They Say It's Your Birthday
Lucy Liu is turning 49, but you wouldn't know it to look at her. Here are photos of her and 15 other stars who seem somehow untouched by time.
Lucy Liu, 49
The co-star of CBS's Sherlock Holmes update "Elementary" has hardly changed since her breakout role as Ling Woo on "Ally McBeal." One of her secrets is simple sun protection. "I work long hours and am constantly out in the elements," Lucy Liu says. "I have to be very rigorous about reapplying sunscreen and wearing a hat and handkerchief around my neck and chest."
Julianne Moore, 57
"I'd like to think that I can age as naturally as possible," Julianne Moore—seen here at a Knicks game with her daughter Liv Freundlich—told The Edit magazine a few years ago. Well, she's got the natural part down, resisting all forms of cosmetic surgery. But the aging part doesn't seem to be happening. (Her 57th birthday is December 3.)
Marisa Tomei, 53
Marisa Tomei was in her 20s when she won an Oscar for playing Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny." A quarter-century later, it's easy to imagine her being cast in exactly the same role. (She turns 53 on December 4.)
Halle Berry, 51
Speaking of good genes, how else do you explain the fact that Halle Berry hasn't aged perceptibly in two decades? Not that it all come naturally. "As I get older, I am more conscious of what I eat," the Oscar winner told the LA Times after turning 49. As for exercise, "I have never worked out with a lot of weights unless I had to for a film role. Left to my own devices, I just do cardio."
Michelle Pfeiffer, 59
She looked a bit older playing Bernie Madoff's wife in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," but that was the work of the hair and makeup department. In everyday life, Michelle Pfeiffer remains an eternal California girl, evidently blessed with good genes. Of course, it doesn't hurt that she runs several miles daily on a treadmill and sticks to a vegan diet.
Diane Lane, 52
Laurence Olivier called her "the new Grace Kelly" back in 1979, when she played a bookish 13-year-old with a bad case of puppy love in "A Little Romance." Diane Lane has come a long way since then. Yet it doesn't show.
Sharon Stone, 59
"I don't think ageless beauty exists—I think it's just a catchphrase," a 56-year-old Sharon Stone told Oprah Winfrey. Three years later, it seems as though the "Basic Instinct" femme fatale is the exception that proves her own rule.
Mariska Hargitay, 53
Mariska Hargitay has changed her look frequently during her record-setting 18 seasons on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" without ever appearing to age. Seems like another case in which good genes pay off. After all, her father was a former Mr. Universe, and her mother was Jayne Mansfield.
Gwen Stefani, 48
Looking hot, indeed. Although her style keeps evolving, Gwen Stefani appears practically the same as she did when No Doubt released its breakthrough album, "Tragic Kingdom," in 1995. She revealed what makes her still just a girl on a 2016 installment of "Carpool Karaoke." Apparently, it all has to do with that crazy little thing called love.
Sigourney Weaver, 68
When she hit her 60s, Sigourney Weaver seemed completely unfazed. "People are going to hire me because I'm Sigourney, not because I'm five years older or younger," she said at the time. Fortunately for the "Alien" star, few can tell the difference.
Jada Pinkett Smith, 46
The ageless Jada Pinkett Smith favors a natural look, frequently going makeup-free, and she looks amazing in a bikini—as does her 60-something mom.
Shania Twain, 52
She said she became "an emotional mess" with the 2008 collapse of her marriage and feared that she would never sing again. Yet Shania Twain, who has racked up 18 Grammy nominations and sold more than 34 million albums, looks remarkable unchanged as she promotes "Now," her first album in 15 years,
Ellen DeGeneres, 59
"I really don't think about my age that much, mostly because cover girls are simply ageless," Ellen DeGeneres said just before she turned 55. Just kidding, of course. What's serious is that four years later she doesn't look any older. Maybe her yoga practice and vegan diet are more than just LA fads.
Christy Turlington, 48
A walking definition of ageless beauty, the late '80s/early '90s supermodel has vowed that she will never resort to Botox or plastic surgery. Not that she objects to such procedures on moral grounds. She just thinks that such cosmetic work "looks freaky."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 56
"From the first time people saw me on 'Saturday Night Live' until now ... it's no secret that I've gotten older," Julia Louis-Dreyfus told London's Daily Mail. You could have fooled us!
Julia Roberts, 50
Hard to believe that "Pretty Woman" first hit theaters in 1990. Julia Roberts, the woman that title refers to, still looks like the living embodiment of the Roy Orbison song. Mercy.
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