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No-one is immune to the passing time, not even celebrities. However, time doesn’t treat us all equally as some people somehow seem to stay untouched by the aging process. To find out how 1990s bombshell Raquel Welch has aged over the decades, and how the icon of the era Cher looks on stage nowadays, here are 20 female celebrities who have aged gracefully!
Raquel Welch with her stunning beauty made the definitive sex icon of the 1960s and 70s. Her popularity inevitably influenced the fashion trends back then as well, including the big hairstyle trend. Her drop dead good looks and outstanding contribution to American pop culture has brought her incredible success, even until this day. And believe it or not, she's almost 80 now!
The recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, Jane Fonda has aged gracefully and in an incredible way. Her important lesson for living like this after hitting 80 is to be happy. 'Stay curious', 'pay attention to young people' and 'cultivate young friends' are key to her way of staying youthful.
Marie Osmond gained great success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 80s. Her best-known song is a cover version of "Paper Roses". Her brother Donny and she have just said goodbye to their long-running show in Las Vegas since 2008. It's hard to believe that she's already a grandma if you look at her on stage!
Meg Ryan made her name as one of the most successful actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s both nationally and globally. She later tried her hand at film producing and made her directorial debut with 'Ithaca' in 2015. Now, the 58-year-old Meg still looks great, even though she has just ended her engagement and split up with John Mellencamp after 9 years together.
The American actress and producer was chosen as the Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine and was included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world. It appears that Sandra Bullock has kept a specific diet of eating regular meals but having a cheat day to indulge, which brings her positive energy and keeps the 55-year-old looking young and vivacious.
To summarize how iconic Cher has been as a public figure, you’d have to say that she is embodiment of female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She has remained a legend until this day. Recently, she dazzled her fans once again in Chicago with a two-hour performance packed full of hits, a mix of covers, fashionable costumes and many stage theatrics. How could anyone guess she's 73 already?
Sophia Loren was the first performer to win an Academy Award for a foreign language film. If nothing else, she is a woman of eternal grace and elegance. She lives her life with no regrets and suggests that she couldn't have lived her life with any more passion than she already has. "Serenity is the key to beauty. You can make peace with yourself" says Sophia at 85.
Lynda Carter is best known for starring as the DC superhero Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. For decades, this 1970s version of Wonder Woman has been the most memorable for fans. Now, she may join the 'Supergirl' TV series as an alternate Earth Wonder Woman again. It seems like 68-year-old Lynda still got the wonder!
Audrey Hepburn is an icon of cinema who wooed audiences with her elegance and wit. Her portrayal of Princess Ann in 'Roman Holiday' and Eliza Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady' are particular highlights. Off-screen, her beauty remained untouched by the passing of time.
Helen Mirren is an English actress who has achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. Recently, the 74-year-old Helen reunited with her dearest friend Ian McKellen in 'The Good Liar'. She's still witty and youthful enough to joke around saying she’s the better liar between them.
Maggie Smith has won too many awards to count during her six decades in the acting industry. She was also made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for her contributions to the performing arts. With so many sparkling prizes at home, it doesn't seem to have dampened her passion for acting. She recently won the best actress award of the Evening Standard theatre awards again at the age of 85!
Cindy Crawford was one of the most popular supermodels during the 1980s and 1990s and is an iconic figure in modelling history. Her success has also made her an international celebrity who has also appeared in both television and film. Recently, 53-year-old Cindy still caught people's attention with her toned physique and supermodel vibe in Los Angeles.
American actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton has become a screen legend with her performances in 'The Godfather' and 'Annie Hall' along with many other works. Recently, she appeared in two movies about aging women, 'Book Club' in 2018 and 'Poms' in 2019. As for aging, Diane believes life actually gets easier, "because what have you got to lose?"
Olivia Newton-John is a four-time Grammy award winner and a ten-time top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles winner. Her history of battling cancer is also inspirational. She's been dealing with cancer since 1992, and now at the age of 71, she's once again been diagnosed with the disease. However, her attitude towards it is impressive, as she said "I would rather keep calm and thank it for everything it has done for me".
Jane Seymour is best known for her appearance in the James Bond film 'Live and Let Die' in 1973. In 2018, she posed for Playboy for the third time at the age of 67 and was the oldest woman to be photographed for the magazine. She's still very much a girl inside though and she has claimed her own children have a tough time keeping up with her!
Sally Field, as an American actress and director, is the recipient of countless accolades. The list of her work is phenomenal, including 'Stay Hungry', Norma Rae', and 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. Now, the 73-year-old Sally still looks energetic and shows no sign of slowing down that she recently received the Kennedy Center Honors.
Brigitte Bardot remains a major icon in pop culture even though she withdrew from the entertainment industry in the 1970s. To begin with, she influenced fashion history with the Bardot neckline (a wide-open neck that exposes both shoulders). After her retirement, she's found peace by becoming an animal activist. Until this day, she's still dedicated to animal welfare at the age of 85.
Martha Stewart is an American retail businesswoman, writer, and television personality. Her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has grown into a hugely successful business. Her success in cooking and publishing cookbooks makes you wonder what the 78-year-old has been eating to have aged so gracefully. Well, it turns out that she has a healthy diet that includes drinking green juice every morning and keeping to a fish-based diet.
Ursula Andress is a Swiss actress who first gained her fame as the first Bond girl Honey Ryder in 1962. She was so iconic in the film that she even made an appearance in the James Bond novel ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service’. Now, 83-year-old Ursula spends her time between her homes in Rome and Switzerland.
Lori Loughlin has been under the spotlight since a very young age and has remained in the public eye ever since. She's best known for the role of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis in the sitcom 'Full House' in the 1990s. Now, 55-year-old Lori is just as busy as she's always been with acting and production in 'When Calls the Heart'.
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