I Better Look Like This At 40: Celebrity Gals Who Look Better With Age

October 26, 2012  |  
"Angela Bassett pf"

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Most women fear getting “over the hump.” They start to imagine every ache and pain is menopausal as they reach “that age.” But these ladies make us believe we’ll be in our prime once we say goodbye to 39.

"Halle Berry pf"

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Halle Berry-46

Halle is one of those actresses whose beauty has only become more apparent over time. She’s won just about every industry award imaginable from an Emmy, to a Golden Globe, to a SAG award to the ever-revered Academy Award. She’s got a body hot enough for roles in X-Men and as a Bond Girl in Die Another Day.
 

"Nia Long pf"

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Nia Long-41

Not only does Nia have the skin of a twenty-year-old but she is also a three-time NAACP winner and a member of the HerShe group, which is dedicated to the development of women in foster care.

"Tamara Taylor pf"

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Tamara Taylor-42

Aside from being able to pull off just about any hair style she gets to act alongside the man that’s made every woman melt since his role on angel, David Boreanaz.

 

"Michelle Obama pf"

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Michelle Obama-48

President Obama said himself of the first lady, “If I ever ran against her, I would be in trouble.” Michelle is sassy but somehow still well spoken, and even though she dresses like the quintessential first lady, she always sneaks a little bit of her own style into every outfit.

"Angela Bassett pf"

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Angela Bassett-54

Angela has been the star in moving and influential films, portraying Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and the wife of Malcom X, Betty Shabazz. Not only is she a tremendous actress but an active philanthropist, as an ambassador of UNICEFF for the U.S. and supporter of the Royal Theater Boys & Girls club.

"Gwen Stefani pf"

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Gwen Stefani-43

Everybody is shocked when they realize Gwen is over 40, and that’s something to envy. Gwen is the mother of two adorable kids, the wife of one of the hottest guitarists, and a fashion icon.

"Stacey Dash pf"

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Stacey Dash-46

Stacey has not aged a day since Clueless, is in better shape than most twenty-year-old’s and nabbed herself the leading role in a Kanye video.


"Marisa Tomei pf"

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Marisa Tomei-47

Marisa’s big smile and wide eyes make her look forever young. She’s been the love interest in movies for over two decades and we don’t think she’ll stop stealing hearts any time soon.

"Jennifer Lopez pf"

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Jennifer Lopez-43

Jennifer totally re-vamped her career after her younger years in romantic comedies and is now a strong TV personality presence, and has songs topping the charts once again. Plus, she is able to land hot dancers half her age.

"Mary J. Blige pf"

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Mary J. Blige-41

Mary is wildly respected by otherwise crude-mouthed male artists in the Hip Hop and R&B industry. She has inspired women to be self-empowered through her music since 1991. And to top it off, she has a killer sense of style.


"Rachel Weisz pf"

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Rachel Weisz-42


Rachel has barely aged a day since her years of running away from Mummys with Brendan Fraser. It’s no wonder she’s stills nagging ads with L’Oreal and BVLGARI, and that she caught the eye of the new beloved Bond, Daniel Craig.

"Vanessa Williams pf"

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Vanessa Williams-49

Another beauty that doesn’t seem to age, Vanessa was the first black woman to be crowned Miss America. Sure, she had to relinquish her title when scandalous photos of her were released, but we still acknowledge the victory! After her pageant career, Vanessa went on to star in some of the biggest shows including Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.

"Toni Braxton pf"

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Toni Braxton-45

She has been seducing us, charming us and wowing us for over 20 years with that voice. Toni is another star with a big heart, as a spokesperson for Autism as well as for the American Heart Association.

"Salma Hayek pf"

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Salma Hayek-46

A triple threat, Salma is still playful enough to do a voice for Shrek, but Hot enough to keep up with the cast of Savages. Plus, she was an executive producer on the wildly popular show Ugly Betty.

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  • A salty beauty.

  • kiki j

    This is a great list my boyfriend is crazy about angela basset. They are ask flawless. Oh and vivica fox at 48 is super swexy! And tisha cambell at 44.

    • kiki j

      All not ask oops