Published in Jun 2021 / Updated in Sep 2021
Why is it that some people look a lot younger than they really are? For instance, here are 41 celebrities whose looks seem to get better as they age.
Some of them have shared a few tips on what it takes to maintain these enviable looks.
1. Phoebe Cates (57 Years)
Phoebe was born in 1963, and her career as an actress and singer was really successful in the ‘80s. Her most popular works include her roles in Drop Dead Fred and Baby Sister.
She decided to retire from acting in 1994 although she was back at it in 2001 for a role in The Anniversary Party.
At the moment, she is in her fifties, but she still looks great and hasn’t lost that star look she was famous for. Hopefully, she will share her beauty secrets with the world.
2. Barbi Benton (71 Years)
Although she was born on January 28, 1950, Barbi still looks amazing today. She is currently retired as an actress, model, artist, and Playboy model.
Most people know her for recording many successful albums in the ‘70s. Barbi was also a star in the comedy, Hee Haw.
One of her songs remained at number one in Sweden for five weeks. Most people wouldn’t tell that she is in her seventies today.
3. Lisa Bonet (53 Years)
Lisa was born in 1967, and she is best known for her work as an actress and an activist. She started her career in 1982.
She starred in The Cosby Show, where she played the role of Denise Huxtable. In the crime drama series, Ray Donovan took on the role of Marisol.
Although she has already turned 50, she still looks amazing. She shared that she loves coconut oil and dance classes.
That might be the reason she still looks as good as she does today.
4. Pauley Perrette (52 Years)
Pauley was born in March 1969, which means she is in her fifties right now. She is popular as an American singer, actress, civil rights advocate, and writer.
In the popular television show NCIS, she played the role of Abby Sciuto. Her looks have always won her favor with her audiences.
She shared some of the secrets behind her incredible looks. She admitted that her secret is washing her skin with face soap before applying some baby oil before bed.
Maybe that’s the reason she looks so young even today.
5. Catherine Bell (52 Years)
Many people know Catherine Bell as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in JAG, a popular series. She also played a role in Army Wives in addition to playing roles in The Good Witch films.
Although she is in her fifties, her great youthful looks still make her a big deal in the show business. For instance, in 2019, it was revealed that she would be taking up the role of Sarah MacKenzie during the tenth season of NCIS: Los Angeles.
What’s her secret? She swears by Maybelline products.
6. Laura San Giacomo (58 Years)
Laura was born nearly 60 years ago in 1962, and she is quite popular for films like Videotape. She was also part of Pretty Woman, the famous 1990 movie.
From 1997 to 2003, she played a role in Just Shoot Me!, an NBC sitcom. Although she is over 50 years today, she still looks amazing and stylish.
7. Demi Moore (58 Years)
Famous for her iconic role in Ghost, a 1990 movie, which got her a Golden Globe award, Demi has also stood out for her great looks.
She has always known what she wants out of life, and she even got into acting before she could complete high school.
She has revealed that her secret to looking great despite the many years behind her is the use of a makeup removal towel and moisturizers.
8. Kristy McNichol (58 Years)
The American singer, producer, and comedian was born in 1962. She played the role of Polly in Only When I Laugh and assumed the role of Barbara Weston in Empty Nest, a television sitcom.
After her role as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in Family, a TV drama, she got two Emmy Awards.
She still looks stunning even today. Maybe that has something to do with her great genes.
Another thing that stands out with her is her great hair, which she certainly knows how to style.
9. Julia Roberts (53 Years)
The American actress and producer grew incredibly popular for her role in the romantic film Pretty Woman. The film managed to gross $464 million throughout the world.
Today, she is in her fifties, but she is still looking amazing.
However, she is quite careful with her health. Apparently, she always uses sunscreen and makes sure she is hydrated.
Before going to bed, she cleans her face.
10. Salma Hayek (54 Years)
Salma Hayek Pinault, the Mexican/American actress and producer, played a role in Teresa, a popular Mexican telenovela. She also had significant roles in Drunk Parents in 2019 and Like a Boss in 2020.
She may be in her fifties, but she is still looking fantastic. Salma Hayek credits her great looks to cleaning her skin at night and never over-exfoliating.
11. Nancy Sinatra (81 Years)
Nancy Sinatra is popular as one of Frank Sinatra’s daughters. She is also a singer, and she released her famous hit, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, in 1966.
Although she is in her eighties, she still looks amazing, which might have everything to do with following a healthy lifestyle.
