Women over 60 are thriving and living full lives. It used to be that actresses stopped being cast for movie roles as they got older, and musicians lost credibility once they passed a certain age. Thankfully, these industries have changed, and women are now validated and celebrated at all ages.
Here are a few beautiful (inside and out) celebrity women over 60 that are still thriving. Many have turned to philanthropic work and authored books.
Elegant Jane Fonda is well into her 80s and is as active as ever. She can be seen in the recent Netflix series Grace & Frankie. Her acting career spans several decades – from her early workout videos in the 80s to the multiple acting nominations and awards, including two Academy Awards.
Jane Seymour is an actress, author, and entrepreneur. She received numerous nominations and won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Jane Seymour is the founder of the Open Hearts Foundation. Also, she has written and co-written children’s books and self-help books.
Tina Turner is a singer and actress. She rose to fame as the lead singer of the Ike and Tina Turner Band and subsequently launched a successful career as a solo performer.
She is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time – having received a total of 12 Grammy Awards and also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
In 2021 Tina Turner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.
Meryl Streep is an actress whose career spans over four decades with dozens of acclaimed movies under her belt. She was nominated for numerous awards and holds a record 21 Academy Award nominations. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for starring as a Holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice and for her leading role in Out of Africa.
Oprah hardly needs any introduction – she hosted her namesake talk show for over 25 years. She is not only a talk show host, but a television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.
Over the years, she has won numerous awards and accolades for her philanthropic work – including building a school for girls in Africa.
Iman is a supermodel, entrepreneur, and actress. She burst on the scene in the 80s and was on the cover of top fashion magazines for years. She was a muse for several fashion designers and worked with the top photographers in the world.
She was married to David Bowie for over 20 years until his death in 2016. She is fluent in five languages and now devotes her time to philanthropic endeavors.
Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, director, and singer-songwriter. She stepped on the scene as a lead on the early TV series Fame and accumulated nominations and awards for her acting.
She currently holds a role on Grey’s Anatomy and also serves as an executive producer/director for the show. She created the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles where she currently teaches young dancers.
Olivia Newton-John’s career as a singer, songwriter, and actress also spans several decades. Her career took off when she starred in Grease alongside John Travolta in 1978.
She is also an activist for environmental and animal rights issues.
Ann Curry is a journalist and reporter who anchored news desks like NBC News and The Today Show for several decades. She covered several war zones and human rights issues throughout the years, exposing realities that helped bring support where needed.
Isabella Rossellini is an actress, author, philanthropist, and model. She became the exclusive spokesmodel for cosmetics brand Lancôme until she was removed in her early 40s for being “too old.” She was rehired at the age of 63 by Lancôme as a global brand ambassador for the company.
She is the current president and director of the Howard Gilman Foundation – an institution focused on the preservation of wildlife, arts, photography and dance. She is also involved in training guide dogs for the blind.
Who’s your favorite celebrity woman over 60, and why do you like her? Who would you add to our list? Tell us about it in the comments below.