She's turning 70 and is as stunning as can be! We know it's pretty hard to believe, but Meryl Streep celebrates the big 7-0 on June 22, 2019. In honor of her special day, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at all of Hollywood's most fabulous ladies over 70, starting with Meryl. The New Jersey native is one the best actors to ever grace our screens. Since her debut in the 1970s, Meryl has been nominated for 21 Oscars, 31 Golden Globes, 15 BAFTAs, 14 SAG Awards and four Emmys! Her first Academy Award win came in 1979 after she appeared in "Kramer v. Kramer." She went on to win two more Oscars for her work in 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady." Some of her other critically films include "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "Evil Angels," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Music of the Heart," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Doubt," "August: Osage County," "Florence Foster Jenkins" and "The Post." Meryl currently stars on HBO's celebrated series "Big Little Lies." After her longtime partner John Cazale died in 1978, Meryl married sculptor Don Gummer. They are parents to one son and three daughters. Now keep reading to check out more female stars who are over 70 and still sizzling!
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Jane Fonda has been a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood for over half a century since starting her career on the stage and transitioning to the big screen in the '60s with hits like 1962's "Period of Adjustment" and 1968's "Barbarella." Though the 81-year-old announced her retirement in the '90s, she couldn't stay away from the spotlight for long. She went back to work in 2005 alongside Jennifer Lopez in "Monster-in-Law," followed that up with "Georgia Rule" in 2007 and then headed to Broadway where she picked up a Tony nomination for her work in "33 Variations." She currently stars on Netflix's hit series "Grace and Frankie" with another pretty lady over 70, Lily Tomlin. In 2018, Jane appeared in an HBO documentary about her life, "Jane Fonda in Five Acts." As for her love life? The beauty has been married three times: first for eight years to French film director Roger Vadim, with whom she shares daughter Vanessa; next for 17 years to activist Tom Hayden, with whom she shares biological son Troy and adopted daughter Mary Luana; and finally for 10 years to media mogul Ted Turner, whom she divorced in 2001. Jane and record producer Richard Perry ended their eight-year romance in 2017.
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Tina Turner turns 80 in 2019! The sexy singer, born Anna Mae Bullock, emerged on the music scene in the '50s, originally going by "Little Ann." By the '60s, she'd adopted the stage name Tina Turner and rose to fame in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue alongside future husband Ike Turner. Ike and Tina had some major hits that decade including "A Fool in Love" and "River Deep – Mountain High," but their union wasn't meant to last. The power couple ended their tumultuous, abusive relationship in 1976 and divorced in 1978. Tina launched a successful solo career in the '80s during which she released the hit album "Private Dancer." The mother of two — she has sons Craig (with ex-boyfriend Raymond Hill) and Ronnie (with Ike) — has remained in the spotlight ever since (though she did move to Switzerland and take citizenship there) and holds some pretty impressive records for her age. In April 2013, she landed the cover of German Vogue, becoming the oldest person worldwide to ever feature on the brand's cover. In March 2018, "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," a show based on her life story, premiered in London. The musical is set to premiere on Broadway in the fall of 2019. Tina is happily married to longtime love Erwin Bach, whom she dated for 27 years before they wed in 2013.
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At 73, Dame Helen Mirren is only getting more amazing with age! The British actress, who began acting back in the '60s, has won many of acting's biggest prizes including an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Primetime Emmys and a Tony. Some of her most lauded work includes roles in 2001's "Gosford Park," 2007's "The Queen" and 2009's "The Last Station." Aside from acting, Helen has also been a face of L'Oreal since 2014 — she signed the deal when she was 69! Next up, she'll star in the ensemble film "Berlin, I Love You" and the French crime thriller "Anna." As for her love life, Helen has been with the same man, director Taylor Hackford, since 1986. They married in 1997.
Come see about this 75 year old! Diana Ross is aging flawlessly 50 years after we first met her. After starting out in one of the best selling girl groups of all time, The Supremes, Diana launched an unbelievably successful solo career, releasing hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out." But Miss Ross didn't just dominate in the music industry! She added acting to her resume and even picked up Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her work in 1972's "Lady Sings the Blues." In 2012, Diana — who's sold over 100 million records worldwide — was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In February 2018, Diana began a mini Las Vegas residency at the Wynn Hotel & Casino and in 2019, she was honored once again at the Grammy Awards in celebration of her 75th birthday. The sexy songstress is currently single though has two marriages under her belt that yielded five children: daughters Rhonda, Tracee and Chudney and sons Ross and Evan.
