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No Way They’re 70-Plus!

Yes, way! Take a look at Raquel Welch, Diahann Carroll, Martha Stewart and more

Raquel Welch

En español | Countless bedrooms were adorned with the iconic poster of her wearing a prehistoric-style bikini in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. Well, she’s still got it! When Welch, 73, showed up at a party in this dress, a reporter wrote, “She stunned guests with her youthful looks and killer curves.”

Getty Images: Los Angeles, Sept. 2013

Jane Fonda

The thrice-married (and divorced) Fonda, at age 75, is a multitalented actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), feminist, anti-Vietnam War activist and fitness guru to leotard-clad masses. When a few veterans declared a boycott of the movie The Butler because Fonda was in the cast, she said, “Get a life.”

AP Images: Cannes, France, May 2013

Joy Behar

After 16 seasons on The View, Behar, 70, left the daytime talk show in August. The comedian joked on Twitter: “Not sure what to do next. I was thinking porn for the blind.” She’s since said she plans to write a play.

Getty Images: New York, March 2013

Blythe Danner

She’s a stage actress with two Tonys, though is probably known more for her film work (Meet the Parents) and appearances on Will & Grace — and maybe known most for being Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom. Danner looks appealingly bookish here at age 70, attending the Tribeca Film Festival.

Corbis: New York, April 2013

Tina Turner

The queen of rock 'n' roll, 73 in this photo, has had a string of hits and two of the most legendary legs in the biz. In June she married German music producer Erwin Bach in a ceremony at the couple's lakeside estate in Switzerland. The bride wore dark green and female guests wore white.

Getty Images: Rome, June 2013

Judi Dench

The British actress — 78 here — has always had a regal air that made her perfect as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown and Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love. Still, Dench has said she likes when young people recognize her as M from the James Bond movies: It makes her feel “a bit cool.”

Corbis: Venice, Sept. 2013


The no-last-name-necessary star still glitters at age 72. The Swedish-born actress and singer became a true movie star in the ’60s, with roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas (with Elvis Presley) and The Cincinnati Kid. She won an Emmy for a 2010 guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU.

Getty Images: New York, Oct. 2013

Leslie Uggams

She’s a Juilliard-trained actress and singer, most
famous for playing Kizzy in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots — though she’s always been more of a stage actress. (She won a Tony in 1968.) Here Uggams, a few months before turning 70, enters the Today show studios for a discussion about Roots.

Corbis: New York, Feb. 2013

Faye Dunaway

Here Dunaway, 72, is at the Locarno Film Festival, where she was honored for a career including roles in classics such as Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde and Network. Most memorable, though: her depiction of an unhinged Joan Crawford in 1981’s Mommie Dearest (“No more wire hangers, ever!”).

Getty Images: Locarno, Switzerland, Aug. 2013

Barbra Streisand

The diva, 70, at a Lincoln Center gala, has accrued a truckload of Emmys, Oscars and Grammys during her rich film and music career. Her recent “Barbra Live” tour was a predictably huge hit: Front-row tickets at the Hollywood Bowl were said to have fetched as much as $9,999.

Getty Images: New York, April 2013

Diahann Carroll

Carroll, 77 in this photo, is a singer and stage actress cast as the glamorous Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty — a role that involved epic screen catfights with Joan Collins (Carroll has said, “I think we loved it, Joan and I”). She’s had a recurring character on USA Network’s White Collar.

Corbis: June 2013

Martha Stewart

Stewart, 72, is still the ultimate diva of DIY domesticity, despite having done jail time for obstructing justice in a securities fraud case. Never mind: She’s savvy enough to oversee a vast multimedia and merchandise empire — and there’s surely no one on earth who could out-craft her.

Corbis: New York, Sept. 2013

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