I don’t know about you, but when I think of a grandmother, my mind conjures up images of a white-haired, small, sweater-knitting, kindly old lady. She usually has some sort of hard candy stashed away to give you. No? Maybe that’s just me. Regardless, in Hollywood that stereotype doesn’t exist. In Hollywood, where you can find some of the most beautiful women on the planet, the idea of a smokin’ hot grandma is not as far-fetched as you might have thought. I guess it comes with the territory. In a town where everyone judges you on your looks, even grandmothers, who should be exempt, have to remain energetic, fit, and youthful-looking well into their 80s. 80 is the new 50!
Celebrities are pretty much like us, except for the whole looking energetic, fit stuff well into their 80s. They have lives, families, children, and grandchildren. But as stated before, in Hollywood, grandmothers just don’t really look the part. Below you’ll find a list of fifteen hot celebrities that you just wouldn’t believe are actually grandparents. None of them are in their 80s yet. But you can guarantee they'll still be looking good when they are. What is their secret? Is it being able to afford to have the best experts in their fields work to keep them young? Do they credit exercise and a healthy diet? Is it just their attitude toward life? Is it just having that discreet plastic surgeon on speed-dial? I don’t know, but I think you’ll agree that these women have redefined what it means to be a grandmother.
15 Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn looks pretty good for being 71 years old. She first gained fame while appearing on the NBC comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She would go on to receive an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cactus Flower. She followed that up with more than a decade of popular films, including Private Benjamin, for which she was nominated for another Academy Award. She remained pretty low-key for more than a decade and only recently returned to acting, appearing in Snatched with Amy Schumer. During her hiatus she reportedly spent as much time as possible with Kurt Russell, her boyfriend since 1983, and their family. She’s the mother of actors Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell. Kate has two sons, Bingham and Ryder, while Oliver has two boys and a girl of his own. The grandkids call Goldie “Go-Go” and spend their summers with her every year.
14 Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond is a member of the immensely successful showbiz family The Osmonds. Although she was never a member of the brothers’ singing group, she was a successful country music artist in her own right. In the 1970s and 1980s, she had numerous hits go to number one on the charts but her best known song is the country pop ballad “Paper Roses.” She also had a weekly television variety show with her brother, Donny Osmond, called “Donny & Marie.” She’s still singing, acting, and writing, not to mention all the promotional work she does for Nutrisystem and BodyGym. You’d think having such a long career would’ve taken a toll on her looks; nope, not for her. Marie Osmond is 58 years old, but she looks like she hasn’t aged since the 90s! I’m not ashamed to say she is still gorgeous. This hottie “Glamma” has three grandchildren and she, along with her husband, Stephen L. Craig, are reportedly very hands-on in their grandparent duties.
13 Kate Capshaw
Kate Capshaw might be best known for her role as Willie Scott, the nightclub singer and foil to Harrison Ford, in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984. That’s when she met director Steven Spielberg, whom she later married in October 1991. Together, the 64-year-old actress and her husband have quite a family, numbering seven children, and a number of grandchildren. Four of those grandchildren were born to their daughter, actress Jessica Capshaw, who stars in the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Like Blythe Danner, Kate must’ve found the fountain of youth in being surrounded by all those grandkids because she still looks phenomenal! It must be healthy eating and regular exercise (and maybe an excellent plastic surgeon), because her figure is enviable for anyone, regardless of their age.
12 Susan Sarandon
She is sexy at 71. I never thought I would ever say that sentence. Susan Sarandon definitely doesn’t look her age. She still attires herself in fitted dresses with plunging necklines and I’ve never heard anyone complain. In fact, she admits to dating much younger men and is the first to say she’s proud of her breasts. I’d like to say that we are too. But don’t call her grandma; no, she prefers her grandchildren call her “Honey.” Sarandon has two grandchildren by her daughter, the beautiful actress Eva Amurri, a baby boy named Major James, born in 2016, and a daughter, Marlowe Mae, born 2014. Disliking being called grandma aside, Sarandon adores her grandchildren, actually commenting that she prefers it to parenting. Of course, her grandmotherly duties haven’t put a damper on her career, as she’s currently appearing in A Bad Moms Christmas, co-starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell.