Nancy hasn’t shared the secret to her great looks so far.
12. Barbara Mandrell (72 Years)
Barbara was born in 1948, and she has been a celebrity thanks to her acting and music. She made a lot of country music hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
She also starred in her own NBC show.
The last time she performed was in 1997. However, her looks are still holding up.
She once revealed that, at some point in her career, she was doing 90 minutes of aerobics at every show.
13. Kelly Lynch (62 Years)
There is something special about Kelly Lynch. Whenever she is on TV, she proves just how incredible her looks are despite her age.
Her performances are just as impressive as her looks, with her roles in Road House, and more recently, On the Rocks showcasing her immense talent.
She has played many roles, and she has a daughter who was born in 1985. In 2019, she took part in I Am Patrick Swayze.
14. Rachel Ward (63 Years)
Just because Rachel Ward likes working behind the camera directing films does not mean she has given up on her looks. At 63 years old, she still looks great.
Lately, she worked on the film Palm Beach.
She got into acting in the ‘80s when she acted in movies like Against All Odds. Her beauty and smile, however, have not dimmed over the years.
Rachel has three kids with her husband, Bryan Brown.
15. Denise Richards (50 Years)
Denise was born in 1971, and the one thing that stands out about her is her age-defying looks. She argues that this has plenty to do with her great genes.
She does not follow a complicated skincare routine, but she does whatever she can to make sure her skin glows despite being in the show business for many years.
To keep her skin in pristine condition, she uses oils, moisturizers and makes sure she washes it day and night. Denise also makes sure she does not forget the sunscreen.
Lately, she has been having roles in The Bold and the Beautiful and Paper Empire.
16. Jolene Blalock (46 Years)
Jolene was born in 1975, and she has had a pretty good acting and modeling career. She has also guest-starred in many productions.
Her most famous role is as the character of T’Pol in Star Trek: Enterprise.
She also loves dogs and has actually appeared on the cover of K9Magazine, a dog magazine.
Maybe the fact that she is a model means she knows a couple of tricks about looking great even after all those years.
17. Catherine Bach (67 Years)
Catherine has the reputation of being the best Daisy Duke, and she actually gained her fame based on her role in the popular action series, The Dukes of Hazard. She also had a role in African Skies, a ‘90s series.
She played a role in other series, including Monk and You Again and The Young And The Restless. People think she looks better than she has ever done.
Catherine also owns a diamond jewelry line in partnership with Debenhams.
18. Joyce DeWitt (72 Years)
On Three’s Company, Joyce DeWitt played the role of Janet Wood. That was back in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Since then, she has not been as active in the industry, but she clearly hasn’t slacked off when it comes to taking care of her looks.
Although she is in her 70s, she looks a lot younger. She was recently on TV in 2019 for a role in The Savant.
She is making a strong comeback with several projects already lined up. She has also managed to make herself quite a fortune.
19. Tina Louise (87 Years)
After deciding to get serious about acting, Tina pursued an acting career in the ’50s. The first major role she landed was in a movie called God’s Little Acre.
She went on to get more fame with her role in Gilligan’s Island.
From her appearance, the years have been incredibly kind to her. Her face has a radiant glow that makes it hard to believe that she is close to ninety.
Recently, her career has slowed down, but that does not mean she has slowed down as well. As recently as 2019, she appeared in a film called Tapestry.
20. Pamela Anderson (53 Years)
It has been decades since Pamela Anderson played the iconic role in Baywatch. She was among the most desirable woman at the time based on her incredible looks.
Luckily for her, age hasn’t changed that as she still looks stunning despite the fact she is in her fifties today. Clearly, she knows how to take great care of herself.
If you want to follow in her footsteps, know that she uses a cruelty-free skincare routine and follows a healthy plant-based diet. She is also quite rich, with a net worth of about $12 million.
Pamela Anderson also started a cruelty-free beauty line with Alexis Vogel back in 2016. The venture only lasted briefly.
21. Yasmin Bleeth (53 Years)
This might not be her most flattering photo, but it still doesn’t conceal the fact that Yasmin has remarkable age-defying looks. It has been a while since she was acting, and she was even part of Baywatch.
She took a break from the limelight at the turn of this century before getting hitched in 2003.
However, despite taking a break from her high-flying career, she has not taken a break from taking care of her looks. That is why she looks like she is in her 40s despite being over fifty years old.
