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Denzel, Oprah, Bowie, Sting Among AARP The Magazine's Hot Fifty

AARP The Magazine’s Hot Fifty List Runs the Gamut From Classic Beauties to Cool Crooners

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Contact: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560,

Just what makes a person sexy? A smoldering gaze? Sleek muscles or soft curves? Brains and a devilish sense of humor? Sure, some of the more obvious assets can help. But real, make 'em crazy sex appeal comes from deeper, more visceral qualities, many of which become sexier with seasoning. And nothing embodies these ideals like the AARP The Magazine's Hot Fifty List, featured in the July/August issue, which spotlights the celebrities over fifty that make us melt.

"The Hot Fifty list runs the gamut, from classic beauties to cool crooners," said AARP The Magazine Editor Steve Slon. "But what all of them have in common is that their appeal goes beyond just looks. These people all have a charisma, an unquantifiable 'it,' that simply draws you to them."

AARP The Magazine's 2005 Hot Fifty List

Leading Men
Denzel Washington
Liam Neeson
Ed Harris
Jeff Bridges
Morgan Freeman
Dennis Quaid
Pierce Brosnan

Leading Ladies
Kim Basinger
Jessica Lange
Alfre Woodard
Susan Sarandon
Sigourney Weaver
Jane Seymour
Phylicia Rashad

Coolest Crooners
Tina Turner
Dolly Parton
Stevie Nicks
Julio Iglesias
Harry Belafonte
David Bowie

Fetching Newshounds
Ed Bradley
Lesley Stahl
Diane Sawyer

Sexy Scribes
Michael Crichton
Terry McMillan
Sam Shepard

Babelicious Baldies
Patrick Stewart
James Taylor
Bruce Willis

Funny Lookers
Steve Martin
Catherine O'Hara

All American Athletes
Tom Watson
Peggy Fleming

Hottest Foreign Imports
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Charlotte Rampling

Power Players
Bill Clinton
Queen Noor
Tony Blair
Colin Powell
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Condoleeza Rice

Magnetic Moguls
Quincy Jones
Richard Branson
Oprah Winfrey
Ralph Lauren

Darling Duos
Paul Newman and
Joanne Woodward
Taylor Hackford and
Helen Mirren

Always Had It, Always Will (The Sexy Hall of Fame)
Lauren Bacall
Warren Beatty
Jacqueline Bisset
Candice Bergen
Joan Collins
Sean Connery
Catherine Deneuve
Richard Gere
Lena Horne
Lauren Hutton
Sophia Loren
Ricardo Montalban
Rita Moreno
Sidney Poitier
Robert Redford
Raquel Welch

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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