October 11, 2010

Top 5 Celebrities that have Aged Gracefully

You’ve no doubt seen the best and worst of what the anti-aging industry has to offer when it comes to keeping celebrities looking young. While some have had phenomenal success with a little nip and tuck (Mary Louise Parker looks better now than she did when she was 20) most have gone way overboard with their face-neutralizing plastics and plumpers (Melanie Griffith, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, and Farrah Fawcett have been lifted and lipo-ed so much that they now resemble claymation versions of their former selves…and don’t look now, but here comes what used to be Heidi Montag). In any case, some celebrities have managed to avoid the Botox and tummy tucks and have turned out all the better for it. Here are a few famous faves who have aged gracefully and without enhancement.



1. Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep
This gorgeous Academy Award winner was clearly blessed with some killer genes, because despite the fact that she’s currently 61 years old, she still looks fabulous. Her face may be a bit more lined than her Kramer vs. Kramer days, and she has decidedly added a few marvelous pounds to her once-lanky frame, but she wears it so well you’d almost believe she was fifteen years younger.

2. Betty White.
Betty White
At 88, this octogenarian is the oldest on the list, but darned if she doesn’t still have the spring in her step of a much younger woman. Sure, she looks like someone’s cute old granny, but that’s exactly as it should be. With a jolly demeanor and the mouth of a sailor, she has found a way to remain youthfully ebullient and without having a bit of work done.

3. Diane Lane.
Diane Lane

It’s almost hard to believe this 45-year-old actress and sex symbol can be classified as having entered middle age, but if everyone looked like her, there’d be a lot more cougars on the market. Her softly forming smile lines only serve to enhance her natural beauty and it’s clear that she keeps her figure through diet and exercise, as she has stated that she’s simply too chicken to get plastic surgery. Despite that, lead roles as the love interest keep coming her way.

4. Sidney Poitier.
Sidney Poitier
It’s hard to believe that the actor famous for roles in such controversial films as A Raisin in the Sun, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is now 83 years old. And yet, with barely a trace of gray in his hair and a jaw line that simply refuses to sag, he could easily be mistaken for a man in his 50s or 60s.

5. Sean Connery.
Sean Connery
The “best ever Bond” may have a lot more lines on his handsome face and a beard that’s decidedly white, but he is still one of the hottest older gents to be seen on the pages of fan mags. Even a dress (okay, a kilt) can’t take an ounce of masculinity away from this super stud of the silver screen. That’s right: Sean Connery proudly proclaims, “Suck it, Botox!”

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15 comments:

  1. How to age gracefully any hints thats can help?

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  2. Kavya9:45 AM

    Don't dress too young - this makes you look like 'mutton dressed as lamb'. No your skin tones and dress with the colours that suit you - not too dowdy but not too garish. If you're luck enough not to look your age and look younger then make sure you look after your hair - that's the first thing people notice - have a young style.

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  3. Kishor9:46 AM

    Keep active physically and mentally, have friends, eat well, don't smoke, use sunscreen.
    It's not only about looks but attitude and mental outlook.

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  4. Sabina9:47 AM

    Eat right
    Exercise
    Moisturize

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  5. Anonymous9:50 AM

    the things that make women of any age look most beautiful is when they're healthy and confident in themselves. It has to be be tough to watch your face change, but remember that older faces can be beautiful too. :) In my mind the ugliest older women are the ones who either have bad attitudes and look really uptight and scowl all the time, and the ones who end up using all sorts of artificial products to keep looking young.
    I know "be yourself" is probably like the most overused line ever these days, but here's one area where I think it really applies!

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  6. Older women usually look nice in quality well made clothes than mini skirts or what they wore in their late teens and early 20s.

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  7. Anonymous9:52 AM

    It's possible to age gracefully. I feel that it helps to have a positive attitude about it. I mean, we all are gonna get old. It's inevitable. Every movie star, supermodel, etc....and it doesn't matter if you get plastic surgery or not. In the end, once we're gone...it's not gonna matter. I figure we should just enjoy each day as it comes and deal with it. And moisturize like a mutha! :)

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  8. Anonymous8:43 AM

    I've noticed that often it's people who have good bone structure to begin with who appear to age more gracefully. For celebrities, who frequently have more resources than others, the graceful aging can be attributed to access to to best health and dental treatments, the most advanced spas, the most expensive hair stylists, being able to hire 24/7 personal trainers, access to the healthiest foods, and of course, camera angles!

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  9. Robert8:45 AM

    Botox, Restalyn, chemical peels, microdermabrasion..ect, ect. You don't think they look like that naturally, do you? After 30, they have their plastic surgeons on speed dial

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  10. Shahid8:53 AM

    A lot of facials and spa treatments. They use products that are pricey but really help.
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  11. Farukh10:15 AM

    Cosmetic surgery can be subtle and selective. It's great if you are happy with what nature is doing to your body but for many women a little improvement with surgery can make a big difference to their self-esteem in this youth obsessed society that we live in.

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  12. The three big signs of aging that you can control by a healthy lifestyle is your mental clarity, a youthful appearance and control of chronic illnesses. The earlier you start the more effective this will be in slowing down the aging process.

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  13. Arpita10:22 AM

    Usually mind over matter is something that can be very helpful as well as persuasive. Having the mindset that you can change anything within yourself, can play a very large role in how you perceive your health

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  14. Soham4:27 PM

    Every Age has its own unique purpose. Realize the purpose of your age and embrace all it has to offer

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  15. Anonymous4:28 PM

    The most frequently used tactic for the appearance of youth is to cover the gray.

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