Most celebrities come into fame when they’re pretty young, and the majority of them only stay famous for a couple of years before slipping into the abyss of irrelevancy once again. Sub-par talents or drug addiction are largely contributing factors to the transition from ‘star’ to ‘some lady’, but the dreaded process of aging is really what haunts many sexy female celebs. Aging can’t be stopped, only delayed, and sometimes those age-defying cosmetic procedures don’t work very well or at all. However, some ladies luck out — a good plastic surgeon, genes, or simply healthy habits give their looks a longevity that leave us wanting more for years, sometimes decades.
Sharon Stone – 46
Sharon Stone is an American actress and model most famous for the movie that skyrocketed her career and made her a sex symbol of the 90s at the same time — Basic Instinct. Even younger generations are familiar with her famous ‘flashing’ scene, in which she crosses and uncrosses her legs during a police interview. It sounds innocent enough, but it’s a head on shot of Stone’s vagina; she’s wearing only a slinky dress and no underwear. Since then, Stone has appeared in countless blockbuster hits and been listed on multiple ‘sexiest women on earth’ lists. Although she used to be a Scientologist and offhandedly suggested that the 2008 earthquake in China could be chalked up to ‘karma’, Stone is still smoking hot at 46 years of age. She’s still posing nude!
Nicole Kidman – 41
Australian actress Nicole Kidman began her Hollywood career acting in Australian sitcoms and television shows. She is better known for her roles in films like Batman Forever and the sexually charged Eyes Wide Shut. Kidman has been nominated for countless awards, and even made a spot for herself on the UK music charts after her vocal performances in Moulin Rouge! Although Kidman may be a little crazy — and guilty of joining the cult of Scientology — she’s one hot MILF at the age of 41.
Salma Hayek – 43
An actress first, Salma Hayek has dabbled in film directing and producing as well. She first became known in Mexico for her starring role in Teresa, a made for TV movie split up into a series. Hayek has been cast as the ‘sexy female’ in multiple blockbuster hits such as Dogma and Wild Wild West, and has popped up on countless magazine covers and centerfolds. However, she still took the time from her busy career to donate lumps of money to shelters for battered women and victims of domestic violence. Hayek has one child and is still looking great at 43.
Angelina Jolie – 34
Angelina Jolie is an American actress who was originally born with the last name Voight, but later dropped it after becoming estranged from her father. She began modeling in LA when she was only fourteen, and appeared in music videos for artists like Meat Load and Lenny Kravitz. One of Jolie’s first movie roles was in cult favorite Hackers, but her first breakthrough appearance was about four years later when she appeared in a film called George Wallace, for which she received a Golden Globe Award. Her sexy role as supermodel Gia Carangi as Gia, a from-rags-to-riches story with a tragic ending, earned her even wider recognition. Since then, Jolie has become a worldwide sex symbol. She easily adapts to a variety of roles, turning scripts into titillating, irresistible films.
Marisa Tomei – 45
Marisa Tomei was the sassy sexpot from My Cousin Vinny, a dramady about two ‘youts’ who are arrested and wrongly accused of murder in a small Alabama town far away from their homes in NYC. Tomei won an Academy Award for her supporting role and went on to appear in films like What Women Want and Anger Management. Born in Brooklyn, Tomei isn’t shy about her stunning figure — she appears nude in the 2007 film Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead and 2009′s The Wrestler. Tomei is now 45 years old, but looks considerably better than many younger actresses in Hollywood today.
Tina Fey – 39
Tina Fey is an American actress and comedian who has won about eighteen various awards for her work. Tina Fey spent seven years as the main writer for SNL before departing from the show to create her own comedy sitcom, a series called 30 Rock which was loosely based on her past experiences in television. Fey has been ranked on the Hot List by Maxim in 2002, named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people and 100 beautiful people over a number of years. She received an award as well as an incredible amount of praise for her SNL skit in which she parodied vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, looking and acting frighteningly similar to the right wing nutjob.
Elle Macpherson – 47
Australian supermodel and actress Elle Macpherson is also a successful entrepreneur, producing skin care and lingerie lines. Macpherson traveled to New York at the age of 17 in an attempt to raise money modeling in order to pay for her college tuition. Instead, she began what would become a 25 year long modeling career for Tab, Time Magazine, Playboy, and countless other magazines and products. Although Macpherson is almost half a century old, she still retains her sexiness and business prowess as she hosts and produces Britain’s Next Top Model.
