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20 Actresses Who Were Certified Smoke Shows Back In The Day

These photos of senior superstars when they were younger serve as a reminder that some of today’s older hotties were once hotties. Some of these gorgeous celebs are well into their 50s, and some are well into their 80s or even 90s, and they are still hotter than some of their younger celebrity counterparts, and many have even improved with age.

Don’t be surprised if you see photos of Helen Mirren from 40 years ago and come to the bizarre conclusion that she’s been a real babe for longer than you’ve lived. There are a few ladies on this list who will make you wonder “what happened?!?” because there are a few classic actresses who were hot when they were younger.

Who are the older actresses who were once really attractive? This list of classic babes includes celebrities who were famous in their youth, those who are still famous now, and those whose fame has long faded.

#1 Sally Field

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Field began her career on television, starring in the comedies Gidget (1965–1966), The Flying Nun (1967–1970), and The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974). She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and nominations for a Tony Award and for two British Academy Film Awards.

#2 Angela Lansbury

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Lansbury is an Irish-British and American actress and singer who has played many film, theatre, and television roles. With one of the longest careers in the entertainment industry, her career has spanned over 80 years, much of it in the United States; her work has also received much international attention

#3 Charlotte Rampling

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Rampling is an English actress, model, and singer, known for her work in European arthouse films in English, French, and Italian. An icon of the Swinging Sixties, she began her career as a model and later became a fashion icon and muse.

#4 Maggie Smith

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Smith is an English actress. With an extensive career on screen and stage beginning in the mid-1950s, Smith has appeared in over 60 films and 70 plays.

#5 Julie Andrews

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Dame Julie Andrews is an English actress, singer, and author. She has garnered numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over seven decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards.

#6 Judi Dench

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Dame Jud Dench is an English actress. Regarded as one of Britain’s best actresses, she is noted for her versatile work in various films and television programs encompassing several genres, as well as for her numerous roles on the stage.

#7 Betty White

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Betty White was an American actress and comedian. A pioneer of early television, with a television career spanning more than seven decades, White was noted for her vast work in the entertainment industry and for being one of the first women to work both in front of and behind the camera.

#8 Carmen Dell’Orefice


Dell’Orefice is an American supermodel and actress. She is known within the fashion industry for being the world’s oldest working model as of the Spring/Summer 2012 season. She was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 15 and has been modeling ever since. Her daily motto is to enjoy herself, at no-one else’s expense.

#9 Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as “the best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, and three wins.

#10 Jessica Lange

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Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards.

#11 Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand is an American singer and actress. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

#12 Blythe Danner

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Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff (2004–2006), and a Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in Butterflies Are Free on Broadway (1969–1972).

#13 Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, dancer, producer, and singer. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, before going on to receive the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cactus Flower.

#14 Helen Mirren

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Dame Helen Mirren is an English actor. The recipient of numerous accolades, she is the only performer to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

#15 Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton is an American actress. Known for her idiosyncratic personality and fashion style, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

#16 Gloria Stuart

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Gloria Frances Stuart was an American actress, visual artist, and activist. She was known for her roles in Pre-Code films, and garnered renewed fame late in life for her portrayal of Rose Dawson Calvert in James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic.

#17 Kathy Bates

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Kathy Bates is an American actress and director. Known for her roles in comedic and dramatic films and television programs, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards.

#18 Susan Sarandon

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Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress and activist. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award, and has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. In 2002, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.

#19 Jane Fonda

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Jane Fonda is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model. Recognized as a film icon, Fonda is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

#20 Glen Close

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Glenn Close is an American actress. Throughout her career spanning over four decades, Close has garnered numerous accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Tony Awards.

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