Did these age-defying women find the fountain of youth? How is it possible that Halle Berry is over 50 and Katie Couric is over 60? These celebrity women may all look completely different, but they do have one thing in common. They have great attitudes about getting older in an industry that often focuses heavily on youth.
Most of these famous stunners who are older than you'd expect follow a stringent set of standards when it comes to nutrition and exercise. It’s not necessarily about expensive plastic surgery, but rather about lifestyle choices. They eat well, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. Of course, it also doesn't hurt to have perfect bone structure and gorgeous hair.
Check out these 15 celebrity women who are way older than you think. They prove that beauty has no age limit and that aging should be approached with plenty of moxie.
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Stacey Dash, who was born in 1967, doesn't seem to age. In fact, she looked so good at a 2014 special anniversary screening of Clueless that she had one ELLE reporter comically wondering:
"Whether she is getting regular vampire facials, has the toddler glow, or is just sucking the souls out of young children, I'm desperately trying to crack this case because I'm pretty clueless as to how she's staying just so perfect."
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This sultry film actress, who was born in 1966, could easily pass for someone significantly younger. Hayek doesn't place a lot of focus on her looks, however. With regards to aging, Hayek cares more about function over form, noting:
"The worst part of the aging process has been my eyes. Not the wrinkles, the eyes themselves. I'm such a visual person and [now] I cannot read without depending on glasses... It has been really, really sad. The eyes, for me, that's worse than the menopause."
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Born in 1966, Academy Award winner and former beauty queen Halle Berry has an elegance and timeless grace that rivals any leading lady in Hollywood. Her secret? It's all about her skin care routine. "My routine of taking care of my skin is always the same. I use a cleanser, toner, moisturize, then use eye cream. I also like to do facials from Red Carpet Facial. I have to do my Red Carpet Facial once a week," she explained.
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Gabrielle Union, born in 1972, looks so good that she constantly gets asked how and where she found the fountain of youth. The Being Mary Jane actress says looking youthful is as easy as just saying no. "My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no, no, and hell no," Union says. "We run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it's to our family, spouses or careers. I don't let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don't have any wrinkles."
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Born in 1957, the former Today Show co-anchor has been on the air for over three decades. When asked about her secret to aging so well, Couric says that she doesn't do anything that is particularly glamorous or shocking. Instead she said:
"I work out at spinning classes, but I don't go every day. I watch what I eat, but a cupcake occasionally slips under the radar. At work, I have a fantastic makeup artist and stage lighting that could safely land a 747 in fog. While I'd like those lights to follow me around outside the office, they don't and when I'm at home in my bathroom, I see in the mirror every line and wrinkle that the television audience doesn't."
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Sandra Bullock focuses on self-care to maintain a younger appearance. The Academy Award winning actress, born in 1964, has flawless skin among everything else. Bullock insists that she has never used Botox or had any plastic surgery, however. Instead her secret to aging so gracefully is all about taking care of herself.
“Everyone ages, it's life. I didn't like the idea of going under the knife just to look a little younger,” Sandra said. “It's a dangerous game, once you do one procedure you can easily find yourself back in the operating room... I'd rather use a skin care regimen.”