Gwen Stefani – 40
Gwen Stefani is an American singer who became famous for her rock band, No Doubt, and later became a solo artist and fashion designer. Stefani’s first vocal performance was at a high school talent show, where she sang a song from The Sound of Music while wearing a homemade dress inspired by the film. She performed on a track with Sublime before they blew up, and made two successful solo albums after departing from No Doubt over ten years later. At the age of 40, Stefani currently has two sons with husband Gavin Rossdale, and is still looking hot as heck as she performs in mostly self-made clothing during solo concerts and No Doubt reunion shows.
Courteney Cox – 45
Courteney Cox is a super cute American actress best known as Monica from television sitcom Friends. Luckily for television lovers everywhere, Cox decided not to pursue her original career choice as an architect and instead began appearing in music videos and commercials. Cox had an affair with her step-cousin, Ian Copeland, before marrying David Arquette, with whom she has one child. Cox currently plays a character called Jules Cobb in television series Cougar Town — just the name of that show is testament to her sexiness, still present after 45 years.
Lucy Liu – 41
Lucy Liu is the sultry American actress from kick-ass films like Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill — she’s got a tough as nails personality that makes her amazing figure and beautiful face stand out more than they normally would. Born in Queens, NY, Liu would attend and graduate college while beginning her acting career in film and television. Leading up to her breakthrough role in Ally McBeal, Liu appeared in episodes of The X-Files and Hercules. But Liu didn’t use her sexiness strictly for smash hits like Lucky Number Slevin and Chicago — she lowered her usual acting rate to star in a movie meant to raise AIDS awareness in China and Thailand. Liu is one hot 41 year old who we would love to see play the accordion — a hobby Liu says she enjoys.
Darryl Hannah – 49
Darryl Hannah is an 80s sex pot who had roles in prominent films like Blade Runner and Roxanne. Over two decades later, Hannah is still killing it in the occasional television movie — she also has her own video blog to raise awareness about environmental issues. This good-hearted hottie was even arrested in 2006 while trying to prevent the razing of a forest in southern LA. Hannah was again arrested during another protest in 2009, clearly unafraid of penalization for doing what she believes is “morally right.” At 49 years of age, Hannah is still sexy — and feisty — as ever.
Vanessa Williams – 47
Vanessa Williams is a multi-talented singer, model, and actress from upstate New York. Coincidentally, her parents had joked “Here comes Miss America” as she was being born — some 20 years later, that joke would become reality. Williams won Miss New York in 1983 and Miss America in 1984. Because she was the first black Miss America, Williams received death threats and hate mail. To make matters worse, she felt forced to resign after nude photos of her were sold to Penthouse without her permission, prompting pressure and uneasiness from pageant sponsors. However, Williams was not so easily deterred from success. She later released multiple R&B albums which earned her Grammy nominations and spots on the top ten Billboard Hot 100. At 47 years old, Williams is still a striking beauty.
Michelle Pfeiffer – 52
Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress who first became famous for her role in the cinematic masterpiece Scarface. Pfeiffer has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows since, adopting various accents [anything from Brooklyn to Russian] for her roles. She played Catwoman, a role only a totally smoking hot babe could fill out; Pfeiffer fit the part perfectly. Even after four children and at the age of 51, Pfeiffer is definitely still bangable.
Halle Berry – 43
Halle Berry is one of the most famous sex symbols alive today. An American actress and beauty queen, Berry is the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actress. The role that earned her such status was of that in Monster’s Ball, a racially charged drama in which she has a super hot and explicit sex scene with Billy Bob Thornton. Although she received multiple awards for her outstanding acting, Berry won the Razzie award for ‘worst actress’ after playing Catwoman in 2005. She even tried her hand at chemistry; Berry used her leisure time to create a perfume from her own home. She later sold it for millions of dollars. Berry is now 43, still super-hot and super-motivated; her acting career hasn’t slowed down a bit.
Cindy Crawford – 44
Cindy Crawford is a former American Supermodel who, like Marilyn Monroe, has a small mole just above her lip. Crawford has modeled for Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and countless other large-name magazines. After graduating from high school as valedictorian of her class, Crawford dropped out of her chemical engineering at college to pursue modeling full time. This was clearly a great choice. Crawford has made multiple work-out videos, including one for mothers who are trying to get back in shape after having her first child. We can only imagine that all across America, these videos made the husbands of many Crawford-loving mothers very happy.
Geena Davis – 54
Geena Davis is a multi-talented actress, writer, model and film producer. She was born in a small town in Massachusetts, where she learned how to play multiple instruments as a child. Davis signed her fist modeling contract a little over thirty years ago in 1979 — that’s more than three decades! Besides modeling and acting in over a dozen movies, Davis has done her fair share of activism as well. She sparked a study on gender ratios in television programs, leading to the discovery that males outnumber females nearly 3:1 in almost 400 movies of varying genres and ratings. At the ripe old age of 54, Davis looks remarkably young and attractive.