Women We Love: 12 Female Celebrities Over 40 Who Have Aged Beautifully

October 14, 2011  |  
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Aging is such a fear-fraught process for many women. We understand. It’s not easy embracing your changing self when looking at so many images of women in their 20s gracing magazine covers and movie billboards. But doesn’t it make you feel great when you see someone like Gwen Stefani who has managed to look chic and fashionable and youthful despite her 40+ years of age? Check out these current photos of women who we think have aged extremely well!

 

Gwen Stefani

Stefani is the gold standard when it comes to looking 10 years younger than your real age. She may have pale skin but she doesn’t have the wrinkles to show for it. At 42, she looks very fashionable, young and at the same time, doesn’t look like she’s trying to not act her age.

Halle Berry

Bona-fide beauty Halle Berry looks about 15 years younger than her actual age of 45 (yes, 45!). Berry’s stellar physique and flawless skin have certainly helped to extend her career as a hottie actress.

Sophia Loren
This Southern Italian beauty is 77 and is still ravishing. The mother of two may credit a long-time marriage and long career as two ingredients of her youthfulness.

Beverly Johnson
At 59, this former model is still rocking it on the catwalks and in the rows of New York fashion week. We know, we know, black don’t crack.

 

Salma Hayek

At 45, the former telenova star of Mexico makes aging seem fabulous. She recently told Latina magazine that she has never used cosmetic surgery or even botox to maintain her youthful looks.

Tina Turner

The music legend is know for her fierce energy and her even more fierce legs. At nearly 72, Turner is showing no signs of slowing down and covering up her thighs. Maybe that Swiss air is really helping to keep her heart healthy and her skin tight.

Elizabeth Hurley

She’s come a long way since she was introduced to the world as Hugh Grant’s girlfriend. Since then, she’s had a son and gone through some high-publicity divorces and marriages. At 46, the Estee Lauder spokeswoman is definitely reaping the benefits of repping a cosmetics brand.

 

Taraji P. Henson

Our favorite Hollywood actresses must be swapping skin care tips with Gwen Stefani because at 41, Taraji P. very much still looks the part of a twenty something.  Word has it that she and the young’un Drake were dating for a bit.

Angela Bassett

Her commitment to keeping her arms toned and body tight has certainly helped the 53-year-old’s impressive youthful looks.

 

Nancy Pelosi

Would you believe it if we told you that Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, is 71? Yup, she is. This politician has definitely fended off the stress of political life from appearing on her face.

Iman

David Bowie is a lucky guy – he has a timeless beauty on his hands with former supermodel Iman. At 56, she’s as beautiful as ever.

 

Stacey Dash

All you need to know is that Stacey Dash played a teenager on the hit movie Clueless when she was nearly 30 years old!Today, at 45, she still plays parts that are directed to women 10-15 years younger than her.

 

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