Cosmetic procedures can do wonders to lift those face and body parts when they start to age and droop, but we found some totally fabulous women who are more likely to go the natural route to maintain their stunning looks rather than opting for getting anything done.
To say some of these women are timeless puts it best. But don’t get it twisted. While some of their incredible looks can be credited to simply great genes, much of it comes from working at it and watching what they put in and on their bodies. Take for example udder cream… it’s something used by farmers on their cows, but we found some celebrity women have found it works wonders on their skin, even their faces!
Yoga is popular on the exercise tip, and it also has a positive impact on attitude and mindset. Not everyone touts working out in a gym; a lot of these ladies like walking or participating in some kind of activity that can also be fun, such as bike riding and swimming.
And many of these women have lived remarkable lives, including having survived physical abuse and shattered relationships. One thing that stands out with just about every one of these fabulous femme fatales is their longevity in an industry (entertainment) that favors the younger set.
One more thing that most of these women share is the fact that they are more than career women – they are moms, and yes, even grand moms!
Did actress Halle Berry find the fountain of youth? The timeless beauty has played everything from a Bond girl to a night worker with a bad habit, and her stock in Hollywood has stayed in the top range (about $15 million a film) for quite some time. In addition to being listed as one of the Top 10 highest paid actresses in Hollywood, Berry has a reputation for being a bit of a cougar as well. The 51-year-old’s current arm candy is 35-year-old British music producer Alex (da Kid) Grant, who frequently is in her embrace on the red carpet. Indeed, several trades have declared them “in love” and expect him to become husband No. 4. This isn’t the first time Berry has attracted the musical type. She was once married to award-winning singer Eric Benet. She was also once married to former baseball player David Justice and Oliver Martinez, a French film actor. Berry says her secret to keeping her skin looking so good is a routine that includes a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and eye cream. She also does what she calls a "Red Carpet Facial” once a week. To keep her face fresh during the day, she uses a rosewater mist. Berry has two children, Nahla, who is 9, and Maceo, who is 3.
Gong Li, the star of What Women Want, is a Chinese actress who is on the verge of celebrating her 52nd birthday. Her 30-year reign of Chinese cinema began back in 1987 when she was just 21 years old. By the time she was 24, she was nominated for an Oscar for the film Ju-Dou. By the time she was 26, she was winning awards at foreign film festivals, even though her most compelling work to date – The Story of Qiu Ju was banned in her home country for supposedly being anti-government. Li made her first American debut in Memoirs of a Geisha, and has continued to blaze trails to this day. The porcelain beauty says maintaining her stunning looks has always been all about exercise and diet for her. Li has a son named Mamoru Yoki Chung. Now a citizen of Singapore, she is a staple on the red carpets of international film festivals, such as Cannes.
Latin beauty Salma Hayek is in area 51, meaning the actress just celebrated her 51st birthday. She is currently in Paris for Fashion Week, where the dark-haired lady stunned everyone by stepping out in a pink outfit with blond hair. Social media began to buzz, but it wasn’t long before the brazen babe revealed it was a very real looking wig. That’s one of the many attractive things about Hayek – a sense of mischievous humor accompanied by a strong sense of style. And let’s not forget her acting chops. She’s also a producer and in fact got her start as a model. When it comes to staying young looking, the Mexican American has her own beauty line called Nuance, which features what she calls an AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream, as well as other skincare products. She just completed work on The Hummingbird Project with Alexander Skarsgard and Jesse Eisenberg. Hayek is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They have a 9-year-old daughter named Valentina.
At 51, model/entrepreneur Cindy Crawford can still make a grown man cry. In addition to a model-perfect face, she still touts a million-dollar shape. In fact, the woman – after 30 years in the business – remains so stunning, that In Style reports that her and her kids shut down the red carpet at the Omega event during Paris Fashion Week last weekend (Sept. 30). The magazine wrote after Crawford, her husband Rande Gerber and kids Kaia and Presley linked arms: “This family is so good looking, it’s unfair.” At the event, it was announced that Kaia and Presley would be the new brand ambassadors for the Omega watch brand. Crawford’s kids are effectively carrying on her decades-long tradition of representing brands and beauty products. As to how she stays looking so fresh, she says she works out, gets enough sleep, does not smoke and is consistent when it comes to maintenance of her skin. Her favorite beauty tip is this: Use skin oils, and don’t be afraid to use them under makeup.
