In our youth-obsessed culture, there is often a push for people to especially appreciate the looks of younger people and ignore people as they age. Of course, that is silly, as there is no doubt that there are a lot of people that actually seem to become all the more attractive as they mature and become confident in themselves. On top of that, as people live their lives, they also tend to become more aware of who they are and oftentimes what works for them, so as we age we may know more how best to present ourselves. All of this is to say that anyone that doesn’t give the looks of older women their just due is truly missing out.
If there is any industry that seems to put a premium on the look of the youthful, it has to be the entertainment one. In fact, if you are like us and pay attention to the acting world, you’ve likely noticed that there are often roles that seem written for older women but are given to younger ones, which is just sad. That results in so many movies where older men are romantically involved with younger women when it isn’t mandated by the story. As a result, we felt like it would be a great time to celebrate that some of the older actresses are vibrant and beautiful women.
In order for an actress to be up for consideration for inclusion on this list, they need to be a part of the acting movie scene as television stars deserve a list all their own. Next, they need to be very attractive and will be forty years old by the end of the year this article was written, 2017. With that said, let’s get to the list.
20 Marisa Tomei - 53 Years Old
At one time best known for her role in the movie My Cousin Vinny and the urban legend she’d received an Oscar for it by mistake, we’re happy to see that Marisa Tomei has finally gotten her due in recent years. A very talented actress, she has received a lot of praise for her work in movies like In the Bedroom, The Wrestler, and The Big Short. On top of that, this actress, who will turn fifty-three in December of 2017, has recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Aunt May. A character that traditionally is old and stodgy, Marisa certainly isn’t that which is why we can’t blame Tony Stark for his attempts to seduce her.
19 Rachel Weisz - 47 Years Old
A British actress that has won a lot of acclaim for her work in film over the years, Rachel Weisz has taken home an Oscar, SAG Award, Golden Globe, and accolades from several critic groups. Best known for movies like The Mummy franchise, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Constant Gardener, and The Bourne Legacy, she seems to make everything she appears in better. Having turned forty-seven in March of 2017, she still is cast as the leading lady in a lot of films. Someone anyone would be fortunate to see, let alone date, she looks stunning and sexy whenever she walks down a red carpet to this day.
18 Salma Hayek - 51 Years Old
Cast in Desperado, a movie about a man’s quest for revenge, Salma Hayek’s character in the hands of a less dynamic performer could have easily been another cookie-cutter love interest. Instead, she used it as her star-making vehicle because of her looks and personality. Best known for her roles in movies like From Dusk Till Dawn, 54, Dogma, Frida, and too many more to list here, she has become a mainstay of Hollywood over the years. Set to turn fifty-one in September of this year, she still seems to be as energetic as she was the first time she appeared onscreen. Said to be only five foot one and a half, her incredibly curvy body is small in stature but of huge importance to anyone that appreciates the beauty of the female form.
17 Kate Winslet - 42 Years Old
Best known for films like Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Steve Jobs, The Holiday, and Divergent, Kate Winslet has been a movie star for decades at this point. Nominated for seven Oscars to date, she won one for The Reader and has also been up for other awards like BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys, SAG Awards, and even a Grammy. Set to turn forty-two in October of 2017, we’d argue that she has only become more attractive with age. An immensely talented woman that seems to be very comfortable in her own skin, judging by her many nude scenes, we truly appreciate how elegant and dazzling she always is.
16 Nia Long - 47 Years Old
If you are anything like us, you probably first found Nia Long to be awfully alluring due to her work on the show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But more than two decades later, she is still as beautiful as ever. Known for movies like Boyz n the Hood, Friday, The Best Man, Boiler Room, Alfie, Keanu, and the Are We There Yet franchise, Nia has definitely made an impact on the movie scene. Turning forty-seven in October of 2017, you’d never know it by looking at her, as she has barely seems to have aged a day. An exquisite beauty that looks amazing in pretty much whatever she wears, she is wonderful to look at and has a body we’d love to see more of.
15 Demi Moore - 55 Years Old
Demi Moore isn’t nearly as visible as she once was, which is why it may be easy for some people to forget how big of a star she was for many years. In fact, at one time, she received the biggest pay cheque any actress ever had for her work in the heavily panned film Striptease. It wasn’t so outlandish at the time, though, as she had previously starred in huge movies like St. Elmo’s Fire, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, and The Juror. Turning fifty-five in November of 2017, that fact came as a big shock to us when looking at photos of her. Every bit as astoundingly hot as many women that are decades younger than her, Demi still looks incredible in our view.