11 Rita Wilson
The 61-year old actress first met her future husband, Tom Hanks, when she appeared in an 1981 episode of his television series Bosom Buddies. They later reconnected when both co-starred on the set of the film Volunteers in 1985. They married in 1988 and have four children. Two of which are Rita Wilson’s stepkids from Hank’s first marriage. One of those is stepson, actor Colin Hanks, who has two daughters of his own. They received a third grandchild as quite the surprise when their son, Chester, secretly fathered a daughter in what was described as a "drug-fueled one-night stand." That didn’t stop Tom and Rita from immediately welcoming the little girl into the family. The star couple is reportedly helping Chester support the child financially as well as having her and the other two granddaughters over for as many holidays as possible!
10 Kris Jenner
Many people really hate the Kardashian Klan. That being said, I have to admit they have some good genes. They are all beautiful! Looking at matriarch Kris Jenner, it’s easy to see from where the Kardashian girls get those good genes. She does not look anywhere near her 62 years. Plus, she’s filthy rich! With all that money, she must just love playing the adoring grandmother role to the younger Kardashian children. Let’s see, there are Penelope, Mason, Reign, North, Saint West, and Dream. Those are the future Kardashians, folks. Just don’t let her hear the kids call her Grandma. She prefers to be called “Lovie.” How she juggles running her business empire, a reality show, and keeping track of her stunning daughters while still maintaining her looks is beyond me.
9 Tina Knowles
If I didn’t know it to be true, there is no way you could tell me that Tina Knowles is 63 years old. She is the grandmother to four children, courtesy of daughters Beyonce and Solange. Knowles calls it “the second best job I’ve ever had.” With her beautiful hazel eyes and long, flowing hair, it really is hard to believe she’s a grandmother. As the former manager to not only Destiny’s Child, but also to Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, she hasn’t let the grind wear her down. In fact, it is quite the opposite, as she has now added fashion designer and business owner to her resume. Through it all, she has never looked better. You can definitely see where Beyonce gets her style and good looks.
8 Sarah Palin
Whether you agree with her politics or not, there’s no questioning the fact that Sarah Palin is not too bad on the eyes. The 53-year-old former vice-presidential candidate has been a grandmother for almost ten years. She has three grandchildren, two by daughter, Bristol, and one by her son, Track. In fact, Palin had just given birth to her son Trig, in 2008, when her daughter Bristol announced her first pregnancy. In 2015, when Bristol announced she was pregnant with her second child, Palin announced “I can’t wait!” Rather than lecture Bristol about having a second child out of wedlock, she embraced her daughter and her new granddaughter. That’s the beauty of family! She might have weathered some heat from her conservative fan base, but a grandmother has got to do what a grandmother has got to do! And I bet having a hot grandma has got to win the little tykes some points on the playground!
7 Susan Lucci
She’s “Daytime’s Leading Lady” and is best known for her long-time portrayal of Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. Susan Lucci played the iconic character from 1970 to 2011! That’s 41 years, if you’re counting! She’s ranked among the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time, and she still looks great. At 70 years old, Lucci has her own line of perfumes, lingerie, and skin and hair care products, all part of The Susan Lucci Collection. With her husband, Austrian businessman Helmut Huber, they are the parents of actress Liza Huber and golfer Andreas Huber. She’s been a grandmother for over ten years, since her daughter gave birth on December 23, 2006 to baby Royce Alexander. Lucci’s second grandchild, Brendan, was born in August of 2008. Her third, Hayden Victoria, came on March 23, 2011, while her fourth, Mason Alexander, was born on February 6, 2013.