On the heels of news that she had split from her billionaire husband Jeffrey Soffer earlier this summer, super model Elle MacPherson was reportedly spotted flirting with actor Brad Pitt on a date in Los Angeles. The 53-year-old is not only a beautiful face on magazine covers (a record five times on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue), she also earned the nickname “the bod” because of her statuesque physique. According to her blog, she has a food regiment that includes a pistachio and greens smoothie and a bowl of spiced coconut granola in the morning. She even has the recipe on her blog: www.GetTheGloss.com. Her blog allows followers to pose questions to her, and it often features health, beauty, and fitness tips. Living her model life is not easy. She typically wakes up at 5:30 a.m. She usually meditates for 30 minutes. MacPherson goes through a skin care regiment that includes hydrating and protecting her skin. She also does some exercise, advising people to perform “exercise that makes you feel good. Mix it up.” And most important, the Australian-born beauty says, “Breathe and laugh!”
In mid-September, TV personality and actress Heather Locklear was in a car accident. The 55-year-old was temporarily hospitalized after she crashed her Porsche into a ditch. No other cars were involved, and police said they didn’t believe any substances were involved. Her more popular television gigs included Spin City, Melrose Place, Dynasty and T.J. Hooker. Earlier this year, the still stunning Locklear vacationed in Bora Bora with her 17-year-old daughter Ava and ex-husband Richie Sambora. Ava, who carried a 4.2 GPA coming out of high school, is now attending NYU. Locklear practices portion control when she eats and does resistance training to keep her body looking fit and trim. When Parade magazine asked her what it takes to slow the aging process, she replied: “Good genes to start off with. Then taking care of what you’ve got: sunscreen, exercise, diet, water, and being happy and content.”
Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow is more than just a striking 55-year-old; she is a cancer survivor. According to SheKnows.com, Crow believes she got cancer in her left breast because, for one thing, she was putting the needs of others first. She told the site: “The right side is your male and your left side is your female,” she said, referring to her breasts. “We really have to learn to be strong and feminine and put on our oxygen mask before anyone else’s.” Crow went on to say she has since learned that, as well as eating for wellness. Earlier this year, she released her ninth studio album (called Be Myself), which for the first time she acted as a co-producer. The “The First Cut is the Deepest” singer is currently on a U.S. tour that runs into November. Crow received the Best New Artist Grammy in 1995, and has been recognized ever since for her prowess when it comes to song with Grammys, NTV Awards, Golden Globes and even a Daytime Emmy.
Actress Julianne Moore is timeless. She’s 56, but she looks like she did when she first broke through in the ‘80s. Once a military brat (her family moved 23 times when she was growing up), she earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of the Performing Arts. During her acting career, she has taken on a variety of roles, but audiences seem to be attracted to her trademark red hair and green eyes, no matter if her character is an adulteress or heroine. A L’Oreal Paris spokesperson, the lovely Moore has admitted that she will walk on the shady side of the street to protect her face. She also got credit for the term “sushi face,” which occurs when a person eats too much sushi and her face gets puffy. The Oscar winner does Ashtanga yoga four times a week, and she says when she’s in New York City, she walks everywhere. Moore will be honored in November at the Museum of Modern Art’s 10 Annual Film Benefit, presented by Chanel. She stars in the upcoming major motion picture Suburbicon, which was directed by fellow actor George Clooney.
Sharon Stone was once a counter girl for McDonald’s. By the time she was 32, she had posed nude for Playboy, and who can forget her breakthrough role in Basic Instinct. By today’s standards, that infamous sexy interrogation scene is mild, but back in 1992, it set eyes boggling. And today, the 59-year-old still gets more than a second look. Statuesque, blond and built like – as the Commodores sing – a brick house, Stone has a history of working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Robert DeNiro and Richard Gere. Stone, who has three children, is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign, and she once gave an aspiring teenage ballet student $75,000 for tuition. The good-hearted Stone believes in moisturizing every morning and night, and that’s it she says, as far as how she stays looking so good. She told People: “I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you.”
Michelle Pfeiffer is closing in on 60, but tell that to her flawless face and svelte body. At the Emmys in September, she wowed every one, wearing a black sheer dress with just a touch of makeup on her luminous face. Vogue magazine called her a “classic beauty” and said it is as if she “dipped a toe in the proverbial fountain of youth.” Her husband of 23 years – David E. Kelly – took in eight Emmys for his show Big Little Lies that night. Pfieffer has made a bit of a comeback, starring in Mothers! this year, after a bit of a hiatus. According to She Knows, the lovely lady doesn’t believe in anything artificial. She says that the No. 1 thing a woman can do to maintain her looks is to reduce stress. Also, she says: “No creams, no sprays, no knives, no secret formula.” She jokes, and “Good lighting.” Bottom line: “I’m a big believer in eating well and exercising, and doing what you can to keep your stress level down” Pfeiffer and Kelly have two children.
