The celebrities ageing in reverse – from Brad Pitt to Jennifer Lopez
Rolling back the years! The celebrities who appear to be ageing in reverse – from Brad Pitt to Jennifer Lopez to Victoria Beckham
Celebrities often appear to be ageing slower than the rest of us, maintaining their youthful good looks for decades.
With the best experts giving advice and the money to splash on luxury treatments and beauty products, it’s no surprise that the rich and famous manage to stay looking so young.
However, there are certain stars who seem to have made time stand still with their age-defying appearances.
From Keanu Reeves to Halle Berry to Paul Rudd, these celebs have managed to stay fresh-faced throughout their careers.
They credit a mixture of secrets, such as expensive laser treatments, robust exercise routines, disciplined skincare regimes and even just good genetics.
MailOnline takes a look at the most age-defying celebrities and how they’ve managed to stay looking younger than ever.
Kate Beckinsale – 50 years old
Fresh-faced: Kate Beckinsale celebrated her 50th birthday last month, but does not appear to have aged a day since beginning her acting career in the 90s (pictured in 2001 left and 2023 right)
Kate Beckinsale celebrated her 50th birthday last month, but does not appear to have aged a day since beginning her acting career in the 90s.
The mother-of-one has been in the limelight since she was 18, and looks just the same three decades later.
She has fiercely denied having any work done, even clapping back at a troll on Instagram who accused her of getting Botox.
In 2021, she told the Sunday Times: ‘I haven’t had any [work done]. I’m not against people having it.
‘[But] I do get pissed off. It’s sort of a given that I’ve had it, which I just literally haven’t.’
Instead, Kate credits her good genetics that she inherited from her mother, Judy Loe, saying she is ‘really lucky’.
Brad Pitt – 59 years old
Life imitates art: Brad Pitt has enjoyed a glow-up in recent years, leading fans to compare him to his Oscar-nominated leading role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (pictured in 1992 left and 2023 right)
Brad Pitt has enjoyed a glow-up in recent years, leading fans to compare him to his Oscar-nominated leading role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The Hollywood movie star appears to ageing backward just like the titular character in 2008 film.
Last month, Brad set tongues wagging this weekend after he was spotted on set in France with a noticeably smooth complexion.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Laura Kay, cosmetics specialist and founder of Laura Kay London suggested several reasons for his youthful looks.
She said: ‘Brad appears to have very subtly invested in some ‘tweakments’ to retain a youthful appearance.
‘He has reduced fine lines today and his skin is dewy and fresh. Therefore he may have has botox to reduce wrinkles and face peels will help to rejuvenate his skin.
New venture: Brad also likely takes good care of his skin, as he launched the genderless luxury skincare brand Le Domaine in September 2022
‘He could also have focused on certain areas including the neck, jowls and his hairline/hair that are very noticeable signs of ageing – and with a skilled practitioner people will hardly notice the difference, yet it will look transformative.’
She added that, if Brad has opted for a few nips and tucks, it may be related to his split from Angelina Jolie, his partner of 12 years.
The couple, who share four children, married in 2014 but separated two years later, with Angelina citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
In light of the split, Laura explained: ‘Post divorce surgery and tweakments are officially on the rise, and it is not just a trend amongst women. Men are also booking in for botox, fillers, face peels, brow treatments and hairline work, to name a few.’
Brad also likely takes good care of his skin, as he launched the genderless luxury skincare brand Le Domaine in September 2022.
The line uses antioxidants forged from grapes grown at Chateau Miraval, the vineyard that Brad bought with Angelina in 2012.
Victoria Beckham – 49 years old
Youthful: Victoria Beckham has become famous for her age-defying complexion and is constantly praised for her youthful appearance (pictured in 1998 left and 2023 right)
Victoria Beckham has become famous for her age-defying complexion and is constantly praised for her youthful appearance.
The Spice Girl often shares skincare tutorials to her Instagram page and even has her own skincare range as part of Victoria Beckham Beauty.
She is also known for her ‘extreme’ diet after her husband David admitted she ‘only eats grilled fish and vegetables’.
Strict: She is also known for her ‘extreme’ diet after her husband David admitted she ‘only eats grilled fish and vegetables’
Victoria explained that she also fills her diet with ‘healthy fat’, and regularly goes through detoxes where she abstains from drinking alcohol.
‘I eat lots of healthy fat: fish, avocado, nuts, that sort of thing. I do drink alcohol, unless I have a reason not to,’ she said.
Victoria also invests in frequent supplements, collagen and skin treatments with an insider telling heat earlier this year: ‘Vic refuses to accept the ageing process and is happy to spend whatever it takes to make sure she stays looking good.’
In April, she revealed she had undertaken a £2,000 laser skin treatment, which promised her to ‘stop the clock’ so she’s ‘not going to age anymore’.
Elizabeth Hurley – 58 years old
Stunning: As Elizabeth Hurley approaches her 60th birthday, she constantly has fans expressing their astonishment at her youthful beauty (pictured in 1994 left and 2023 right)
As Elizabeth Hurley approaches her 60th birthday, she constantly has fans expressing their astonishment at her youthful beauty.
