Real beauty is timeless— you’ve heard that before, right? The truth is, no matter how beautiful we are, we all age. But every once in a while, someone appears who embodies beauty far into older age- and some women set a new benchmark for beauty standards. It’s not always a question of make-up, as sometimes a beautiful woman just stays stunning her entire life. The following women will take your breath away.
Iris Apfel, 94
It’s hard to believe that a 94-year-old woman could still be this sassy, but Iris Apfel manages with great panache. She became the face of fitness when she posed for a heath tracker brand, the Wisewear. Known for her trademark jewelry choices and bold eye gear, Apfel definitely knows what’s what when it comes to fashion. She hasn’t let age get her down and has been known to say, “I think you can be attractive at any age.” She’s definitely proving that to be true!
Joan Didion, 81
A renowned American author, Joan Didion created ripples in the fashion world when her Celine’s 2015 campaign went viral. The brand was praised for featuring a woman who didn’t originally hail from the world of fashion. She became a sensationalized name; people were surprised that even at 80, her aptitude for fashion was on-point. Her spotless, healthy skin and lustrous hair have made more than a few people green with envy.
Sophia Loren, 81
Another eye-catching woman who’s part of the over-80 club, Sophia Loren has taken good care of herself. She is a health connoisseur who’s credited her daily walks, coupled with adherence to a Mediterranean diet, as her source of continued beauty and health. She recently launched a lipstick campaign with D&G and is set to be featured in a fragrance ad as well. There’s no stopping her simply because she’s on the other side of 80!
TINA LOUISE, 84 YEARS OLD
Realizing that Tina Louise is now 84 years old is quite shocking. The actress made a name for herself by portraying Ginger Grant in Gilligan’s Island, and to be honest, her subsequent roles haven’t been that notable, even if she remains active in the industry. Louise has also released a personal music record, and she’s an activist defending children’s rights. She looks great, even if she’s now 84, and she must surely have a healthy lifestyle to beat the mark of time.
BERN NADETTE STANIS, 64 YEARS OLD
We really don’t know how Bern Nadette keeps that perfect smile at 64 years of age, but it must be good genes after all. The known actress became a household name on TV after appearing on Good Times. However, she didn’t find any other successful roles after the show’s end, and despite the fact that she’s still active, her fame cannot be compared to the one that she once had. Stan is has gotten married four times, and it seems like her love life has been a rocky one.
JULIE ANDREWS, 82 YEARS OLD
Younger generations still watch Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, and that’s just proof of how magnificent an actress and singer Julie Andrews is. Now at 82 years old, her acting work has remained memorable, though she still performs every now and then, even as a voice actress. Apparently, despite her age, her mental health is still pretty good, and Andrews is now a great-grandmother. Well, being one while also looking like she does seems like a dream to us.
ANN BLYTH, 89 YEARS OLD
The fact that Ann Blyth is one of the few actresses still living from the Golden Age of Hollywood says it all. The legendary actress was successful both in musical films and in drama movies, and her performance in Mildred Pierce still fascinates anyone who watches the film. She stopped acting many years ago, but her acting legacy is here to stay. She must have some personal doctor who always gives her tips and advice on how to stay that fit and glamorous while almost being in her nineties.
TIPPI HEDREN, 88 YEARS OLD
Tippi Hedren’s name is connected to success in the acting field, as her starring roles in many movies, especially Hitchcock’s The Birds, made her one of the hottest names in her generation. Hedren made her first steps into stardom in the modeling industry, later turning to acting. And although she may have retired, the iconic actress has struggled to raise awareness about the survival and well-being of lions and tigers since the late ’70s, and she’s engaged in many types of activism.
ANGELA LANSBURY, 92 YEARS OLD
Remarkable actress Angela Lansbury has starred in numerous acclaimed films, such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, while her voice acting in The Beauty and the Beast animated film is still praised by numerous fans and critics. Moreover, her work in Murder, She Wrote was absolutely fascinating. During the ’60s, Lansbury started having an affair with notorious criminal Charles Manson, while she also needed some drug counseling, as she started using illegal substances. Luckily, she recovered, and now being 92 years old, she looks just fine.
ANN-MARGRET, 77 YEARS OLD
Who doesn’t remember the gorgeous redhead Ann-Margret? After decades in showbiz, both as an actress and as a singer, she has established herself as a true Hollywood A-lister, having starred in notable films such as Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas. She was also romantically connected to the one and only Elvis Presley. Well, every woman then must have had a heart attack whenever they saw him, but Ann-Margret was the lucky one! The famous actress is now 77, and we’d love to know her secret about eternal beauty actually.
