All hail the ultra-fit, supertoned celebrity body! It’s tough enough staying svelte in your 20s, 30s and 40s, but plenty of fitspirational stars prove age really is just a number. Yes, Hollywood beauties tend to have genetics on their side — but even so, it takes plenty of time at the gym and a lifetime of healthy eating habits to stay fit after 50.
Below, we’ve gathered photos of some of the top physiques in the over 50 age range — and reveal the wellness, fitness and diet tips these stars rely on to look forever young. From the tautest six-pack abs to shapely shoulders to mile-long legs and buff arms, these ageless women flaunt the body parts they work hard to maintain, and we say bravo!
“I had a very strong disconnect to my body,” the former Suddenly Susan star said at the time. “I was the face on the covers, I was the eyebrows or the face or whatever the thing was that people and the press and everybody focused on. And because I was never really skinny, I never did runway. So I was always the one that was doing the magazines but often never fit into the samples.”
She also was confused about being labeled as a “sex symbol” by others.
“It was said that I was the most famous virgin, which is really great to live with,” she quipped. “How do you justify sexy screen siren and famous virgin? It’s a real disconnect and it’s really hard. And so, I look back and I think, I’m still surviving and I can’t believe that I didn’t turn into a train wreck. Seriously.”
She also revealed to PorterEdit that she was body-shamed by her own family, something that really hurt her confidence.
“I modeled swimwear when I was 15, and even then I didn’t think I had a swimsuit body. I was a cover girl, not a supermodel. I was ‘neck up’ – the face, the eyebrows – and I was always described as ‘athletic’; ‘not rail-thin’; ‘not a runway model.’ Those messages, they seep into your consciousness,” the Pretty Baby actress said in 2018. “My mother Teri, the original ‘momager,’ who died in 2012 after a long battle with alcoholism, would get drunk and say: ‘Why don’t you move your fat ass?’ So, I’ve always believed I had a fat ass.”
Scroll through the gallery below for the best and healthiest star bodies over 50!