How Does Your Brain Score? Take the Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment


No Way They're 50-Plus!

Yes, way! Get up close to Elle Macpherson, Lenny Kravitz, Benjamin Bratt and more

  • Lenny Kravitz, 50

    En español | The electrifying funk-rock star reached a new audience with a role in The Hunger Games, but he’s a musician above all. On a shallower note: Kravitz has spectacular pecs, displayed on the cover of his 2014 album Strut.
    Birthday: May 26, 1964
    — Getty Images

    1 of 34
  • Elle Macpherson, 50

    Dubbed “The Body” thanks to a series of sizzling photos in the swimsuit editions of Sports Illustrated some three decades ago, she has continued to work long past the expiration date once put on a modeling career.
    Birthday: March 29, 1964
    — Getty Images

    2 of 34
  • Ellen DeGeneres, 57

    She’s a go-to award-show host, a famous funny lady and cool dancer who seems able to get along with anyone. She’s also a devoted wife to actress Portia de Rossi.
    Birthday: January 26, 1958
    — AP Photo

    3 of 34
  • Benjamin Bratt, 51

    The actor best known as Detective Rey Curtis on Law & Order (and ex-boyfriend of Julia Roberts) tends to play smoldering hunks. He’s married to actress Talisa Soto.
    Birthday: December 16, 1963
      — Getty Images

    4 of 34
  • Russell Simmons, 56

    He co-founded the legendary Def Jam Records and launched HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Now the hip-hop pioneer is a mega-rich entrepreneur and serious vegan.
    Birthday: October 4, 1957
    — Getty Images

    5 of 34
  • Jennifer Beals, 51

    The Flashdance star who went on to a long stint on Showtime’s The L Word is still acting, but has other interests: The Yale grad has said she spends her spare time on photography and spiritual exploration.
    Birthday: December 19, 1963
    — Getty Images

    6 of 34
  • Courteney Cox, 50

    A central figure in the famous Friends castCox turned her sweet prettiness into a more adult sensuality with her turn as a sexy 40-something mom on TBS’s Cougar Town. 
    Birthday: June 15, 1964
    — Getty Images

    7 of 34
  • Rupert Everett, 55

    There’s a reason the British actor looks regal: He was the Prince of Wales in The Madness of King George (1994) and will play King George VI in next year’s Girls’ Night Out, about Queen Elizabeth’s wilder princess days. 
    Birthday: May 29, 1959
    — Getty Images

    8 of 34
  • Brad Pitt, 51

    Since he burst onto the screen in 1991’s Thelma & Louise, the handsome global activist, best friend of George Clooney and husband of Angelina Jolie has become a father to six children. 
    Birthday: December 18, 1963
    — Getty Images

    9 of 34
  • Cassandra Wilson, 58

    The influential jazz diva is known for her balmy contralto voice and pioneering interpretations of modern pop songs.
    Birthday: December 4, 1955
    — Getty Images

    10 of 34
  • Valerie Bertinelli, 54

    Famous as Barbara on One Day at a Time, Bertinelli lost 40 pounds as spokesperson for Jenny Craig and is now a vocal advocate for healthy living. She married second husband Tom Vitale in 2011. 
    Birthday: April 23, 1960
    — Getty Images

    11 of 34
  • Angela Bassett, 56

    Bassett’s portrayed many real-life characters, including Rosa Parks, Tina Turner, Coretta Scott King — even Michelle Obama on an episode ofThe Simpsons. She’s been married to actor Courtney B. Vance since 1997. 
    Birthday: August 16, 1958
    — Getty Images

    12 of 34
  • Gloria Estefan, 57

    The Cuban-born singer and entrepreneur has sold million of albums and won Grammys galore. She’s spent more than three decades with her husband and collaborator, Emilio; they’re now grandparents and loving it.
    Birthday: September 1, 1957
    — Getty Images

    13 of 34
  • Sharon Stone, 56

    The small-town girl from Pennsylvania who became the sexy star of Basic Instinct is also an AIDS activist and divorced single mom of three. She told Shape in 2014 that she stays healthy with regular exercise and eats lots of steak.
    Birthday: March 10, 1958
    — Getty Images

    14 of 34
  • Jon Bon Jovi, 52

    Bon Jovi is an ’80s rocker with staying power. His band’s megahit album Slippery When Wetcame out in 1986, but the Jersey boy is still a music icon — and even better looking now without all the hair. 
    Birthday: March 2, 1962
    — AP Photo

    15 of 34
  • Antonio Banderas, 54

    The piping-hot Spanish actor — who says the favorite character he’s ever played is Zorro — is also the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrekmovies. Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from Banderas in 2014 after 18 years of marriage.
    Birthday: August 10, 1960
    — Getty Images

