16 Female Celebs Who Have Aged Gracefully
Aging Gracefully: Christy Turlington Burns
Age-defying cover girl Christy Turlington Burns flashes the paparazzi an endearing smile as they catch her in New York City on April 23, 2012. The 43-year old is a huge fan of yoga and also runs—she even completed the 2011 New York City Marathon to raise funds for her organization, Every Mother Counts. She also enjoys smoothies and often mixes veggies into them.
Aging Gracefully: Halle Berry
works out for an hour and a half hours four times a week, doing exercises that work multiple muscles at once. She eats five times a day to keep her blood sugar steady since she’s diabetic, having fresh, whole foods and being sure to get plenty of vegetables and protein. She’s stunning as ever here at Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women Event on October 5, 2012.
Aging Gracefully: Cindy Crawford
, 46, recently tweeted that she’s cut down on how much makeup she wears, saying, “It can make you look older.” Her natural look is a winner here at the Satellite Awards on May 2, 2012. Cosmetics aside, she also started her anti-aging skincare line, Meaningful Beauty, and follows the Zone Diet.
, making sure to find the time to regularly run, lift weights, and do Pilates, and she likes to hike on weekends.
Aging Gracefully: Christie Brinkley
Model Christie Brinkley poses inside the Cambridge Theater before her final Chicago performance in London on August 27, 2011. The 58-year-old mother-of-three still turns heads on the red carpet, thanks in part to her spf-rich, all-natural, vegan skin care regimen. Brinkley dished her anti-aging secrets when she launched her own anti-aging skincare line called Christie Brinkley Skin Care in 2011.
Aging Gracefully: Jane Seymour
Though knee injuries in her late teens ended her ballet career, actress Jane Seymour didn’t let them stop her fitness routine. The feisty, British redhead, pictured here at the premiere Love, Wedding, Marriage in Los Angeles on May 17, 2011, stays slim at age 61 by playing golf and tennis between shooting movies.
Aging Gracefully: Charlotte Ross
Actress Charlotte Ross, 44, glows at the Diamonds Not Fur Gala in West Hollywood on August 27, 2011, just a few months after she became a vegetarian. Ross supplements her meat-free diet with flavored soy products and eats organic whole fruits and veggies. This automatically cut cholesterol and lowered her saturated-fat intake, decreasing her chance of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease and increasing her chance of looking this good even longer!
Aging Gracefully: Sela Ward
Actress Sela Ward told USA Today nearly 10 years ago that she could no longer rely on her youthful metabolism to stay thin. But at 56, she looks better than ever. Here she's shown at the Summer Soiree held at The London Hotel on August 10, 2011 in West Hollywood. What's her secret? Three cardio workouts per week on her StairMaster (and never skipping!).
Aging Gracefully: Catherine Keener
Actress Catherine Keener keeps the youthful glow around her eyes and cheeks alive at 53 with one simple trick: moisturizing. Cracked, flaky skin is a sure sign of aging because the skin’s top layer is already dead. For added precaution, Keener says she moisturizes extra heavily in dry climates. She flashes her signature freckles at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles on March 21, 2011.
Aging Gracefully: Diane Keaton
Actress Diane Keaton is "aging gracefully" embodied. She has the same healthy glow and sense of humor at age 66 that she had when she starred in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall three decades ago—sans plastic surgery. Posing for a photo in New York City on November 7, 2010, her radiance is evidence that you can age beautifully without going under the knife.
Aging Gracefully: Demi Moore
Besides her signature long, sleek locks, actress Demi Moore, 49, stays looking young by eating a clean diet. Moore's raw vegan diet eliminates cooked foods all together and is heavy on fruits, veggie, juices, smoothies, and soups. Here, she lights up the red carpet at the Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards in New York City on June 9, 2011.
Aging Gracefully: Kim Cattrall
Actress Kim Cattrall says she shies away from plastic surgery because she doesn’t feel the need to look 20 years younger. At 56, she admits it’s harder to stay fit than it used to be, but thanks to daily workouts and drinking eight cups of water, she still looks like Sex and the City’s favorite man-eater here at Ryerson Theatre in Toronto on September 11, 2011.