22. Sophia Loren (86 Years)
Sophia was born over 8 decades ago, in 1934. She went on to become one of the most famous actresses during the ‘50s.
She appeared in popular films such as The Pride, Houseboat, and It Started In Naples.
As recently as 2014, she was still in the game, making an appearance in Human Voice, a short film. More importantly, although she is close to hitting 90, she still looks amazing.
She admitted that she likes going to bed early every night. That must be the reason she always seems to be in such a great mood.
23. Nancy McKeon (55 Years)
Nancy was in Facts of Life, and many people have grown to love her for bringing the Jo Polniaczek character to life for eight glorious seasons. She also played a role in Can’t Hurry Love.
She has slowed down considerably in the last decade or so. It’s possible she has put more of her focus on her family; after all, she has two daughters and her husband of 18 years.
However, she still has her age-defying genes.
24. Morgan Fairchild (71 Years)
Morgan Fairchild is one of the most popular stars in Hollywood, and she had important roles in shows like Friends and The Bold and the Beautiful.
She looks at least 20 years younger than she really is, and her sizable fortune probably helps her maintain her great looks.
Recently, Fairchild was in an episode of Melange. That was in 2020 when she also lent her voice to a character in The Simpsons.
25. Kate Bush (62 Years)
Performers have to look good, and Kate Bush understands this aspect of her job perfectly. She has not been taking any projects lately, but it is certainly not because she has lost her beauty.
Although she is in her sixties, she still loves to dance, which might be part of the reason she has been so motivated to maintain her looks.
Granted, she has always looked great. She has been popular ever since she starred in Wuthering Heights, and her net worth is now about $60 million.
26. Jill St. John (80 Years)
Jill might have recently turned 80, but she still maintains her great looks. She hasn’t changed much in a couple of decades.
Jill has lived most of her life in Los Angeles, and she is no longer acting. However, she had a recent appearance in Mrs. Claus in the Northpole, a film.
She was in a documentary in 2020 and is currently married to Robert Wagner. The two have been together since 1990.
27. Tina Yothers (48 Years)
Tina has been taking a break from acting since the ‘90s. Before then, she was constantly in the spotlight, thanks to her role in many shows, including Family Ties.
She also took part in reality shows, including Celebrity Fit Club.
Currently, she is married with two kids.
She has also recently taken an interest in singing and has even taken part in musicals like Lovelace the Musical. In the year 2013, she was on What Not To Wear.
28. Linda Kozlowski (63 Years)
She may have started as a struggling actress, but she later got a role in Crocodile Dundee, where she acted alongside her ex-husband, Paul Hogan.
Linda also had roles in plays like Death Of A Salesman.
Later, she retired and focused on straight-to-video films. She didn’t care much for such movies and found it frustrating that enough people didn’t feel the same about them.
She slowed down as she aged, and the reduced stress has probably allowed her to age more gracefully.
29. Stefanie Powers (78 Years)
It seems like ages since Stefanie Powers played the role of Jennifer in Hart to Hart. This role pretty much defined the rest of her career.
Currently, she is about to play a role in a new series, On the Verge. It’s remarkable how well she has aged.
She is almost 80 now and is worth almost $10 million. In 2019, she appeared on the big screen in the movie The Artist’s Wife.
30. Alison Sweeney (44 Years)
Back in the ‘90s, when Sweeney first appeared in Days of Our Lives as Sami, nobody knew she would have come this far at a time like now.
Sweeney looks incredible, and she has had a lustrous career. She has even hosted The Biggest Loser.
In 2020, she was in Home & Family and 25 Words or Less.
Fortunately for her fans, she has always been generous with the tips she uses to make sure her skin looks great. Apparently, she uses sunscreen and moisturizer on her skin.
31. Raquel Welch (80 Years)
She might not look like it, but Raquel Welch was born in 1940. Welch has been quite successful as an actress, and she got a lot of publicity for her role in Fantastic Voyage, a sci-fi movie.
From there, she took part in many other movies, including Bedazzled and 100 Rifles.
For her role in The Three Musketeers, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
In the year 2011, she was listed as second on the list of “Hottest Women of All Time” on Men’s Health. She attributes her ageless beauty to yoga and a low-carb, gluten-free diet.
32. Melissa Gilbert (57 Years)
The famous actress, producer, television producer, and politician was born in the early sixties. She was formerly the president of the Screen Actors Guild, with her career having started back in the late ‘60s.
