Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the following topic will be covered subjectively, as all of us have different tastes in men and women. These actresses are not only beautiful but also specific in certain ways, with great acting skills. The list is not ranked and it features some of the most beautiful actresses over 50 in Hollywood. We will write about their beginning, best achievements and most popular movies and tv series.
Sandra Bullock (1964)
One of the queens of romantic comedies, but also an action heroine, Sandra Bullock is a classical beauty, a girl next door kind of a woman. With her big brown eyes, long brown hair and a wonderful smile, she always seems welcoming and ready to have good fun, but also stay somewhere alone and enjoy her free time.
A one time Oscar winner (for her leading role in The Blind Side) is an actress who proved that she can excel in dramatic roles as well as in her most beloved ones. We will never forget her in Speed, While You Were Sleeping and Miss Congeniality, but also hope that we will see her in more upcoming Hollywood projects.
Monica Bellucci (1964)
This Italian beauty can’t be missed from any list that praises women’s beauty, femininity and attractiveness. But Bellucci is so much more since she never forgets to point out that beauty passes and that women need to take care of their minds, even more than their bodies and looks.
She is a true icon, maybe even more famous for her private life as a fighter for women’s rights than an actress, but everyone will agree that she has a talent and is able to “steal the show” in every movie she stars in. She brought Tornatore’s Malena the cult status and it is mostly thanks to her one of the most beloved Italian movies.
Julia Roberts (1967)
“Pretty Woman” literally, this beautiful actress is, just like Sandra Bullock, famous for her simplicity and natural beauty. With her long red/brown curls and stunning smile, she was one of the leading actresses in the 1990s when she ruled the romantic comedies genre, in movies such as Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride and My Best Friend’s Wedding.
She received an Oscar for her unforgettable role as Erin Brokovich where she showed everyone that she should be taken seriously and offered more serious and demanding roles. She decided to take a long pause from Hollywood and its lights and completely withdrew from the acting business, but we can see more of her in the last few months, attending various festivals and galas.
Cate Blanchett (1969)
This Australian actress is a true diva, a laid back woman with a normal personal life and a career that everyone would envy. One of the best actresses ever, Cate Blanchett can star in everything she gets, from a stubborn journalist in Veronica Guerin, through the strongest elf ever as Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings, to her numerous dramatic roles which seem to be her favourite genres.
Blanchett has won 2 Oscars, but we can be sure that there will be more awards in the future since she is absolutely stunning in everything she does. And apart from all that, her beauty is natural and effortless, making her one of the most beautiful actresses ever.
Jennifer Lopez (1969)
Another diva, this time a Latino diva, a dancer, singer, actress and a successful businesswoman, it looks as if Jennifer Lopez can do anything. Everything she does becomes an instant hit and she is one of the most followed celebrities in the world.
Her private life is always interesting, her albums and shows huge hits and her romantic comedies are among the most-watched. We can’t deny her excellent timing and the ability to know what’s hot at the moment and her looks are definitely one of her greatest assets.
Jennifer Aniston (1969)
There are really only a few people who haven’t heard of Rachel Green and one of the most famous sitcoms ever, The Friends. And even the ones who never watched it are certainly acquainted with this cute and friendly girl next door that Jennifer Aniston so perfectly portrayed.
Attractive, but at the same time so down to earth and simple, Jennifer Aniston is an actress that everyone likes. She has made some beautiful romantic comedies and starred next to some of the greatest Hollywood names and is without any doubt a name we love to see on the casting list.
Taraji P.Henson (1970)
Charismatic and attractive, Taraji is a delight to watch, especially when she portrays strong and merciless women, such as Cookie Lyon in the series Empire. She definitely rules the big screen, with her expressions and specific voice and is one of the biggest advocates for women’s rights in Hollywood.
She has starred in some of the most beautiful dramas of all time, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures and Hustle & Flow and is undoubtedly a name we will be seeing in the future.
Lucy Lawless (1968)
Xena: Warrior Princess is the tv series that made Lucy Lawless popular, especially among fantasy geeks who never forget to mention her when talking about their favourite heroines. This New Zealand beauty didn’t lose anything from her natural beauty and is one of the best looking actresses nowadays.
Besides Xena, we loved her as the devious Lucretia in Spartacus where she wasn’t afraid to show all her natural assets, but also her great acting talent. She is mostly featured in tv series where she plays strong and independent women.
Helena Bonham Carter (1966)
Eccentric, beautiful and specific, Helena Bonham Carter is a beautiful woman whose beauty can’t always be seen, due to her brave movie roles where her acting talent comes into focus. And she is talented and extremely gifted, but also one of the most beautiful actresses.
