She's 79 and looking fine! We know it's pretty hard to believe, but Jane Fonda is turning 80 on Dec. 21, 2017. The gorgeous star has been a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood for over half a century since starting her career on the stage and transitioning to the big screen in the '60s with hits like 1962's "Period of Adjustment" and 1968's "Barbarella." Though Jane announced her retirement in the '90s, she couldn't stay away from the spotlight for long. She went back to work in 2005 alongside Jennifer Lopez in "Monster-in-Law," followed that up with "Georgia Rule" in 2007 and then headed to Broadway where she picked up a Tony nomination for her work in "33 Variations." She currently stars on Netflix's hit series "Grace and Frankie" with another pretty lady over 70, Lily Tomlin. As for her love life? The beauty has been married three times: first for eight years to French film director Roger Vadim, with whom she shares daughter Vanessa; next for 17 years to activist Tom Hayden, with whom she shares biological son Troy and adopted daughter Mary Luana; and finally for 10 years to her last husband, Ted Turner. Jane and record producer Richard Perry ended their eight-year romance in 2017. Now keep reading to check out more stars who are over 70 and still sizzling!
Tina Turner turned 78 in 2017! The sexy singer, born Anna Mae Bullock, stepped onto the music scene in the '50s, originally going by "Little Ann." By the '60s, she'd adopted the stage name Tina Turner and rose to fame in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue alongside future husband Ike Turner. Ike and Tina had some major hits that decade including "A Fool in Love" and "River Deep - Mountain High," but their union wasn't meant to last. The power couple ended their tumultuous, abusive relationship in 1976 and divorced in 1978. But Tina didn't let that breakup end her career: She launched a successful solo career in the '80s during which she released hit album "Private Dancer." The mother of two—she has sons Craig (with ex-boyfriend Raymond Hill) and Ronnie (with Ike)—has remained in the spotlight ever since (though she did move to Switzerland and take citizenship there) and holds some pretty impressive records for her age. In April 2013, she landed the cover of German Vogue, becoming the oldest person worldwide to ever be featured on the brand's cover. She's happily married to longtime love Erwin Bach, whom she dated for 27 years before they wed in 2013. Next up: "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," based on her life story, will premiere in London in March 2018.
At 72, Dame Helen Mirren is only getting more amazing with age! The British actress, who began acting back in the '60s, has won many of acting's biggest prizes, including an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Primetime Emmys and a Tony. Some of her most lauded work includes roles in 2001's "Gosford Park," 2007's "The Queen" and 2009's "The Last Station." Aside from acting, Helen has also been a face of L'Oreal since 2014—she signed the deal when she was 69! As for her love life, Helen has been with the same man, director Taylor Hackford, since 1986. They married in 1997.
Come see about this 73-year-old! Diana Ross is aging flawlessly 50 years after we first met her. After starting out in one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, The Supremes, Diana launched an unbelievably successful solo career, releasing hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out." But Miss Ross didn't just dominate in the music industry! She added acting to her resume and even picked up Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her work in 1972's "Lady Sings the Blues." In 2012, Diana—who's sold more than 100 million records worldwide—was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The sexy songstress is currently single though has two marriages under her belt that yielded five children: daughters Rhonda, Tracee and Chudney, and sons Ross and Evan.
Susan Sarandon is 71 and has been hot in Hollywood since the '70s! The beauty's roles have ranged from work in soap operas like "A World Apart" to Broadway plays to cult classics like 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Most recently, the actress starred on the first installment of FX's "Feud" playing Bette Davis. Romantically, Susan's only marriage was to actor Chris Sarandon—he was her husband for three years in the '70s. The actress chose to keep his last name after their split and went on to have relationships with other men. She was tied to David Bowie at one point and had her three children with subsequent boyfriends: daughter Eva Amurri Martino with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, and sons Jack and Miles with actor Tim Robbins. She also made headlines with her long romance with Jonathan Bricklin—he's 30 years her junior—but now appears to be single once more.
What's her secret? Despite looking nearly identical to the lady we met back in the '60s as half of Sonny & Cher, Cher is actually now 71 years old! The Armenian-American beauty carved out a career with one name—an impressive feat—beginning in 1965 when her hit song "I Got You Babe" hit the airwaves. Working as both part of a husband-wife duo and as a solo artist, Cher stayed on the charts for decades and even made time to act, picking up a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar and three Golden Globes along the way. In 2017, she launched her latest Las Vegas show, "Classic Cher," and won the Billboard Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Just as impressive as her illustrious career? Her love life! The superstar was married twice —first to Sonny Bono (with whom she had Chaz Bono, a transgender activist) and then to rocker Gregg Allman (with whom she had Elijah Blue Allman, a musician).
