Here at Hooch, we love a celebrity who looks as incredible today as they did 30 years ago. There’s nothing we like more than delving deep into the vault of beauty secrets of Hollywood’s elite, in the hope that we might look as sensational in years to come as they do.
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Grab a pad and prepare to take notes – some of these beauty and fitness tips are invaluable. Let’s take a look at some beautiful stars who have aged gracefully while maintaining their health and well-being.
Not one, but TWO Sex and the City alumni have made the list! Read on to learn their secrets.
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Salma Hayek has the kind of exotic beauty that can’t be bought. The 51-year-old actress has been hailed as a sex symbol for years, with roles in From Dusk Til Dawn and Once Upon A Time In Mexico. Hayek has said in the past that getting older used to affect her confidence, but we can’t see why.
The stunning brunette beauty has claimed that being in love helps. “I think if I was not in love, I would probably let myself go faster. Love gives me the vanity to continue.” Hayek has never been a fan of dieting, instead focusing on yoga and portion control to help maintain her hourglass figure.
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Brooke Shields has been in the industry since she was small, initially working as a child model. She eventually gained critical acclaim at the tender age of 12 for her role in Pretty Baby. Hailed as one of the defining models of her era, Shields was no one-trick pony, putting her career on hold to graduate from Princeton.
Like all of us, Brooke has battled her demons. And she has come out the other side swinging. In 2003 she was knocked back by postpartum depression but went on to be a mental health advocate, talking publicly about her struggles. If you ask us, she looks as good in 2018 as she did in 1988.
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Catherine first rose to prominence for her role in British TV series The Darling Buds of May in the early 90s. Since then, she has enjoyed a very successful acting career in the big leagues, acting alongside the likes of Sean Connery.
Since the 2000s the 48-year-old Welsh actress has dialed it down a notch, taking time to get back on track following a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Talking to W Magazine last year, Zeta-Jones gave up her diet secrets which help her mental health, too. “Water, maintaining my PH balance, no alcohol and through diet keeping my body free of any inflammation inside and out.”
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Jennifer captured our hearts and our imaginations when she starred as Sarah in the Labyrinth alongside David Bowie in 1986, although it wasn’t her first role. Now 47, the New York native looks as fresh as she did in the early 80s, with flawless skin and her trademark dark hair. What’s her secret?
According to a 2013 interview with Vogue, the actress focuses on skin care above all else, using Shiseido Future Solution LX line daily. “I do all the steps-the cleanser, the softener, the serum and the day cream,” said Connelly. There you go ladies, look after the skin and the rest will fall into place!
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Katey Sagal has been a television staple since Married…With Children. While the 64-year-old has had some ups and downs over the years, including stints in rehab, it looks like Katey has come out the other side. For the past few years, she’s been dropping our jaws with how amazing she looks.
“I take really good care of myself,” said Sagal in 2014. “I don’t smoke and I don’t drink. I sleep a lot, I just think it’s an inside job too. I think it’s an attitude, a lot of it’s attitude. I try to have a good one.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica is best known for her role as fashion-loving writer Carrie in HBO’s hit series Sex and the City. For most of us, we associate the ethereal blonde with the 90s, but she’s been in the business since the 70s, even starring in the title role of “Annie” on Broadway.
With numerous roles under her belt, the 53-year-old has also endorsed a number of big beauty brands, including Garnier. Lately, she’s been making headlines thanks to Kim Cattrall’s comments on the ‘mean girl’ vibe of SATC, but it should be her style, class, and general glowy-ness that lands her on the front page. If we look that good at 53, we’ll be happy.
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With a career spanning almost 60 years, 80-year-old Jane Fonda defies the laws of physics. From her rise to fame as a staple in 60s movies like Barbarella, Fonda has always stayed at the top of her game. In 1982, she made the leap from actress to workout woman extraordinaire.
The fitness guru has had suffered from ill health lately, having had a small number of cancerous cells removed from her lip. Despite that, Jane remains healthy. She has a body that women half her age envy, thanks to her love of keeping active. From her timeless style to her seemingly endless amount of wit, we just love Jane Fonda.
The next actress uses a 12-minute daily workout to maintain her stunning figure. We might have to start doing the same thing…
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Seventy-two-year-old Helen Mirren gives us all a lesson in how to age gracefully. The British actress always looks radiant on the red carpet, with a trim physique and a dewy youthfulness. She debuted with the Royal Shakespeare Company back in 1967, making her career one of the most successful in Hollywood.
Helen follows the Royal Canadian Air Force 12-minute exercise plan, created by Bill Orban in the 50s. It’s such a basic routine anyone could do it, whether you’re a gym bunny or not. “It is the exercise I have done off and on my whole life,” Mirren has said.
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Now 68 years old, Jessica Lange has enjoyed a great career that has seen her scoop up numerous awards. While many have speculated about her use of plastic surgery, there’s no denying that she looks fabulous either way. Jessica has worked with trainer-to-the-stars and yoga expert Siri Dhamara Galliano in the past, who had a unique way to keep her fit.
“With Jessica Lange, a Taurus, all I do is make her walk,” said Galliano, who uses astrology to come up with the right fitness plan for his clients. What are you waiting for, grab those walking boots and get to it!
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Honestly, can you even tell the difference between these snapshots? One was taken in the 1980s and the other was taken just last year. There’s really no denying how insanely, incredibly beautiful the 61-year-old actress is. Kim was the first one to feel the heat when it came to playing super-sexy Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, believing that she was too old for the part.