She released her autobiography in 2009. In the year 2014, she wrote a short children’s story.
Apparently, she still looks great at this age because she only uses organic beauty products. She has never had any plastic surgery.
33. Heather Locklear (59 Years)
It seems like Heather stopped aging many years back, and it’s pleasantly baffling. You can’t notice much difference in her looks based on her appearance in Melrose Place in 1993 and Fresh Off the Boat in 2017.
Her appearance in Melrose Place remains to be her most popular role today. However, she has had pretty great roles on film and television.
She hasn’t been in any movie since 2018 and even ended up with a 30-day sentence to a residential mental facility after getting into trouble with the law a couple of times.
That, however, that hasn’t had any impact on her youthful appearance.
34. Sharon Stone (63 Years)
Like several other actors who have been great successes, Sharon Stone has managed to defy age with her flawless skin. She revealed that the secret to her great looks is the use of sunblock and moisturizer.
She swears by Avon Rich Moisture cream.
Sharon Stone has been an important feminine symbol, especially after she played the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct.
Obviously, she can’t be expected to slow down. After all, she is Sharon Stone.
Her current projects include What About Love, Ratched, Beauty, and Here Today. As she does all this, she is also raising three adopted kids on her own.
Yea, Sharon Stone is totally impressive.
35. Kim Fields (52 Years)
For a fifty-year-old, Kim looks amazing. She doesn’t have any wrinkles on her face, and her appearance hasn’t changed much since she played the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsay in The Facts of Life. That was back in the ‘80s.
In 2017, she appeared as Rhoda in Living the Dream.
Her unique hairstyles have gotten her plenty of attention as well. She is actually coming up with a line of wigs called Next Level Naturals.
Given how careful and outstanding she has been with her hairstyles, she will probably have an easy time selling her hair products.
36. Mindy Cohn (55 Years)
Mindy Cohn is a talented actress and voice actor. Her most popular role was in The Facts of Life, where she brought the role of Natalie Green to life.
You might also have heard her voice in Scooby-Doo, where she voices the character of Velma Dinkley.
Mindy has no kids, and she is not married, and she seems to enjoy the freedom this life choice brings with it. She still looks amazing, although she has had breast cancer for five years since 2012.
37. Dawn Wells (82 Years)
We can all agree that Dawn Wells doesn’t look her age. She seems many decades younger.
Dawn became famous as an actress through her role in Gilligan’s Island in the ‘60s. However, before she got into acting, she was a beauty pageant and even won the Miss Nevada crown.
Although she is in her eighties, she only has a few wrinkles to show for it. She has also managed to maintain her fashion sense.
In 2019, she played a role in The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, where she was a voice actor.
38. Pamela Sue Martin (68 Years)
Pamela rose to fame playing the role of a young detective in The Hardy Boys. She also had a role in the soap opera, Dynasty, where she acted as one of Carrington’s daughters.
Her appearance hasn’t changed much over the years.
39. April Bowlby (40 Years)
April Bowlby is known for playing the role of Kandi in the popular comedy, Two and a Half Men. She later played a role in the series Drop Dead Diva from 2009 to 2014.
Currently, she is acting as Rita Farr. A fictional character also called Elasti-Girl.
40. Kelly Stables (43 Years)
Like Bowlby, Kelly was also in Two and a Half Men. Later, she would get a role in Superstore as Kelly.
She began acting in 2002 after appearing on the Spider-Man and The Ring as an extra.
These roles gave her the inspiration to follow her dream of becoming a Hollywood star. A few years later, she was a star on a sitcom.
Superstore had its final season in 2020, which means she is ready for her next project. The surprising thing is that her looks don’t seem to change at all despite the fact that she is in her forties today.
41. Jennifer Taylor (49 Years)
In 1998, Jennifer Taylor was in Wild Things, a crime thriller that also had Matt Dillon as part of the cast. However, it was her role as Chelsea in Two and a Half Men that made her popular to the masses.
After that, from the year 2018 to 2019, she played the role of Rebekah Barlow in The Young and the Restless.
She has not been as active in the last few years. However, her looks haven’t changed much.
Jennifer is poised to play a role in A Deadly Deed, an upcoming movie.
As they say, age is nothing but a number. These women make that abundantly clear with their age-defying looks.
For those wondering how they do it, a few have shared a couple of tips on what it takes to look youthful at any age. Moisturizing is clearly one of the most popular hacks these women use.