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At 28, Dame Harriet Walter Was The Only Woman On Stage

The 'Succession' actor talks beating anorexia, declining marriage proposals, and envying Meryl Streep.

By Charlotte Owen
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At 28, Tori Amos Found Her Voice

In 1991, the singer released "Silent All These Years," a searing ballad about sexual assault.

By Ivana Rihter
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At 28, New Mom Martha Raddatz Was Hungry For Hard News

But as soon as she returned to the newsroom, the comments started.

By Kate Dwyer
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At 28, Huma Abedin Was Sleeping On Couches & Wearing Zara

With her memoir, ‘Both/And,’ Hillary Clinton's right hand finally tells her own story.

By Margaret Wheeler Johnson
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At 28, Padma Lakshmi Landed Her First Cookbook Deal

“That was the year my food career started,” she tells Bustle.

By Rebecca Nelson
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At 28, Salma Hayek Had A “Naughty & Illegal” Habit

Plus, how the Oscar-nominated actress blew her first fat paycheck.

By Sheila Yasmin Marikar
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At 28, Jane Goodall Was Living In The Forest Doing Research

“Chimps don’t have weekends, so I didn’t either,” she says of her schedule in Tanzania.

By Kate Dwyer
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At 28, Andie MacDowell Got Her Big Acting Break & Had A Baby

The 63-year-old actor reflects on the year “everything happened at once.”

By Rachel Lapidos
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At 28, Cherry Jones Read 'The Handmaid's Tale.' Years Later, She'd Star In It.

The novel haunted the actor, even as she was living it up with her “theater mates.”

By Chloe Foussianes
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At 28, Anita Hill Found A “Safer” Space To Live & Work

The author and educator talks about her reasons for leaving Washington, D.C.

By Colleen McKeegan
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At 28, Gabrielle Union Got The "Greatest Gift" Of All — Therapy Sessions

"I somehow figured out how to thrive even in the darkness that I was wrapped up in like a cocoon."

By Princess Gabbara
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Billie Jean King’s Very Good Year

The tennis champion and activist shares what her life looked like at age 28.

By Melanie Mignucci
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At 28, Sheryl Crow Was Waiting Tables & Jumping Onstage At Clubs

“I just was ballsy, man.”

By Katherine J. Igoe
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At 28, Sophie Ellis-Bextor Was Returning To Pop With A Whole New Perspective

With a new baby and a third album on the way, the singer describes it as a "pivotal" moment in her career.

By Alice Broster
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At 28, Patti Smith Smoked Pot, Ate Pizza & Wrote Poetry

She also put out her seminal album, 'Horses.'

By Samantha Leach
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At 28, Rita Moreno Was Frustrated With Her Acting Career

“I remember asking my agents to submit me for a role in something and [the casting directors] wouldn’t even see me.”

By Princess Gabbara