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What 40-something actresses/celebrities do you find most attractive?

Asked by davidk (1408 points ) October 6th, 2009

C’mon, justify your answer in a thoughtful way, without crude references, etc. Give this some serious consideration and list your top 5 or 10 40-something beauties.

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oratio's avatar

Sigourney Weaver. But she is 60.

SuperMouse's avatar

Ron Eldard
Mary Steenburgen
Eric Clapton
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
Ben Stiller

I know those are mostly actors, but I am guessing the fit under the “celebrity” umbrella.

Jude's avatar

Monica Bellucci

filmfann's avatar

Michelle Pfeiffer
Isabella Rosalini
Dianne Keaton
but my favorite (at 41 years old) Lucy Liu

autumn43's avatar

Catherine Zeta Jones is beautiful. I’m guessing she’s 40 something.

Sarcasm's avatar

I’m a Scifi nerd.
Teryl Rothery (SG-1/SGA’s chief medical offficer for 7 seasons), Amanda Tapping (SG-1’s Sam Carter, as well as Sanctuary’s Helen Magnus), Gillian Anderson (X-Files’ Agent Scully), and Katey Segal (Futurama’s Leela and Sons of Anarchy’s Gemma) do just fine for me.

The name Teryl Rothery itself is such an amazing scifi name

SheWasAll_'s avatar

Mariska Hargitay She’s fucking phenomenal.

Sarcasm's avatar

Messed up in my post. Doc Frasier isn’t in SGA. I meant to add that over to Amanda Tapping.

Ansible1's avatar

Jennifer Aniston. She has aged wonderfully.

chelseababyy's avatar

Eric Clapton, hands down.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Sigourney Weaver has always been a favorite. I was going to say Milla Jovovich, but she is only 33. I’ve always had a hopeless thing for Melissa Etheridge, too. I’m not her type, though.

@Ansible1 no offense, but Jennifer Aniston’s face always looks like she is constipated.

JLeslie's avatar

Kristin Davis
Sandra Bullock
Halle Berry
Marisa Tomei
I heard that Andrea Roth is over 42? She is beautiful, and I am not usually attracted to blonds.
Venessa Wlliams
Diane Lane

I don’t find Sigourney Weaver attractive at all, but I think she is a great actress.

davidk's avatar

Many people have certainly posted some worthy choices. But some folks need to do an age check before posting :)

JLeslie's avatar

@davidk which actors aren’t 40?

SuperMouse's avatar

@JLeslie you took the question right out of my mouth.

JLeslie's avatar

@SuperMouse great minds :)

davidk's avatar

Michelle Pfeiffer, 51
Mary Steenburgen, 56
Sigourney Weaver, 59
Diane Keaton, 63
Isabella Rossellini, 57

SuperMouse's avatar

@davidk I guess those of us of a certain age stop counting!

JLeslie's avatar

I saw Isabella Rossellini in Grand Central last time I was in NYC; she looked great.

Ansible1's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra That wouldn’t be offense to me….that would be offense to Jen. I know where you’re coming from though

jonsblond's avatar

Maria Bello 42

Tea Leoni 41

Helen Mirren 63 I hope I look that good at 63!

tinyfaery's avatar

I’ve always had a thing for Sela Ward. A lot of celebrities are in their 40’s now. I just can’t seem to think of any. Wait, Johnny Depp has always been hot.

cookieman's avatar

Julianne Moore Р48

I like my women intelligent and translucent. The auburn hair is gravy.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

I’ve always had a thing for Bruce Willis. I think he’s about 54 but still sexy in my eyes.

jonsblond's avatar

Sean Connery is very handsome.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Johnny Depp
Hugh Laurie (just skirts in at 49)
Paul Rudd
Colin Firth

Dammit, Viggo Mortensen will be 51 soon, so he doesn’t count.

tinyfaery's avatar

I just thought of one, Salma Hayek.

drdoombot's avatar

Ditto @ Hayek. Can’t do much better than that.

lefteh's avatar

How has no one mentioned Anderson Cooper yet!?

Sarcasm's avatar

Because this question asks about females

lefteh's avatar

@Sarcasm Maybe that was the intention…but nowhere in the question does it specify females only.

oratio's avatar

@lefteh Well, “actresses” are mostly female.

frdelrosario's avatar

I’ll come back to this thread in three months. Heather Graham will be 40 then.

cyn's avatar

Some are older than 40, though:
-Robin Williams
-Steve Martin
-Johnny Depp
-Brad Pitt
-Tom Cruise
-Christian Bale

evegrimm's avatar

Johnny Depp, for sure.

David Boreanaz, James Marsters, Jack Davenport (okay, not old enough), Stephen Moyer, Alexis Denisof, JOHN FRICKIN’ BARROWMAN, Eddie Izzard…okay, I could go on and on, but I won’t. :D

For the most part, I am attracted to dark-haired men. I will, however, make an exception for James Marsters and Eddie Izzard (he looks fantastic with frosted hair).

John Barrowman because he seems like he’s having so much fun being John Barrowman. And he’s got a gorgeous grin, and dimple, and he looks awesome in period dress.

David Boreanaz/James Marsters/Stephen Moyer for being vampires; Alexis Denisof and Jack Davenport for being involved in fantasy projects.

(If Anthony Stewart Head wasn’t too old, he’d be on my list too. GO GILES!)

I am a horrible, horrible fan girl. Horrible.

Zen's avatar

Catherine Zeta Jones.

Leanne1986's avatar

Selma Hayek is BEAUTIFUL.

Other favourites are:

Barbra Streisand (she gets my number one vote for unique beauty!)
Vanessa Williams
Johnny Depp
Sean Connery
Michael Ball shut up he’s cute!
Cher (I don’t care if it’s mostly plastic her body is awesome!)
Anastacia
Patti Russo (she’s a singer, google her, she’s beautiful!)

I’m sure I will remember a load more as soon as I click on the answer button!!

JLeslie's avatar

@tinyfaery Sela Ward, I forgot about her…I always found her extremely attractive. I think she is in her 50’s though.

I think Adrian Paul is gorgeous, but I think he is 50 something also.

lefteh's avatar

@oratio But celebrities are not ;)

davidk's avatar

I’ve always had a soft spot for Jules Asner.

Jack79's avatar

I didn’t realise some of those were over 40, but yeah, I’m 37 so I guess those a few years older than me are. Monica Bellucci is always extremely sexy and Marisa Tomei (who I’m guessing is around 50 now) was just as cute in the “Wrestler” as she was when she was 17. I could make a huge list, but those two would probably top it as far as I can remember.

kruger_d's avatar

Rob Lowe, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Kate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vince Vaughn, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts

Dr_C's avatar

Monica Belluci
Jennifer Aniston
Mary Louise Parker
Marissa Tomei
Kristin Davis
Julianne Moore
Heather Graham (i know she’s 39 but close enough no?)

cyn's avatar

I forgot to mention that Simon Cowell is also handsome.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Isabella Rossellini…has to be one of the most beautiful women….of any age, really.

JLeslie's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus I saw her in Penn Station or Grand Central last time I was in NY (can’t remember which it was). She looked great.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@JLeslie….Hadn’t checked this question in ages….YOU DID?? YOU SAW HER??

How fab is that? She is a classic, isn’t she?

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, classic.

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