Susan Sarandon is 72 and has been hot in Hollywood since the '70s! The talented beauty's roles have ranged from work in soap operas like "A World Apart" to Broadway plays to cult classics like 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." More recently, the actress starred on the first installment of FX's "Feud" playing Bette Davis and in 2018's "Viper Club." Next up, she'll appear in the 2019 crime comedy "Going Places." Romantically, Susan's only marriage was to actor Chris Sarandon — he was her her husband for three years in the '70s. The actress chose to keep his last name after their split and went on to have relationships with many other men. She was tied to David Bowie at one point and had her three children with subsequent boyfriends: daughter Eva Amurri Martino with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, and sons Jack and Miles with actor Tim Robbins. She also made headlines with her long romance with Jonathan Bricklin — he's 30 years her junior — but now appears to be single once more.
What's her secret? Despite looking nearly identical to the lady we met back in the '60s as half of Sonny & Cher, Cher is actually now 73 years old! The Armenian-American beauty carved out a career with one name — an impressive feat — beginning back in 1965 when her hit song "I Got You Babe" hit the airwaves. Working as both part of a husband-wife duo and as a solo artist, Cher stayed on the charts for decades and even made time to act, picking up a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar and three Golden Globes along the way. In 2017, she launched her latest Las Vegas show, "Classic Cher," and earned the Billboard Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. One year later, she starred in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and released her 26th album, "Dancing Queen." "The Cher Show," a jukebox musical based on Cher's life and music, premiered on Broadway in December 2018. Just as impressive as her illustrious career? Her love life! The superstar was married twice — first to Sonny Bono (with whom she had Chaz Bono, a transgender activist) and then to rocker Gregg Allman (with whom she had Elijah Blue Allman, a musician) — and has also been linked to other stars including Gene Simmons, Eric Stoltz, Val Kilmer, Richie Sambora and Tom Cruise.
Believe it or not, Rita Moreno is 87 (we know, she looks ah-mazing!). The Puerto Rican beauty first came to fame in the 1950s and '60s with critically acclaimed supporting roles in "The King and I" and "West Side Story" (for which she won an Oscar). She's also appeared on "The Electric Company" and "Oz." An EGOT winner, Rita most recently starred on the hit Netflix series "One Day at a Time." She is set to executive produce and appear in the 2020 Steven Spielberg remake of "West Side Story." Rita previously dated fellow acting legend Marlon Brando and married cardiologist Leonard Gordon in 1965. The couple welcomed one daughter and were married until Leonard's death in 2010. She has described her marriage as an unhappy one and told People magazine she'd rather "eat glass" than marry again.
Diane Keaton burst onto the Hollywood scene back in the '70s with her first major role in 1972's iconic "The Godfather" before she went on to make movie magic with director (and one-time real-life love) Woody Allen in "Play It Again, Sam" that same year. Her bond with Woody stayed strong, and the two went on to work together seven more times on hits like 1977's "Annie Hall" and 1979's "Manhattan." From that point, she went on to establish herself as a dramatic actress, garnering Academy Award nominations for films like "Reds" in 1981, "Marvin's Room" in 1996 and "Something's Gotta Give" in 2003. And like a fine wine, Diane has only gotten better with age. Aside from critically acclaimed films, she's also starred in commercial hits like "Father of the Bride" and "The First Wives Club," which both topped the box office in the '90s. In 2016, she voiced Jenny in the popular Disney movie "Finding Dory" and starred as Sister Mary on HBO's "The Young Pope." More recently, Diane appeared in 2019's "Poms." The 73 year old has never married despite a few high-profile romances with Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. She adopted two children, daughter Dexter and son Duke, and remains single.
Diahann Carroll is 83 and fabulous! The New York native is a Hollywood history maker who starred in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black actors, including 1954's "Carmen Jones" and 1959's "Porgy and Bess." In 1968, she landed the lead role on "Julia," the first sitcom to feature a black actress in a non-stereotypical role, and in 1974, she earned an Oscar nomination for her work in "Claudine." Diahann most recently appeared onscreen in 2016's "The Masked Saint." She's been married four times and is a mother to one daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford, with her first husband, record producer Monte Kay.
The 78 year old born Born Jo Raquel Tejada was ranked No. 3 on Playboy's "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list, so it's only fitting that Raquel Welch is one of the most beautiful ladies over 70! The lovely Latina became a household name with her small but iconic role in 1966's "One Million Years B.C." and went on to earn critical acclaim for her work in films like the '70s flick "The Three Musketeers" and 1987's "The Right to Die." She more recently appeared in 2017's "How to Be a Latin Lover." Raquel picked up the last name Welch from her first husband, high school sweetheart James Welch, and also had two children with him — son Damon and daughter Tahnee. She has married three other times over the years but told ELLE magazine that she has no plans to marry again after her fourth divorce.
