Just going by who I''ve seen up close and in person, I''d give the prize to Bernadette Peters. She''s in her 60s but truly does not look a day over 29. It''s quite astounding, really. Best skin on anyone I''ve EVER seen. She doesn''t even admit to using Botox, let alone having had any work done, and in person you''re compelled to believe her. %0D\
Vanessa Williams looks great for her age, too, but does admit to using Botox.%0D\
Jane Fonda looked great until this last surgery which really gave her Joker-face, sadly.%0D\
Helen Mirren and Meryl look great for any age, too.%0D\
Who else? %0D\
I know I will be attacked for this but STREISAND still looks great. Here''s a still from the upcoming "Little Fockers" movie.
Streisand must have had a little done, because she was having some serious neck/jowl issues. She looks fantastic in that picture. That''s probably why she took the movie, to show off her incredible new look.
I agree, I''m so glad Babs chose the fat ass/full face combo over the skinny/haggard look. It''s one or the other once you hit 60 (unless you''re Bernadette or Helen Mirren, at least).
Halle Berry. Hard to believe that she''s middle-aged.%0D\
Ditto Salma Hayek.
Bernadette Peters had a shitload of work done quite a few years ago. She was a fat ugly girl with a mustache and suddenly she was transformed into Bernadette Peters, slim, not good-looking but not ugly and the mustache was gone forever.
R6 is some vendetta/anti-BP troll. She was a regular on PLAYBOY After Dark in the EARLY 70s. Cause you just know Hugh Hefner was all about having fat, mannish, mustachioed hags hanging around him in his harem for a national TV audience. %0D\
Puh-lease. Hang it up, doll.
I agree with Sigourney, too. She''s looking good. It took my 14 year old niece to tell me the other day that Maria Bello is 43. I was floored.
That''s a heavily photoshopped (or airbrushed, considering the time) photo at r11.\
Here''s Peters on "What''s My Line" in the mid-1970s. Except for the blonde, straightened hair, looks very much like she does now. She''s even thinner now, but she looks very similar.
[quote] She''s just kept the same hairstyle since she was 29.\
No. Clearly her hairstyle now is nothing like it was when she was in her 20s.
I love the face Peters makes at the reference to "any of the big hit musicals of the last three years." Since this has to be early 1975 at the latest (since Blyden died in mid-75), her musicals in the last three years were big, but flops (Mack & Mabel, On the Town, La Strada).
Wow Morgan Fairchild is wearing well. Bab''s has had a huge amount of work done over a period of time, it''s very good work though, she does not look done.
I agree - Bernadette Peters does not look 29 - early 40''s maybe, but not 29.
I''m not denying that Streisand is aging well but you do all realize that the earlier posted photo was heavily photoshopped, don''t you?%0D\
OTOH I''m guessing that Sigourney''s photo was not.
How much then, r18? She was 5''5'' tall, must have shrink an inch or two, say she''s 5''3 1/2 now. My guess is she weighs 175 if she weighs an ounce, 175-200.
[quote]She''s in her 60s but truly does not look a day over 29.\
Oh, please. How can anyone take your post seriously after that?
What do you mean?
Patsy Stone, 39.
Bernadette Peters does look fabulous, it''s pretty amazing.\
I saw her co-hosting with Regis few weeks ago, even her arms, chest and neck area looked very youthful. I don''t know if anyone, unless they were severely obese lost a ton of weight and have that hanging skin, can have their arms surgically tightened!\
What''s her secret, great genes? I know she''s an ivory skinned Italian American. \
I have a 55 year old ivory skinned female cousin who''s also Italian American, her skin is flawless and she passes for 35, the oldest. It also helps that she''s never smoked, done recreational drugs, drank heavily or taken the sun. \
I guess that''s also Bernadette''s secret? I''ve never heard her involved with any drug or alcohol scandals. She''s also never had kids, so her body''s in great shape.
Painting in the attic.
