Is 51 The Most Beautiful Age In Hollywood?

The lovely ladies of 51. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hollywood ladies come in all shapes and sizes these days, from thin and emaciated to tight and stretched, but it seems there is at least one group of ladies who are looking strikingly beautiful and more gorgeous than ever with what appears to be little to no help from the knife — the ladies of 51.

Take a look at these six beauties below if you don’t believe us.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Born January 13, 1961)
The star of Veep, premiering this Sunday on HBO, somehow looks better now than she did 20 years ago on Seinfeld. The straight hair, the beautiful complexion and the amazing, amazing body. Not that it comes easy as the actress admits to running four miles a day but has said; “I have to work at not being fat. I’m always trying different things to see what sticks.” Whatever she is doing now seems to be sticking.

Julianne Moore (Born December 3, 1960)
Julianne Moore has looked the same age since her breakthrough role in Safe almost twenty years ago. The actress stays fit doing Ashtanga yoga three times a week as well as running, but don’t expect her to ruin her perfect face with any cosmetic procedures. The actress has said of plastic surgery; “My feeling is live and let live. But some of those procedures that make you look younger—I don’t know that they really made anybody look younger. I think most of the time they made you look like you’ve had something done to your face. Even with the laser stuff, the skin becomes so shiny.”

Kristin Scott Thomas (Born May 24, 1960)
Ms. Thomas seems to be proof that Frenchwomen stay looking fabulous, having lived and raised her three children across the channel from her native England. What’s more, she owes none of her beauty to going under the knife, telling one writer; “I keep looking at myself in the mirror, or I look at pictures, and people say ‘You’re so brave to play “old women”‘, and I think Oh God, should I ring the surgeon right now? What should I do? Listen, it’s my job, I use my face, it’s there, it exists, and it’s going to get older. I don’t know if anyone’s understood that. But you can still look fabulous.”

Tilda Swinton (Born November 5, 1960)
All hail Tilda. She is an Oscar winning actress, dates a man almost twenty years her junior and is the muse to designers including Alber Elbaz and Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. And, she is 51. Not only is Tilda no fan of going under the knife, she often shows up to events wearing no makeup and still looking more stunning than the Botoxed ladies half her age. Most remarkable however is her complete lack of vanity, going so far as to film multiple nude scenes for her movie The War Zone in 1999 just four weeks after giving birth. “And she wasn’t on the Red Bull and cigarettes diet to get her body in shape,” her friend John Maybury remarked. No doubt she still looked stunning.

Daryl Hannah (Born December 3, 1960)
This one may be somewhat controversial as many have weighed in on Daryl’s possible plastic surgeries, but all that aside this is one fit and good looking woman. Did you see her in Kill Bill? She had the body of a teenage athlete and seemed more capable than most of the trained fighters in the film. As for going under the knife, she has said; “I’ve got a little jowly, and sometimes I look in the mirror and think, ‘Oh my God’, but I am too much of a coward to go under a surgeon’s knife for something that wasn’t life-saving.” We will take her word for it.

Amy Sedaris (Born March 29, 1961)
The funniest of the ladies, Amy keeps her remarkable figure on a diet of cheese balls and cupcakes we must assume. They do say laughter keeps you young, and this lady seems to prove that is indeed the case.