10 Aging Stars Who’ve Still Got It
There’s a reason why they call him the Boss – even at 66 years old, Springsteen is still selling out stadiums, playing four hour long sets and bringing down the house night after night with his E Street Band. While many of his fellow aging rock stars have ditched the road or hung up their guitars completely, Springsteen is still wowing the critics (his 2014 album High Hopes was named one of the year’s best by Rolling Stone) and unbelievably, is still crowd surfing at his shows!
So what’s his secret? Since 1983, Springsteen has apparently stuck to a workout regime consisting of a 4 to 6 mile run daily run as well as weight training, even when on the road, and eats a mostly vegetarian diet. According to E-Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt, Springsteen’s lifelong aversion to drugs and rare taste for alcohol probably also have something to do with it.
Some things actually get better with age, and we happen to think that former Baywatch babe and ‘90s sex symbol Pamela Anderson is one of them.
Not only is Anderson still looking fine in those PETA ads, but she also blew our minds with her recent dramatic turn in the sci-fi short film Connected. In it, Anderson plays an aging fitness instructor in a lonely dystopian future where technology has streamlined her life, but also isolated her from others. As she struggles to accept her singular existence and aging body, she finds herself drawn to a cult-like wellness spa that promises to “connect” her to others and to herself. We were pleasantly surprised by Anderson’s poignant performance in the film and look forward to seeing her in more roles like it.
It’s incredible to think that Betty White’s career began all the way back in 1945 and that she’s still cracking wise and appearing on our TV screens 71 years later. White has always been somewhat of a maverick and is considered to be one of the pioneers of television and one of the first women to ever have creative control behind the camera. Throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, she starred in and appeared on dozens of beloved television programs but the role that really made us love her was her turn as the adorably dim-witted Rose Nyland on The Golden Girls.
In 2016, the now 94 year old White is showing no signs of slowing down and is still collecting People’s Choice Awards and hosting her own prank show, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. Keep doing you, Betty!