KIM NOVAK, 85 YEARS OLD
Kim Novak had a wonderful career in Hollywood, even if she opted to retire quite early. Having starred alongside acting colossi such as Kirk Douglas, her most prominent role was the one of Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Hitchcock’s iconic film Vertigo. Everything seemed to work just fine for Novak, until 2010, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she seems to have everything under control, and her doctors have told her that she’s now cancer-free.
KATHARINE ROSS, 78 YEARS OLD
It would be impossible to forget Katharine Ross’ smile and blue eyes. Actually, it would be even harder to forget about her remarkable performance in The Graduate. Among her other, most notable roles were the ones in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Stepford Wives. Though she has retired, she still makes guests appearances every now and then, but she’s mostly focused on living a quiet, relaxed life alongside her husband, actor Sam Elliot.
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD
Olivia De Havilland actually needs no introduction. An established actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood, she’ll stay in history for her appearance in The Heiress, The Snake Pit, and To Each His Own. Amazingly, De Havilland has reached 102 years of age, facing no serious issues, and she never required hair loss treatment! The glamorous lady still looks glimmering, and how couldn’t she – with all the bucks she’s made after such a fruitful career?
RHONDA FLEMING, 94 YEARS OLD
Rhonda Fleming was a huge female role model back in the day, and people started noticing her after her starring role in Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Fleming appeared in around forty Hollywood films, and her big break came from the Alfred Hitchcock film, Spellbound. Her bright red hair and colors that she wore weren’t visible at first, but when Technicolor TV was introduced, and people witnessed her beauty, she was later called “The Queen of Technicolor.” Flemming is now 94, still looking fabulous.
HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD
Hal Holbrook’s legacy in Hollywood will live on forever, as the iconic actor starred in several acclaimed films of his time, though he is most famous for playing Mark Twain in Mark Twain Tonight, a one-man stage play. He has won several Awards, and retiring isn’t among his plans, as he even appeared in the recent hit show, Sons of Anarchy. His health seems to be pretty good for the time being, despite his age, and he’s expected to live many more years.
CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
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CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
Carol Channing is still among the top musical actresses, as she starred in many Broadway productions, such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello Dolly!. Her most notable silver screen role was the one on Thoroughly Modern Mile, and her distinct voice, along with her acting skills, made her a huge star back then. Channing stays in top shape despite being 97 years old. That is made possible, thanks to her unique nutrition habits, as she hasn’t eaten non-homemade good in ages.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 92 YEARS OLD
After all these years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is now more than just England’s reigning lady. In fact, her distinct clothing options, enormous wealth, and ways have made her a global celebrity, and in 2016, she became the world’s longest-serving monarch. The Queen must be taking all her vitamins and supplements regularly, as, apart from some minor health issues in 2017, she’s still looking as good as ever, making people wonder how excellent her genes are.
EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD
With a career that dates back to the ’40s, Eva Marie Saint is more than just a historical actress. Saint is one of many actresses who became stars by playing in a Hitchcock movie (she appeared in North By Northwest), though she’s better known for her role in On the Waterfront, which, in fact, granted her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Surprisingly, she’s now 94 years old without facing a single health issue, and the shine of her bright blue eyes is still evident.
HONOR BLACKMAN, 92 YEARS OLD
OK, we admit it. We’re very jealous of Honor Blackman. We don’t know which kind of sorcery helps her look that stunning in her nineties, but it’s probably her love for martial arts which kept her away from any kind of medical treatment all these years. The British beauty gained attention after portraying Cathy Gale in The Avengers TV show, later skyrocketing her fame with her role of Pussy Galore in the famous Bond film, Goldfinger. Her second marriage ended in 1975, and she hasn’t gotten married again ever since.
JACQUELINE WHITE, 95 YEARS OLD
Jacqueline White made her debut film appearance in the early ’40s, quickly catching the eye of film directors, something that rewarded her with a bright career, which only lasted for a decade though. White opted to retire ten years after her first acting steps, but they were enough to secure a spot for her among the classic actresses of the past century. Once praised for her acting ability, White is now praised for the fact that she looks so good despite being 95, without even having to visit the hospital once.
