As we all know, in the business of being fabulously famous, a woman’s legs will make or break the look.
Beautiful, luscious legs have been described in many ways over the years. “Long and Lean”… “Legs that go on for miles”… “Shapely”… “Curvaceous”, etc. These are all descriptions serious leg-watchers are familiar with. They are, however, usually reserved for the younger ladies; Cameron Diaz, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Taylor Swift and so many more. This explains why AC/DC, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, and Van Halen all had hit songs with the word “legs” in the title ("Shake a Leg", "Lord of the Thighs", "Hot Legs", "Drop Dead Legs", respectively). And, there are certainly more.
Beautiful legs are as much a part of pop culture as The Oscars. So... this being said, we don’t often associate age 60+ female celebrities with having the amazing legs described above. Referring to our age, the number “60” conjures up two words - Senior Citizen. Well, as you will see, these senior ladies never received the memo! As the pictures will reveal, these ladies have done some serious "leg work" and age has certainly not slowed them down. It shows. Their looks are timeless, and, as you’ll see, so are their legs.
10 Raquel Welch, 73
The classic movie was One Million Years BC. The year was 1962. In the movie, Raquel Welch wore what may have been the first-ever bikini on screen. Boom! The world fell in love with Raquel. Men wanted her. Directors especially wanted her. The photo above was taken in 2013, over 50 years later. It clearly speaks for itself. Where the dress ends, Raquel’s toned legs make us want to see more. True… Raquel has other “assets”, but her leopard-stilettoed legs entirely complete the look. Raquel’s philosophy: Cut carbs, goodbye gluten, and yes to yoga. Voila! Amazing, seductive legs at 73.
9 Susan Lucci, 67
After portraying the scheming Erica Kane on All My Children for almost 42 years, Susan Lucci is one of the most beautiful older women in showbiz. While she’s moved on to other projects, her legs have not moved an inch. Why? It’s as if they had been suspended in time. Her legs are still long and strong… as graceful as they were when Erika Cane’s character was created. Lucci was 24. Her delectable legs today appear just as capable of running after a man as they did 44 years ago. This grandmother of four has been practicing Pilates since before Pilates was cool, and keeping in stellar physical shape has earned Susan a spot in our list. Walk on, Susan.
8 Sophia Loren, 77
This photo of Sophia Loren was snapped at a 2011 event honoring the iconic Italian actress. She was once considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Her smile seems to say that she’s still got it at 77, her confidence evident from thigh to toe. These same legs turned heads at her first beauty pageant in 1949, and she’s obviously done all the right things for the past 63 years. Still quite the spicy lady, Ms. Loren attributes her health and beauty to a super-strict diet, and as she was once quoted, “walking, walking, walking” (an hour every day). Mama Mia, Sophia!
7 Joan Collins, 80
Here is English actress Joan Collins at age 80. In case you missed it, please re-read the first sentence and see the number “80”. At a celebrity event in 2015, Joan proudly gives the public a tantalizing peek at her bare muscular leg, which could easily put a woman less than half her age to shame. Rest assured, the other leg is as amazing as this one. Throughout her career, Joan has portrayed sexy, sultry women in many of her roles, and, in this photo she’s still very much in character. By the way… did we mention Joan Collins is 80?
6 Cheryl Tiegs, 66
It’s very, very difficult to believe that Cheryl and her impressive legs were 66 when this picture was snapped at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 50th Anniversary in 2014. Often described as the world’s first supermodel, she made her first cover shoot for Glamour at age 17, way back in 1964. Since then, her awe-inspiring gams have graced the covers of a bunch of major magazines, including the SI's Swimsuit Issue – twice!
Speaking of mags, in 2012 Men's Health Magazine voted Tiegs among the "100 Hottest Women of All Time" – a year before this photo was taken! Good choice, guys. At 5’10”, Cheryl’s legs are hard to miss – in fact they’re impossible to miss.
5 Vera Wang, 63
In this 2013 picture, designer goddess Vera Wang shows off her lean, athletic body and, most notably her perfectly-toned legs on the runway. In fact, they’re amazing. Vera began figure skating at age eight, and competed for the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team. She continues to skate to this day, and her legs unquestionably show it. They appear to have not changed in 40 years. On any given day, there are likely many hundreds of models in their teens and twenties displaying Vera’s creations worldwide. With those skater’s legs, however, Vera could quite easily do the same… in her 60s!
4 Suzanne Somers, 69
Guy? What guy? Someone’s standing next to Suzanne? Well, yes, it’s her husband Alan Hamel, but, let’s face it – we’re immediately drawn to those amazing, silky, age defying thighs in this 2016 photo from the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala. She obviously worked extremely hard to keep in shape, but still… even at nearly 70 years of age, Suzanne is no stranger to exercise. Anyone remember the classic ThighMaster commercials? Well, the system obviously worked for her. In fact, she’s still the company Spokesperson. Did we mention she’s nearly 70? So, take another look at those flirtatious legs, and we can sum it up in two words – Sex Appeal.
3 Cher, 66
Here, Cher is taking a New York City stroll in 2013. Where might the guy in the suit be looking? Hmmm, we know exactly where. Unless you know the year she was born, there’s absolutely nothing in this picture suggesting Cher’s true age of 66. In fact, her legs look virtually identical to pictures of her in her Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves days. For those not familiar, Gypsies was a number one song… 40 years before this photo was snapped. As her photo clearly demonstrates, Cher stays in top performing shape, working diligently to maintain those pinup legs. Running, Pilates, vegetarian diet… yup, that’ll certainly do it. Congrats, Cher for a pair of “flawless in fishnet” legs.
2 Tina Turner, 70
To achieve amazing legs, some folks walk, others run. For 50+ years, Tina Turner has danced and pranced on virtually every inch of every stage on which she’s sang… more miles than a frequent flyer. Although this photo of the unstoppable diva was taken in 2009, it’s featured here because she was just a few months away from her 70th birthday. Yes, it’s true that today at 76, Tina still looks incredible. Tina retired after this concert tour, so this photo represents one of her last "Tina's Legs in Concert" photo-ops. Because her legs at concerts, though, were highly anticipated, and every bit as show-stopping as her blazing voice, she makes the list. After all, these same legs were once insured for 3.2 million bucks! Worth every penny.
1 Marie Helvin, 62
Her first photo shoot was as a teenager for Vogue in 1972. This is Marie doing a slightly more recent shoot. The year is… wait for it… 2015! Is that even possible? Yes. Here she is, flaunting those classically smooth, hypnotic legs. In fact, Marie is still so hot, she is now the face / body / legs for a line of lingerie designed for older women. Take a look… there is no older woman in this picture. Let’s consider the math, folks. Nearly half a century has passed between her Vogue shoot and this photo. Marie claims to train “like an athlete” going to the gym four times each week. During this shoot, Marie also claimed that she’d “much rather eat pizza than do another lingerie shoot.” Go ahead, Marie. Enjoy the pizza, you deserve it.