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Top 10 Most Beautiful Actresses Over 40 Years Old

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Poppy is the author of A Bard's Lament and the Black Diamond series. She lives in Enoshima and likes to read novels and play video games.

We've all had a crush on someone from TV or a movie, and sometimes that crush continues on to the actor or actress's later roles. This can be due to their charming charisma, their smile or mannerisms, or they might just happen to be your type.

Celebrities, of course, have an advantage over us mere mortals: personal trainers, top-of-the-range dental care, and Photoshop all contribute to still looking beautiful way past their sell-by date. However, natural beauty is still a thing, and with many people, it's possible we'd still find them hot even without the makeup!

Here are my top ten favorite gorgeous actresses over forty, in no particular order.

1. Sandra Bullock

Born: July 26, 1964

Sandra Bullock is an amazing actress who has appeared in serious blockbusters like Gravity (2013) and Bird Box (2018) as well as side-tickling comedies like The Proposal (2009) and Miss Congeniality (2000).

Despite her already passing fifty, Bullock's sense of humor and flawless cheekbones still make her one of the most beautiful ladies in Hollywood.

Sandra Bullock is still a beauty

Sandra Bullock is still a beauty

2. Jennifer Aniston

Born: February 11, 1969

Jennifer Aniston is another actress who is over fifty, yet she is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful actresses out of there. After her enormous success in sitcom Friends, her career has only gotten better.

She has appeared in many comedies, such as Horrible Bosses (2011), Just Go With It (2011), and We're the Millers (2013). In the latter, she even did a striptease!

Jennifer Aniston has one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood

Jennifer Aniston has one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood

3. Koyuki Kato

Born: December 18, 1976

Koyuki Kato, better known as her stage name Koyuki, is a Japanese actress with timeless beauty. She's known for her charming role in blockbuster movie The Last Samurai (2003) and also appeared in 2019's Netflix comedy drama The Naked Director.

Koyuki is a model as well as an actress. Her gentle features and acting skill make her one of my favorites.

Koyuki is a Japanese actress with timeless beauty

Koyuki is a Japanese actress with timeless beauty

4. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Born: September 25, 1969

Catherine Zeta-Jones can't only act, but she can sing and dance, too! This Welsh actress has broken hearts for decades in productions such as Chicago (2002), Red 2 (2013), and Side Effects (2013).

She's still as stunning as ever in her fifties.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is still gorgeous in her fifties

Catherine Zeta-Jones is still gorgeous in her fifties

5. Courteney Cox

Born: June 15, 1964

Another instantly recognizable face thanks to the huge success of Friends is Courteney Cox. She also starred in Scream. A few years ago she got plastic surgery, much to the dismay of her fans, and most people agree that her decision to get her fillers removed was a good choice.

She has a lot of natural beauty, and as she wisely said, "You have to accept getting older, and that’s something that I had a hard time doing." We love you, Courteney!

Courteney Cox is still beautiful

Courteney Cox is still beautiful

6. Gabrielle Union

Born October 29, 1972

Gabrielle Union is not only an actress, but an author, vioice actor, and activist as well. She appeared in movies like Breaking In (2018), Bad Boys II (2003), and Almost Christmas (2016).

Throughout her roles, she's proven that she can pull of pretty much any hairstyle and her cute look hasn't changed with age!

Gabrielle Union is a beautiful actress who can pull off any hairstyle

Gabrielle Union is a beautiful actress who can pull off any hairstyle

7. Carice van Houten

Born: September 5, 1976

Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress most well-known for her role in Game of Thrones as Melisandre. She has also been in several movies such as Instinct (2019) and Black Death (2010).

Whether she's a redhead or her natural brunette, no one can deny that Carice is gorgeous!

Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress known for her role in Game of Thrones

Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress known for her role in Game of Thrones

8. Cameron Diaz

Born: August 30, 1972

Cameron Diaz has been adorable for decades. From her roles as a young woman in films like My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Mask (1994) to later roles like The Holiday (2006) and Sex Tape (2014), she's shown her sense of humor and energy on camera.

I've always loved her cute smile, too! Though she's now quit acting, it's unlikely she'll be forgotten anytime soon. Cameron Diaz will likely be a beauty even if she lives to be a hundred.

Cameron Diaz has quit acting, but she'll always have a special place in our hearts

Cameron Diaz has quit acting, but she'll always have a special place in our hearts

9. Halle Berry

Born: August 14, 1966

Halle Berry is another timeless, classic beauty and is the first lady of Hollywood people think of when you mention most beautiful people. Even in her fifties, she's still a beaut. Movie roles include Kidnap (2017), Perfect Stranger (2007), and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019).

Halle Berry is a classic and timeless beauty

Halle Berry is a classic and timeless beauty

10. Zhang Ziyi

Born: February 9, 1979

Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese actress known for her roles in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Rush Hour 2 (2001), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). She's shown versatility in her roles and has gained enormous popularity over the years. She's also a knockout!

Zhang Ziyi is awesome

Zhang Ziyi is awesome

There are many more beautiful actresses out there no matter their ages! Who is your favorite?

© 2021 Poppy

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