At 61, actress Dana Delany is still working, all while looking just about as fabulous as she did at age 35 on China Beach some 26 years ago. Currently, she plays Crystal on Hand of God, which streams on Amazon. In between, she was a regular on the once popular Desperate Housewives and Body of Proof, and appeared on Castle, Law & Order: SVU and Battlestar Galactica, just to name a few. A rare health issue led her to live a healthier lifestyle had to be adhered. She was getting Botox, and during the procedure, the needle slightly missed its mark and hit a nerve. One of her eyes drooped for some time after that happened, and she vowed never to go that route again, and instead, eat better. Delany admits she used to binge, and then be forced to diet, but now she strikes a balance, adding that her intentions remain to eat less and exercise more. Well, it seems to be working, as the veteran actress continues to score leading roles in her 60s.
Iman Abdulmajid, known as simply Iman, is the widow of David Bowie. Once a popular model, she seems to have hardly changed over the decades that she has been on the cover of magazines and the spokesperson for dozens of health and beauty products. In fact, just this last August, she donned the pages of Vogue. She talked about her first cover on the iconic beauty and fashion magazine at age 20. Born in Somalia, the stunning and statuesque beauty came to the U.S. as a college student. She shot to fame in the ‘80s and was once described by fashion icon Yves St. Laurent as “the dream woman.“ When it comes to maintaining her looks, she likes to keep it simple. “Wellness has nothing to do with age,” she recently told The Telegraph. Her diet includes a lot of vegetables as well as fish and chicken. “I believe in moderation,” she says. Cardio is her preferred exercise. Iman and Bowie had a daughter, Alexandria (“Lexi”) Zahra Jones, who recently turned 17.
Models come and go, but super model Christie Brinkley is still in the limelight at age 63. In fact, she was part of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and doesn’t look a day over, well, she fit right in with those 20-somethings. And it looks like looking lovely runs in the family, as Brinkley’s daughter Sailor was a big part of the always-anticipated Swimsuit Issue as well. In an In Style interview this June, the blond bombshell pointed out five things she does to stay looking so fabulous. She stays close to the water where she can do water activities such as paddling and kayaking; bike riding, whether it’s outside or inside at Peloton: drink/eat probiotics; use lotion or some kind of daily moisturizer; and exfoliate. Brinkley is also a complete vegetarian.
Talk about women in their fabulous 50s… how about women in their super 70s? That would be Tina Turner, who at a remarkable 77, is still turning heads. To think that this talented, dynamic, and gorgeous woman once was physically and psychologically abused, only to come out of it all as one of the all time great rockers, speaks volumes of her character, not to mention her stunning looks. Add to all that the fact that the "Private Dancer" taught another iconic rocker – Mick Jagger – to dance, and it’s a wonder a documentary hasn’t popped up about Turner. Oh, and don’t forget those killer legs! Turner says she would never consider getting work done, although she once had her nose operated on after former husband Ike Turner broke it. Tina says she manages her weight by not eating after 6 p.m., drinking lots of water and… dancing! She is retired now, and lives in Zurich with longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach, who is 16 years her junior.
A lot of 50 year olds would pay a fortune to look as good as one-time (shoot, all time) symbol of desire Raquel Welch. She still stuns with a flawless face and bubblicious bod at 77 years... young. This lady came into sight in the ‘60s and her reign as bombshell began. Part of her allure has been those knockers, as well as her flawless skin. She is known to wear hardly any makeup. Some of her films include Fantastic Voyage, Myra Breckinridge, and The Three Musketeers, for which she picked up a Golden Globe. On the personal tip, the ageless beauty has been married four times, with the latest divorce in 2008 from Richard Palmer after nine years of marriage. In addition to acting, Welch once studied ballet, and she also worked for a while as a weather girl at KFMB in San Diego. Welch insists she’s never had any work done and instead credits her timeless look to a low-carb, gluten-free diet and yoga work every day. She reportedly keeps her skin looking great with udder cream and anti-wrinkle plasters.