6 NeNe Leakes
She likes to refer to herself as a “sassy, fashion-forward grandma,” and we believe it! The 49-year-old The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is grandmother to 5-year-old Bri’Asia Bryant. Bri’Asia was born in 2012, to Leakes’ son, Bryson, and his girlfriend. Though she reportedly believed her son and his girlfriend were too young to have kids, she has taken to being a grandmother wholeheartedly. Grandbaby Bri’Asia has been featured on Real Housewives wearing Leakes’ high-heels. Leakes is relishing her new roles and has lavished the little girl with luxurious dresses and even some Gucci shoes! Oh yes, growing up having NeNe Leakes as your grandma is going to have some perks. The woman is a young grandmother, but she even manages to look younger than she is.
5 Suzanne Somers
Suzanne Somers might be best known for her roles in the American sitcoms Three’s Company and Step by Step, but these days she is busy with her business ventures and healthcare projects. Although some medical societies believe her self-help health views are without merit, whatever she’s doing seems to be working for her. Somers still looks stunning at 71 years of age! I bet she can still fit into the outfits she was wearing back on television in the 1980s! Her body looks incredible. One look at her and most would find it hard to believe she’s the grandmother of six, all courtesy of her only son, Bruce Somers Jr. One of her granddaughters, Camelia Somers, is an actress who is known for her role on the CBS daytime drama series The Bold and The Beautiful. Good genes run in the family.
4 Chaka Khan
The Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan is 64 years old! She’s been cranking out funky R&B for decades, and I remember listening to her 1984 hit “I Feel For You” back when it was all over the radio! The Grammy-winning singer is still touring to this day. These days it is not all about laying the funk down and looking good while doing it, she’s got grandchildren to spoil as well. In 2011, Khan was granted permanent custody of her granddaughter, Daija Jade Holland. Daija was ten and her parents, struggling with drug addiction, were unfortunately no longer able to properly care for her. Whenever she’s not on the road, Khan can be found spending time with her grandkids. She once commented on social media, “It’s wonderful when I get to spend my downtime with my BEAUTIFUL grandkids!!! They call it 'Nana Day!' LOVE THEM!!!!"
3 Jane Seymour
This Bond girl from Live and Let Die and former queen of the romantic mini-series has six children and six grandchildren. Jane Seymour says she gladly sees them as often as she can. In a 2016 magazine interview she admitted, “You get so suckered in the minute that first grandchild comes along!” “It almost seems more magical than when you had your own children.” Even though Seymour is 66 years old, she hardly looks the part of doting grandmother; she looks more like a stunning hottie! If you’re hazy on just how hot she can be, go back and watch Wedding Crashers, specifically the scene where she bares all to seduce a defenceless Owen Wilson. Remember she was 54 years old when she did that scene! I don’t think anyone was complaining.
2 Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner was a popular actress in the 1970s, but she is better known now for her roles in the Meet the Parents films and the fact that she’s the mother of the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth, who was married to rocker Chris Martin of Coldplay, made Blythe a grandmother in 2004, when she gave birth to her daughter, Apple Blythe Alison Martin. The couple had a son, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, two years later in 2006. Blythe and her deceased husband Bruce Paltrow, also had a son, Jake, a director. Jake and his wife, artist Taryn Simon, have two children of their own. Being surrounded by all those grandchildren must the recipe for youth because at 74 years old, Blythe is still smokin’ hot. “My mom’s hot,” Gwyneth said in an interview, “and she didn’t want to be called Grandma.” The kids instead call her “Lalo.”
1 Alana Stewart
Being a former model must be taught Alana Stewart a trick or two about looking young forever. She began as a model and actress in the early 1970s, appearing in small roles in films and television. She married actor George Hamilton in 1972, and had a son named Ashley Hamilton. She divorced Hamilton in 1975, and married rocker Rod Stewart in 1979. They glitzy couple had a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Sean. Alana and Rod divorced in 1984. Ashley had his share of high profile marriages, first to Shannen Doherty and then to Angie Everhart. He’s currently been in a relationship with Renee Karalian since 2014, and has a daughter together, born in November 2016. But Alana was a grandmother before that as her socialite daughter Kimberly Stewart gave birth to a daughter, Delilah Genoveva del Toro, in August 2011. Actor Benicio del Toro acknowledges that he was the father.
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