White Don’t Crack Either? White Celebs Whose Ages We Can’t Believe
We’ve all heard the old adage: Black don’t crack, but these celebrities prove that sometimes white don’t crack either.
Television personality Patti Stanger has a knack for hooking women up with rich men. Founding her company, Millionaire’s Club International, in 2000, Stanger landed her own show on Bravo eight years later. Although she has helped others find love, the buxom 52-year-old has yet to make it down the aisle. But that may soon change. The “Millionaire Matchmaker” star is currently rocking a “promise ring” from baseball player turned mortgage broker David Krause.
Valerie Bertinelli got her start in show business at an early age. The hit sitcom “One Day At A Time” helped her become a household name at just 15 years old. Her girlish and youthful look would follow Bertinelli throughout her career even as she got older. Although she previously struggled with her weight, the 53-year-old actress lost 40 lbs. as the spokesperson for Jenny Craig back in 2009 and has managed to keep the pounds off.
Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Even though she doesn’t look it, the talk show host is 55 years old. Her youthful glow and outgoing personality landed her a deal to be the face of Cover Girl Cosmetics back in 2008, her first beauty campaign. That same year she also tied the knot with actress Portia De Rossi.
Kim Cattrall set out to be a star right after she graduated high school but it wasn’t until she was cast as the sexpot on HBO’s “Sex and the City” at the age of 40 that she received international fame. Cattrall entertained fans of the show as Samantha Jones week after week with her sexual escapades, some with younger lovers. In real life, the 56-year-old actress dated chef Alan Wyse, who was 22 years her junior.
Actress Julianne Moore has starred in over 50 films and earned four Oscar nominations. The 52-year-old ageless star made heads turn in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right as one-half of a lesbian couple. The brilliant Annette Bening played her partner. Moore revealed how she keeps her skin soft and wrinkle-free in a 2010 interview. “I say this to every young person I know,” Moore shared. “Stay out of the sun! I have very fair skin and it would have been super-damaged. I always wear sunscreen and I walk on the shady side of the street.”
Hollywood heavyweight Demi Moore made her film debut at the age of 19. She went on to star in over 100 films while keeping her youthful glow. So it was no surprise when, after her divorce from husband Bruce Willis, Moore started dating “That 70’s Show” star Ashton Kutcher, who is 16 years her junior. Although the couple dated for two years before tying the knot in 2005, they separated in 2011 after the G.I. Jane star found out about Kutcher’s affair. Moore turned 50 last November.
Before transitioning into acting, Andie McDowell got her start in front of the camera as a model. Her appearance in Calvin Klein commercials helped her land her first movie role in 1984. The South Carolina beauty recently celebrated her 25th year as a spokesperson for L’Oreal. Unlike some women, 55-year-old McDowell is not concerned about getting older: “Age is not something I worry about. Being healthy I worry about. Dying, maybe. But not getting older. Getting older is fine if you are healthy. It is only sad if you are not healthy. Otherwise, it is a gift.”
Actress Madeleine Stowe is used to being a sex symbol. In 1994, People magazine named Stowe one of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” The following year, the “Revenge” star was chosen as one of “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” by film magazine Empire. Almost two decades later, Stowe, 54, still has her gorgeous good looks. She credits her ageless beauty on her volunteer work in Haiti. “They give it to me, and when I go down there, there’s a sense of euphoria I feel, in spite of the fact that you’re surrounded by very difficult situations,” she said.
Dame Helen Mirren just celebrated her 68th birthday this past July but she certainly doesn’t look it. Starting her acting career in theatre, the Teaching Mrs. Tingle star crossed over to film with the 1968 movie “A Midnight’s Summer Dream.” The British actress recently made a funny observation about how her view on getting older, saying, “When you’re 16, 30 seems ancient. When you’re 30, 45 seems ancient. When you’re 45, 60 seems ancient. When you’re 60, nothing seems ancient.” Mirren stars in RED 2, which is currently in theaters.
Joy Behar has been one of the few constants on the ABC daytime talk show “The View.” Behar got a late start in show business. After teaching high school English in New York, Behar decided to try her hand at stand up comedy in her 40’s. At the age of 54, Barbara Walters took a chance on the comedian and added her to the original panel of “The View” in 1997. Behar announced she is leaving the show after her contract is up this summer. The 70-year-old is eager to work on other projects including penning a play and resuming her stand-up career.
Sharon tone grew up in Pennsylvania but moved closer to New York to pursue a modeling career. Within four days of relocating, Stone signed on with the Ford Modeling Agency. Switching over to acting, Stone became a sex symbol after starring in the 1990 movie “Total Recall,” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. Two years later, the blonde bombshell starred in “Basic Instinct.” Stone credits her youthful appearance to Kinara Skincare, which the 56-year-old star uses religiously.
In the last decade or so, actress Kirstie Alley has been embroiled in the battle of the bulge. In 2005, she starred in Showtime’s “Fat Actress,” a show based loosely on her real life struggle trying to lose weight and find a man. Showing off her weight loss, Alley joined the cast of ABC’s 12th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011 at the age of 60. The “Cheers” actress came in second place behind former football star Hines Ward. Alley laced up her dancing shoes a year later to compete in “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” edition but was eliminated in the seventh round.
In 1983, Michelle Pfeiffer played one heck of a coke-addicted trophy wife in the cult classic “Scarface.” That role helped the California beauty achieve international fame. Pfeiffer went on to star in more than 40 films but none as memorable as her portrayal of Catwoman in the 1993 “Batman Returns,” where she was decked out in an all leather catsuit. Five years ago, the 55-year-old actress opened up about how it felt to turn 50. “Not that I’ve sat around dreading it, but it is a big one: you are entering into the second half,” Pfeiffer said. “It is really saying goodbye to youth but at the same time you begin to look at the glass half-full. You’ve lived long enough to have people you love die and get really sick, and fall apart, and I think you just take stock and count your blessings.”
Jamie Lee Curtis
In 1978 Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in the horror film “Halloween.” She followed that up with several more roles in the same genre, earning her the nickname, “the Scream Queen.” Although she’s semi-retired from acting, 55-year-old Curtis is enjoying her other career as a children’s author. Curtis recently penned a blog on the Huffington Post last year encouraging more to embrace their wrinkles. “I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti.’ Aging is as natural as a baby’s softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging.”
Long before Mick Jagger wowed her with his moves and made her his wife, Jerry Hall was earning a living making $1000 a day as a model. Her signature long, blonde hair and equally long legs made her one of the most visible models at that time. So much so that the Rolling Stones frontman fell in love with the beauty even though he was already married. Jagger even wrote the song “Miss You” about Hall. The 57-year-old credits aging gracefully by not worrying about the little things. “When you’re young it’s so stressful. You always worry about things, (but) as you get older you don’t care. I think I’ve aged well. I’m having the time of my life.”