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Corr sisters: Industry is too preoccupied with beauty

By Catherine Wylie

Family pop group The Corrs have spoken about the pressure on women to look good and how people are "obsessed" with the ageing process.

The Irish quartet - siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim - are back after a 10-year hiatus with album White Light and have talked about the "massive focus" on women's looks.

The Dundalk sisters are known for their beauty as well as their music, and Sharon (45) said that while there is "a lot more equality" now she thinks people may have underestimated the musical abilities of the three sisters.

"I do think that people tended a little bit to look at the girls and think possibly we weren't writing... and yet that was probably never a question when you look at a guy," she said.

Caroline (42) added: "There is a lot of pressure on women though... the whole ageing process. People are obsessed with it.

"It's such a compliment to us when people say 'oh you guys look great for your age'. It's lovely. But you realise that there is a massive focus on that nowadays."

Andrea (41) said when she looks back the focus on their looks only made them work harder and play live more, adding that she "wouldn't really change a thing".

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