The actress and model looks more than half of her age and still regularly posts stunning bikini snaps to her Instagram.
Elizabeth has let slip a few of her skin secrets over the years, even confessing that she moisturizes 10 times a day.
Speaking to Woman & Home in 2018, she said: ‘The one thing I swear by is moisturizer—and lots of it. I’ll moisturize my face about six times a day and my neck about 10 times a day. Lightly dab it over your face, and it instantly makes you glow.’
Skincare secrets: Elizabeth has let slip a few of her skin secrets over the years, even confessing that she moisturizes 10 times a day
As for her diet, Elizabeth makes sure she stays fit by not eating processed food, avoiding smoking and limiting her booze.
She told The Cut: ‘I like simple, natural, easy food. I don’t really like food with a lot of chemicals or additives. When I’m at home in the country, I always try and eat food that’s grown locally. That goes for meats and vegetables.’
She added to Today: ‘I’ve learned how to rest when I need to rest. I understand that I need to do a bit of exercise. I understand about eating healthily. I’ve understood about not smoking. I’ve understood about limiting alcohol intake.’
Paul Rudd – 54 years old
Age-defying: Paul Rudd’s ageless appearance has been a common joke on the internet for years and doesn’t show any signs of going away (pictured in 1995 left and 2023 right)
Paul Rudd’s ageless appearance has been a common joke on the internet for years and doesn’t show any signs of going away.
The actor shot to fame at 25 in 1995 cult film Clueless and looks exactly the same nearly three decades later.
Paul often pokes fun at the world’s obsession with his youthful looks, saying in 2019: ‘I’m 80 years old on the inside. It’s a mess underneath all this. In here, pure darkness – and a little moisturiser.’
He has admitted that he is a ‘big believer in sunscreen’, but also told InStyle: ‘Honestly, I wear sunscreen not to prevent wrinkles but because I don’t want to get skin cancer.’
Speaking to Men’s Health earlier this year, Paul revealed the secret to his boyish looks as: ‘Sleep. Then diet. Then weights. Then cardio.’
He added: ‘People ask me, “Can you send me your meal plan? How many times a week do you work out? Do you drink? Do you eat carbs? Do you have a cheat day?”
‘The most important part of training is sleep. People will set their alarm and then sleep for four hours, and they’ll get up so that they can train. They’re doing themselves a disservice. If you can somehow get eight hours of sleep…’
Sofía Vergara – 51 years old
Flawless: Sofía Vergara is still as beautiful and youthful today as when she shot to fame in the 90s on a Mexican programme called Acapulco, Cuerpo Y Alma (pictured in 2023)
Sofía Vergara is still as beautiful and youthful today as when she shot to fame in the 90s on a Mexican programme called Acapulco, Cuerpo Y Alma.
The actress has been very open about her secrets to maintaining her glowing complexion and incredible figure over the years.
She admitted in 2014: ‘I have a closet full of products and I use them all’ and added that her biggest tip was ‘prevention’.
She said: ‘I believe, more than fixing anything, in preventing. Once you get the wrinkle, once you get the sagging neck, that’s it. There’s no cream that is going to fix you. So, prevention, prevention, prevention!’
Sensational: The actress has been very open about her secrets to maintaining her glowing complexion and incredible figure over the years
Sofía believes that sunscreen is vital, telling People she began using it on her face in her 20s.
She’s also expressed her love for oils, using calendula oil and admitting in 2017 to sometimes sleeping in clingfilm ‘and [applies] coconut oil everywhere.’
Sofía also places a lot of importance on her diet and calls hydration ‘the most important part of any beauty routine’.
She said: ‘I eat a lot of vegetables, and I eat blueberries, and I drink green tea. I add a spoon of powdered collagen to chamomile tea at night—I don’t know what that does but I do it! And I try to drink lots of water.’
Her final piece of advice is that she is ‘very religious about taking my makeup off every night.’
Jennifer Lopez – 54 years old
Wow! Jennifer Lopez recently celebrated her 54th birthday and looks even more incredible now than she did at the start of her career (pictured in 1995 left and 2023 right)
Jennifer Lopez recently celebrated her 54th birthday and looks even more incredible now than she did at the start of her career.
She recently took to her Instagram on Monday to show off her age-defying skincare routine.
Captioning the video, she wrote: ‘No filter. ALL. ME. #ThisIsMeNow at 54, glowing and happy’ before telling the camera: ‘I just had a birthday and I feel better than ever.’
J-Lo has long vocalised the importance of suncream, saying: ‘I’ve been wearing sunscreen every day since I was in my very early 20s. You should start at a very young age.’
In December, she told Vogue: ‘I feel like [sunscreen] was one of the things that was a game-changer for me in staying youthful over the years. Wearing sunscreen every single day.’
Mindfulness: Jennifer has also suggested that her ageless appearance is down to mantras and daily affirmations, saying that age is in the mind
She also maintains a healthy diet, saying in 2016: ‘I think drinking lots of water and fresh foods with lots of fruits and vegetables (I keep [them] with me at all times) all play into the quality of skin’s appearance.’
