Sexy Celebrities Who Got Better-Looking with Age
by Jennifer Lafferty
When entertainers defy the passage of time and continue to thrive in youth-oriented Hollywood, it’s hugely inspiring to fans. From George Clooney to Jennifer Lopez, these celebrities aren’t getting older; they’re getting better.
Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan was cute and charming when he burst onto the American scene with ’80s TV series Remington Steele, but he didn’t become a full-blown stud until his forties, while starring in the James Bond franchise.
Somewhere along the way, Minnie Driver went from being wholesome girl-next-door to saucy siren. After gradually blossoming for years, Driver’s newfound appeal was obvious by her mid-forties when she co-starred in TV’s About a Boy.
John Stamos’ charisma and good looks helped drive his popularity on the original Full House. Now, over twenty years later at age 52, the Grandfathered star is more sophisticated and strikingly handsome than ever.
When Nicole Kidman broke through in American film almost thirty years ago, she hadn’t yet grown into the beautiful, elegant swan that she is today. At 48, the alluring Kidman sets the standard for Hollywood glamour.
Like Pierce Brosnan, British actor Daniel Craig had to mature before he was ready to play the ultra-sexy James Bond. After dozens of movies and TV series, Craig’s career took off in his late thirties with Casino Royale.
For much of her career, Sandra Bullock was thought of as America’s sweetheart. In her mid-forties, Bullock finally got the chance to show off her sexier side, starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in 2009 romantic dramedy The Proposal.
Part of what originally attracted female fans to Johnny Depp was his boyish good looks and sensitivity. Now, at age 52, Depp’s persona has an edginess and sophistication that only adds to his sex appeal.
Cougar Town was the perfect series for Courteney Cox. Not only does she tend to date younger men but, like her character, the now fifty-one-year-old actress seems to be getting sexier and more attractive with age.
Liam Neeson’s popularity has soared since the early 2000s, when the actor turned fifty. Instead of declining like many celebrities, middle-age enhanced Neeson’s rugged good looks and gritty sex appeal, helping to make him more in-demand than ever.
Watching Jennifer Lopez in her breakthrough film Selena back in 1995, no one would have imagined that she’d be even more stunning at age 46. The actress/singer has managed to get hotter and hotter over the years.
During his days as TV’s sexiest doctor on ER, George Clooney was far from peaking as a heartthrob. Many years into his successful feature film career, the fifty-four-year-old star is still considered one of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood.
Portraying a Bond girl in 1973’s Live and Let Die made Jane Seymour a big screen femme fatale. Over thirty years later, in her early fifties, Seymour played one of her sexiest roles ever: a nymphomaniac mom in Wedding Crashers.
If anyone’s aging backwards, it’s actress/singer Gwen Stefani, who seems to be sexier and more vibrant at 46 than any other time of her career. Stefani’s sizzling romance with her 39-year-old The Voice co-host Blake Shelton probably helps.
Vanessa Williams set the bar high early in her career, winning the title of Miss America. But as desirable as she was in her twenties, Williams has developed a confident, sassy sex appeal since reaching middle age.
At the age of 41, Bradley Cooper has definitely graduated to a new level of sexiness. Once a standard Hollywood pretty boy in films like The Hangover, Cooper now exhibits a seasoned manliness that makes him truly irresistible.