Do you feel as if there is a difference between how old you look and how old you truly are? It is likely that many people look older than their age, owing to factors related to their employment, diet, and exercise. However, almost everyone out there wants to look younger than his or her age, especially those who want to impress employers, a potential lover, strangers, or even fans.
Some people go to great lengths to look young, the bulk of whom invest in expensive makeup and beauty products. However, the wealthy who truly want to look young can have numerous surgical procedures performed on their bodies, some that can get rid of wrinkles, eliminate balding, and improve an individual’s overall appearance.
Actors and models know that their appearance has the power to determine whether they get a gig or not, and they usually do everything they can to look young and beautiful. Musicians and other celebrities also tend to do everything they can to look youthful, because they want to impress their fans and resonate with the younger generation as they have with the seniors.
This is a list of fifteen celebrities whose bodies look nothing close to their age, because all of these women are 50 years or older. Some of these look so good that you would be tempted to find out more about their secrets to looking young, while others look a bit older, but nothing close to other 50-year-olds.
Which of these hot celebrities look too good to be 50?
15. Shania Twain (51)
When it comes to country music, very few names can come close to the success that the “Queen of Country Pop” who is Shania Twain has gained over the years. Although her birth name was Eilleen Regina Edwards, her mother’s divorce from her biological father and subsequent marriage to another man led to her parents changing her name to Shania Twain. This beautiful country singer from Canada has sold in excess of 85 million records, a success that no other female country music artist has ever come close to. Shania has received numerous awards over the years, including 27 BMI songwriter awards, five Grammy Awards, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and another one on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She had retired in 2004, owing to a weakening singing voice, but specialists in Nashville discovered treatable lesions on her vocal cords, leading to her return in 2012. Although she already finished her farewell tour, she still looks as beautiful as ever. She is 51 years old, but does not look a day over 40.
14. Sadie Frost (51)
We all love Sadie Frost, the English actress, fashion designer, and producer who used to be married to Jude Law. Frost’s fashion label goes by the name Frost French, and Blonde to Black Pictures is the name of her production company. Frost had her first acting gig when she was just three years old, in an advertisement for Jelly Tots in 1968, but had to give up her acting after 10 years owing to an eating disorder. However, she returned to acting six years later, when she was 19, when she appeared in Mumbo Jumbo, a play directed by Nicholas Hytner. Frost acted alongside her first husband Gary Kemp in at least three films, with Magic Hunter requiring them to engage in a love scene despite being separated. Frost, later on, acted alongside her soon to be second husband, Jude Law, in Shopping, after which they got married and had three children. Sadie Frost will be turning 52 in June, despite looking a decade younger.
13. Laura Dern (50)
The fact that Laura Dern is the biological daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, both of whom were actors, has a lot to do with her exceptional talent in acting. Her role in Rambling Rose earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 1991, as well as her role in Wild, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2014. Some of the TV films and series that she has starred in and won several awards include Afterburn, Recount, and Enlightened. From these TV films and series, she won three Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Actress in a Miniseries, another for Best Supporting Actress on TV, and the other for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series respectively. Some other notable films she has starred in include Mask, Jurassic Park, I Am Sam, The Master, The Fault in Our Stars, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Laura is 50 years old this year, but she looks at least five years younger than she actually is.
12. Lauren Graham (50)
Lauren Graham is most famous for her role as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, a TV series that ran from 2000 to 2007. As Lorelai, she earned one Golden Globe nomination, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, five Satellite Award nominations, and won two Teen Choice Awards. The show is back in the form of a miniseries, and Lauren has reprised the role of Lorelai Gilmore once again; so you can catch her talking faster than the average human being on Netflix. Other films and TV series that she has starred in include Sweet November, The Pacifier, Evan Almighty, and Parenthood. Apart from acting, Lauren is a writer, who published a novel titled Someday, Someday, Maybe. In Gilmore Girls, Lauren’s character is the mother of a teenager, who happens to be in her mid-thirties, a role she plays so well because she looks much younger than her actual age of 50 years.
