Get ‘Em! Middle-Aged Celebrities Who Still Have It Going On
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Hollywood is brimming with incredibly beautiful people. However, we have to say that sexiness isn’t reserved for just the youngin’s. Some of entertainment’s most drop dead gorgeous women are mommies and even grandmommies. So, as a testament to the fact that women can be beautiful at any age, we’re taking a look at 14 fabulous women who still have it going on.
Time has certainly treated former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra well. The 41-year-old actress and singer is in tremendous shape and is proud to show off her enviable figure in everything from evening wear to teeny, tiny bikinis. Say what you will about Electra’s penchant for super sexay performances and questionable acting, but there is no doubt that she is a fitness inspiration. And you’ve gotta love someone who has embraced her sex appeal as much as a Electra. Homegirl came out with an aerobic striptease workout video series. That is amazing.
Angela Bassett once told Vogue Italia, “Age is something that haunts us from the moment we are born, we can’t fight it!” Excellent point, though we could all only hope that we look even a fraction as good as Ms. Bassett when we climb to our mid-50s. The Golden Globe and Image award winning actress has always been captivatingly beautiful, but it wasn’t until her turn as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It that we really saw the killer body we were dealing with. And every since that breakout role, Bassett has continued to show just how much pride she takes in her hot bod. Currently staring on American Horror Story: Coven, Bassett looks better than ever.
Pamela Anderson has been the quintessential blonde bombshell of our generation since the moment she first slow-motion frolicked around those Baywatch beaches in the 90s. And while she has gone through a few breast implants, reductions, implants and reductions, she has remained an undeniably beautiful woman well into her 40s. And lets not forget that she had the cojones to pose for her 13th Playboy cover and pictorial at age 44. Now that’s how you show off that age ain’t nothing but a number.
One of the most naturally beautiful women in Hollywood, Julianne Moore and her luscious red locks have dazzled us for years. Hers was a slow and steady rise to prominence, but what has stood out most about Moore has been her wildly interesting role choices (She has starred in everything from The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Boogie Nights to The Hours), as well as her unique and seemingly timeless looks. At 53 years young, Moore is just as radiantly beautiful and impressively fit as she was when she was first starting out.
Now, you all knew Vanessa Williams was bound to make this list. An accomplished singer and actress, Williams has been in the limelight for more than 30 years. Aside from her achievements on the entertainment front, Williams has also been admired for her incredible beauty. Her stunning blue eyes, caramel complexion and long, lovely locks have stood the test of time and Williams remains as stunning today as she was when she first walked across that Miss America stage. But even more remarkable: The fact that she has not rested simply on her beauty to get ahead in Hollywood.
Former model and Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger has been a head-turner for all 60 years of her life. Her statuesque frame, beautiful blonde hair and full lips have made her one of Hollywood’s most attractive women for decades. And of course … attractive beget attractive as Basinger’s daughter Ireland has certainly taken after her mother’s incredible looks. There’s something to be said when your daughter looks more like your sister.
The oldest women to make our list, at 64, Jessica Lange is also one of the most impressive. With a career that spans more than 30 years, Lange has been a fixture on the small and the silver screen since the 1970s. Though she has never been a conventional beauty, not the type of blonde bombshell that will stop traffic, Lange has remained startling youthful over the years. And with such a devil may care persona as she has on her hit American Horror Story (alongside fellow slideshow honoree Angela Bassett), Lange seems to grow younger, more attractive and more interesting each day.
No lovely ladies over 40 list would be complete without the drop dead gorgeous Heather Locklear. With her striking blue eyes and buxom bod, Locklear has been holding it down since she was strutting about on Melrose Place. Though her career has slowed a bit and she has had some recent struggles with substance abuse, Locklear has showed improvement in 2013. With a new boyfriend and a seemingly healthy relationship with her equally lovely daughter, Locklear seems well on the road to many more years of health and happiness.
Who’s the boss? Yup, we think Alyssa Milano probably is. Even though the 40-year-old welcomed her first child, son Milo, in 2011, she has not donned mom jeans and unflattering threads. In fact, Milano posed on the cover of Maxim in 2013 to promote her racy series Mistresses in nothing but a flannel shirt and boy shorts. There is no denying this sassy Brooklyn girl is proud of her body and down for flaunting what her mama gave her … and we most definitely approve. We can only hope we look that good after popping a kid or two out.
Talk about a woman who seems to have it all. Nia Long, a proud mother of two, has stunned since she first took the screen in Guiding Light and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She certainly isn’t the most visible or overexposed actress in Hollywood (being relatively selective with her roles and not cranking out a bunch of appearances each year), but every time Nia hits the red carpet, she is a sight to be seen. Her impeccable style only helps to enhance her timeless beauty and crazy impressive figure.
Garcelle Beauvais’ television and movie appearances may be few and far between these days, but that doesn’t mean this Haitian beauty doesn’t deserve a hat tip from us. At 47 years old, Beauvais’ still rocks a killer body and a face that could bring a man to his knees. Though her ex-husband Mike Nilon clearly didn’t appreciate the hottie he was married too, we certainly do.
Please look at the photo above and remember that Iman is now 58 years old. Yup, no further explanation is really needed for this timeless Somali beauty.
The wildly talented Alfre Woodard was a no-brainer when it came women who have shown beauty isn’t confined to just the under-30 set. The award-winning actress has always kept is classy and sophisticated with her style and has consistently known that less is truly more, as was evidenced by an interview with E! Online ahead of the Emmy’s. She told hosts: “You know what, I feel like I’ll just put on some eyelashes and lip gloss, because at the end of the day, I am an actor. I let the clothes horses and the actresses do it, but I think as an actor, we just do the best we can and go to be applauded.” Effortless beauty … love it!
Holly Robinson Peete
Philly-born Holly Robinson Peete rounds out our list of lovely ladies over 40. Since her days on 21 Jump Street, Peete has dazzled with her brilliant smile and playful nature. Though she has certainly be on the low since being let go from daytime series The Talk, she continues to brighten up any red carpet that is lucky to have her. At 49 years old, Peete still has many more years of radiance ahead.