Diane Keaton burst onto the Hollywood scene back in the '70s with her first major role in 1972's iconic "The Godfather" before she went on to make movie magic with director (and one-time real-life love) Woody Allen in "Play It Again, Sam" that same year. Her bond with Woody stayed strong, and the two went on to work together seven more times on hits like 1977's "Annie Hall" and 1979's "Manhattan." From that point, she established herself as a dramatic actress, garnering Academy Award nominations for films like "Reds" in 1981, "Marvin's Room" in 1996 and "Something's Gotta Give" in 2003. And like a fine wine, Diane has only gotten better with age. Aside from critically acclaimed films, she's also starred in commercial hits like "Father of the Bride" and "The First Wives Club," which both topped the box office in the '90s. Most recently, she voiced Jenny in the popular Disney movie "Finding Dory" and starred as Sister Mary on HBO's "The Young Pope." The 71-year-old has opted to never marry, despite a few high-profile romances with Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, instead choosing to remain single and adopt two children, daughter Dexter and son Duke.
Born Jo Raquel Tejada, this 77-year-old was ranked No. 3 on Playboy's "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list, so it's only fitting that Raquel Welch is one of the most beautiful ladies over 70! The lovely Latina became a household name with her small but iconic role in 1966's "One Million Years B.C." and went on to earn critical acclaim for her work in films like the '70s flick "The Three Musketeers" and 1987's "The Right to Die." Raquel picked up the last name Welch from her first husband, high school sweetheart James Welch, and also had two children with him—son Damon and daughter Tahnee.
Cicely Tyson, 92, puts ladies half her age to shame! The beauty is best known for her role in 1972's "Sounder," which earned her a best actress Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, but she actually started working in the '50s. She's worked steadily ever since, from starring in critically acclaimed television programs like "Roots" in the '70s and "Fried Green Tomatoes" in the '90s to her most recent stint for the last two years as a guest star on "How to Get Away With Murder." The legend is single, having been married only once to jazz musician Miles Davis back in the '80s.
"Gidget" herself is 71 and still one of the best-looking ladies in Hollywood! Sally Field started her career in the '60s television show "Gidget" before starring on "The Flying Nun" later that decade. Her successful TV career paved the way for one in film as well, culminating in Academy Awards for her work in 1979's "Norma Rae" and 1984's "Places in the Heart." She's picked up plenty more acting accolades and nominations since, most recently for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in 2012's "Lincoln." When it comes to her personal life, Sally married twice—once to Steven Craig, which yielded sons Peter and Eli, and again to Alan Greisman, with whom she had one more son, Sam. In between those marriages was one high-profile relationship with a fellow legend Burt Reynolds. The two starred in "Smokey and the Bandit," "Smokey and the Bandit II," "The End" and "Hooper" together during the late '70s and dated well into the '80s before Sally married Alan.
Mary Poppins herself makes the list—at the age of 82! The graceful and gorgeous Julie Andrews started her career as a child actress on the stage and eventually made the leap to the silver screen in 1964's "Mary Poppins," a performance that earned her the Academy Award for best actress. Next, the star picked up a best actress Golden Globe for "The Sound of Music" the following year. She's still working today: Julie created the 2017 Netflix show "Julie's Greenroom" with daughter Emma, who's Julie's only biological child (Emma's father is Julie's first husband, set designer Tony Walton). Julie also adopted daughters Amy and Joanna with her late second husband, Blake Edwards.
Lily Tomlin turned 78 in 2017 and, like pal (and "Grace and Frankie" co-star) Jane Fonda, shows no signs of retiring anytime soon! The actress has been charming audiences since the '60s. Lily's career has been varied, ranging from standup comedy to film to Broadway. She also voiced Ms. Frizzle on the popular children's television show "The Magic School Bus." This unique trajectory coupled with her success earned Lily the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award in 2017. In her personal life, Lily has been a one-woman lady: She met partner Jane Wagner back in 1971 and married her 42 years later in 2013. The two have collaborated on many projects, most recently the 2013 documentary "An Apology to Elephants."