    16 of 34
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, 56

    An A-list actress in the ’80s and ’90s, she starred in movies from Scarface to Batman Returns (as a slinky Catwoman). Married to TV producer David E. Kelley, she’s said her vegan diet is what keeps her young-looking. 
    Birthday: April 29, 1958
    — Getty Images

    17 of 34
  • Jodie Foster, 52

    She was unforgettable as Clarice in Silence of the Lambs — just one of many strong roles since her breakthrough in 1976’s Taxi Driver. Foster, who came out at the Oscars in 2014, recently married photographer Alexandra Hedison. 
    Birthday: November 19, 1962
    — Getty Images

    18 of 34
  • Paula Abdul, 52

    The “nice” judge on American Idol, Abdul is a singer, dancer and songwriter who lived her young life in the spotlight. Divorced twice, Abdul is a big dog lover who’s been spotted pushing her pup in a stroller. 
    Birthday: June 19, 1962
    — Corbis

    19 of 34
  • Julianne Moore, 54

    The fearless actress is known for playing complex characters, including in The Kids Are All Right(2010) and Still Alice (2014). Mom to two kids and married to director Bart Freundlich, Moore also writes children’s books.
    Birthday: December 3, 1960
    — Getty Images

    20 of 34
  • Marc Jacobs, 51

    The designer, a longtime creative director at Louis Vuitton, was a prodigy in the ’80s and now you can’t escape his name in fashion. Outmagazine put him at No. 19 on its recent list of “The 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.” 
    Birthday: April 9, 1963
    — Getty Images

    21 of 34
  • Andie MacDowell, 56

    The model turned actress, who plays a judge in the TV drama Cedar Cove, has three grown children, including two daughters who look like their beautiful mom. 
    Birthday: April 21, 1958
    — AP Photo

    22 of 34
  • Sade, 56

    The reclusive British singer of “Smooth Operator” fame sold millions of albums in the 1980s. She appeared in a sultry cover photo for Ebonymagazine several years ago, offering fans a rare view. 
    Birthday: January 16, 1959
    — Getty Images

    23 of 34
  • Michelle Obama, 51

    The super-fit, health-conscious first lady says her most important title is “mom-in-chief” to daughters Sasha and Malia
    Birthday: January 17, 1964
    — Getty Images

    24 of 34
  • John Stamos, 51

    First as bad-boy Blackie on General Hospital, then as Jesse on Full House, Stamos somehow always has great hair. He’s also a musician who often performs with his pals the Beach Boys.
    Birthday: August 19, 1963
    — AP Photo

    25 of 34
  • Trisha Yearwood, 50

    The country singer married to fellow star Garth Brooks is also a devoted cook — you may have seen her making grits on her Food Network showTrisha’s Southern Kitchen. 
    Birthday: September 19, 1964
    — Getty Images

    26 of 34
  • Garth Brooks, 53

    Brooks is country music royalty, selling more albums in the last 20 years than anyone in the United States. Back from retirement, he’s often on the road with wife Trisha Yearwood: "I can't stand to spend a day without her," he’s said.
    Birthday: February 7, 1962
    — Getty Images

    27 of 34
  • Keanu Reeves, 50

    He started out as a dude in the comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, but he’s smart and marches to his own beat, making a fortune as an action-movie star. 
    Birthday: September 2, 1964
    — Getty Images

    28 of 34
  • Blair Underwood, 50

    He found fame on NBC’s L.A. Law, and later won kudos for his role as a traumatized fighter pilot on HBO’s In Treatment. Respected for his generosity to many charities, he’s been married to Desiree DaCosta since 1994. 
    Birthday: August 25, 1964
    — Getty Images

    29 of 34
  • Dermot Mulroney, 51

    He’s the rom-com partner of actresses such as Julia Roberts and Debra Messing. Besides acting, he’s also an accomplished cellist; he plays with a band called Cranky George. 
    Birthday: October 31, 1963
    — Getty Images

    30 of 34
  • Matt Dillon, 50

    Countless Generation Xers plastered his movie poster from The Outsiders on their preteen walls. Decades later, Dillon’s still a hunk — and still unmarried. He’s also a great comic actor (see 1995’s To Die For). 
    Birthday: February 18, 1964
    — Getty Images

    31 of 34
  • Helen Hunt, 51

    The star of the ’90s TV comedy Mad About Youwas nominated for a 2012 Oscar for her body-baring performance in The Sessions. She and her partner, writer-producer Matthew Carnahan, have a daughter, Makena Lei.
    Birthday: June 15, 1963
    — AP Photo

    32 of 34
  • Sheryl Crow, 52

    The cool girl of ’90s pop (and Lance Armstrong’s ex-girlfriend) has grown into a respected performer, single mom and breast cancer research advocate. She battled the disease after a 2006 diagnosis.
    Birthday: February 11, 1962
    — AP Photo

    33 of 34
  • 34 of 34

Next Article

Read This