14 Roselyn Sánchez - 44 Years Old
An actress that unfortunately seems to be forgotten a lot these days, Roselyn Sánchez deserves to receive a lot more big roles in movies than she does these days. Fortunately, she still does appear in movies like Mothers and Daughters and Act of Valor as of late, and she is known for older movies like Basic, Chasing Papi, Rush Hour 3, and The Game Plan, so she qualifies here. Having turned forty-four in March of 2017, she is still a vibrant beauty. Blessed with a body that looks attractive when completely covered or anything, it seems like she will always look almost bewitching to us.
13 Jennifer Garner - 45 Years Old
First becoming a star via her work as Sydney Bristow in the fan favorite TV series, Alias, it didn’t take Jennifer Garner too long to make the jump to the movie world. Known for movies like Daredevil, 13 Going on 30, Elektra, Juno, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Invention of Lying, and Dallas Buyers Club, she has been in several movies that have a lot of fans. Having turned forty-five in April of 2017, Jennifer isn’t in as many movies as she once was but continues to be a popular person. A beautiful brunette that has a very likable energy, she seems like the type of woman anyone would be proud to take home to their parents or have a private night alone with.
12 Naomi Watts - 49 Years Old
An English actress that took the movie world by storm in the early 2000’s, Naomi Watts has never had a problem landing coveted roles since. Best known for movies like Mulholland Dr, King Kong, Funny Games, The Impossible, and The Ring franchise, she seems adept at playing a part in any number of film genres. Set to turn forty-nine in September of 2017, it almost seems like time is incapable of touching her lovely features. Seeming like a throwback to early Hollywood s*x symbols like Marilyn Monroe in the looks department, if you ask us, the only reason she isn’t held on the same level is she doesn’t play into her beauty as much.
11 Kate Beckinsale - 44 Years Old
Someone who has spent the majority of her career of late in the action and horror genres, Kate Beckinsale’s career started out in Shakespearian dramas like Much Ado About Nothing. An English actress that today is best known for roles in movies like Brokedown Palace, Click, Van Helsing, and the Underworld franchise, she has become a true leading lady. Set to turn forty-four in July of 2017, that fact doesn’t seem to have held back the amount of roles she has received in the slightest as it sadly has for so many talented actresses in the past. A gorgeous woman who comes off as exquisite in one moment and then kicks some serious a*s in the next, watching her do her thing is stunning to the senses in large part because she is so hot.
10 Jennifer Lopez - 48 Years Old
During her career, Jennifer Lopez seems to have done just about everything, and she seems to have found huge success at everything she tried as well. A former dancer, singer, spokesperson, and TV actress, she is still principally known for her work in movies like Anaconda, Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Set to turn forty-eight in July of 2017, she doesn’t seem to have missed a step as anyone that has seen her sexy dancing in music videos could tell you. Physically best known for an incredibly large and round derriere, her tight figure and pretty face are worthy of lots of praise too.
9 Halle Berry - 51 Years Old
Halle Berry began making a name for herself in the early ‘90s due to her work in movies like The Last Boy Scout, Boomerang, and The Jungle Fever, among others. Going on to become a huge star over the next decade, roles in films like Bulworth, Swordfish, Monster’s Ball, Die Another Day, and the X-Men film franchise took her to a whole new layer of fame. Set to turn fifty-one in August of 2017, she is set to play a pivotal part in Kingsman: The Golden Circle which is set to come out soon. Named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine in 2008, despite being in the midst of an acting hiatus for her, we totally agree with their assessment and believe she should be in the running to this day.
8 Jennifer Aniston - 48 Years Old
Thrust into fame due to her role in the insanely popular sitcom, Friends, despite it being an ensemble series, Jennifer Aniston still managed to stand out as the sexiest in the bunch. Clearly, that role wouldn’t have qualified her for this list, however, since she has starred in movies like Bruce Almighty, We’re the Millers, Office Christmas Party, and the Horrible Bosses movies, we counted her in. Having turned forty-eight in February of 2017, she still doesn’t seem poised to be forced into strictly taking on more matronly roles. At one time voted the Sexiest Woman of All Time by Men’s Health Magazine, she continues to prove that her looks don’t seem to diminish over time.