Morgan Fairchild looks amazing! I think she wins the thread, hands-down.
Dana Delany is 54 and looks a lot younger than her age.\
Donna Mills is 60 and still looks great.
Sophia Loren - 75\
Sandra Bullock - 45\
Jane Fonda - 73\
Halle Berry -43\
Susan Sarandon - 63\
Valerie Bertinelli -50\
Angela Bassett - 51 \
Most of the women mentioned above, save for perhaps Valerie Bertinelli, Sandra Bullock and Angela Bassett, have definitely had work done, especially Sophia Loren, Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon. \
Even Halle Berry, she''s had a nose job.
I don''t believe Sandra Bullock hasn''t had any work done. Maybe it''s just botox or something but her looks too tight.
^face looks too tight
Sophia Loren look very good and natural (good plastic surgery); she''d look better if she had stayed out of the sun.\
Morgan Fairchild, puleeze. She is so surgically copped and botoxed she looks like a barbie doll.
I think Halle Berry looks her age - which is 43.
I listed those that may have had work done, but didn''t have that pulled tight, fish lipped face that many women (Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Goldie Hawn, to name a few) in Hollywood seem to have.
Julie Christie, Charlotte Rampling and Catherine Denueve a;; look absolutely amazing. Julie may well have had some work done but its subtle and doesn''t make her look like anyone else other than herself. Catherine and Charlotte probably have had work done but its sensational work and the result is the same. These three great ladies seem to realize that looking ones best in later life, even with some cosmetic help, is a very different process than trying to look younger at any price.\
Of course starting out as three of the most beautiful women who ever lived doesn''t hurt. But that doesn''t stop some of their contemporaries of previously equal stature in the looks department from looking like droids. Faye Dunaway, anyone?
r36, Donna Mills turns 70 in December.
Then she looks even better than I thought, R44. She looks amazing for a 70 year old.
Don''t be fooled by Barbara. She paid a BH doctor for a house call to inject her with Botox. She kept the Dr. waiting two hours, and then said exactly where, and how much, to inject. Doctor refused, told her not to call again, and then sent her a big bill.%0D\
This doctor turned down Michael Jackson, too. A lot of BH doctors did.
Deneuve now is bloated, the result of drinking nonstop. \
Agree Bernadette looks terrific, but I think the winner in this category is Mary Steenburgen. Danson is one lucky man.
I agree, excessive wrinkles have nothing to do with being in your 40''s. Some people have them, others don''t. It is all about genetics, people.%0D\
Deneuve looks hideous these days. She went under the knife and wiped any of her former beauty away forever. Christie did the same thing. Rampling, however, looks very good and totally age appropriate.
Halle Berry looks like a woman in her 40''s to me, even though she has no wrinkles.%0D\
She does not have the bloom of youth - she looks 43.
I forgot to mention in my original post that Blythe Danner is also quite youthful looking, both on TV/stage/film and in person. I don''t think she''s had any surgery either, since the neck/jowls give away her age. %0D\
I guess that means Gwynnie will age well too, that is if she quit the ciggies (does Blythe still smoke, too? I''d assume not.)%0D\
I look forward to seeing who looks younger in FOCKERS 3, Blythe or Babs. That''s the only part of it I''m looking forward to, sadly.
I bet Bernadette has never had direct sunlight on her face. And sleeps in a crypt. Just a guess.
"It is all about genetics, people."%0D\
No, 90% of aging is caused by the sun. %0D
Is this the post-surgery Deneuve? She looks great.
r56, if you think blythe danner hasn''t had a facelift, then you don''t know what a lifted face looks like!
susan lucci is the winner
Lucci looks astounding, am surprised no one has mentioned Victoria Principal yet, looks fantastic, though I''m sure she''s had a bit of "help"
Bernadette Peters is a remarkably beautiful woman, which is much more apparent in person and in close proximity than it is on stage or screen. She is indeed luminous.
definitely the top 3 and each, although there''s quite likely some work done, look mature, gorgeous and as naturally stunning as they did in their youth. And, most importantly, they look like themselves.
r67 has it right.\
Deneuve has definitely had very high quality work done, Rampling perhaps not, Christie I would guess has had a little but not much.\
Three fantastic women, amazing actresses and role models for any actress beauty who wants to age like a real star.