AGING GRACEFULLY: Meryl Streep
A Hollywood mainstay for more than 40 years and referred to as one of the most talented actresses of all time, Meryl Streep also remains one of the most beautiful stars. The 63-year-old swims three or four times a week, logging up to 55 laps at a time, and has said she doesn’t like the sun and opposes plastic surgery. Perhaps her best weapon, though, is her attitude: She believes you need to “embrace” getting older. Here she radiates at the Hope Springs premiere in New York City on August 6, 2012. [Click to Tweet Meryl's positive attitude!]
Aging Gracefully: Helen Mirren
Step aside Pippa Middleton. Fitness fanatics in the U.K. voted actress Helen Mirren as Body of the Year in 2011, beating out actresses 20 and 30 years younger. And 67-years-young Mirren attributes her slim bod to walking her dogs constantly, but she’s also a fan of the Wii Fit. Here, the dame smiles for photogs at the UK premiere of The Debt at The Curzon Mayfair on September 21, 2011.
Aging Gracefully: Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer keeps her 54-year-old body in shape with daily treadmill workouts (four to six miles a day). Plus, she adheres to a low-fat diet that doesn't include wheat, dairy, or sugar. The actress is often spotted in public without a stitch of makeup, saying she doesn’t like to wear a lot of color on her face. Pfieffer's natural radiance shines through, even under the pressure of the red carpet at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington D.C. on May 1, 2010.
Aging Gracefully: Sandra Bullock
America’s sweetheart is two years away from 50—but you would never guess it in this close-up from the Academy Awards on February 26, 2012. Sandra Bullock uses anti-aging cream to keep her face young and her fab figure is thanks to a lot of sweat: Six days a week she works out with trainer Simone De La Rue, doing a combination of dance, strength-training, yoga, and Pilates for an hour.
Aging Gracefully: Ramona Singer
While she may have been lambasted by her Real Housewives of NYC co-star Aviva Drescher for being “too old to party,” 55-year-old Ramona Singer still looks fab for her age at the RHONY season 5 premiere party on June 4, 2012. She weight trains two or three times a week and religiously uses SPF 70 on her face and chest from her own anti-aging line, Tru Renewal.
Aging Badly: Tara Reid
American sweetheart of the 90s, actress Tara Reid may have partied a little too hard at the tail end of the decade. After gaining extra weight around her tummy, she underwent a series of botched liposuction procedures and breast augmentations. Reid, now 36, looked a little worse for wear when she was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house in England on September 2, 2011.
Aging Badly: Courtney Love
Courtney Love, now 48, rocked the acting and music industry when she was in her 20s. Then, she took a hiatus from Hollywood and reportedly stripped to support herself, dealt with depression and anger, used marijuana, cocaine, and heroine, and had a rocky marriage to Kurt Cobain that ended with his suicide. Love is seen here at the Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show in Italy on September 26, 2011.
Aging Badly: Melanie Griffith
Actress Melanie Griffith, now 55, has struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse since her first divorce in the 80s. She checked herself into rehab and later relapsed when she became addicted to painkillers in 2000. Griffith's husband, Antonio Banderas, and the rest of her family helped her through rehab, but the road to sobriety has taken a toll on her body. Here, Griffith arrives for the Starlite Charity Gala at the Villa Padierna hotel on August 6, 2011 in Marbella, Spain.
Aging Badly: Olivia Newton John
She's as adorable now as she was when she debuted as Sandy in the movie Grease, but it looks like Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton John, 64, spent a little too much time under the Aussie sun. After years of skipping sunscreen on her neck, the sunspots on her chest are hard to hide as seen here at the opening of The Star in Sydney on September 15, 2011
Aging Badly: Lindsay Lohan
Actress Lindsay Lohan, the tiny redhead who debuted as an innocent pre-teen in The Parent Trap, is now trying to rebuild her image. After jail time and a slew of substance abuse instances, she’s cleaning up her act, but we wouldn't describe Lohan as a fresh-faced 26 year old. Here she is at amfAR MILANO 2011 in Italy on September 23, 2011.
Aging Badly: Kelly LeBrock
Despite denying ever getting plastic surgery, actress and former model Kelly LeBrock, 52, is sporting seriously plump lips at the 42nd Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards in Hollywood on April 11, 2010. Not only that, but she’s let the kitchen cupboard take over her once svelte figure, claiming she’ll never eat another leaf of lettuce again. Seems like punishment to us!
Aging Badly: Heidi Montag
We're all about anti-aging (in healthy ways, a.k.a. exercise, healthy food, and SPF) but some people go overboard too early. At 26, Heidi Montag took fending off aging to the extreme, undergoing 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Here at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on February 14, 2010, Montag looks nothing like the fresh-faced teenager from season one of MTV's The Hills.
