We Did It! Women Who Reinvented in Their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

Each of these famous faces took a chance on a second act

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Josie Natori

Investment banker to fashion designer (30)

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Victoria Beckham

Singer to fashion designer (30)

 

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Ina Garten

White House policy analyst to Barefoot Contessa (30)

 

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Julia Child

CIA officer to master of French cooking (33)

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Martha Stewart

Stockbroker to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (35)

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress to lifestyle expert (Goop.com) (36)

 

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Christy Turlington

Model to public health advocate (36)

 

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Joy Behar

Teacher to comedian and talk show host (37)

 

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Cindy Crawford

Model to beauty entrepreneur (Meaningful Beauty) (35)

 

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Vera Wang

Magazine editor to fashion designer (41)

 

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Queen Latifah

Rapper/actress turned daytime television host (43)

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Trisha Yearwood

Singer to Food Network star (48)

 

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E.L. James

TV executive to 50 Shades of Grey (48)

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Susan Boyle

Caretaker to singer (48)

 

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Iman

Model to designer (Iman Global Chic) (52)

 

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Belinda Carlisle

Singer to home decor designer (53)

 

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Oprah Winfrey

TV host to network executive (55)

 

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Madonna

Singer to fashion designer (52)

 

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Olivia Newton-John

Singer to entrepreneur (Gaia Retreat and Spa) (57)

 

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Linda McMahon

President/CEO of WWE to candidate for U.S. Senate (61)

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Suzanne Somers

Actress to public health advocate (61)

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Elizabeth Warren

Professor/government worker to U.S. Senator (63)

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Teacher to writer (65)

 

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First Published Sun, 2014-01-19 21:45

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