There are countless lotions, potions and camera tricks to help the stars look their best. But not every celebrity has a personal spigot connected to the fountain of youth — and some wear the results of their hard-partying days more than others. Other famous faces, meanwhile, seem frozen in time thanks to the way they dress or because they'll always be associated with the iconic roles they played when they were young. The end result? It's nearly impossible to guess when some stars were born. We've rounded up several sets of celebs you'll never believe are the same age, starting with these two…
Britain's King Charles III and American music star Lionel Richie were born seven months apart, making them the same age for almost half the year. They became friends after the "All Night Long" singer did some work with the royal's Prince's Trust charity and in 2023, Lionel performed at his old pal's coronation. "Believe it or not, we're the same age," the singer told the BBC when he was in London for the king's crowning. "We have a little joke between the two of us: He always says to me, 'Lionel, How do you look the way you look and I look the way I look?' I said, 'If you come to Hollywood, I can help you.'"
The comments came the same week Lionel told DailyMail.com that he's no fan of plastic surgery. "[It] locks you in for that year [when you had work done] and after that, you can't go naturally, you're staying right there … You try and go back to reset, and you can't," he said, explaining that instead, he focuses on "water, sleep, and sweat" and doesn't eat "too much red meat," adding, "I know it's real boring. [Sex] will work also and it's good for your heart."
Now keep reading for more stars who are the same age…
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It's really not a fair comparison: Christie Brinkley is a month older than "Schitt's Creek" star Catherine O'Hara, but the supermodel is a freak of nature who looks half her age.
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Paul Rudd is six months older than Gerard Butler but somehow looks a decade younger. Make it make sense!
Baby-faced Selena Gomez looks years younger than Cardi B — even though she's actually three months older than the mother of two.
George Clooney and Ralph Macchio both turned 60 in 2021, but the "Karate Kid" alum just doesn't seem to age!
Kate Winslet is an Oscar-winning mother of three and Tara Reid is a former Hollywood "it" girl who's best known for her work in a handful of teen sex comedies. So while the "American Pie" star is only a month younger than the English actress, her penchant for hard partying, heavy makeup and club-ready fashion makes it seems like there would be a significant age gap between them.
Jared Leto and Jon Hamm both turned 50 in 2021, but the Oscar-winning rock star doesn't look a day over 40. Maybe it's the long hair and eye makeup!
Gwen Stefani and Catherine Zeta-Jones were both born in 1969, but the No Doubt frontwoman looks decades younger thanks in large part to her youthful sense of style and the way she wears her hair and makeup. (It doesn't hurt that Gwen has freakishly flawless skin!)
Olivia Rodrigo is just three months older than JoJo Siwa, but the Grammy winner — with her grown-up clothes and makeup — could pass for years older than the "Dance Moms" alum, who's been in the spotlight since she was barely in the double digits.
Gabrielle Union and Sofia Vergara — who are two of the most beautiful women on the planet — both turn 50 in 2022. But the "Bring It On" alum inexplicably looks like she just turned 30!
Demi Moore and Jodie Foster both turn 60 in 2022, but the "Ghost" actress has obviously stumbled upon the fountain of youth … or a really, really, REALLY good aesthetician.
Tom Hiddleston and Elijah Wood both turned 40 in 2021, but the "Lord of the Rings" alum somehow looks significantly younger. Seriously, what moisturizer does he use?!
It's not that Jennifer Lawrence looks older than Sarah Hyland — it's just that the four-time Oscar nominee, who welcomed her first child in early 2022, has accomplished so much already, she somehow seems much older than the "Modern Family" alum.
Kristen Wiig and Vera Farmiga will both turn 50 in 2023, but between her quirky sense of humor and outrageous sense of style, the "Saturday Night Live" alum somehow seems much younger.
Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Kirby share a first name and a birth year, but the Oscar nominee seems wise beyond her years, which is why we just assumed she was older!
Baby-faced former child star Kodi Smit-McPhee looks quite young for his age. A mustachioed Paul Mescal, meanwhile, looks a tad older.