7 Catherine Zeta-Jones - 48 Years Old
A Welsh actress that became a star in North America after she stole our hearts in The Mask of Zorro, through other sexy performances in movies like Entrapment, she made sure she could stick around. Otherwise best known for her work in movies like Traffic, High Fidelity, Chicago, Ocean’s Twelve, and Red 2 to name a few, she always seems to brighten up every project she works on. Set to turn forty-eight in September of 2017, Catherine Zeta-Jones still blows us away with her grace that seems never-ending. Blessed with looks that could have led her to become a huge model if acting hadn’t worked out for her, if you are like us, you’d support her in any career where we got to see more of her.
6 Elizabeth Hurley - 52 Years Old
An actress that also has an extensive history in the modeling world, it is clear that Elizabeth Hurley will do well in any industry in which beauty is of paramount importance. Currently a TV star, she is still best known for her performances in movies like Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Bedazzled, EDtv, and more so, she qualifies for this list in our opinion. About to turn fifty-two in early June of 2017, she is the very epitome of the MILF concept. In fact, we feel confident if given the chance to be involved with her or a slew of younger famous females, many people would still pick her as she looks that good and knowledgeable, if you know what we mean.
5 Sandra Bullock - 53 Years Old
An actress that came to prominence after her role in Speed, proved that she had a personality to be reckoned with, Sandra Bullock seemed to become a star virtually overnight, despite years of prior work even in major roles. Best known for roles in movies like the Miss Congeniality series, Crash, The Proposal, The Blind Side, The Heat, and Gravity, she deserves the title of America’s Sweetheart. Set to turn fifty-three in July of 2017, her career only seems to be on the upswing with roles in movies like Ocean’s Eight coming up. An adorable woman that stealthily has a body for the ages, she may not choose roles that rely on her beauty very often, but you shouldn’t allow that to cloud your eyes to how hot she truly is.
4 Monica Bellucci - 53 Years Old
We’re just going to say it. In every role we’ve ever seen Monica Bellucci take on, she seems to ooze s*x from her every pore. Best known for movies like The Matrix franchise, The Passion of the Christ, Malèna, Irréversible, and Spectre to name only a few, she has never shied away from controversial and steamy scenes. Set to turn fifty-three in September of 2017, if you ask us, she actually looks more attractive today than she did in the past decades. A former model that seems to be more than comfortable in her own skin, she doesn’t seem to have any issue with taking off her clothes on camera, and anyone that has seen her in the buff will likely never forget it.
3 Tina Fey - 47 Years Old
When putting together this list, we decided to exclude women that are best known for their TV work so we could use them in a future list. But then, we realized that Tina Fey straddles both worlds seemingly effortlessly. Known for her work on shows like Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, she has also become a part of movies like Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. An actress that turned forty-seven years old in May of 2017, Tina seems to only become funnier as time goes by. Also, someone that is extremely beautiful, her characters may often be seen as almost sexless for comedic effect, but in our eyes, she is anything but that.
2 Jennifer Connelly - 47 Years Old
Those of you that are like us and came of age in the nineties will likely remember Jennifer Connelly as one of the women whose acting appearances were forever seared into your pubescent brains. Best known for roles in films like Labyrinth, The Rocketeer, Dark City, Requiem for a Dream, and A Beautiful Mind to name only a few, her filmography is choked full of memorable movies. Set to turn forty-seven in December of 2017, to this day, we still feel jealous of her real-life husband, Paul Bettany, who is best known as Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A buxom brunette with a beautiful face, there isn’t anything about her that we find easy to look away from.
1 Gabrielle Union - 45 Years Old
Gabrielle Union is someone whose career we find awfully confusing. One of the most alluring-looking women in all of Hollywood, she has also given a lot of impressive performances over the years, which leads us baffled that she isn’t a bigger star. Still, she is best known for her work in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Think Like a Man and its sequel, Bad Boys II, Cradle to the Grave, and Top Five to name a few. Set to turn forty-five in October of 2017, looking at recent photos of her, we find that figure very difficult to believe. Possessing a body that doesn’t seem to have an extra pound on it, she still has skin that looks soft and supple, and there are few people alive that make better fantasy fodder.