We will never forget some of her most iconic roles, such as the one of Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter, Princess Margaret in Crown, Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Winona Ryder (1971)
Tim Burton’s muse in his earliest movies, one of Johnny Depp’s biggest love stories and a talented actress that never gained the level of popularity she deserves. Winona Ryder was a huge hit in the late 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, always playing somewhat sad and melancholic heroines.
Dyeing her naturally blonde hair to almost black, she was famous for her gothic and edgy looks that perfectly fit her roles as eccentric and intriguing characters. During the latest years, she has changed her looks and shown her natural beauty, especially as a mum of two in one of the most beloved tv series The Strangest Things.
Cameron Diaz (1972)
This typical American beauty, with long blonde hair and long legs, known for her love of surfing and healthy lifestyle is an actress that had to prove that she is not only a pretty face. Initially, she has been offered roles of beautiful women in mostly comedy and romances but her best roles are in serious dramas.
In Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich and Any Given Sunday, Diaz showed her talent, accepting the challenge of being completely transformed for a role. She will still be most famous for her role in Charlie’s Angels, but there is a list of her many other extremely interesting and memorable movies to watch.
Lucy Liu (1968)
Cameron Diaz’s costar in Charlie’s Angels, Lucy Liu is mostly known for her roles as an independent woman with a sharp tongue. This unusual beauty is the daughter of immigrants, born in New York and has always tried to balance her heritage and the will to be included in the American way of life.
Her most memorable roles are in already mentioned Charlie’s Angels, then in Kill Bill, Chicago, Sherlock and Watson and Ally McBeal, which prove that she has a versatile taste and can play any character given.
Uma Thurman (1970)
One of the 1990s icons, this beautiful actress gained popularity after Quentin Tarantino cast her in his biggest hit, Pulp Fiction. Some of the most memorable scenes in this movie are the ones she is featured in. No one forgets her dance with John Travolta and the events that followed.
Being Tarantino’s muse, Thurman could really show all her acting skills and talents and prove that being beautiful doesn’t mean that you cannot be taken seriously and that talent is something that you are born with.
Diane Lane (1965)
This gifted and beautiful actress is definitely one that will be remembered for her looks, but also her acting skills. Present for more than 40 years in Hollywood, she has starred in numerous classics and wonderful romances and dramas, such as The Outsiders, Unfaithful and Under the Tuscan Sun.
She was nominated for an Oscar in the leading role in one of her most successful movies, the drama Unfaithful where she plays a woman who endangers her marriage with a reckless affair with a younger man. Diane Lane showed all her seductiveness in this memorable role.
Naomi Watts (1968)
No one can’t deny Naomi Watts’ beauty, with her blonde hair and blue eyes, but she is one of the most talented actresses ever, accepting roles that many would turn down. Fearless and ready to take a risk, Watts has delivered some iconic performances, such as the one of Betty/Daine Selwyn in David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive and Lesley in Birdman.
She was nominated for two Oscars and the list of her excellent movies just keeps growing, given the fact that she is still one of the most wanted Hollywood actresses.
Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969)
This Welsh beauty was noticed already as a young actress in her homeland and gained popularity in the beloved sitcom The Darling Buds of May. After that, her career started to flourish and grow and she is by far one of the most famous British actresses.
An Oscar winner, a talented singer and dancer who she showed in Chicago, this natural beauty is proof that looks often come hand in hand with talents. Her personal life was also one of the hottest news at the time when she married 25 years older Michael Douglas.
Elizabeth Hurley (1965)
Mostly cast in funny and quirky comedies, Elizabeth Hurley’s career was outshined by a scandal in her personal life, when the press published the scandalous news about her husband, Hugh Grant’s affair. Elizabeth’s career flourished after the scandal and she could be seen in a few hilarious comedies, such as Austen Powers and Bedazzled.
Even though she has turned to television in the last decade, starring in Gossip Girl, The Royals and Runaways, she is still active in filming movies and has a few projects upcoming in 2022 and the future.
Sophie Marceau (1966)
Who hasn’t heard of the teenage romantic comedy La boom, who hasn’t wept when they heard Dreams Are My Reality and seen two teenagers in love dancing at their first official school dance? Many of us have, some at the time of its release, and some later when they were teenagers.
Sophie Marceau was an icon then and this movie has followed her in life since, but she has managed to build a successful international career as well and one of her most unforgettable roles is the one of Elektra King in James Bond’s The World Is Not Enough.