VERA LYNN, 101 YEARS OLD
Vera Lynn is one of England’s most praised women, primarily for her musical stints during WWII. She toured in India, Egypt, and other distant countries to perform for the English troops, relieving them of their stress and fear. One could assume that, by singing for the exhausted and scared soldiers, she provided a form of psychotherapy for them. When she returned, she kept her visibility by appearing on TV shows, and when she hit 100 years of age, she released a special album entitled Vera Lynn 100.
JUNE LOCKHART, 93 YEARS OLD
June Lockhart made us admire her acting talent in many different projects, from TV and films to stage plays. She’s famous for her TV appearance in Lassie, and for the Broadway play, For Love or Money. Just imagine that this iconic actress has two spots on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Though she’s now 93 years old, her hairstyle is just as fabulous as it was during her early adulthood, and fortunately, the Hollywood legend won’t face any physical issues in the future.
ARLENE DAHL, 92 YEARS OLD
Arlene Dahl, one of the most beloved redheads of her time, became pretty famous during the ’50s, even if her acting career was rather short. She then ventured into other activities, such as opening her own cosmetics and women’s lingerie line. She later started working with a big advertising company, Kenyon and Eckhardt, which she eventually left as well. Dahl is now 92 years old, and her distinct ginger looks are still glimmering. She got married six times and divorced fives times!
CAREN MARSH-DOLL, 99 YEARS OLD
Caren Marsh-Doll was unfortunately never credited for her participation in the Wizard of Oz and Ziegfeld Girl films because she worked as Judy Garland’s dance double. However, the people who worked in the industry definitely know her. The 99-year-old dancer almost lost her life in 1949, when the plane she was on crashed. She almost had her left foot amputated, and though she was informed that she would probably never dance again, with extensive treatment and her strong will, she returned to dancing, against all odds.
MARGE CHAMPION, 98 YEARS OLD
We’re sure that you love Disney’s classic animated films, but do you know who was responsible for the dance moves that most of their princesses performed? Disney’s directors imitated Marge Champion’s moves to enrich their characters’ realism and dancing. The renowned dancer and choreographer is now 98 years old, but she definitely doesn’t look like it. She must have had some top notch injury insurance, as the occupational hazard of a career in dancing is quite high. Champion has also worked briefly as an actress, having made numerous TV appearances.
VALENTINA CORTESE, 95 YEARS OLD
Sophia Loren wasn’t Italy’s only celebrity who made it big in Hollywood. Valentina Cortese is another Italian actress who dominated American showbiz, especially with her role in Day For Night, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She made a lot of bucks back then, which are surely helpful, as she’s now 95 years old, and an excellent health insurance is much needed. Despite her age, she always has the most eccentric and stylish clothing options.
LORETTA SWIT, 80 YEARS OLD
Loretta Swit’s parents were rather dubious about their daughter pursuing a career in acting, believing it wouldn’t earn her a proper living. With so many failed actors, we don’t really blame them! However, Loretta’s talent was exceptional and she ended up with $4 million to her name. Although she began acting at a tender age of seven, things didn’t look up until she took on the role of Maj in the show M*A*S*H—which turned out to be the most famous role she ever took on. She gave up acting in the ‘90s to live a comfortable life.
VALERIE HARPER, 78 YEARS OLD
Valerie Harper accumulated $12 million to her name through her successful acting career. She used her supporting role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show as a stepping stone, paving her way to stardom. Later, she got her own show called Rhoda and starred in Valerie, too. In recent times, she’s hit headlines with her failing health. She has had the unfortunate diagnosis of terminal brain cancer. While it may have slowed her down, it hasn’t stopped her! She’s still active in show business, appearing on TV now and then.
YVETTE MIMIEUX, 76 YEARS OLD
Yvette Mimieux signed a contract with MGM in the ‘60s when she made her very first steps in the industry. The contract didn’t actually give her the boost she needed for a big break at the time. It was later when she starred in The Three in the Attic that she gained significant recognition as an actress. The 1968 movie brought her and the entire cast plenty of money back then. She is now retired with her $5-million fortune, and we don’t blame her for wanting to rest in her seventies!
SHIRLEY EATON, 81 YEARS OLD
Shirley Eaton is one of the most famous blonde bombshells of the ‘60s. She was endearingly referred to as ‘cockney blonde bombshell’, making reference to her English accent as she was from London. She was well recognized for playing the Bond girl in Goldfinger. She is in her eighties and she must have plenty to keep her going during her retirement. She certainly has aged beautifully. She is, in many ways, still a blonde bombshell!