FEMAIL looks at celebrities, in their golden years, who look just as good as they did 20 years ago

Age is just a number, so the saying goes, but for a select few celebrities – blessed with personal trainers and beauty treatments galore – it’s a number that doesn’t quite match their still-youthful looks.

A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow has been breaking the internet with her ‘Birthday Suit’ celebration snaps on Instagram in recent years and, to celebrate her 50th birthday on 27th September, the Goop founder decided to go all out. 

The actress posed nude, proving she’s in her golden era, by covering half of her body in gold spray paint. And she looks just as good as she did 25 years ago at the height of her film career.

Alongside the likes of Jennifer Aniston, JLo and Halle Berry, Paltrow has seemingly discovered the fountain of youth, showing few signs of ageing over the past few decades. 

Here, FEMAIL rounds up the celebrities over the age of 50 whose faces haven’t changed…


AGE: 50 

Gwyneth Paltrow on her 50th Birthday this week

Taken 26 years apart, these photos show how Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, has barely changed. She is pictured on the left at the premiere of Emma in 1996 age 24, and on the right celebrating her 50th birthday this week

Photos taken of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who turned 50 this week, in her youth showed the star with glowing skin, a toned physique and blonde locks – and, as the Gwyneth in gold photos show, the star has barely changed in the decades since. 

The blonde beauty marked her big birthday with a nude photoshoot, showing half of her body covered in gold paint as she welcomed in the start of her golden years.

The actor turned wellness guru is married to American TV writer Brad Fulchuk and shares two children with her previous husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin. 


AGE: 53

Jennifer Aniston pictured on the red carpet in 1996, age 27

Jennifer Aniston is seen filming on location for 'The Morning Show' at the Mercer Hotel aged 53

Jennifer Aniston has frequently been admired for her youthful look, which has barely changed since her days on hit series Friends. She is pictured left in 1996 age 27

Jennifer Aniston is certainly owning a chic and youthful look these days. The 53-year-old Friends veteran looks just as stunning as she did in her days  playing the iconic Rachel Green in the hit series during the 90s and early 00s. 

Aniston has frequently been admired for her youthful figure; the ex-wife of both Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux is currently filming for Apple TV+ series The Morning Show with Mad Men vet Jon Hamm. 


AGE: 56 

Halle Berry at the Oscars in 1996 age 30

Halle Berry on the red carpet age 56

Halle Berry fans have admired the performer’s flawless skin for years. The youthful looking actress, now aged 56 (pictured right) has hardly changed in the past two decades (pictured left in 1996 age 30)

Halle Berry, 56, is another celeb who looks just like she did decades ago, when she first found stardom. The performer is often praised for her youthful skin and muscular pins, which she isn’t afraid to show off.  

The mother-of-two started her career as a model in the early 90s before her breakthrough role in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy. Berry is currently filming Netflix thriller Our Man with Mark Wahlberg in Croatia. 


AGE: 53 

JLo on the red carpet in 1995, age 26

Jennifer Lopez, 53, at the Tribeca Festival Opening Night in June

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has barely changed in the past two decades. She is pictured on the left in 1995 age 26 and on the right in 2022 age 53

At the age of 53, the actress, singer and mother of 14-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian, looks just as she did when she was in her twenties – sensational. 

JLo has been a source of youthful inspiration to women for decades and her recent wedding to old flame Ben Affleck proved that its never too late to fall head over heels in love (again). A keen exercise fan, the star regularly shares photos of herself hitting the gym with her followers on social media. 

At a recent talk for Grameen America’s Raising Latina Voices, JLo said: ”The best advice I can give to my kids – you can be whoever you believe you can be.’ 


AGE: 56 

Salma Hayek at the 48th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 1995 age 29

Salma Hayek attending The Kering Foundation's Caring for Women dinner, aged 56

Salma Hayek turned 56-years-old earlier this month. The Latin bombshell looks as youthful as she ever did (pictured left in 1995, aged 29). Hayek has always oozed confidence (pictured age 56 at The Kering Foundation’s Caring for Women dinner)

Latin bombshell Salma Hayek – who has starred in over 60 movies – turned 56-years-old earlier this month.  

The wife of billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault – whom she wed in 2009 – is still looking as youthful and glowing as ever. 

The mother-of-one has been busy this summer as she filmed a movie with Angelina Jolie as director: Without Blood. They shot in Rome for several weeks.

Hayek has always oozed confidence and has never been afraid to show off her flawless figure.  


AGE: 54 

Julia Roberts at the 1990 Golden Globe Awards age 22

Julia Roberts on the red carpet aged 54

Julia Roberts, 54, looked elegantly chic as she arrived at History Talks 2022 earlier this week in Washington D.C. (pictured right). She still looks as youthful as she did in 1990 (pictured left age 22 )

Julia Roberts looked elegantly chic as she arrived at History Talks 2022 earlier this week in Washington D.C.

The 54-year-old actress opted for a tweed ensemble as she prepared to be one of the talented speakers at the star-studded event.

Roberts is another actress who still looks as spritely as she did when she played Vivian in the 1990 film Pretty Woman, age 22. 

The wife of cinematographer Daniel Moder has recently been promoting her new film Ticket To Paradise, in which she stars with George Clooney. 


AGE: 58 

Sandra Bullock on the red carpet in 1996 age 32

Sandra Bullock at the UK premiere of The Lost City aged 58

Sandra Bullock gets more stylish the older she gets, she is pictured right at the UK premiere of The Lost City aged 58. The actress has barely changed her looks since the 90s (pictured left in 1996 age 32)

Sandra Bullock has proved this year that she continues to get more stylish with age. 

The 58-year-old actress wowed in the stunning ensemble which was embellished by a pink and purple caped belted detailing when she attended the UK premiere for The Lost City with Channing Tatum earlier this year. 

Bullock has adopted two children, who she raises with her long-term partner Bryan Randall. 

She had her breakthrough role in the action thriller Speed in 1994, aged 30, and nearly three decades on has hardly changed her look. 


AGE: 52 

Gwen Stefani attending the My VH1 2001 Awards age 31

Gwen Stefani on the set of The Voice, age 52

Gwen Stefani still looks as youthful as she did in 2001 (pictured left). The coach on US version of The Voice still cuts a stylish figure in her colourful ensembles (pictured right) 

In 2001, Gwen Stefani was only 31 years old, sported dark lip liner and was with her rock band, No Doubt.

Fast forward 21 years and despite not seeing any changes to her looks, the singer has enjoyed a successful solo career, a fashion and fragrance line.

She shares three children with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, and married Blake Shelton in 2021. 

Stefani is currently a coach on the US version of singing competition The Voice, and looks sparky and young her colourful ensembles. 

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