Famke Janssen (1964)
Another actress born in a Non-English speaking country who gained international success and was cast in numerous blockbusters, such as Goldeneye and X-Men. Famke Janssen is a gifted Dutch actress whose beauty perfectly fits her acting skills.
Her latest roles are mostly in tv series, but we can expect some intriguing new movie titles coming out this and next year.
Halle Berry (1966)
Halle Berry is the first Afro American actress to win an Oscar in a leading role, for her fascinating performance as a grieving woman in Monster’s Ball. She really has it all, natural beauty and extreme talent.
She starred next to some of the greatest actors nowadays and made some of the most fun action and fantasy movies, such as X-Men, Cloud Atlas, Gothika and Swordfish.
Salma Hayek (1966)
This Mexican beauty has shown where tenacity and love for what you do can take you. Salma has managed to get from Mexican soap operas to English speaking movies and proved that she shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Salma Hayek is a producer and actress whose movies range from action-packed adventures to comedies and dramas and some of them have already gained cult status, such as Frida, Desperado and From Dusk Till Dawn.
Ellen Pompeo (1969)
Ellen Pompeo’s most famous role is the leading role of Meredith Grey in a tv drama about a group of young doctors who arrive at a prestigious hospital where they will experience changes and challenges in their profession and private life.
Nicole Kidman (1967)
Nicole Kidman is an actress that was at the beginning famous for her Australian accent and beautiful red curls. But very soon everyone noticed that there is so much more to this fair skin beauty than her looks.
She is one of the best Hollywood actresses ever, capable of various transformations and is definitely a name we like seeing on the casting list. Some of her unforgettable roles are in the gothic horror Others, in The Hours, based on Virginia Woolf’s life where she was awarded an Oscar, Cold Mountain, Moulin Rouge and many more.
Connie Nielsen (1965)
Most famous for her role of Lucilla in The Gladiator, Connie Nielsen is a true Viking type of a woman, tall, strong and beautiful. She has mostly starred in supporting roles and some of her most popular movies include Rushmore, Basic and Wonder Woman.
Born and raised in Denmark, Nielsen started acting alongside her mother and continued pursuing her acting career in Paris where she moved when she was 18 years old.
Julie Bowen (1970)
This, mostly tv actress, has starred in numerous famous tv series, such as ER, Ed, Lost and Boston Legal, but her name hasn’t been mentioned that much until 2009 and her first episode in one of the most successful American sitcoms ever, Modern Family.
She plays Claire, the alpha and omega of the Dunphy family, a hectic mother married to an easygoing and laid back Phil with whom she raises her three children. We meet an array of other hilarious and interesting characters, all related and connected in a way.
Jennifer Garner (1972)
After a few supporting roles in tv series such as Felicity and Significant Others, everyone has finally noticed Jennifer Garner in one of her most famous roles, the one of Sidney Bristow in the action-packed drama Alias.
Since then she has starred in some interesting titles, such as Juno, 13 Going on 30 and Love, Simon. She is known for her natural looks and an easygoing, family-oriented private life.
Marisa Tomei (1964)
This Brooklyn-born beauty is most famous for one of her first movies, My Cousin Vinny from 1992 where she plays Mona Lisa Vito, a talkative girlfriend of a lawyer who needs to defend two friends who have been wrongly accused of robbery and murder.
One of her most iconic roles, even though only for a few minutes, is in the American sitcom Seinfeld where she plays herself, as George Costanza’s biggest crush.
Courteney Cox (1964)
Another Friends star is this black-haired and blue-eyed beauty whose one of the first onscreen roles was in Bruce Springsteen’s music video Dancing in the Dark. But she made her big breakthrough and gained enormous popularity playing quirky, cleaning obsessed Monica Geller in Friends, one of the most popular sitcoms ever.
Cox has made some interesting appearances in a few movies as well, such as Ace Ventura, Scream and later on in two tv series, drama Dirt and comedy Cougar Town. Even though she has made a respectable career in Hollywood, she will always be remembered as Monica.
Jennifer Connelly (1970)
Connelly is an extremely gifted actress whose talent was recognised at a young age. Her first movie role was in 1984 when she played young Deborah in the gangster masterpiece Once Upon a Time in America.
Her first acclaimed role was in the fantasy Labyrinth where she played a teenage girl who has 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and save her baby brother. Besides her looks, her talent is indisputable, which can be seen in her numerous roles, such as Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind, Marion Silver in Requiem for a Dream and Maddy Bowen in Blood Diamond.
Viola Davis (1965)
Viola Davis is an extremely versatile actress whose acting skills can be seen in every movie and tv series she makes. Her two biggest achievements are in the movie Help where she plays a warm-hearted and loving maidservant Aibileen Clark in The Help and in the tv series How to Get Away With Murder in the role of a brilliant criminal defence professor Annalise Keating.
