70s, we'll begin to develop a fondness for sexy septuagenarians."

For most people, their looks fade somewhat as they get older, being only appreciated by their long-term loves.

However, there are exceptions to every rule. Sometimes, Grandma or Grandpa (despite the name, this trope applies to either gender) ages like wine. For fangirls in particular, there's just something about older men... Their starting age is generally around 50, but they do not actually need to be a grandparent.

Does not count for immortal or ageless characters.

Compare Stacy's Mom, with which this can overlap. Compare and contrast with Silver Fox. Despite what you may think, you won't find any Fan Disservice with these characters.

Contrast with I Was Quite a Looker and Senior Creep. See also Christmas Cake, and Likes Older Women. When adding examples, avoid people who are Hollywood Old. They must be visibly old for the trope to be in effect.


Do not confuse with Older Than They Look, or its extreme counterpart, Really 700 Years Old, unless they look old to a normal person despite being far older than that would imply on its own. See also Grande Dame. For elderly female characters who are more noted for concupiscence than attractiveness, see Dirty Old Woman.

As the quote about Helen Mirren on top illustrates, Truth in Television can apply (other often-cited real world examples include Sophia Loren and Joan Collins). However, we won't list real life examples, as attempting to identify those examples might slip into YMMV territory and get out of control.



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    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Gold Digger has Julia Diggers, who's in her 50s but looks very good for her age due to constantly working out before getting an effective age downgrade.
    • Her husband Theodore is in equally good shape, despite being older than Julia and not getting the same age-down. And that's only his physical body- in his Aura form, he looks like an Olympian god.
  • The Savage Dragon brings us Superpatriot, whom the young and exceedingly hot Dart found sexy enough that she once sighed and commented "if only he were thirty years younger...". She later wound up in bed with his similar looking yet naive son, Justice.
  • Even taking into account the time he got de-aged by a Reality Warper, Magneto is decidedly not a young man. He was born in the late 1920s, and Comic-Book Time doesn't change this since being a Holocaust survivor is central to his character. Chronologically he's in his late 80s, and biologically he's probably in his late 50s or so. Despite this, he's a buff, attractive-looking man whose only real hint at not being young is his white hair...except that it has been white his entire life so that's a false hint.
  • Since Judge Dredd's timeline progresses at a 1:1 rate with real time, Psi Judge Anderson has been a street judge for at least 35 years, placing her in her early 50's. As a Psi Judge, she doesn't take the age-slowing drugs available to regular Judges and is still consistently depicted as a very attractive woman who is frequently hit on by men half her age.
  • Circles: Despite being over 50, some people find Paulie very attractive, especially Douglas who marries him.

  • Alison Carter in Child of the Storm is noted to be this - though she became a grandmother in her late forties, now being in her early sixties, and even now looks closer to her late forties than her actual age. And that's with the ageing make-up on. She's a Super Soldier, with either drastically slowed or a more or less non-existent ageing process, having hit her mid to late twenties and stayed there.
    • Also Frigga, who's in the equivalent age category (she's about 3500 years old, which is the Asgardian equivalent of late 50s), is noted as being remarkably beautiful.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Empath's Wedding", Flowerbell the woodnymph still comments on Papa Smurf's looks like this.
  • In Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, it's mentioned that Elite Four Drasna willingly posed for a swimsuit calendar along with other quite attractive trainers like Cynthia, Lorelei and Diantha.
  • Violet Kincaid from Roman's Empire is a woman in her late fifties. She's also walking sex-appeal even in her old age. She's still attractive enough to get multiple young lovers. Even Roman has to admit that she's attractive. And even after the Time Skip when she's in her sixties, she's still a bombshell.

  • Mrs. Peggy Hobbs in the 1962 film Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. Brought up when a Swedish bombshell is trying to make some moves on the eponymous character, Roger, and he turns her down and then she sees the wife after learning they have 3 grandchildren.
    Swedish Girl: That's a grandma?
    Roger Hobbs: 36-26-36 and still operating.

  • Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: Myra Rutledge and Countess Anne "Annie" Ryland de Silva. Both of them are in their 60s and heading on to 70s. Make no mistake, they are old enough to be your grandmother, and they are incredibly sexy! In fact, Weekend Warriors has Nikki Quinn and Barbara Rutledge commenting that Myra looks better at 60 plus years old than they do at 30 plus years old. Now that's hotness!
  • Belgarath in The Belgariad is an Elderly Immortal who looks to be in his eighties or nineties. Right up until he takes off his shirt, demonstrating that while his face may be that of an old man, his body is not.
    • His daughter Polgara takes it even further, as she stopped aging somewhere in her 20s - five thousand years ago. She hypothesizes that sorcerers stick to the age they find best suits them - Belgarath and the other male disciples can get away with looking old because it makes them seem wise and respectable, but she wouldn't get the same effect as an old crone.
  • Kinsey Millhone definitely thinks her landlord Henry, who is around eighty, is very sexy.
  • Lady Abigail Irene Garrett in Amsterdam is around 50 when we meet her, and is definitely still a sexually vibrant woman.
  • In the Book of Genesis, Sarah is described as the World's Most Beautiful Woman well into her old age.
  • In Harry Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat series, the beautiful and lethal Angelina becomes a grandmother. And remains lethal.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 30 Rock made reference to Helen Mirren in a bikini, prompting Liz to say "It's not possible, what is she, a wizard?" This refers to then-recent paparazzi images of 60-something Mirren (pictured above) looking incredible in a bikini someone half her age might be hesitant to wear.
  • Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous. Her age is north of 70 at the beginning of the show in the early 90s, yet she Really Gets Around, having no trouble finding much younger boyfriends. Another reason is having essentially been mummified since the early 70s as a result of massive drug abuse.
  • Fiona Goode from American Horror Story: Coven is considered quite attractive and is stated to be quite beautiful in her first scene. However, she isn't satisfied with being this trope and tries desperately to become younger and immortal.
  • Coronation Street - sexpot Liz McDonald became a grandmother in her early fifties, and was entered into a 'Glamorous Granny' competition (which she won).
  • Bree van de Kamp from in Desperate Housewives is coming from the attractive mother territory to this one. Reinforced and Lampshaded, in both ways, when, at the same time, she begins her menopause (the grandma side) and gets involved with the handsome, well-build and 15 years younger Keith (the hot side).
  • Celia, Drew's older woman girlfriend on The Drew Carey Show when she was in her mid-60s.
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Dorothy was an older and very attractive woman, estranged from her abusive husband and later widowed. She's courted by her brother-in-law Loren Bray and much younger man Jake Slicker, who initiated their May–December Romance. Dorothy's old age is marked when she thinks she's pregnant but she's in fact beginning menopause.
  • One audition on Italy's Got Talent was a Japanese septuagenarian with a background in opera and theatre. For this performance, she chose something a little more modern... pole-dancing.
  • My Grandmother's Ravioli: due to the nature of the show, Mo Rocca finds himself meeting with a veritable full spectrum of grandmothers, ranging from the matronly to the lovely. But one particular episode stands out. It turns out that the grandmother in question started her family young, and her children did as well. Which makes her technically a grandmother at the age of 52, and still stunning at that.
  • In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode featuring The Magic Sword, Crow ends up dumping his infatuation towards Kim Catrall in favor of Estelle Winwood, grossing out Tom Servo when Crow creates a Love Song about her.
  • Oz: The reaction of many inmates towards the 60-something Sister Peter Marie. A small group actually voted her the hottest woman in the prison.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch introduces Aunt Irma in Season 6, played by Barbara Eden (who was in her 70s at the time) and with a very Hot Witch appearance. Season 7 confirms her age as being over 2000 years old. In one episode she asks Harvey to answer truthfully if she's an attractive woman. He responds "on the outside", as she's a bit of an Evil Matriarch.
  • Scrubs: JD has sex with a new grandmother (her daughter was a patient, for the delivery), who easily fits the category in "My Best Moment".
  • Gemma from Sons of Anarchy, enough to be checked out and commented on by the much younger Prospect, Half-Sack.
  • Paul Lassiter's mother in Spin City. Paul is baffled by all the attention she gets until Carter gets him to take a real look at her:
    Paul: Oh my god! OH MY GOD! I just checked out my mother!
    Carter: And?
    Paul: She's a smoking hottie!
  • Mona Robinson from Who's the Boss? is Angela's mother and the sexpot of the show (while it's not clear exactly how old Mona is supposed to be, the actress who played her was in her mid-50s when the show started and over 60 by the time it ended).


