Modern celebrities have to look their best at all times, and competition amongst female actresses is tough. Some top celebs manage to look great well into their more mature years however, such as this top 10 list of celebrities who are still beautiful women over 40.
10. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek Pinault (born September 2, 1966) is 49 and a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).
Salmas beauty tip to keeping your skin looking young and wrinkle free
The From Dusk Till Dawn star said: ‘One strange tip – don’t wash it (your face) in the morning, at all, never. Because at night your skin is rebuilding some of the oils that you need to keep your skin young, and it balances the PH.
9. Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Jane “Liz” Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. As an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers’ hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000).
Elizabeth is 50, and looks AMAZING, her advice for staying young and not aging:
As soon as she gets up, and before she has breakfast or does anything active, Hurley forces down a large glass of warm water. ‘It tastes fairly disgusting,’ she admits. ‘But it’s fantastic for your digestive system.’
Another reason she glows with health is that she is never without a bottle of water in her bag, car or on her bedside table. Not only does it improve skin tone and eliminate toxins that tend to dull the complexion, but she says it staves off hunger pangs.
8. Elle MacPherson
Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1964) is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname “The Body”. She is the founder, primary model, and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products. In 2010, she became the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model. She is an executive producer of NBC’s Fashion Star and was the host for the first season.
Elle is 50 and utterly beautiful, her advice for staying young looking is:
She recommends eating to your blood type, not looking in the mirror too much and scrubbing your skin a lot.
Elle also emphasized the importance of rest.
She said she believed any woman who drank three liters of water every day for a month and slept for seven hours a night would see themselves lose weight, look better and feel better.
7. Kristin Davis
Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis; born February 23, 1965) is an American actress. She is well known for playing the roles of Brooke Armstrong on Melrose Place (1995–1996) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO’s Sex and the City (1998–2004). For her role on Sex and the City, she received an Emmy Award nomination in 2004. Her films include Deck the Halls (2006), Sex and the City: The Movie (2008), Couples Retreat (2009). and Sex and the City 2 (2010). In 2014, she made her West End debut playing Beth Gallagher in the original stage production of Fatal Attraction.
Kirstin is 50 and looks much younger, her tips to staying young looking include:
The best beauty gift I’ve ever given myself is not smoking. I get so upset when I see girls in their 20s smoking. When you’re young, you think you’re never going to get wrinkles or cancer. I am in my 40s, and I’ve seen a lot. It’s not fun to watch your friends go through cancer
6. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Aniston has played the female protagonist in a number of comedies and romantic comedy films. Her box office hits include Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and We’re the Millers (2013), each of which have grossed over $200 million in worldwide receipts.
An insider had the following to say about Jennifer’s (46) routine:
Her morning ritual consists of washing her skin with ice-cold water – the first thing she does every morning. She fills her sink with water, puts ice on it and dips her face in it to shrink the pores and reduce puffiness around her eyes. After that Aniston has a routine facial – something she has been doing for years. Initially she steams her pores and then applies a gentle cleanser and toner, followed by a moisturising lotion. This is followed by a ten-minute facial massage to stimulate skin cells and help tighten her muscles and a Vitamin A treatment.
5. Sofia Vergara
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian-American actress, comedian, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes
On staying young Sofia said:
I’ve used Crème de la Mer since before I was supposed to; I believe in prevention. Because once your skin is sagging, it’s sagging.
On the subject of plastic surgery:
Why not? I mean, not yet, but maybe [I’ll do] my under-eye bags in my 50s. We’ll see what I need, but I’m not saying no!
4. Rachel Weisz
Rachel Hannah Weisz, (born 7 March 1970), is an English-born film and theatre actress as well as a former fashion model. Her breakthrough role came in the action film Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman. Next, she appeared as Evelyn Carnahan-O’Connell in the adventure films The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001). Other notable films featuring Weisz are the war film Enemy at the Gates (2001), opposite Jude Law; the comedy-drama About a Boy (2002), opposite Hugh Grant; the supernatural action-thriller Constantine (2005), pairing her once again with Keanu Reeves; and in the Darren Aronofsky-directed romantic drama The Fountain, opposite Hugh Jackman. For her supporting role in the drama thriller The Constant Gardener (2005), opposite Ralph Fiennes, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild award.
Her advice on staying young looking is very simple:
“I don’t set foot in the sun without a big hat.” She admits that even in her teens, she already knew the value of a good sunblock and always slathered on the good stuff before walking out the door.
3. Penelope Cruz
Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blow.
Penelope is 41, and had this to say on staying young:
When I’m 80, I want to look in the mirror and see an 80-year-old woman. My grandmother had so many wrinkles and every wrinkle told a story. I want to experience every year of my life for what it is. It doesn’t mean I am against somebody who does a little retouch or [has] plastic surgery. I don’t judge people who do it. I just don’t like how women complain about growing old.
2. Tina Fey
Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998–2006), for creating acclaimed series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present), and films such as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).
Tina, 45, had this advice on staying young looking:
Makeup companies like to make skin care seem complicated, but let me demystify it for you. The three secrets of great skin are moisturize, stay out of the sun, and be Italian.
1. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight. She ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album, On the 6. With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week.
Jennifer is 46 and had this advice on looking young:
The number one beauty tip Scott Barnes [her makeup artist] has taught me is to stay out of the sun. We’ve always worked with bronzers and self-tanners instead. It’s been over 10 years now that Scott has been telling me to stay out of the sun and it has saved my skin.