She makes sure to keep up with her exercise and does frequent workouts, but makes sure to always wash her face after, saying: ‘That helps keep my pores clean and my skin feeling healthy.’
Jennifer has also suggested that her ageless appearance is down to mantras and daily affirmations, saying that age is in the mind.
She told Harper’s Bazaar in 2018: ‘I am youthful and timeless. I tell myself that every day, a few times a day. It sounds like clichéd bulls**t, but it’s not: Age is all in your mind. Look at Jane Fonda.’
Keanu Reeves – 58 years old
Forever young: Keanu Reeves has long been held as one of the celebrities who has been able to defy the aging process, with there even being a famous conspiracy that he is immortal (pictured in 1991 left and 2023 right)
Keanu Reeves has long been held as one of the celebrities who has been able to defy the aging process, with there even being a famous conspiracy that he is immortal.
Earlier this year at a John Wick 4 Q&A session, one fan even asked the movie star is he actually ages.
Keanu smiled and replied: ‘Yeah man, I age. I really — I age. It’s happening, man.’
However, the fact remains that the actor still looks the same as he always has and is still taking on hardcore action roles.
He has revealed that to shape up for roles like Neo in The Matrix, he sticks to a simple dietary regime and allowed himself cheat meals.
He added his diet was ‘low sodium, low fat’ and that he indulges in a steak ‘the night before a big fight sequence.’
Keanu’s roles in action blockblusters has also meant he has gone through months of mixed martial arts and conditioning to do the high-octane stunt scenes.
Halle Berry – 57 years old
Incredible: Halle Berry appears to have stopped ageing all together in recent years, still looking like she’s in her 20s (pictured in 1995 left and 2023 right)
Halle Berry appears to have stopped ageing all together in recent years, still looking like she’s in her 20s.
The actress looks incredible and has a number of key beauty and lifestyle habits that she gives credit to.
Her first secret is bone broth, saying: ‘You can make it, you can go to the butcher and get all the bones they’re going to throw away and he’ll give them to you for free.
‘Take the bones, boil them up for 24 hours… and you drink the broth. It’s so full of collagen that it’s crazy.’
She maintains a very simple skincare routine compared to many other celebrities, telling InStyle: ‘I use a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, then eye cream.’
Rules to live by: She is vocal about leading a clean lifestyle however, and credits that for her flawless skin
Halle has admitted previously that ‘as a busy mother I don’t have a lot of time, so I usually just cleanse and moisturize twice a day and always wear sunscreen.’
She is vocal about leading a clean lifestyle however, and credits that for her flawless skin.
She said: ‘I think a lot of how you look is about how you live. I’ve never smoked or indulged in alcohol or drugs. Those are things that show up on your face over the years.’
Halle is also a huge fan of exercise and often shows off how she maintains her athletic physique through vigorous workouts on her Instagram called Fitness Fridays.
She has even created her own wellness platform called Respin and has said that her diagnosis with diabetes in her teens was a turning point in her fitness journey.
Ripped: Halle is also a huge fan of exercise and often shows off how she maintains her athletic physique through vigorous workouts on her Instagram called Fitness Fridays
She said: ‘Being diagnosed with diabetes when I was 19—that was an aha moment that just changed my whole life.
‘When I realized that I had a disease that I could actually manage by my diet and exercise, and live longer and stay healthier? That’s when I got really committed to making fitness and exercise and diet a real part of my life.’
Speaking on her Instagram Stories in 2018, Halle said: ‘I do believe that exercise is so related to healthy skin and how you not only feel but how you look.
‘Cardio. Cardio. Cardio. Getting the blood running through your body is so good for your complexion.’
Salma Hayek – 56 years old
Beauty: Salma Hayek often receives praise for maintaining her stunning and youthful looks over her lifetime (pictured in 1995 left and 2023 right)
Salma Hayek often receives praise for maintaining her stunning and youthful looks over her lifetime.
The actress proudly denies having any Botox and instead credits meditation for helping her stay young and making her feel rejuvenated.
During a recent appearance on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast, she explained: ‘Because of a lot of things in my body and health issues, somehow I developed this strange meditation that I keep evolving. I can do it for hours because you don’t feel the time, and it’s so much fun.’
Salma added that she also engages in exercise to benefit both her body and her skin, as well as using ‘frequency machines’.
Toned: Salma added that she also engages in exercise to benefit both her body and her skin, as well as using ‘frequency machines’
She divulged that she utilizes both radio and micro-frequency machines to help maintain her tight skin.
She added: ‘Sometimes when I’m doing it, people tell me when I come out of the room, “Oh my god. You look 20 again”.
‘When I don’t do it for a while, guess what? The face starts to drop and everything starts to drop.’
Salma also loves natural products like coconut oil and rose water, as well as things found in the kitchen.
Speaking to Glamour, she revealed she sometimes DIYs her facial cleanser at night, saying: ‘You can use a little bit of oatmeal and then some water or almond milk, and a little bit of honey. You let it soak, and it’s a great cleanser that makes your skin very soft.’
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