    Professional Wrestling 
  • Although she wasn't a grandmother yet, Eric Bischoff had a little storyline where he seduced Linda McMahon and seemed genuinely attracted to her.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In the BattleTech universe, Natasha Kerensky was quickly established as a sphere-wide sex symbol when the Wolf's Dragoons arrived on the scene in 3004. She retained this status until her death in 3057 at the age of 84.

    Video Games 
  • Dragon Age:
    • Wynne from Dragon Age: Origins, Zevran doesn't hesitate to flirt with her and comment on her "magical bosom". Wynne, who's old enough to be his mother, is not amused. Oghren and even (in a DLC) Alistair flirt with her, too.
    • In Dragon Age II, Flemeth drops the ragged old lady look that Morrigan and the Warden know her by and instead wears figure-clinging armor, has white horned hair and a generally cleaned-up face. As seen here.
    • In Dragon Age: Inquisition, this gets dialed back a bit - she keeps the body, but her face is visibly older in appearance than it was in the second game.
  • By the time Assassin's Creed: Revelations rolls around, Ezio Auditore is 52 and still swimming in fangirls.
  • The Metal Gear series has its fair share. Especially in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots where Solid Snake, despite having aged to the appearance of an elderly man, still has a fairly muscular body and an extremely prominent, well-sculpted ass. Likewise, Ocelot, who is in his 70s, also turns out to be fairly well built.
  • In Overwatch Jack Morrison, aka Soldier: 76, is canonically 55 and visibly aged compared to his Strike Commander Morrison skin showing him in his prime, but fellow founding Overwatch member Ana will playfully flirt with him and tell him he looks pretty good for a man his age.
    • An ad for a promotion centered on Ana just says: "She's free this weekend. Are you?"
    • Reinhardt is the oldest playable character in Overwatch at 61, but he's still as muscular and handsome as he was in his youth. This is lampshaded by Ana, who's surprised by how well he's aged in an in-game conversation.

    Web Comics 
  • Though she's not a main character of Zodiac, Cancer's grandmother Natalia Hain is in very good shape for her age.
  • Maggie of Erfworld. Grey hair, grey skin, wrinkled — but can still work a miniskirt. The physical properties of Erfworld help: a person's physical appearance (or "signamancy") is in large part defined by their personality, view of themselves, and emotional state. Since Maggie met Parson, she found a new purpose in life (and possibly developed a crush on him), as a result her appearance has been growing more attractive and even a bit more youthful.
  • King Urtica in Exiern, despite his white hair and beard, is revealed to still have a very well muscled and defined chest and six pack. Not to mention his "come to bed" eyes and smile.

    Web Original 
  • In The Nostalgia Critic's review of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer he insists that he's not into old women, but if you took like, two wrinkles out of Grandma's face, change the hair and glasses, "She's kind of a bombshell!"
  • In Twelve Hundred Ghosts Scrooge yelling at Bob Cratchit over stealing coal transitions into Bob thinking it was the hottest thing he'd ever seen.

    Western Animation 
  • Only implied by Flowerbell about Papa Smurf in The Smurfs episode "Papa's Wedding Day" when she's trying to win his heart.
    • Interestingly, as hinted in one of The Smurfs comic book one-page gags, strip away Papa Smurf's beard and he would look no different in appearance from an ordinary male Smurf.
  • Malory Archer is explicitly said to be this by a couple of characters.
    • Season 7 introduces Veronica Deane, a 50-something movie star who's attractive enough that every man in the office comments on it, including Ray.
      Ray: She almost makes me Q my G.explanation 
  • Aunt May in Ultimate Spider-Man. She actually goes on a date with Agent Coulson in one episode (Which Peter finds extremely disturbing).
  • Mrs. Anna Twombly from Littlest Pet Shop (2012). Aside from her glasses and grayed hair, she looks no different than her younger self shown in "Lotsa Luck!". A few male characters have flirted with her.

Alternative Title(s): Foxy Grandma, Grampa What Massive Hotness You Have, Grandpa What Massive Hotness You Have


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