Aging Badly: Brigitte Bardot
French actress and model Brigitte Bardot, 78, was once known for her beautiful skin. Of course, no one is going to look like their 20-something self forever, but Bardot's frail skin and hair may have come on a little sooner (and stronger) than usual, thanks to years of hard partying and drinking more than her slim body could handle. She allowed her health and fitness to slip lower on the priority list with each passing year. Here, Bardot supports an Animals Care Association demonstration on March 24, 2007.
Aging Badly: Lara Flynn Boyle
Actress Lara Flynn Boyle, 42, has a history of drastic weight changes, which can wreak havoc on your metabolism and overall health. After denying rumors of an eating disorder, her skeletal figure on the red carpet at the 2003 Golden Globes led fans to believe otherwise. Flynn Boyle showed up at the screening of Where the Day Takes You in Santa Monica on December 9, 2010, looking healthier—and like she's had some serious work done to help reverse the aging process.
Aging Badly: Kate Moss
You don't need us to tell you that smoking wreaks havoc on your skin, hair, and nails, but Kate Moss, 38, is living proof. The supermodel turned actress doesn't hide her nasty habit. In fact, she lit up on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week 2011, despite anti-smoking signs. She can still rock the red carpet, but if she keeps puffing, we see wrinkles and other more serious health woes in her future.
Aging Badly: Rachel Zoe
While 41-year-old stylist and reality show star Rachel Zoe was focusing on making Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Garner shine, she was neglecting her own looks. She’s come under fire for her bony frame and protruding collarbone, and too much sun exposure has lead to premature wrinkles, prompting critics to give her the unfortunate nickname “Raisin Face.” She normally hides behind sunglasses, but here on September 27, 2012, she ditched the shades to attend the Lanvin Spring summer 2013 show during Paris Fashion Week.
Aging Badly: Madonna
You’ve got to give 54-year old Madonna credit, still selling out arenas (as she did here, on August 28, 2012, for the opening of her MDNA North America tour) and maintaining a body of someone years younger. But per usual, she’s taken things to extremes, and her almost manly muscles and stretched skin ages her well beyond her years. It doesn’t help that she continues to dress like she’s 24: Belly-baring tops and cone bras were great back in the day, but now they just look plain ridiculous. She reportedly uses fillers to give her cheeks their youthful plumpness, but that’s only lead to British tabloids saying she has “pillow face.”
Aging Badly: Mischa Barton
Actress Mischa Barton’s struggles with drinking and drugs have been well-reported, and they’re also written all over her face. At the Women for Women International Gala on May 3, 2012, the once fresh-faced 26-year-old looks at least a decade older, and her typical frumpy attire doesn’t help matters.
Aging Badly: Ali Lohan
Why can’t the Lohan sisters embrace natural aging? Only a few years ago Ali Lohan was a youthful, rosy-cheeked teen, yet now she looks more like she’s in her 30s than—brace yourself—18! The press has speculated about various plastic surgeries over the years, including lip injections, a nose job, breast implants, and dental veneers, and she’s managed to lose weight off her already-skinny frame. Here she hits the streets of New York City on October 10, 2011.
Aging Badly: JWoww
All the partying (and/or tanning, take your pick) at the shore seems to have made MTV star Jenni “JWoww” Farley a little worse for the wear. When season 4 of the Jersey Shore premiered in Italy in 2011, she had more than just a new look—she seemed to have an entirely new face and body. While she denied having anything done, reports surfaced about Botox, facial fillers, and possibly other procedures. Either way, her quest to look more youthful at the ripe ol’ age of 26 has instead made her look older—just look at her here on October 4, 2012 at the final season premiere of Jersey Shore. She’s proof that the party girl lifestyle has lasting (and ugly) effects.
Aging Badly: Miley Cyrus
Two years ago, photos surfaced of actress-singer Miley Cyrus smoking a hallucinogenic substance, and it’s been downhill—and years added to her face—from there. Since then she’s shed about 20 pounds off her tiny body and bleached her brunette locks, chopping them off into an uneven pixie cut. Now with her shorter ‘do, too-thin figure, and apparent repeated drug use and partying, the former Disney cutie looks closer to 40, not almost 20, here as she arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, 2012.