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Top Five Most Beautiful Mature Actresses in Hollywood

Updated on July 19, 2016

Many celebrities come and go so quickly that they fade from memory in practically the blink of the eye. But now and then that rare jewel comes along with the gifts of beauty, talent and sex appeal, building a career that makes them more than simply a star but a legend in their own time.

The ladies I mention here clearly belong in this category and will undoubtedly continue to have a successful career throughout their hopefully long lives. Quite simply, these are the crown jewels of the entertainment industry.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie began her career as a teen.
Valerie began her career as a teen.
Young Valerie looking gorgeous as always.
Young Valerie looking gorgeous as always.

Valerie Bertinelli is currently enjoying a successful sitcom on the TV Land network, sharing the screen with the lovely Jane Leeves, the elegant Wendie Malick and the currently reigning Queen of Comedy, Betty White. The show, Hot in Cleveland, is Valerie's second mega-success series, the first being One Day at a Time, the comedy series that introduced us to our adorable star. But she certainly did not disappear between these two series.

In addition to One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland, Valeries starred in two short-lived television series -- Sydney and Cafe Americain. She also had a well-received role in the popular show Touched By an Angel. Valerie kept busy between series with movies mostly made for television like I Was a Mail Order Bride, The Seduction of Gina, Shattered Vows, The Haunting of Helen Walker and Pancho Barnes. The perky actress also has had a couple of big screen films like C.H.O.M.P.S. and Ordinary Heroes.

Valerie also is known as the one-time wife of rocker Eddie Van Halen, guitarist for the group Van Halen. Though Eddie and Valerie are no longer together, their relationship at one time was considered the perfect celebrity union with the stereotypically charismatic rock star wedding the ideal all-American girl next door. It almost seemed too much of a fairytale to endure and in the end perhaps that was true with the couple eventually divorcing.

Over the years Valerie has maintained her sparkling good looks and is as radiant today as she was during her days on One Day at a Time. You can bet that there is still many a rock star out that would be more than willing to step in to fill Eddie's shoes, but these days Valerie has a new beau, Tom Vitale, a financial planner whom she married on January 1, 2011.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep in her younger days.
Meryl Streep in her younger days.
Grace Gummer, lovely Meryl's lovely daughter.
Grace Gummer, lovely Meryl's lovely daughter.

Meryl Streep has always been a uniquely beautiful woman and over the years she has aged quite gracefully. Her golden blond hair and crystal blue eyes have lost none of their seductive allure over the years. She has gained fans steadily throughout her career, becoming one of the most well respected actresses of her time. Even today, after more than three decades on the big screen, she is one of Hollywood's most in demand stars.

Born June 22, 1949, Meryl began acting on stage professionally in 1971 before moving on to film in 1977. By 1978 she received her first Oscar nomination for The Deer Hunter and she would receive her first Oscar win the next year for her work on Kramer Vs. Kramer. This quick start was just the beginning as Meryl Streep would go on to be nominated for more Oscars than any other actor and has even been awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won more Golden Globe Awards than any of her peers.

Recent successes for Meryl Streep have included not only Oscar nominations for Doubt in 2009 and Julie and Julia in 2010, but also a starring role in Mamma Mia! which would become the highest grossing film of her career. The film, adapted from the successful musical based on the songs of rock group Abba, would also become the highest grossing musical of all time, taking in more than $600 million at the American box office.

Meryl has been married to Don Gummer since 1978 and they have four children together. Three of those children -- Henry Gummer, Mamie Gummer and Grace Gummer -- have followed in their mother's footsteps and are quickly building reputations as solid actors.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle has always been a stunner.
Michelle has always been a stunner.
Beautiful from head to sexy toes.
Beautiful from head to sexy toes.

America first noticed lovely Michelle Pfeiffer in 1983 when she was cast in the film Scarface though she had appeared in a few films previously. Once her career got started, she was virtually unstoppable. Throughout her career she has been nominated for numerous awards and has won many as well. Some of her best known films include The Fabulous Baker Boys, White Oleander, Up Close and Personal and The Witches of Eastwick. in 2011, she starred in the highly successful New years day along with Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Alyssa Milano, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi and many others.

Michelle was born April 29, 1958, in Santa Ana, California. In 1978. Michelle won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant and then placed sixth in the Miss California pageant. Michelle has said that the early part of her film career was really just cashing in on her looks by playing bimbos while learning to act. By the time Scarface was released, she was considered a rising star but her full full potential at the box office was not realized until 1987's The Witches of Eastwick which co-starred Cher, Susan Sarandon and Jack Nicholson. but the fact that she had developed the talent to no longer rely solely on her looks did not mean she had become any less attractive. She remained one of Hollywood's most attractive actresses and still has that physical beauty even today.

Sally Field

To many people, Sally Field is probably best remembered as either as Sister Bertrille from The Flying Nun television series or as Carrie from the Smokey and the Bandit movies, but in reality, she has starred in more than 30 movies and on dozens of television shows. She won Best Actress Academy Awards for her roles in Places in the Heart and Norma Rae. She has won many other awards and received many nominations. She is beloved by fellow actors as well as her legions of fans.

Born November 6, 1946, in Pasadena, California, Sally got her start in acting playing Gidget on the sitcom of the same name. Gidget was a surfer girl who was a bit boy crazy. The stereotypical beach bunny, Gidget had previously been the focus of three theatrical films, the first of which starred Sandra Dee. Sadly, the television series failed to really catch on until it was shown in summer reruns, but by the time the show had already been cancelled.

Beverly D'Angelo

Of the beautiful women listed in the hub, none can match the primal attraction of Beverly D'Angelo. There is just something about her that is so naturally appealing that it is difficult to look away from her astonishing beauty. She began her career in the latter part of the 70s with parts in films such as Annie Hall and Every Which Way But Loose. In 1980 she portrayed Patsy Cline in the Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner's Daughter and performed her own vocals in the film. But Beverly's real breakthrough came when she starred in National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase as Ellen and Clark Griswold.

Beverly and Chevy would go on to make three more feature length Vacation movies as the Griswolds plus a short film called Hotel Hell Vacation. Though these films are the movies she is best known for, Beverly has starred in many other great film roles. She also has found success on television with recurring roles in series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Entourage. Though Beverly has tended to be cast as the sexy older woman in recent years, she still maintains a level of hotness few actresses can match.


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    • Dav Tahmud 4 years ago

      Five excellent choices! I would include Mary Steenburgen if I were to choose five. Valerie Bertinelli would also make my list for sure!

    • jemar 20 months ago

      julie andrews was also included in five most gorgeous and beautiful hollywood mature actress.

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      Besarien 11 months ago

      Can I just say thanks for picking actresses who can act as well as turn heads?

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      Carol Morris 8 months ago

      All beautiful and talented actresses. Great choices!

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