Davis has a bright future in front of her as it seems that she has just started, even though she has so many memorable roles behind her. She is a 3 time Oscar nominee and a one time winner, for her supporting role as Rose Maxson in Fences.
Gillian Anderson (1968)
We met her and loved her in X-Files where she played the stern and complex FBI agent Dana Scully and we will probably always associate with this excellent tv series, but Gillian Anderson has never been more popular than in the last decade.
She has starred in some of the most successful British tv series, all belonging to different genres and she has proved that her acting talent is enormous. She played the cold and arrogant detective in The Fall, the open minded and carefree mother and psychiatrist in Sex education, Margaret Thatcher in The Crown and Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady. She has never been busier and we can’t wait to see her next project.
Rachel Weisz (1970)
Rachel Weisz is an actress that can play anything you present her with. Her list of movies is diverse, complex and extremely interesting. From The Mummy, About a Boy and Enemy at the Gates to The Constant Gardener, The Lovely Bones and The Favourite.
She is a British rose in hectic Hollywood, natural beauty and a gifted artist whose movies are always a delight to watch. She is also an Oscar winner, achieving it for the leading role in a beautiful, sad and strong The Constant Gardener.
Queen Latifah (1970)
She is fierce, beautiful and funny, as are her movies. Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens in 1970 in New Jersey and is one of the most famous Afro American actresses of all time. She often plays strong and brave women, never afraid to speak their minds and fight for what they believe in.
She is also a talented singer which she showed in the musical Chicago where she got her only oscar nominee for the unforgettable role of Matron Mama Morton. Besides Chicago, some of the most memorable roles are in The Secret Life of Bees, Beauty Shop and Mad Money.
Bridget Moynahan (1971)
This beautiful actress can be seen in many excellent action movies, such as I, Robot, John Wick and Unknown. But we all remember her for her role of the quick tempered and sometimes aggressive Rachel in the sweet and romantic Coyote Ugly and elegant Natasha in The Sex and the City.
She hasn’t been filming that much in the last few years and her most famous role in the last decade is in the tv series Blue Bloods where she plays Erin Reagan.
Lisa Bonet (1967)
We remember her from The Cosby Show where she played Denise, the oldest daughter in the Huxtable family. But we remember her from her love story with Lenny Kravitz, as well. But she is a gifted actress who is maybe not given enough credit.
Her movie list is very interesting, from the excellent Angel Heart, Enemy of the State and High Fidelity to some very good shows, such as Life on Mars and Ray Donovan.
Elisabeth Shue (1963)
Everyone remembers the girl who overslept the majority of the first part of Back to the Future. Elizabeth Shue was cast instead of Claudia Wells and starred next to Michael J.Fox in the second and third part of this fabulous trilogy.
She is famous for a few other movies as well, such as The Saint, Leaving Las Vegas and Adventures in Babysitting, but she will always be remembered as Jennifer Parker.
Christina Applegate (1971)
Christina Applegate is one of the actresses who is so effortlessly funny and manages to make us laugh in every role she plays. She was part of one of the most successful sitcoms ever, Married With Children where she perfectly portrayed a not so bright Kelly Bundy. She was also a guest star in The Friends where she played Rachel’s mean sister Amy and completely stole the show in these two episodes.
Some other hilarious comedies we saw her in are Surviving Christmas, Bad Moms and The Sweetest Thing and her last very well accepted project is the tv series Dead to Me, next to Linda Cardellini with who she makes a perfect acting couple.
Maria Bello (1967)
This beautiful blonde actress has some very interesting roles in her resume but is always somehow left somewhere behind, never centre stage, which is a shame, since she is a great talent. She is known for many versatile roles and movies, such as Coyote Ugly, Lights Out, Secret Window, A History of Violence and The Jane Austen Book Club.
We hope that she will be given more credit in the future since she knows how to pick her roles and excel in all of them.
Brooke Shields (1965)
Even though we can’t see her on screen that much in the past few years, Brooke Shields is an icon, mainly thanks to her role in the romantic drama Blue Lagoon which talks about the sexual awakening of two teenagers on a desert island.
She has starred in many TV series, mostly comedies and there are a few worth mentioning, such as Suddenly Susan, That 70s Show and Lipstick Jungle. She has also made an unforgettable guest appearance in Friends, where she played a woman who thinks Joey’s soap opera character is a real person.