11. Liz Phair (50)
Liz Phair released her first music as Girly Sound, and then signed with Matador Records, an independent record label, which helped her debut album Exile in Guyville to be a huge success, selling over 200,000 copies. Rolling Stone ranked this album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Critics described her music as refreshing, and the Village Voice termed it as the “Album of the Year”, making Phair the first woman to receive such an honor since Joni Mitchell back in 1974. Many described Phair’s entrance into the independent music scene as seeming to appear from nowhere, but her music and performances led her to receive so much press coverage. Phair has made over three million record sales worldwide to date, making her a very successful musician. Just by looking at her, you would probably guess that she was anywhere between 40 and 43 years, but she actually turned 50 a few weeks back on April 17.
10. Melina Kanakaredes (50)
The moment we lay eyes on Melina Kanakaredes, we remember CSI: NY, a series that we followed religiously from 2004 to 2010. In this series, Melina played the character of a hotshot detective called Stella Bonasera, whose team always ended up catching the bad guys using the latest technology and their sharp brains. Other series that we remember her from include Providence, which aired from 1999 to 2002, where she played the role of Dr. Sydney Hansen and Guiding Light, which aired from 1991 to 1995. Before getting into professional acting, she attended Ohio State University and then Point Park College, where she got involved in many theater productions, one of which was when she played the role of Mary Magdalene in the hugely popular Jesus Christ Superstar. Seeing her on this list is a shock to many people, because she looks so young, yet she turned 50 not so long ago on April 23.
9. Courteney Cox (52)
We cannot deny the fact that, the minute we look at Courteney Cox, we want to call her Monica, the name of the character she played in Friends. Apart from being our all-time favorite sitcom, Friends made Courteney and her two other female costars the highest-paid TV actresses in history by paying them $1 Million per episode for their last two seasons. Other films and series that Courteney has been part of include Scream, Bedtime Stories, Mothers and Daughters, and Cougar Town, an ABC/TBS sitcom. In addition to being a successful actress, Courteney is an established producer and director and owns a production company – Coquette Productions – which she and David Arquette, her then husband, came up with. Courteney looks just as hot as she was when she was acting in Friends, which is the reason it might be so hard to believe that she is 52 years old, because she sure looks like a 38-year-old.
8. Demi Moore (54)
Although we know her as Demi Moore, Demi Gene Guynes is one of those actresses who you would not believe is over 50 years old, unless you did some research. This 54-year-old celebrity and mother of three looks so beautiful that she would pass for a very hot 36-year-old model. Demi started acting when she was just 16 years old in 1978, the age at which she quit high school to pursue her dream career. Her appearance in Oui, a men’s magazine, and in General Hospital, a soap opera, in 1981, paved the way to her success in the acting profession. Demi reached Hollywood stardom after her impressive performance in Blame It on Rio (1984), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), and About Last Night… (1986). In 1996, Demi’s role in the film Striptease, made her the highest paid actress in history when she made $12.5 million from it, despite it being a very disappointing film.
7. Janet Jackson (51)
The fact that she was born in the Jackson family is enough to make Janet Jackson famous the world over, but she has definitely earned her fame, owing to her great talent in singing, dancing, and acting. Critics have described Janet’s music as being sexually provocative, socially conscious, and sonically innovative. Her stage shows and dancing are elaborate and outstanding, and her TV and film roles have left audiences wanting more of her. Janet has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling contemporary music artists of all time, and has 18 consecutive top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, a record that no other female artist has ever achieved. She works out a lot and has to look great all the time, owing to her celebrity status, Janet looks like a woman in her mid-thirties, despite being 51 years old.
6. Diane Lane (52)
Did you watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Of course, you did. In that movie, you remember Diane Lane playing the role of Martha Kent, Clark Kent’s mom, a role that she will reprise in Justice League, the superhero movie we expect to hit the big screens towards the end of the year. However, in the movie, Diane looks much older than she does in real life, because this image of her is just a year old. Diane first appeared on screen in 1979 in A Little Romance, soon after which she appeared on Time magazine’s cover, with the title dubbing her as the new Grace Kelly. Other notable films that Diane has been part of include Unfaithful, which earned her two Best Actress awards and three Best Actress nominations, one of which was an Academy Award nomination. Diane is 52 years old this year, but she honestly looks like a woman in her early forties.
