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Raquel Welch, 74

En español | She’s been an icon since she appeared in that furry prehistoric-style bikini in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. Welch split from her fourth husband years ago. With her first, she has a son, Damon, and a daughter, Tahnee, also an actress.
Birthday: September 5, 1940

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Harrison Ford, 72

The Star Wars actor is a serious pilot with his own small fleet of aircraft. He can afford it: Ford reportedly has a net worth of $210 million. He’s now a grandfather and raising a young son with his third wife, Calista Flockhart.
Birthday: July 13, 1942

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Martin Sheen, 74

He was so convincing as President Josiah Bartlet on TV’s The West Wing, fans wanted the actor to run for the actual presidency. He has four kids with first and only (in Hollywood?!) wife Janet Templeton as well as lots of grandkids.
Birthday: August 3, 1940

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Diana Ross, 70

The former Supremes singer and diva extraordinaire was just as supreme as a solo act. Now she’s a grandma with five grown kids, including actor Evan, who married singer Ashlee Simpson at Ross’ Connecticut estate in August.
Birthday: March 26, 1944

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Jane Fonda, 77

She had to wear huge fake breasts while playing a matriarch with a boob job in this summer’s This Is Where I Leave You. (“I loved having them,” she said.) The thrice-divorced actress has two grandchildren, Malcolm and Viva.
Birthday: December 21, 1937

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Joy Behar, 72

The former cohost on The View is married and has a daughter, Eve, and a grandson, Luca. “Comedians are ageless,” she has said. “We are in touch with the inner child, which keeps you young.”
Birthday: October 7, 1942

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Blythe Danner, 72

She’s a stage actress with two Tonys but is probably known more for her film work (Meet the Parents) and being Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom. Paltrow’s kids, Apple and Moses, call her “Lalo.”
Birthday: February 3, 1943


Judi Dench, 79

The British actress 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.”
Birthday: December 9, 1934


Tina Turner, 75

The Queen of Rock with the legendary legs survived an abusive first marriage to Ike Turner. In 2013, she married her longtime partner, German music producer Erwin Bach. That same year she became a Swiss citizen, relinquishing her U.S. citizenship.
Birthday: November 26, 1939

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Ann-Margret, 73

The no-last-name-necessary Swedish-born actress and singer has been out of the spotlight lately, but has enjoyed playing a former movie star on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. She’s been married to actor Roger Smith since 1967.
Birthday: April 28, 1941

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Patrick Stewart, 74

The English-born Shakespearean actor of Star Trek fame started going bald at age 19 — and worried that “any romantic aspect of my life would be over.” Ha! The father of two married his third wife, singer Sunny Ozell, in 2013.
Birthday: July 13, 1940

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Leslie Uggams, 71

She was Kizzy in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots — though she’s always been more of a stage actress, recently channeling Lena Horne in the musical Stormy Weather. She’s married with two grown kids; her daughter Danielle is an actress, too.
Birthday: May 25, 1943


Patti LaBelle, 70

The “Lady Marmalade” singer, long divorced from her former manager, Armstead Edwards, became a real foodie after her diabetes diagnosis. She writes cookbooks and is coming out with a line of Patti’s Good Life sauces.
Birthday: May 24, 1944

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Faye Dunaway, 74

The Bonnie and Clyde and Mommie Dearest (“No wire hangers ever!”) star has a son with her second ex-husband, Terry O’Neill. She spent recent years trying to launch a biopic on diva Maria Callas, whom she’s played onstage.
Birthday: January 14, 1941

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Barbra Streisand, 72

The Funny Girl actress could already count 51 gold albums when she came out with 2014’s Partners: duets with male singers, including her son, Jason Gould (from her marriage to Elliott Gould). She married James Brolin in 1998.
Birthday: April 24, 1942

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Diahann Carroll, 79

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.
Birthday: July 17, 1935


Martha Stewart, 73

Sure, she did jail time. But she still oversees a vast multimedia and merchandise empire, and can make cool jelly-jar candles and appliquéd pillows. Divorced since 1990, she dotes on grandchildren Jude and Truman.
Birthday: August 3, 1941


Catherine Deneuve, 71

We haven’t seen much of the French actress in recent years — but she’s had roles in more than 100 European films, including the acclaimed Belle de Jour. A grand-mère of two, her son is Christian Vadim, and her daughter is Chiara Mastroianni. (Both are actors.)
Birthday: October 22, 1943

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Julio Iglesias, 71

The Spanish crooner has eight kids from two marriages, his latest to Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger. Honored in 2013 as China’s “most popular international artist of all time” (he’s huge there!), he’s vowed to never retire.
Birthday: September 23, 1943 

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Swoosie Kurtz, 70

She played the eldest sister on NBC’s Sisters in the ’90s and more recently Molly’s mom on CBS’ Mike & Molly. Kurtz, who never married, has called her recent role “the naughtiest, bawdiest, juiciest woman on television of my age rank.”
Birthday: September 6, 1944

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Gladys Knight, 70

The soul singer was just a kid when she and family members formed Gladys Knight & the Pips, who later became major Motown hit makers. Married for the fourth time, Knight has (at last count) 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Birthday: May 28, 1944

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Paul McCartney, 72

Do call him “Sir,” for he’s been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his services to music. Now married to New Yorker Nancy Shevell, he still puts on a fun show; in a 2014 concert review, Rolling Stone described him as “spry and impish as ever.”
Birthday: June 18, 1942

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Nick Nolte, 74

He had rugged good looks in TV’s Rich Man, Poor Man and films such as 48 Hours and The Prince of Tides. Now he is more grizzled and raising a young daughter, Sophie, with his partner, Clytie Lane. He also has a son, Brawley, from a previous marriage.
Birthday: February 8, 1941

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