Twenty years on, and Cattrall is still known for her sex appeal. “I think that’s because I take care of myself, which includes dieting, minimizing stress and exercising. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.”
One famous actress inherited some amazing genes from her gorgeous mom, who’s next on our list.
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Over the past 20 years, little has changed about Goldie Hawn. Now 72, the actress looks as good as she did when she first met Kurt Russell. Her trademark blonde hair and radiant smile always light up the red carpet, but how does Kate Hudson’s mom stay healthy?
“I try to drink my juices. I try to work out every day a little bit. I find moments in the day. I have short meditation spurts during the day, if I don’t have a long one in the morning. I hike. I bike. I try to have as much fun as possible,” said Hawn when asked last year.
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We didn’t think it was possible to look even better at 51 than at 31, but Halle Berry has given us all food for thought. The Oscar winner has enjoyed a fruitful career while keeping hold of her luminescence. Would you look at that skin?
Halle fessed up her secrets to InStyle in 2015. “I use a cleanser, toner, moisturize, then use eye cream. I also like to do facials from Red Carpet Facial. I have to do my Red Carpet Facial once a week.” The system involves three-steps: peel, hydrating neutralizer, and oxygen masks – but it’ll set you back around $145 dollars a pop.
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Julianne Moore makes us all wish we were natural redheads. With the same fresh-faced beauty that Sissy Spacek was graced with, 57-year-old Moore uses a variety of methods to keep herself in check.
The star tries to eat nutrient-rich foods, veering away from processed rubbish that you just throw in the microwave. As for her incredible wrinkle-free ivory skin, Julianne attributes that to avoiding the sun, opting to walk on the shady side of the street and eat inside at restaurants. Her trim figure is a result of her love for Ashtanga yoga, which she has been practicing since her late 30s.
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Sharon Stone has been a sex symbol for decades. Who can forget that scene in Basic Instinct in 1992 that saw her rise to new heights of fame? Now 60, the blonde beauty is as beautiful and healthy as ever. How does she do it?
Stone beat some serious health issues in the early 2000s, overcoming a brain hemorrhage. It took her two years to walk and talk normally again, but it made her realize the importance of staying healthy. The gym is on Sharon’s hit list, as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and gluten. Pilates, yoga, total-body stretches, and water resistance help her stay on top of her game.
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59-year-old Angela Bassett looks incredible with a capital “I.” After gaining notoriety for her role as Tina Turner in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do with It, the world was taken with the New York native and her striking features.
Angela is known for her rigorous workout routine – she’s not afraid to work hard to maintain her fitness and health as she approaches the big 60. For Black Panther Bassett worked with trainer Corey Calliet, amping up her usual routine by focusing on high-intensity interval training (HIIT). As for her gorgeous skin, the actress uses her own product line.
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Seventy-seven-year-old Raquel Welch has the distinction of being #3 on Playboy’s “100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century” list, compiled in 2001. With a career in print and the silver screen, Welch is an undisputed icon.
According to a Daily Mail article published in April 2017, Welch focuses on eating a low-carb gluten-free diet and maintaining her body, “the same way you maintain your home, your car, your garden.” Yoga is a big priority for the star, who spends almost two hours a day on the mat. For her skin, Raquel swears by Bag Balm, a cream farmers use on the sore udders of cows. Hey, if it works!
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Demi Moore is the kind of actress that women want to look like and men want to date. With her dark features, deep brown eyes and ability to captivate audiences, the New Mexico native remains spellbinding at the age of 55.
Moore looks sensational thanks to a mostly raw vegan diet full of organic vegetables, green juices, fruit, soups, and smoothies. Like many of our stars, yoga and pilates play a big part in her healthy lifestyle. “I focus on nutritional and spiritual as well as physical wellness,” says Demi, who believes that staying fit all of the time and not just for a role is key to keeping healthy and happy.
The next star has a “hands-off” approach to beauty.
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Meryl Streep is one of the best-known actresses in Hollywood. With an estimated fortune of $90 million and more successful roles under her belt than we can count, there’s a reason Meryl always looks luminous, and it’s not just her bank balance.
Although she certainly has the money for an expensive beauty routine, Meryl swears by one simple tip to keep her skin blemish free. She simply doesn’t touch her face. As for her frame, swimming is the one exercise Meryl enjoys, as she isn’t a fan of high impact cardio workouts. Grab your bikini and get in the pool!
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You may remember Nancy McKeon best as Jo Polniaczek in the TV series The Facts of Life. Although Nancy went on to star in a number of different TV roles and movies, she never truly hit the big the time. Don’t let that fool you into thinking she didn’t make a success of herself though!
It’s thought that the brunette beauty still has around $6 million in the bank – that’s not to be sniffed at. Judging by her trim figure and absolutely flawless skin, McKeon knows exactly how to look after her mind and her body. At 51, wouldn’t you agree that she looks incredible?
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For a 68-year-old, Sissy Spacek looks like a flat out goddess. Famed for her fresh-faced beauty since her 70s breakout role in Badlands, we’ve always wondered how Sissy can look so flawless. The road wasn’t always paved with gold for Sissy though, who had to overcome struggles with alcohol and drug abuse early on in her career.
Despite her woes, the Texan star has managed to have a pretty consistent stream of work throughout her life, recently starring in Netflix’s series Bloodline alongside Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini. These days, Sissy is living her best life. Queen.