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!
Although Brooke Shields has acted for decades and is still glowing, she hasn’t always felt secure, she revealed to Yahoo in 2019.
“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!