While there are plenty of celebrities in Hollywood who are running to the plastic surgeon as soon as they spot a wrinkle, there are also many, many admirable women who have chosen to approach aging gracefully and naturally. Instead of hunting for your favorite celebrities’ weight-loss secrets, embracing your natural beauty will not only save you your precious time and sanity but also reserve your hard-earned money for more important things like traveling, spending time with your grandkids or treating yourself every now and then.
So the next time you spot a wrinkle on your forehead or a gray hair or two at your temple, smile because it (and you) are beautiful! And when your birthday rolls around this year, instead of dreading all the candles on your cake, welcome them with open arms.
*These leading ladies may all have hit their 50th year, but just one look and you’d never guess. Surely they’re proof that you just get better with age. *
Salma Hayek - September 2, 1966
Salma Hayek just turned 50 at the beginning of September. The Frida star has one child, a daughter named Valentina, with husband Francois-Henri Pinault.
Halle Berry - August 14, 1966
X-Men star Halle Berry also recently turned 50. Berry has two children: a daughter with model Gabriel Aubry and a son with actor Olivier Martinez.
Julianna Margulies - June 8, 1966
Julianna Margulies's TV series The Good Wife has earned the 50-year-old two Emmy Awards. Margulies has a son named Kieran with her husband, Keith Leiberthal.
Kristin Davis - September 23, 1965
Kristin Davis is best known for her role as Charlotte York on Sex and the City, but the 51 year old also made her Broadway debut in 2012 in a production of The Best Man.
Viola Davis - August 11, 1965
Emmy-winner Viola Davis, star of How to Get Away With Murder, is 51! She has three kids with husband Julius Tennon: a baby girl the pair adopted in 2011 and two children from Tennon's previous relationships.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker - March 25, 1965
We all remember SJP's iconic Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw. She and husband Matthew Broderick have three children: one son named James Wilkie who was born in 2002, and twin girls named Marion and Tabitha who were born via a surrogate in 2009.
Diane Lane - January 22, 1965
It's hard to believe the Unfaithful star is 51. Lane has one child, a daughter named Eleanor with her ex-husband Christopher Lambert. Lane married her second husband, actor Josh Brolin, but the pair divorced in 2013.
Sandra Bullock - July 26, 1964
Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock is 52! The Blind Side actress has adopted two children: a boy named Louis in 2010 and a little girl named Laila in 2015.
Courteney Cox - June 15, 1964
The Friends star has been busy since the show ended in 2004. Cox went on to produce and star in the series Cougar Town, and she runs a production company with her ex-husband David Arquette. Her co-star Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of her only daughter, Coco.
Mariska Hagitay - January 23, 1964
The Law and Order SVU actress certainly inherited her mother's good looks. The 52-year-old has three children, August, Amaya, and Andrew with her husband Peter Hermann, whom she met on the SVU set.
Kelly Preston - October 13, 1962
The Jerry Maguire actress and mother of three hardly looks her 53 years. Preston and husband John Travolta have two children. Their oldest son, Jett, passed away in 2009.
Julianne Moore - December 3, 1960
Would you have guessed that this gorgeous redhead is 55? Moore's daughter, Liv, has also inherited her mother's stunning locks.
Geena Davis - January 21, 1956
You would never believe the Thelma and Louise star celebrated her 60th birthday this year. Davis has three kids with husband Dr. Reza Jarrahy.
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