Margaret Avery is stunning and 73! The actress made a name for herself in the '80s portraying Shug Avery in "The Color Purple." Margaret picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her work in the film and has continued to work steadily ever since. She currently stars as Helen Patterson on BET's hit show "Being Mary Jane" and will star alongside Taraji P. Henson in 2018's "Proud Mary." The star is a mother of one, daughter Aisha, whom she shares with ex-husband Robert Hunt.
It's only fitting that Italian siren Sophia Loren, 83, makes the cut, as she got into acting by way of beauty pageants! Transitioning into acting in the '50s, the gorgeous gal was quickly signed by Paramount for a five-picture deal in 1956. She earned an Academy Award for best actress less than a decade later for her work in 1962's "Two Women." After having two children with husband Carlo Ponti, sons Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo, Sophia opted to step away from the spotlight, only taking on occasional roles. Her most recent major film role was in 2009's "Nine" alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz.
Betty White has the distinction of being the oldest beauty on this list—she turned 95 in early 2017. Best known for her role on "The Golden Girls" in the '80s and '90s, her career has spanned over 75 years. In nearly eight decades, she has amassed plenty of acting accolades, including eight Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and even one Grammy in 2011 for best spoken word recording! Betty was married three times. Third husband Allen Ludden passed away from stomach cancer in 1981. Betty never remarried and has no children.
Thighmaster extraordinaire and "Three's Company" star Suzanne Somers grabs a spot on this list as she turned 71 in 2017. The blonde bombshell starred as Chrissy Snow on the famous sitcom in the '70s before building a varied career that included stints in Playboy, a bevy of infomercial campaigns and a role as a mom of many on "Step by Step" in the '90s. From there, she had her own daytime talk show for a season, hosted "Candid Camera," performed on Broadway in her own one-woman show and penned several books. Two of those nonfiction books are based on controversial practices in the health industry, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (her book "Ageless") and exploring alternative treatments to chemotherapy (her book "Knockout"). The star, who beat breast cancer in 2000, popped back up on television screens on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" in 2015 and came in ninth place. Offscreen, Suzanne's been married to husband Alan Hamel since 1977. Before that, she was married to Bruce Somers, with whom she has one son, Bruce Somers Jr.
Diana Ellen Judd turned 71 this year, but you know her better as Naomi Judd. The country star-turned-actress is one-half of country music's most iconic mother-daughter duo, The Judds, alongside daughter Wynonna Judd, and she knows a thing or two about aging gracefully. She wrote the book on it! "Naomi's Guide to Aging Gracefully: Facts, Myths, And Good News for Boomers" is filled to the brim with knowledge on aging well, which she largely credits to changing your attitude. And though she's fessed up to having had a face lift, her book deals with embracing the added years. Naomi, who had Wynonna as well as actress daughter Ashley Judd with first husband Michael Ciminella in the '60s, has been married to Larry Strickland of the gospel group the Palmetto State Quartet since 1989.
Another stunning 71-year-old in country music that made the list? The one and only Dolly Parton! She's country royalty who's been on the scene since the '60s when she joined Porter Wagoner on his eponymous weekly television show. The duo's duets charted high, which helped Dolly carve out her own successful solo career marked by her biggest hit, "Jolene," in 1973, which she followed up with hits "I Will Always Love You" and "Love Is Like a Butterfly" that same year. Her career has continued to soar through the years, so much so that in 1998, she was named the wealthiest country music star. In recent years, the Dollywood theme park founder's net worth has been estimated at around $500 million. The bubbly blonde has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966.
Gladys Knight is an icon in the music industry—and a gorgeous, vibrant 73-year-old—who has multiple Grammys on her mantle. The singer, best known for her career peak in the '60s and '70s with hits including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Neither of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)," hasn't shied away from the spotlight while getting older. In fact, lately, she's kept her acting career alive by appearing as herself on the show "Star" in 2017. Her personal life has been as busy as her career: Gladys has been married four times and has three children—James, Kenya and Shanga.
British model and actress Charlotte Rampling turned 71 in 2017! Though she started in the modeling world, Charlotte quickly transitioned to film, starring in European arthouse flicks in three different languages—English, French and Italian. The trilingual beauty also found work on the small screen, earning an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 2012 miniseries "Restless" and a Golden Globe nomination for her work on "London Spy" in 2017. She also starred on the cult classic "Dexter" and recently released her autobiography in both French and English editions. Charlotte—who's currently single and living in Paris—has two marriages under her belt and two sons, Barnaby and David.
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