Robin Wright (1966)
This blonde beauty had a great career in the late 80s and the beginning of the 1990s, starring in some of the most memorable movies of all time. One of her first roles was The Princess Bride, a beloved fantasy masterpiece and a few years after that she played Kelly Capwell Conrad in one of the most long lasting American soap operas ever, Santa Barbara.
She is also famous for her beautifully played the role of Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, the girl who loved him from their childhood. She was really a huge hit back in the days and some of her movies are really a delight to watch, such as Message in a Bottle, The Pledge, and White Oleander.
Carla Cugino (1971)
We can really call Carla Cugino a femme fatale, with her beautiful green eyes and curly brown hair, but especially with the way which makes it obvious she feels good in her skin. She is also an extremely talented actress who has made some unforgettable movies.
Some of her most powerful performances are in Sin City, Watchmen, American Gangster and Gerald’s Game and she has also filmed some very intriguing tv series in the past few years, The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Lauren Graham (1967)
The majority know her as the talkative caffeine lover and a loving single mother Lorelai in the unforgettable tv-series Gilmore Girls. Some can’t stand her there, but some state her as one of the favourite tv characters ever but we must agree that she has done an excellent job there and this is indeed one of the most memorable women characters ever.
She will always be remembered as Lorelai, but she was a member of another extraordinary cast, the one belonging to Parenthood, a TV series that deals with many issues that parents and children go through.
Ashley Judd (1968)
Another natural beauty, this brown haired, brown eyes actress was very famous in her thirties when we could have seen her in some of the most successful crime dramas and romantic comedies. She made some outstanding performances in Smoke, A Time to Kill, Double Jeopardy, Frida and Simon Birch.
Her more recent roles include a few well accepted tv series, such as Berlin Station and Twin Peaks.
Phoebe Cates (1963)
This is one of those actresses who peaked in their twenties but never managed to make anything that successful in the years to come. Cates was a huge celebrity after her unforgettable scene and performance at the swimming pool in the iconic comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
She starred in one of the most beloved and famous horror comedies of all time, Gremlins and Gremlins 2 but after that decided to focus on her private life and never gave herself the opportunity to find something that will bring her back on the A-list.
Leslie Mann (1972)
One of the most successful and famous comedians nowadays is Leslie Mann, who can go hand in hand with some of the best male comedians. She has starred in a few really good comedies in the last two decades, such as Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin and The Change-Up.
But her more serious roles are also ones worth mentioning since she showed that she can deliver all kinds of performances. Motherless Brooklyn is an excellent mystery drama directed by Edward Norton and even though she played a supporting role here, it is one of her best movies.
Demi Moore (1962)
Turning 60 at the end of this year, Moore is still a part of this list and one of the most famous actresses on it. When we go back in the past, we can witness some of the highest grossing movies where she played leading roles, such as Ghost, G.I.Jane and A Few Good Men.
Her private life was also always at the centre of attention, but she has proved that she is to be talked about thanks to her acting skills, especially her feeling to pick good movies.
Heather Graham (1970)
One of the actresses on this list that was really more famous for her looks than acting skills is Heather Graham. Tall, slender and blonde, she was a prototype of a good looking Hollywood beauty who was mostly cast as the object of affection of the main characters.
Her most famous role is of Felicity Shagwell in the parody Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, but she has shown her talent in a movie prior to Powers. She played Rollergirl in the cult drama Boogie Nights, next to Mark Whalberg and Burt Reynolds, Some of her other performances worth mentioning are in Hangover, Bowfinger and Lost in Space.
Minnie Driver (1970)
This London beauty has made some truly unforgettable performances, mostly in the 1990s. She played the main female character in the masterpiece Good Will Hunting, one of the few female characters in the extremely difficult drama Sleepers and has also made a small appearance in James Bond’s Goldeneye.
Her career didn’t really flourish after Good Will Hunting so she was mostly cast in supporting roles in tv series and movies that didn’t get that much attention and critical acclaim.
Vanessa Williams (1963)
Williams is firstly and foremostly a TV series actress and she has made some really outstanding performances in some of the most popular American shows of all time. She was first famous as a singer and it was somewhere in the mid 1990s when she decided to develop her career as an actress.
We loved her as the ruthless, but in the end kindhearted Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty and as the secretive Renne Perry in Desperate Housewives which are among some of her most memorable roles.
Kate Walsh (1967)
Kate Walsh is an excellent, versatile actress who has made a career in both movies and tv series. Her most famous role is of Dr. Addison Montgomery in Grey’s Anatomy and later on in its spin-off Private Practice.
Some of her most recent roles are of The Handler in the fantasy The Umbrella Academy and the drama 13 Reasons Why.