Being a mum is a huge challenge for any woman, but is much harder when the mother in question has to live her life in the public eye, with an exhausting career that demands her time and attention. Here we feature 10 of the most inspirational and still beautiful celebrity mothers, who somehow manage to maintain a successful career, look after their children AND still maintain their beauty and allure. They are an inspiration to women everywhere.

10. Britney Spears

Brittney Spears has been in the public eye ever since her first huge controversial hit single Baby One More Time. She has been in rehab, divorced and tragically lost custody of her sons over the course of her short life. Of course the stress and pressure has been magnified by 100 because of the enormous publicity and attention she receives from the press.

More recently Brittney has cleaned up her act, and now once again looks dazzlingly beautiful and is a great mother to her 2 sons. She is now single after breaking up with her boyfriend and seems to be loving it, and seems finally at peace. A life well lived for Miss Spears despite the enormous pressure she has been under for a long time.

9. Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin has a LOT of children – she gave birth to a set of twin daughters, and later a group of sextuplets. She was married to Jon Gosselin and won a part in several prominent TV shows in America, including NBC’s Home Delivery.

Now divorced, Kate incredibly looks after all of the 8 the children herself on her own whilst still appearing regularly on TV and somehow she still looks beautiful. Way to go Kate, we salute you!

8. Kourtney Kardashian

Say the name Kardashian and virtually everyone in the first world knows at least one of the clan from the most famous family in America. Kourtney has candidly spoken about many moments from her life on national TV in America, including the birth of her son Mason, plus her two other children with her ex. She is now a single mum as she has booted her ex boyfriend into touch, and dutifully looks after her son whilst appearing on TV and looking gorgeous.

7. Kate Winslet

Kate starred in one of the biggest movies of all time (Titanic) alongside Leonardo Di Caprio, and is an instantly recognisable worldwide celebrity. She now has three children, and has unfortunately been unlucky in love, with an unfortunate 3 divorces in her past.

She is now a single mum and raises her 3 children on her own, is still radiantly beautiful (motherhood has done her good, it would seem), and still appears in film roles. Further inspiration to mothers everywhere.

6. Sheryl Crow

Sheryl crow has taken on 3 adopted sons and is now happily single, raising her 3 sons on her own. Incredibly Sheryl has never married though she has actually been engaged 3 times – perhaps she gets cold feet? She does however state that she has been in love many, many times.

Not only has she managed to maintain a successful career, raise her 3 adopted sons and STILL look beautiful and dazzling, Sheryl has also beaten breast cancer.

Wow, is all we can say. What a woman and any man should be proud to date her.

5. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has been a worldwide star since her incredible performances in movies such as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions and most recently, Walk The line. She’s had a chequered history with her love life however, having been divorced and remarried again. She has 2 beautiful children and is now happily married.

Once again, she still makes hit movies, still looks breathtakingly beautiful and seems to have no regrets about her past. Raising her children has given her a maturity beyond her years and she remains an inspiration to women across the world who struggle with difficult lives.

4. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson is a single mother since getting divorced in 2011, and has 2 wonderful children who she states are the inspiration of her life. She is no pushover for her children however, and gives them the best possible chance in life by being strict and disciplined – definitely the correct approach for her two young boys!

She is a huge star, very beautiful and men across the world are more than happy to date her.

3. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has unfortunately had a very tumultuos love life and has split from her former husband due to his infidelities. She is now a single mother and looks after her adopted son, who she raises with love but discipline.

Since her starring role in the hit movie Speed, Sandra has had a renaissance in her career and recently starred in the epic sci-fi movie Gravity alongside George Clooney – proving that not only is she still incredibly beautiful, but she is also a heavyweight actress too. More hit roles are sure to come her way.

She doesn’t appear to mind being single and raising her adopted son and we admire her all the more for it.

2. Halle Berry

Halle Berry is another mother on our list who has been incredibly unlucky in love. She’s been married 3 times, and has 2 children. She’s had to work hard for her kids and had to endure an acrimonious court battle for custody of her children (which she won).

She is now happily single, raises her kids and is still a big star, though she appears mostly on hit US TV shows nowadays.

Oh and did we mention..She is still very HOT!

1. Jennifer Lopez

And the most inspirational of all : Jennifer Lopez. Age does not seem to affect her, and she is still an incredibly beautiful women. She’s multi talented, and can do acting, singing, dancing and has even appeared as a celebrity judge on hit US Talent shows.

She has 2 kids and is now single, though judging from her beautiful looks and curvy body that won’t be true for long.

What an amazing woman!