Can you guess how old these celebrities are?
Showbiz is especially cruel to women who are older than forty; they either are forced to undergo plastic surgeries, starve themselves and use tonnes of Photoshop or their career would simply fade away. But, these ladies look incredible (we aren’t going to guess if they had surgeries or not) for their age. Would you guess their real age?
1 Ernestine Shepherd
This lady is a bodybuilder and believe it or not she is 77 years old. Shepard started her fitness journey rather late in life. She was a pudgy, middle-aged woman in her mid-50s, who hated what she saw in the dressing room mirror as she tried on swimsuit after swimsuit. Determined to shed some pounds, she found a workout buddy in her sister. Together the ladies started slowly getting in shape with aerobics classes. But in 1992, a year into their training, Shepherd’s sister died. She vowed to continue on in her sibling’s memory. Since then, Ernestine has won two bodybuilding titles, and has run nine marathons. Her diet consists of 1,700 calories a day, mostly from boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables and a liquid egg white drink, and she runs about 40 km a week; she does not take supplements. Ernestine was named World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. She also teaches classes at her Maryland Gym, Energy Fitness.
2 Apasra Hongsakula
Fifty years have passed since Apasra Hongsakula was Thailand’s first Miss Universe. She’s stayed out of the spotlight since, but recently the Internet was treated with pictures of the 67-year-old and she still looks remarkably youthful. Yes, there is Photoshop used on her photos, but she looks pretty young, even though was rumored to have spent THB 2.5 million on anti-aging treatments and plastic surgery.
3 Elle Macpherson
This stunning lady was once, one of the best supermodels. Macpherson was nicknamed “The Body” during her modeling days, and the name has stuck – she’s as fit as she was 20 years ago, although today she is 50. The model, who has abstained from alcohol for 11 years, opened up about aging in the April issue of New York magazine: “I have become more at ease with who I am. The great thing about turning 50: I really value grace and wisdom today. The emphasis is on how I feel, not necessarily how I look…”
4 Martha Stewart
73-year-old Martha Stewart, a lifestyle guru and former model, is as much a perfectionist about health and beauty as she is about her business empire.
While Stewart has admitted to Botox and fillers, she has a distinct and unusual health regimen that she adheres to daily. To keep her hair thick and healthy, she avoids hair spray or even using a hairbrush; because she works with her hands so much, she keeps them young-looking with massage and yoga exercises. She drinks the juice of a whole lemon every morning. Martha outlines her beauty tips in her book Living The Good Long Life, a practical guide for the 40-and-over people.
5 Jane Fonda
Yes, she is 76 years old! A multi-award winning actress and former fitness guru, Fonda is a healthy living advocate, but also had a few plastic surgeries. However, she’s not proud of it – for her it became an addiction. She previously revealed she turned to bulimia, anorexia, exercise addiction and plastic surgery to heal herself from the emotional wounds she experienced during childhood. Fonda has been both loved and reviled over the years and has suffered through depression, three painful divorces and breast cancer. She believes a healthy attitude keeps her demons in check: “If you are happy, feel that your life has meaning and all the people you love are doing OK and you feel good about yourself, that shows. That’s what makes a difference.” Good thinking lady!
6 Halle Berry
48-year-old actress Halle Berry looks pretty much the same now as she did in 1990. Berry is the first African-American actress to ever win an Oscar for her leading role in Monster’s Ball. She reveals that her one beauty obsession is keeping her skin in tip-top shape. “What is high maintenance about me is my skincare regime, and it’s been like that since I was 14,” she said. “I’ve always cleansed, toned and moisturized twice a day, every day. I think it’s so important for ensuring an even complexion.” Berry is diabetic, but even if she wasn’t, she’d steer clear of sugar – she believes it’s poison “for both your system and your skin.
7 Jennifer Lopez Still Looking Hot at Age 45
Still looking the way she did nearly fifteen years ago, actress Jennifer Lopez has retained her youthful looks. Amazingly enough, the star gave birth to twins back in 2008 and still has maintained a firm physique. She attributes her gorgeous looks to a gluten free diet which mostly consists of vegetable and stringent 90-minute workouts with her trainer Tracy Anderson.