Goldie Hawn has been one of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood for more than five decades. The 73-year-old star hit it big in the late 1960s when she landed her Oscar-nominated role in "Cactus Flower." She continued to star in hit films throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s including "There's a Girl in My Soup," "The Sugarland Express," "Foul Play," "Private Benjamin," "Overboard," "Death Becomes Her," "The First Wives Club and "The Out-of-Towners." After taking a 15-year hiatus from acting, she returned to the big screen in 2017 with a lead role in "Snatched." Married two times, Goldie has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983. The couple, who welcomed son Wyatt in 1986, have famously never married. Goldie is also a mom to actress Kate Hudson and actor Oliver Hudson, whose dad is Goldie's ex-husband Bill Hudson.
"Gidget" herself is 72 and still one of the best looking ladies in Hollywood! Sally Field started her career on the '60s television show "Gidget" before starring on "The Flying Nun" later that decade. Her successful TV career paved the way for one in film as well, culminating in Academy Awards for her work in 1979's "Norma Rae" and 1984's "Places in the Heart." She's picked up plenty more acting accolades and nominations since, most recently for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in 2012's "Lincoln." In 2018, she released her memoir, "In Pieces," and starred in the hit Netflix miniseries "Maniac." When it comes to her personal life, Sally married twice — once to Steven Craig, which yielded sons Peter and Eli, and again to Alan Greisman, with whom she had one more son, Sam. In between those marriages was one high-profile relationship with a fellow legend — Burt Reynolds. The two starred in "Smokey and the Bandit," "Smokey and the Bandit II," "The End" and "Hooper" together during the late '70s and dated well into the '80s before Sally married Alan, whom she divorced in 1993.
Cicely Tyson, 94, puts ladies half her age to shame! The beauty is best known for her role in 1972's "Sounder," which earned her best actress Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, but she actually started working in the '50s. She's worked steadily ever since, from starring in critically acclaimed television programs like "Roots" in the '70s and "Fried Green Tomatoes" in the '90s to her most recent stint as a guest star on "How To Get Away With Murder." The legend is single, having been married only once to jazz musician Miles Davis back in the '80s.
Barbra Streisand is 77 and thriving! The New York native is one of the most awarded celebrities in all of Hollywood with two Academy Awards, 10 Grammys, five Emmys and a Special Tony Award — making her one of the few EGOT-level entertainers. Barbra began her career in the 1960s with a string of successful singles and albums. She'd transitioned into film by the end of the decade with appearances in "Funny Girl," "A Star is Born" and "The Way We Were." She's since become one of the best selling recording artists of all time, with 150 million albums and singles sold worldwide. Barbra — who famously directed three films including 1983's "Yentl," in which she also starred — released her 36th studio album, "Walls," in 2018. She's been married twice: first to actor Elliott Gould, with whom she welcomed her only child, Jason, and to James Brolin since 1998.
Mary Poppins herself makes the list — she's the tender age of 83! The graceful and gorgeous Julie Andrews started her career as a child actress on the stage and eventually made the leap to the silver screen in 1964's "Mary Poppins," a performance that earned her the Academy Award for best actress. Next, the star picked up a best actress Golden Globe for "The Sound of Music" the following year. She's still working today: Julie created the 2017 Netflix show "Julie's Greenroom" with daughter Emma, who's Julie's only biological child (Emma's father is Julie's first husband, set designer Tony Walton). Julie also adopted daughters Amy and Joanna with her late second husband, Blake Edwards. In 2018, she voiced a sea monster in the hit superhero flick "Aquaman."
Lily Tomlin will be 80 in 2019 and, like pal (and "Grace and Frankie" co-star) Jane Fonda, shows no signs of retiring anytime soon! The actress has been charming audiences since the '60s. Lily's career has been varied, ranging from stand-up comedy to film to Broadway. She also voiced Ms. Frizzle on the popular children's television show "The Magic School Bus." She reprised her role as Ms. Frizzle in the 2017 Netflix sequel "The Magic School Bus Rides Again." This unique trajectory coupled with her success earned Lily the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award in 2017. In her personal life, Lily has been a one-woman lady: She met partner Jane Wagner back in 1971 and married her 42 years later in 2013. The two have collaborated on many projects, most recently the 2013 documentary "An Apology to Elephants."
