Poppy is the author of A Bard's Lament and the Black Diamond series. She lives in Enoshima with her husband and young son.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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).
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!
There are many more beautiful actresses out there no matter their ages! Who is your favorite?
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