Women are constantly being scrutinized for their appearance, especially celebrities. The media has placed high standards on what it means to be “beautiful” in today’s society. As we age, it tends to get harder and harder to maintain the proper physique, the right hairstyle, and pristine skin, but some leading ladies have found the key to remaining flawless at any age. These ten foxy female celebrities have shown us how to stay beautiful and love ourselves, all while embracing the aging process.
Jennifer Lopez (46 years old)
Jennifer Lopez, better known as JLo, has always been held in high regard for her smoking body and glowing skin. She came onto the scene in 1991 as a fly girl for the show, In Living Color, where she danced her way into our hearts. After that, she started a successful film career in movies such as Selena, Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, Enough, and The Boy Next Door. Simultaneously, she launched her successful music career in 1999 with her debut album, On the 6. While on tour, she’s always in attire that highlights her fit physique. She makes sure to maintain a healthy diet, exercises through her dance routines, and takes great care of her skin to keep her youthful appearance.
Christy Turlington (47 years old)
Well-known supermodel, Christy Turlington, has been killing it since the 80’s. She has worked with Calvin Klein for his well-known Eternity campaign and was a spokesmodel for Maybelline. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, she became a favorite amongst designers and was a part of the famous model “Trinity” alongside Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. In 2010, she founded the successful non-profit organization, Every Mother Counts, which promotes safe pregnancy and childbirth. Turlington credits marathon running and daily yoga to maintaining her supermodel body.
Halle Berry (49 years old)
This biracial beauty holds the title of “Sexiest Woman Alive” (Esquire, 2008) and “The Most Beautiful Person in the World” (People, 2003). Berry has been a successful actress, producer, and model representing Revlon. In 2002, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball and is currently the only woman of color to have ever received the award. She has talked about many of her tricks to staying fit. Due to her diabetes, Berry stays away from sugar most of the time. She swears by SPF, getting regular facials, and choosing not to wearing makeup at times to keep her skin in good condition. The star just joined Instagram March 29, and her first post, a shot of her topless from behind definitely has us envious!
Cindy Crawford (50 years old)
Being one of the original five supermodels, it’s both impressive and understandable that Cindy Crawford has aged with grace. During her career, she walked the runway for many top designers including Chanel, Versace, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Michael Kors, and Valentino. She has also been featured in numerous ad campaigns, which include Pepsi, Guess, Revlon, L’Oreal, and Maybelline. In 2000, Crawford quit modeling full time. Alongside her title as a model, she is also an author and philanthropist. She has done charity work for pediatric cancer and in 2015, she co-wrote a book, Becoming, about her life and career. Believing that beauty is confidence, Cindy maintains a healthy lifestyle by regular diet and exercise and doesn’t smoke. She credits her great skin to her skincare line, Meaningful Beauty.
Brooke Shields (51 years old)
In the public eye since she was a child, Brooke Shields has been known for her looks as well as her talents. She starred in two hit films during the 80’s, Blue Lagoon and Endless Love. At the young age of fourteen, Shields was featured in a controversial advertisement for Calvin Klein jeans, baring more skin than many believed a girl that age should. She was featured in the cover of The Untitled Magazine’s Legendary Issue where she talked about her life and career with our style director, Philip Bloch. After a skin cancer scare in 2009, Shields always makes sure to wear SPF to keep her skin safe and looking fresh. Other tips she has given to staying fit include, hot yoga, keeping a bed time routine, drinking lots of water, and eating a balanced diet.
Kim Cattrall (59 years old)
Best known for her role as Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall has always been an object of lust. In 1987 she starred as the beautiful mannequin turned human in the romantic comedy, Mannequin, alongside Andrew McCarthy. When she landed the role of Jones in 1998, she was already in her 40’s. She showed the world how you can truly can be “40 and fabulous” through her style, PR power house attitude, and sex driven hunger for men. Now almost sixty, Cattrall is on the Canadian Netflix series, Sensitive Skin, where she plays a former model who’s dealing with the agin process. She has said this is her most comfortable role yet, since she is actually going through the same emotions as her character and wants to show other women that aging is okay. She is yet another promotor of yoga and what she considers “life long dieting” as proponents to aging well.
Christie Brinkley (62 years old)
A token, blonde bombshell, Brinkley first gained fame after she landed three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers in the late 70’s. For twenty-five years, she was the face for CoverGirl cosmetics, which is still the longest contract of any model in history. In 1983 her book, Christy Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book, became a New York Times Best Seller. During that same year, she starred in the music video for Billy Joel’s hit, “Uptown Girl”, which was actually written about her. At sixty-two years old, Brinkley still looks like a woman in her 30’s. Her best beauty secrets include daily exfoliating, a positive attitude, and “smart” snacking.
Meryl Streep (66 years old)
Three time Academy Award winner, Meryl Streep can be described in three words: fierce, flawless, and fabulous. The impressive actress holds the honor of having the most Oscar nominations with a grand total of nineteen. A woman of many talents, Streep has done various types of work in the industry from the serious film Sophie’s Choice, satirical piece, She-Devil, romantic comedy, It’s Complicated, and even a movie musical, Mama Mia! One of her more recent notable roles was playing the wicked magazine editor, Miranda Priestly, in The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep has always been a fan favorite. There is currently an Instagram account called, @TasteofStreep, where a graphic designer fuses photos of Streep with different types of food. For never succumbing to the pressure to have plastic surgery, Streep is a stunning woman in her mid 60’s. Most beautiful, is Streep’s comfort in her own skin.
Lauren Hutton (72 years old)
At 72, Lauren Hutton continues to break traditional beauty standards by continuing to model and running her very own makeup line. A a woman who has really done it all, Hutton has ranged from working at The Playboy Club in New York City to landing the cover of Vogue twenty-eight times, all while being a motorcycle enthusiast. A jack of all trades, she also appeared in the iconic films, The Gambler and American Gigolo. In 2008, she appeared in the look book for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s clothing line, The Row. Another Untitled favorite, Hutton sat down for an exclusive interview with our editor-in-chief, Indira Cesarine, where she talked about The Playboy Club, movie roles, beauty campaigns, and more. Hutton has said on numerous occasions that she has found the fountain of youth through coconut oil. She has been using it for the last fifty years and it’s definitely proved it’s loyalty when it comes to Hutton’s gorgeous looks.
Jane Fonda (78 years old)
Last, but certainly not least, is exercise video superstar, actress, writer, and activist, Jane Fonda. Although Fonda is often most well-known as an actress, much of her success originally came from her series of work out videos, Jane Fonda’s Workout, which she started in 1982. The videos became the highest selling videos of the time, with over 17 million copies total purchased. Fonda is also considered a political activist on topics such as anti-war and feminism. During the Vietnam War, Fonda was involved in a controversial photograph sitting in an anti-aircraft battery. In 2005, she cofounded The Women’s Media Center with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan, a non-profit that works to ensure women are powerfully and visibly represented in the media. Currently, Fonda stars in the Netflix comedy, Grace and Frankie, alongside Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. Her beauty advice? Keep a positive attitude, exercise your body and mind, make down time for yourself, reflect daily, and embrace sex… this is advice we can take!
These women show us that it is important to take care of your mind along with your body to maintain a healthy physique while we age. By showing their grace in the public eye as the years go by, we are reminded that there is beauty in our years. The aging process is inevitable so we might as well be the best versions of ourselves as we go through it!