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12 Successful Actresses Deciding To Have Children After 35

Women have started having their first child around the age of 29 in recent decades. In former years, the age was much younger, but nowadays, women choose to achieve first in their respective fields before starting a family. However, they frequently face criticism for their decision, but it is their life, and they are free to do whatever they choose.
Daily Highlight aims to remind all women that they have complete control over when and if they have children.

1. Rachel Weisz

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At the age of 48, The Mummy actress gave birth to a child with her husband, James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Craig has a daughter from a previous relationship, while Weisz has a son with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

2. Alyssa Milano

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Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed was Alyssa Milano's most popular role. New Year's Eve, a Christmas comedy, is one of her most recent film productions.
Milano has been married twice and has two children from her second marriage. Her first child, a son, was born when she was 38 years old. Milano had her younger daughter when she was 41 years old.

3. Kirsten Dunst

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The actress has been in a number of well-known films. The Spider-Man trilogy, Interview with the Vampire, Mona Lisa Smile, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Marie Antoinette, and others were among Kirsten Dunst's most well-known roles.
The actress recently became a mother and had her first child in 2018. Dunst had her second child in the spring of 2021, when she was 39 years old.

4. Marcia Gay Harden

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Marcia Harden has starred in a number of notable films, including The First Wives Club, Meet Joe Black, Mona Lisa Smile, and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. The actress has three children, the first of whom was born when she was 39 years old. Harden gave birth to twins at the age of 44.

5. Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle is currently known as Prince Harry's wife. She is well known for her part in the Suits television series. Markle has two children. Lilibet, her youngest daughter, was born in June 2021, just two months before she turned 40.

6. Laura Linney

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One month before she turned 50, the star of films such as Love Actually, The Truman Show, and the TV series Law & Order became a mother. Laura has been married twice: once to actor David Adkins and again to real estate agent Marc Schauer. Bennett Armistead was her first child from her second marriage. The actress did an excellent job of concealing her pregnancy, and she is still attempting to shield her family from public scrutiny.

7. Jennifer Love Hewitt

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I Know What You Did Last Summer, Garfield, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Criminal Minds, and other films have featured the actress. Jennifer Love Hewitt is married and has three children. At the age of 42, she gave birth to her youngest son in 2021.

8. Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore is known for her roles in films such as 50 First Dates, Charlie's Angels, Fever Pitch, and others. The actress has been married twice and has two daughters with an art consultant named Will Kopelman. Barrymore's youngest daughter was born when he was 39 years old.

9. Lena Headey

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Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones was, maybe, Lena Headey's most well-known role. The actress has also appeared in films such as The Brothers Grimm, 300, and 300: Rise of an Empire. Headey is now divorced with two children. At the age of 41, she gave birth to her youngest daughter.

10. Melanie Griffith

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Melanie Griffith is a prominent actress who starred in films such as Working Girl, Two Much, and others in the 1980s and 1990s. She had a number of passionate relationships and marriages.
Apart from her eldest daughter, Dakota Johnson, who is most known for playing Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, Griffith also has a younger daughter, Stella (in the right photo). At the age of 39, the actress gave birth to her daughter with Antonio Banderas.

11. Rachel McAdams

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Rachel McAdams has also appeared in a number of well-known film projects. Mean Girls and The Notebook gave her leading parts. The actress has been in several major relationships, but she is currently dating Jamie Linden, a screenwriter. McAdams became a mother for the first time in 2018 at the age of 39.
In 2020, reports surfaced that the actress was expecting her second child. However, because the actress wants to keep her family hidden from prying eyes, little is known about the rumored baby.

12. Salma Hayek

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Fran├žois-Henri Pinault, a French billionaire, proposed to the Mexican-American actress in 2007. Valentina Paloma Pinault, their daughter, was born on September 21, 2007, when Salma was 42 years old. Salma and Fran├žois married on Valentine's Day in 2009 in Paris, after dating for two years.
Do you feel compelled to have children before a particular age, or do you want to accomplish certain goals before having children?
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