Of course r67 is right, but OP''s question wasn''t who looks the best but who looks the youngest.\
Then again, who really cares who looks the youngest if they end up looking like polly wogs.
Sharon Stone. And Kim Basinger some years ago (circa The Door on the floor). Jennifer Aniston also looks good, specially her body. Michelle Pfeiffer is too thin.%0D\
I agree that the Europeans look very good - they may have had some work, but maintain their features, even with wrinkles. All three were not only beautiful but sylish and aged tastefully. That said, neither Deneuve, Christie or Rampling look particularly younger than their actual age.
Fat aside, Kirstie Alley looks pretty good to be 59.
Completely agree about Kirstie.\
Her face is still amazing, especially for someone who admitted to having a cocaine habit in her youth.
[quote]Victoria Principal yet, looks fantastic, though I''m sure she''s had a bit of "help"\
That made me laugh so hard. Only a flyover frau could have written it.\
Darling sweetheart: that bitch has had so much work, it''s a miracle she can open her mouth.
Same thing with Lucci.
I think Victoria Principal''s face looks weird.%0D\
It looks unnatural and like silly putty.
Agree that no one looks younger FOR HER AGE than Bernadette Peters.
She truly looks at least 20 years younger than she is.
Streisand IS Mama Rose!
R78 You try having Maurice Gibb sit on your face and see how good YOU look.
Christie Brinkley's new face is amazing. She looks 20 years younger - and a HOT 20 years younger.
R43, are you insane?
You say Julie Christie, Charlotte Rampling and Catherine Denueve look great when each one of them looks like they've spent the past 15 years in a tanning bed next to a Daiquiri bar.
They look hideous!
Leslie Caron looks pretty good for 81.
I don't know why anyone thinks any of these women are so amazing. It's a well attested fact that many Dataloungers are often told they look 29, yet they are actually decades older!!!
Quenvenzhanay Wallis..I can't believe she is only 7>
She looks 5!
A lot of the women mentioned here look great. No one, man or woman, can maintain a "youthful glow". That is the privilege of youth only.
Just saw Mary Steenbergen in a movie last night and I thought to myself how great she looked. I'm 63 and female and I can spot plastic surgery a mile away, but with Steenbergen, I just couldn't see it. She looks great. And it's not just sun, it's more genetic than anything else.
Phylicia Ayers-Allen Rashad. A Goddess.
Not an actress, but Joan Rivers looks great for 78!
Dyan Cannon! Poor thing has had so much lousy plastic surgery she can hardly blink! She looks awful.
It's not some great achievement for a woman in her early 40s to look great. Lots of women still look good then especially if they have resources to look good (hair, make up) and early 40s is still an age you can easily retain your body (flat stomach, good legs). Women who have given birth are different.
Once your metabolism starts to slow and you begin menopause then the work is needed to maintain yourself.
Someone mentioned Jennifer Aniston but in pics she looks way older than she is because her skin is so bad. I'll wait to give her props on her body until she's older or goes through a pregnancy and after.
Despite what I used to read I think dark hair makes you look younger. Too much blonde and it ends up looking almost white/gray and ages you.
Yeah, Dyan Cannon is reed thin and bony and her face looks so very, very strange. Extra terrestrial strange.
[quote]Quenvenzhanay Wallis..I can't believe she is only 7>She looks 5!
Bitch, please! She's had work done.
Dana Delany, Lauren Graham, Lauren Ambrose, Halle Berry, Selma Hayek.
Dyan Cannon's plastic surgery always kept her recognizable.
Until this last round.