5. Cindy Crawford (51)
There is no doubt about just how beautiful Cindy Crawford is, since she is one of the longest serving models and most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy’s modeling career saw her appear in numerous magazine covers; she attended numerous runways and was popular in fashion campaigns. Some of the magazine covers she has appeared on include; Vogue, Cosmopolitan, People, Elle, Allure, and so many others, while the runways include those for Christian Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Calvin Klein, and many others. Some of the films and TV productions that she has been a part of include Beautopia, The Simian Line, Cougar Town, and numerous others. Forbes magazine, in 1995, reported that Crawford was the highest paid supermodel on earth, VH1 named her the number three hottest hottie of the 90s, and Men’s Health named her one of the 100 hottest women of all-time. Cindy looks like a woman between 35 and 38, despite actually being 51 years old.
4. Michelle Obama (53)
Anyone who has access to a TV, regardless of which part of the world he or she lives in, probably knows Michelle Obama. We all know that her fame comes from the fact that she is the wife of Barack Obama, the first black and immediate former president of the United States. During her two terms as the first lady, Michelle was a role model for women all over the world through her advocacy for healthy eating, nutrition, and working out. She also advocated for the awareness and eradication of poverty and became a fashion icon. She met her husband when she was working at Sidley Austin, a law firm where she spent a large part of her legal career, after graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. This beautiful former first lady is 53 years old and is a mother of two daughters. If we did not know her so well, we would have estimated her age to be anywhere between 35 and 40 years.
3. Salma Hayek (50)
Salma Hayek is a very beautiful woman, who used to be a model, but has a thriving acting and producing career. She began acting in Mexico, with one of her first starring roles being in El Callejón de los Milagros, a performance that got her a nomination for an Ariel Award. After moving to Hollywood, Salma rose to prominence playing different roles in movies such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma, Wild Wild West, and many others, although her breakthrough role was when she played Frida Kahlo, in the film Frida. For her performance in that, she got Best Actress nominations for the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Academy Awards – evidence of just how great she was in the film. Other films that she has continued to impress the audiences include Grown Ups, Puss in Boots, Grown Ups 2, and Tale of Tales. Salma does not look like she could be a day older than 35 years, but she is actually 50, and turning a year older this September.
2. Sandra Bullock (52)
Have you heard about a new Ocean’s movie? Yes, Ocean’s Eight has been in the making since October last year, and despite having an all-female cast of thieves, it sure promises to be an outstanding rib-cracking film. Sandra Bullock plays the role of Debbie, Danny Ocean’s estranged sister who wants to pull off a heist in New York that people will talk about for a very long time. Bullock has been a celebrity actress for a very long time, since she made her debut in 1987, in a thriller called Hangmen, but had her breakthrough role in Demolition Man, a 1993 film. Some other notable films that she has been part of include Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, The Blind Side, and Gravity, among others. Bullock was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2007, and People magazine named her the “Most Beautiful Woman” in 2015. You might not believe this, but Bullock is 52 years old, but she looks like a woman in her late thirties.
1. Halle Berry (50)
This is Halle Berry at this year’s Oscars. She looks amazing, without even a single wrinkle on her face or any other part of the body. Although we know that she has the best makeup artists on speed dial, there is no question about just how young she looks, because it is not fair to be such a stunning beauty at 50. Honestly, Berry looks much hotter than most people do in their twenties and early thirties, owing to how flawless everything about her is. In addition to being so hot, Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002, owing to her superb performance in Monster’s Ball, making her the first and only black woman to win an Oscar in this category. Some of her most recent and most memorable performances include those in the X-Men movies, Swordfish, Die Another Day, Cloud Atlas, The Call, and many others.