While old age is often viewed as a privilege, it is also seen as a period full of constant decline. As memories fade, skin sags, and hair grays people often feel like the best years of life are behind them, and there is not much to look forward to. This feeling can be even more brutal for those who work in an industry where good looks are valued. For women in Hollywood, aging often means getting replaced by young new actresses. However, for many, getting older can come with more positives than negatives. For these beautiful Hollywood stars, old age has done nothing but solidify the fact that they are here to stay. Here are 10 actresses who have stayed gorgeous into their 60s.
10. Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren has had a career that’s lasted nearly five decades. Over the course of her career, the Academy Award winning actress has starred in several successful films and television shows. Now 69 years-old, Mirren seems to have defied the rules of aging, and continues to work tirelessly to entertain her many fans throughout the world.
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9. Lynn Whitfield
Actress Lynn Whitfield, well-known for her role in films such as Eve’s Bayou and Madea’s Family Reunion, is certainly wearing her age well. Although it has been more than 30 years since her first on-screen appearance, Lynn Whitfield has remained beautiful and relatively wrinkle free.
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8. Alfre Woodard
With each passing decade, actress Alfre Woodard has managed to remain relevant. At 62 years old, Woodard has appeared in dozens of films spanning over the course of nearly 40 years. However, even with a slew of accolades and accomplishments, one of the most remarkable things about Woodard’s career has been her ever-present beauty. During an interview with People Magazine in 1997, award-winning actor Danny Glover commented on Woodard’s looks stating: “She’s amazingly beautiful. I love her lips and those incredible cheekbones.” Although it has been more than 20 years since his statement was made, it is safe to say that it still holds true.
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7. Jane Seymour
At 64 years-old, actress Jane Seymour looks almost exactly as she did when she made her acting debut in 1969. Often hailed for her wholesome good looks, Jane Seymour’s beauty has managed to withstand the test of time. One source, which commented on Seymour’s age defying appearance, stated: “Now she has two grandchildren ‘and another on the way’, and is on her fourth marriage. Yet in the flesh she’s not only annoyingly svelte, but truly beautiful. All the more so because she has — surprisingly, given the prevalence of Botox — proper wrinkles.”
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6. Pam Grier
Pam Grier rose to fame during the 1970s for her role in films such as Coffy and Foxy Brown. From the start of her career, viewers were in awe of her beauty and stage presence. While reviewing the film Coffy, legendary film critic Roger Ebert found himself unable to ignore Grier’s beauty. Ebert in turn stated that Grier possessed a “beautiful face and astonishing form.” Fortunately for Grier, she has been constantly revered as one of the most beautiful women in her age group, and even at 65, she continues to wow audiences with her beauty and skill.
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5. Lynda Carter
Actress Lynda Carter is certainly no stranger to praise. In 1972, Carter was voted Miss World America, and in 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” However, Carter’s award-winning good looks have often caused distractions throughout her career. Fortunately, the longevity of Carter’s career has allowed the world to see that there’s much more to her than just good looks. But, at 63 Carter’s career isn’t the only thing that has sustained through the years; she is still just as beautiful as she was back in 1978.
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4. Jessica Lange
In 2011, Jessica Lange’s career experienced a bit of a second wind when she landed a starring role on the popular FX series, American Horror Story. By appearing in the show, Lange was introduced to a wider and much younger audience, many of whom could not believe that Lange was in her early 60s. Now 65, Lange has become a favorite among the show’s cast, and it is not uncommon to see much younger fans referring to the award-winning actress as sexy.
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3. Rene Russo
Rene Russo, well-known for her role in the 1999 film, The Thomas Crown Affair, seems to continue getting better with time. At 61, Russo continues to be noticed for her youthful good looks, and according to Russo, the secret to her appearance lies in exercising for short periods of for five days a week.
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2. Goldie Hawn
Actress Goldie Hawn will be 70 years-old this year; however, by looking at her its impossible to tell. Although the Academy Award winning actress is getting older, she embraces the change and remains grateful for the opportunity to experience life.
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1. Phylicia Rashad
Best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the popular family themed sitcom, The Cosby Show, Phylicia Rashad has gone down in history as one of the most memorable and well-liked TV moms of all-time. Now 66 years-old, Rashad continues to look exactly like the young mother she played so well during the 80s and 90s.
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