Margaret Avery is stunning and 75! The actress made a name for herself in the '80s portraying Shug Avery in "The Color Purple." Margaret picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her work in the film and has continued to work steadily ever since. She most recently starred as Helen Patterson on BET's hit show "Being Mary Jane" and appeared alongside Taraji P. Henson in 2018's "Proud Mary." The star is a mother of one, daughter Aisha, whom she shares with ex-husband Robert Hunt.
It's only fitting that Italian siren Sophia Loren, 84, makes the cut, as she got into acting by way of beauty pageants! Transitioning into acting in the '50s, the gorgeous gal was quickly signed by Paramount for a five-picture deal in 1956. She earned an Academy Award for best actress less than a decade later for her work in 1962's "Two Women." After having two children with husband Carlo Ponti, sons Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo, Sophia opted to step away from the spotlight, only taking on occasional roles. Her most recent major film role was in 2009's "Nine" alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz.
Betty White has the distinction of being the oldest beauty on this list — she turned 97 in early 2019. Best known for her role on "The Golden Girls" in the '80s and '90s, her career has spanned more than 75 years. Over nearly eight decades, she's amassed plenty of acting accolades including eight Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and even one Grammy in 2011 for best spoken word recording! She most recently voiced a character in 2019's "Toy Story 4." Betty was married three times. Third husband Allen Ludden passed away from stomach cancer in 1981. Betty never remarried and has no children, although she is a stepmother to Allen's three kids.
Thighmaster extraordinaire and "Three's Company" star Suzanne Somers earns a spot on this list as she will turn 73 in 2019. The blonde bombshell starred as Chrissy Snow on the famous sitcom in the '70s before building a varied career that included stints in Playboy, a bevy of infomercial campaigns and a role as a mom of many on "Step By Step" in the '90s. From there, she had her own daytime talk show for a season, hosted "Candid Camera," performed on Broadway in her own one-woman show and penned several books. Two of those non-fiction books are based on controversial practices in the health industry, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (her book "Ageless") and exploring alternative treatments to chemotherapy (her book "Knockout"). The star, who beat breast cancer in 2000, popped back up on television screens on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" in 2015 and came in ninth place. Offscreen, Suzanne's been married to Alan Hamel since 1977. Before that, she was married to Bruce Somers, with whom she has one son, Bruce Somers Jr.
Another stunning 73 year old in country music that made the list? The one and only Dolly Parton! She's country royalty who's been on the scene since the '60s when she joined Porter Wagoner on his eponymous weekly television show. The duo's duets charted high, which helped Dolly carve out her own successful solo career marked by her biggest hit, "Jolene," in 1973, which she followed up with hits "I Will Always Love You" and "Love Is Like a Butterfly" that same year. Her career has continued to soar through the years, so much so that in 1998, she was named the wealthiest country music star. In recent years, the Dollywood theme park founder's net worth has been estimated at around $500 million. The bubbly blonde has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966.
Gladys Knight is an icon in the music industry — and a gorgeous, vibrant 75 year old — who has multiple Grammys on her mantle. The singer, best known for her career peak in the '60s and '70s with hits including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Neither of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)," hasn't shied away from the spotlight while getting older. In fact, lately, she's kept her acting career alive by appearing as herself on the show "Star" in 2017 and guest starring on an episode of "Hawaii Five-0" in 2018. Her personal life has been as busy as her career: Gladys has been married four times and has three children — James, Kenya and Shanga.
British actress Charlotte Rampling turned 73 in 2019. Though she started in the modeling world, Charlotte quickly transitioned to film, starring in European arthouse flicks in three different languages — English, French and Italian. The trilingual beauty also found work on the small screen, earning an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 2012 miniseries "Restless" and a Golden Globe nomination for her work on "London Spy" in 2017. She also starred on the cult classic "Dexter" and released her autobiography in both French and English editions. In 2019, she was cast in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of "Dune" alongside Timothée Chalamet. Charlotte — who's currently single and living in Paris — has two marriages under her belt and two sons, Barnaby and David.
Diana Ellen Judd turned 73 this year, but you know her better as Naomi Judd. The country star-turned-actress is one half of country music's most iconic mother-daughter duo, The Judds, alongside daughter Wynonna Judd, and knows a thing or two about aging gracefully — she wrote the book on it! "Naomi's Guide To Aging Gracefully: Facts, Myths, And Good News for Boomers" is filled to the brim with knowledge on aging well, which she largely credits to changing your attitude. And though she's 'fessed up to having had a face lift, her book deals with embracing the added years. Naomi, who had Wynonna as well as actress daughter Ashley Judd with first husband Michael Ciminella in the '60s, has been married to Larry Strickland of the gospel group the Palmetto State Quartet since 1989.