forty-something & famous

Many celebrities look absolutely fabulous in their 40s.  Do you want to know how they do it? Keep on reading ...


Halle Berry  |  Demi Moore  |  Nicole Kidman  |  Julia Roberts  |  Courteney Cox  |  Sarah Jessica Parker  |  Salma Hayek

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Halle Berry

Born on the 14th of August 1966, Halle Berry is without doubt one of the most beautiful forty-something women in Hollywood these days.

At age 42, Halle was voted the Sexiest Woman Alive in the November 2008 issue of Esquire magazine, only six months after giving birth to baby girl Nahla.

She was also ranked second on Fox Top Eleven Hottest Moms in Hollywood.

She's been quoted saying that she uses a pair of jeans she wore as a teenager to stay in shape.

Demi Moore

This beautiful forty-something has been making headlines since emerging in the 80s as a member of Hollywood's Brat Pack.

Demi Moore, born in November 1962, has made serious fashion and personal statements over the years by appearing nude and heavily pregnant in a Vanity Fair cover and by completely shaving her head for her role in the  movie 'G.I. Jane'.  In both cases she looked amazingly good!

It's been reported that her daughters rarely leave the house without getting style tips from their famous mother, because she inspires them to look their best at all times.

Her marriage in 2005 to much younger heartthrob Ashton Kutcher reminds us that love has no age, and that a few hundred thousand dollars investment in plastic surgery can really make you look amazingly younger!


Nicole Kidman

Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman, who was born on June 20, 1967, is living proof that perfection in skill and beauty can both be had after 40.

Following her divorce from Tom Cruise, Nicole kept working, and getting richer.  She earned a reported $3.71 million for a Chanel commercial and is now one of the best-paid actresses in Hollywood.

The Australian beauty has also shown that real love after a high profile breakup is achievable when she married country music sensation Keith Urban just a few months before turning 40, and then giving birth to daughter Sunday Rose in 2008 at age 41.

Nicole reportedly stays fit with yoga sessions, and jogging regularly. She has also be spotted taking spinning lessons - even during her pregnancy. Her diet is a balanced one and she uses portion control to avoid putting on weight.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts has been one of Hollywood's top paid actresses since her role in 'Pretty Woman' next to Richard Gere. 

She is the owner of a trademark smile and an Oscar for her role as Erin Brockovich in the film with the same name.

Born on October 28, 1967, Julia Roberts gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl) in 2004 and welcomed her third baby, a boy, a few months before turning 40.Her films have grossed more than $ 2 billion at the US box office, making her the biggest female movie star of all time.

It has been reported that Julia does not use deodorant. Instead, it is said that she relies on soap and water to keep her armpits fresh.

Courteney Cox

Born on June 15, 1964, Courteney Cox is probably the prettiest 'Friend', and most certainly the one that gets better looking with time. 

Her career started as the girl pulled from the audience on Bruce Springsteen's video "Dancing in the Dark" and went on to TV fame with a role as Michael J. Fox' girlfriend in "Family Ties", before joining the multi-awarded cast of "Friends" as Monica.

The all-American beauty gave birth to daughter Coco at age 40, and it has been reported that she is planning to adopt a baby in the near future.

A former model with Ford Modeling Agency, she swears off Botox for life, after an experiment with the famous cosmetic procedure left her feeling miserable; but reportedly struggles with getting older in Hollywood, having said that she tries 'not to have too many mirrors around.'

Sarah Jessica Parker

Although she started her career at the age of eight, Sarah Jessica Parker did not land a role as 'the pretty girl' until the late 1990s when she became Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series 'Sex and the City' and she was already well into her thirties.

Born in March 1965, SJP had relationships with many famous heartthrobes including John F. Kennedy Jr., Nicolas Cage and Robert Downey Jr., before tying the knot with actor Matthew Broderick in 1997.

It's been reported that she has earned a whopping $25 million in endorsements since the 'Sex and the City' series ended - more than her three co-stars put together.

She is on People Magazine’s 2008 list of Best Dressed Women, and apparently she once said that she wants to put on some weight as she would love to have a voluptuous look.


Salma Hayek

One of the first and few Mexican actresses to conquer Hollywood, Salma Hayek went from being a soap star in her native Mexico to being nominated to an Oscar for her role in the movie 'Frida', a film she produced herself.

Born on September 2, 1966, this striking dark-eyed beauty has been romantically involved with Edward Norton, Josh Lucas and in September 2007, at age 41, gave birth to a baby girl with her then fiance businessman François-Henri Pinault. 

Despite having been ranked high in Maxim magazine's 'Hot 100' list, she has allegedly said that she misses the days when she had one eyebrow because it would have come in handy for her role as Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, notorious for her thick, connecting eyebrow.  




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