Hollywood isn't all just glitz, glam, partying and cheques ending in multiple zeros. It's also stressful, tiring, combative, and can seriously take its toll on the human body. For the majority of actors, the time in the spotlight is limited, cut short by looks changing and failing to adapt to roles thereafter - crows feet, grey hairs, bags under the eyes, you name it and Hollywood actors have dealt with it.
For these women, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. These leading ladies, thanks to superior genetics, strict diets, and a good self-care routine have been able to keep the aging devil at bay and look better now than ever before!
So without further ado, let's take a look at these women who've aged like fine wine.
20 Jane Fonda
Not too many actresses out there are synonymous with the words "blonde bombshell". The list caps off at Marilyn Monroe, Margo Robbie, Brigitte Bardot (in her prime), and, of course, Jane Fonda. Now in her early 80s, Jane is looking phenomenal. If you told her she'd just turned 50, we'd believe you.
19 Julianne Moore
As one of the most captivating redheads in Hollywood, Julianne Moore is aging like a bottle of fine wine, unlike few others in the industry. Many would have assumed that her popularity and relevance would have dwindled after she became prolific in film in the early 1990s, however, that hasn't been the case.
18 Nicole Kidman
The blonde Australian bombshell (yes, we're going with blonde here, not red) and better half to country music star Keith Urban is looking as good as ever these days. While our beloved Nicole Kidman has starred in a number of projects in the last decade, it's clear that she's also been taking the time for much-needed self-care.
17 Julia Roberts
Talk about aging flawlessly! Another one of the Hollywood leading ladies who seems to be aging backward is none other than Julia Roberts, the adored actress with a smile as large as her heart. As you can see, even though decades have flown by between these photos, she's still looking as dazzling as ever.
16 Halle Berry
Our photo on the left was taken back in 2002, meanwhile, the one on the right was snapped in 2016. If not for a different haircut and colour, we'd be completely fooled if you told us that these photos were taken on the same day. Seriously, the way that this woman has aged is nothing short of incredible.
15 Sandra Bullock
After becoming popular in the early 2000s, Sandra Bullock came back into the spotlight in the last couple of years like a house on fire, nailing the lead role in one of the most talked-about movies of 2018, Bird Box, as well as the all-female heist film, Ocean's Eight. Take one look and it's easy to see how she's remained relevant.
14 Salma Hayek
Over the past couple of decades, Salma Hayek has always been thereabouts in the industry, however, no matter how old she was at the time of a role, she's always looked fine and fabulous. Now, having just turned 50, those words still seem more than fitting for the Mexican/American actress.
13 Cate Blanchett
Ladies and gentlemen, as you gaze your eyes to the left you'll see a snap of Cate Blanchett from 1997, while on the right you'll see a photo from 2018. That's a difference of over 21 years, and to be honest, we'd say that it doesn't look like she's aged more than 10. These days, she's looking great and is still exceptionally relevant.
12 Gwen Stefani
Not only is Gwen Stefani still leaving passerbys and paparazzi amazed with her dashing good looks but she's also still performing on stage! The former No Doubt singer is one of the women in entertainment who refuses to let age slow her down. After just turning 50, she has no end in sight either.
11 Jennifer Lopez
Don't be fooled by the age that she's got, cause Jenny from the Block doesn't look a day over 40. Incredibly, these two photos were taken a whopping 19 years apart, and honestly, it's hard to believe that the award-winning artist and world-renown actress has just ticked over 50 years.
10 Meryl Streep
Regardless of whether you prefer the first or second Mamma Mia installment, you can't deny that Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actors of all time. Over the course of her career, Streep has earned a whopping 20 Academy Award nominations, and over that time, she's remained looking fit as a fiddle.
9 Angelina Jolie
From the days of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie has captured the attention of cinema-goers worldwide. Even though she's now a mother to six kids, nearing a couple of decades after she stormed onto the scene, she's still looking absolutely stunning. Ange, what's your secret?
8 Kate Winslet
Thankfully, Kate Winslet lived to fight another day when the Titanic went down (but there was definitely room for Jack on that door). Even though it's been over 20 years since that film hit cinemas, you wouldn't be able to tell by taking a look at Kate - she's managed to punch the natural aging process in the face.
7 Jennifer Aniston
If we look back on the turn of the century in, say, another hundred years, there won't be too many TV shows that will remain 'iconic'. Friends, however, will be one of them, lead by the youthful, vibrant Jennifer Aniston. Even though the show peaked close to two decades ago, Jen is still as fit as a fiddle.
6 Reese Witherspoon
If you didn't fall head over heels for Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, then we're more than happy to show you to the nearest exit. Reese Witherspoon, the actress behind one of our favourite rom-com characters, has now turned 43, but honestly, she could still easily pass as Elle. Did someone say sequel?
5 Gwyneth Paltrow
With a 17-year difference between our two above photos, it's impossible to deny that Gwyneth Paltrow has aged flawlessly. In case you've missed it, Gwyneth lives on an incredibly strict diet, and despite receiving plenty of flack for doing so, it could be the secret behind her timeless beauty.
4 Dame Helen Mirren
It seems as though Dame Helen Mirren doesn't even need to put in the effort, yet she still somehow manages to look absolutely stunning at the age of 74. In fact, depending on who you ask, it looks as though she's even aged backwards - take a look at the two images above, the left from 2003 and the right from 2016, and decide for yourself.
3 Busy Philipps
Having just conquered the 40-year life milestone, Busy Philipps, one of the leading ladies from Freaks and Geeks in 1999 and 2000, is looking great! Since starring in the cult classic, she's gone on to accrue plenty of IMDb credits, including roles in He's Just Not That Into You and I Feel Pretty.
2 Tyra Banks
Does anyone else think that Tyra Banks, who's now 45 years of age, looks exactly the same as she did over two decades ago? That photo on the left was - get ready for this - taken all the way back in 1996! Meanwhile, the one on the right is from 2018, and frankly, we can't tell the difference.
1 Gabrielle Union
If you were to take a quick glance at these photos side by side, which would you guess is more recent? The one on the left, correct? Well, believe it or not, but that photo was actually taken back in 2001 - it's the one on the right that's much more recent. Clearly, Gabrielle's doing something right in her skincare routine.