10 Aging Stars Who’ve Still Got It
Despite the fact that none of us are immortal, Hollywood is still a fickle and vain place that favors the young. That’s why, when a star manages to defy the odds and keep shining decades after they first got on the scene, we are especially impressed.
Here are 10 celebrities who are still going strong after all these years.
Has any other actress aged as gracefully or continued to be as successful as the incomparable Meryl Streep? We think not.
With a record breaking 19 Academy Award nominations and three wins, the 66-year-old actress’ name has become synonymous with success and she is widely considered to be one of the greatest performers of our time. In recent years, Streep wowed us with her dead-on portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in 2011’s The Iron Lady, impressed us with her singing voice in 2014’s Into the Woods, and we have no doubt she’ll soon have us in stitches with her upcoming role as “the world’s worst soprano” in Florence Foster Jenkins, due out May 2016.
In addition to aging gracefully, Streep has also made the bold choice to age naturally and has been open about her dislike of plastic surgery. Not that she needs any!
Deadpan comedian and television legend Bob Newhart might be 86 years old, but he’s showing no signs of stopping. Despite his decades long television career and the success of his programs The Bob Newhart Show (1972) and Newhart (1982), the comedian won his very first Emmy in 2013 for his guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory – a long time coming! Not only is he still making the sitcom rounds, amazingly he’s still taking his jokes on tour and continues to appear at comedy clubs and casinos all over America.
We hope that when we’re pushing 70 we can still rock a bikini like Helen Mirren can! Mirren, aka the Jennifer Lawrence of the ‘70s, is as hot as ever at 69 and so is her career. Whether she’s giving an Oscar-worthy turn in a quiet drama like The Queen, kicking ass and taking names in an action film like Red, or making us laugh as the host of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen’s ridiculous IFC parody series Documentary Now!, Mirren is doing it all with style and grace.
Most recently, Mirren delighted us in Trumbo as notorious Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper who went toe to toe against Bryan Cranston’s indomitable title character. What a Dame!