Dayummm…They Look Good For Their Age: Celebs Who Prove That Black Don’t Crack

May 22, 2012  |  

Even though Black don’t crack, we all know it’s a hyperbole. In fact, even though Black women age WONDERFULLY, there are still certain individuals who age better than others. Could it be their skin regimen or just pure ‘ol genetics? We wonder. But in any case, we’ve included 7 Black women who you may have not known to be so much older than they appear. We tried not to include the obvious ones but we threw in a few for good measure and for your viewing pleasure.

Shaun Robinson

Looks: 35

Real Age: 49

This came as a big shocker to us. Shaun Robinson, the ubiquitous host of Access Hollywood, does not look a day over 35. One of her beauty secrets must involve an exercise regimen: just look at those toned arms and the slim physique.

 

Rachel True 

Looks: 31

Real Age: 45

Less than ten years ago, this 45-year-old actress was playing a twenty-something on the popular UPN show Half & Half. Although she’s not working as much, the stresses of Hollywood are definitely not taking a toll on the forever-young actress. She looks as youthful as ever as seen in this recent photo. 

Lynn Whitfield

Looks: 50

Real Age: 59

Many people know Whitfield from her role as the deranged lover in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, but she was in the acting game for a decade before that popular film was released. Whitfield is ten years older than her co-star Martin Lawrence.

Veronica Webb

Looks: 38

Real Age: 47

This former model has managed to stay relevant after two children, a move to Florida, a divorce and losing a hosting stint on Bravo’s Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. And hey, why not?  She still looks great and fresh-faced.


Adepero Oduye

Looks: Like a Teenager

Real Age: 33

This Brooklyn native made a big splash in her role as a lesbian teenager in the groundbreaking film Pariah.  Yes, this 33 year old actress played a character almost 20 years younger than her, and was very much convincing doing so.

Stacey Dash

Looks: 30

Real Age: 46

Yes, we had to include the obvious on this list. Stacey Dash is still the poster child for aging extremely well. The Clueless star and mother of two can easily play characters 15-20 years younger.

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  • Guest

    Black don’t crack! I love my skin complexion and in my family, almost everyone looks younger than their actual ages. My grandparents look forty something when they are almost seventy, my mother looks like she is in her early thirties when she is almost fifty. And sad to say but I am eighteen this year and look thirteen.

  • ANGELA

    THE DARKER THE SKIN THE LESS IT AGES. LIGHTER SKIN BLACKS AGES FASTER THAN DARK COMPLEXED BLACKS. LIGHTER SKIN BLACK USUALLY START SHOWING THEIR AGE IN THEIR LATE 40’S OR EARLY 50’S. DARKER SKIN BLACK IF THEY DO NOT ABUSE THEIR LIFE. WILL HAVE BABY SKIN IN THEIR 80’S. THERE IS A SAYING AMONGS BLACKS, THE BLACKER THE BERRY THE SWEETER THE JUICE, WHEN IT GET TO YOUR COLOR THERE AIN’T NO USE. THAT IS WHY ALL PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTIVE TO THE DARK CHOCOLATE COLOR BLACKS. IT IS JUST THE BEAUTIFUL RICH, SENUOUS CHOCOLATE COLORING. WHEN WE ARE VERY YOUNG WE SEE THINGS THROUGH HOLLYWOOD LENSES, BUT AS WE AGE ,WE BEGAN TO APPRECIATE TRUE BEAUTY.
    AS FAR AS ASIANS, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY AGE AS RAPIDLY AS WHITES , IF NOT FASTERS. I LIVE IN AN ASIAN COMMUNITY, THEY MAY BE SMALL, BUT THEIR FACES ARE COMPLETELY WRINKLED, AND THEIR BODY DROPS. SO I WOULD SAY THAT THEY AGE MORE BADLY THAN WHITES DO.

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  • Rayne

    UMMMMMMM what the hell…WHY is Sade not on this list?!?!?! The woman doesn’t age!!!

  • Shaun Robinson mosdef does not look her age…I woulda swore she was around 37-38…she is gorgeous!!!

  • RedButterfly81

    I’m 30 and people think I’m in my late teens, especially my aunt’s boyfriend when he thought I was in high school when I first saw him.

  • i knew shaun robinson was around 49 or 50 cause she started out as a newswoman in the mid seventies early 80 here in detroit at WGPR TV.

  • gigglegal215

    That’s a bad picture of Lynn Whitfield. She is resembling Lark Voorhies in that picture which is not good.

  • J A SASSY aka salon22w

    where the white women at?  oh i know they age too quickly but where is Dr Rovenia Brock.. she is 57 and looks in her 30’s.. good list.. but put angela basset on there next time!

  • Love_Sexy

    D@mn!……. I did not know Shaun Robinson was 49 and she look sooo good….She definitely does not look her age…..I would have to agree with the others that Lynn and Naomi look their ages.

  • Nekoj47

    I guessed the ages and only messed up on Campbell, Dash and  Odupye.  The rest look their age to me.

  • pips

    Shuan Robinson looks incredible she even has the body of a woman is her 20’s.

  • Annelli

    I love my brown dark skin….we are truly a race of people who age wonderful. 

  • Ms.Blue

    Dang! What happened to Janet Jackson, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Salli Richardson and Lisa Raye on this list?

    • ambitious1

      Sorry, they may look great, but they do look their age..

      • Rayne

        Halle doesn’t look her age

  • Psylocke_2001

    I hope I still look young and fresh faced when I hit my 40’s.  I don’t smoke, I rarely drink, and I’m not a sunbather so that should work in my favor.

  • poohbear

    How about Chili? She looks like she is still in her 20’s.

  • Anita

    I agree with you totally. I also said that Lynn Whitfield looks her age!

  • deedotceedot

    Lynn Whitfield looks her age and to me, Naomi Campbell looks older than she is…maybe its her craptastic attitude! I defintely agree with the rest of the list! 

    • justme

      I have to agree…Naomi Campbell should not have been on this list…

  • stacy dash smh messed up her gig on single ladies oh well ….she does still look young tho

  • Lalatarea

    i definitely thought adepero wad in her late 40s