What 25 Celebrities Over 60 Looked Like When They Were Younger (2023)

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They say age is just a number, and that's certainly true when it comes to these celebrities over 60. Looking back at photos from their younger years is a reminder of how much they've accomplished since then—and how much they continue to accomplish. Here's what these celebrities looked like at the beginning of their careers, plus what they're up to these days.

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Jane Fonda at 81

Jane Fonda may have planned to retire from acting in 1991, but she returned to the big screen in 2005 with Monster-In-Law. Today, you can binge watch her hilarious Netflix hit Grace & Frankie—it also stars her Nine to Five costar Lily Tomlin.

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Jane Fonda at 31

Following a six-month stint studying art in Paris, Jane found her calling in acting after being encouraged by Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio. Soon after, her big break came in the early 1960s with movies such as Sunday in New York and Cat Ballou. Aside from her storied acting career, she's also been known for her political activism and signature workout videos.

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Helen Mirren at 73

Helen Mirren—or Dame Helen Mirren, rather—is one of only 24 people who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. She won an Academy Award for The Queen in 2006, a Tony Award for The Audience in 2015, and Emmy Awards for Prime Suspect 4: The Scent of Darkness (1996), The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Elizabeth I (2006), and Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2007).

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Helen Mirren at 23

Pictured here during a promotional event for Age of Consent in 1969, Helen was just beginning her acting career in the late 1960s. Before her move to film, it all started with Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, an icon in the theatre world.

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Meryl Streep at 69

Meryl Streep has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards over the years—that's more nominations in the acting category than any other actor or actress. And with roles ranging from Julia Child in Julie & Julia to Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, it's no wonder why.

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Meryl Streep at 30

Here she is winning her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980. She also won Best Actress for Sophie's Choice in 1983, and The Iron Lady in 2012.

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Madonna at 63

With seven Grammy wins and an endless list of worldwide chart-topping hits, Madonna is the Queen of Pop for a reason. She'll always be the one and only "Material Girl," and can still sell out stadiums today.

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Madonna at 21

In the late '70s, Madonna moved to New York City to study dance. Here, she prepares for a performance inside her dressing room. Not long after, she would break into singing and cement herself as one of music's biggest icons.

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Suzanne Somers at 72

Suzanne Somers has been a television icon since the 1970s. Aside from her acting roles, she's also authored several self-help books—and even a collection of poetry.

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Suzanne Somers at 33

Suzanne first rose to fame with her iconic role as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, alongside the late John Ritter. She also starred in Step by Step—and speaking of steps, she participated in Dancing With The Stars in 2015.

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Jamie Lee Curtis at 60

Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween in 2018 and Halloween Kills in 2021. The original came out back in 1978—Jamie's first film, and her unquestionable big break.

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Jamie Lee Curtis at 20

Jamie's career goes far beyond Halloween, though. Soon after, she cemented her stardom with films such as Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda.

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Diane Keaton at 73

Diane Keaton's film breakthrough came with Play It Again, Sam in 1972, following her Tony nomination for the stage version. Fast forward to 2022, Diane has plenty of projects in the works, including the upcoming movies Maybe I Do and Book Club 2: The Next Chapter. She's also an avid photographer and a real estate developer.

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Diane Keaton at 30

Here's Diane at the 48th annual Academy Awards in 1976. Two years later, she went on to win Best Actress for her title role in Annie Hall. (Ironically, she was born Diane Hall.)

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Tina Turner at 79

After over six decades decades in the entertainment business, Tina Turner was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Surprisingly, she relinquished her American citizenship in 2013—she now lives in Switzerland.

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Tina Turner at 25

Tina got her start performing with ex-husband Ike Turner in the late 1950s. After breaking out of the abusive marriage, she went solo in 1977—and became a true superstar with hits like "What's Love Got to Do with It" in the 1980s.

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Sally Field at 72

After starring in silver-screen hits like Smokey and the Bandit and Mrs. Doubtfire, Sally Field has turned her attention to the stage. She played Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway in 2013, and starred in All My Sons on the West End in London. She also released a memoir in 2018, called In Pieces.

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Sally Field at 19

Before moving to films, Sally got her start in sitcoms in the 1960s. She played the title character in TV shows Gidget and The Flying Nun, then starred in the miniseries Sybil, which earned Sally her first Emmy.

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Cher at 72

While Cher herself didn't star in Broadway's musical tribute to the icon, The Cher Show, the multi-talented star isn't slowing down. In 2018, she embarked on a sold-out tour across North America and Europe, "Here We Go Again."

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Cher at 29

Cher got her start as one half of the husband-and-wife duo Sonny & Cher, rocketing to musical stardom in the 1960s and 1970s. (They also found television stardom with The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.) Even as part of the duo, though, Cher was launching her solo career as well: Her first hit single was "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" in 1966.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at 61

With 26 Emmy nominations and 11 wins under her belt, Julia is a comedy legend. You know her for her work on hit shows like Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, and Veep.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at 28

The actress got her big break at 28 years old, when she was cast as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld. The role, which spanned nine seasons and nearly a decade, catapulted her to stardom and made her a household name.

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Oprah Winfrey at 65

There's no question that this media mogul is still one of the busiest people in the business. In addition to her TV network, magazine, endless partnerships, podcast, books, and more, she inked a multi-year content deal with Apple in 2018.

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Oprah Winfrey at 35

Before she became a household name with The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, Oprah got her start with a job in radio in high school, and went on to broadcast journalism as the first black female news anchor at WLAC in Nashville.

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Michelle Pfeiffer at 60

After stepping out of the spotlight following her major success in the '80s and '90s, Michelle is back and better than ever. She starred in 2020's French Exit with Lucas Hedges, and also launched a fragrance collection, Henry Rose.

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Michelle Pfeiffer at 21

Michelle started her career on television in 1978—here she is pictured during her time on Delta House (the TV adaption of National Lampoon's Animal House). She's taken on a wide variety of comedic, lighthearted characters as well as darker ones, such as her breakout role in Scarface.

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Christie Brinkley at 65

After more than 40 years in the business, Christie Brinkley is still modeling. In 2017, she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition alongside daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook (also a model), adding to her prolific modeling credits (Christie's appeared on more than 500 magazine covers). She also had a run playing Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago, pictured here.

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Christie Brinkley at 30

Before all of those magazine covers, Christie was discovered in 1973 in a post office in Paris, and her career quickly skyrocketed, going from "surfer girl from California" (in her words) to bona fide international supermodel. She's also been known as a beauty and health icon: In 1983, she wrote Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book.

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Julianne Moore at 61

The award-winning actress has starred in hits like Still Alice, Boogie Nights, and Don Jon. With almost four decades of experience in showbiz, Julianne remains one of Hollywood's most sought-after names—and still tops the "Best Dressed" lists year after year.

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Julianne Moore at 25

In 1985, the then-25-year-old was cast as Frannie Hughes in As the World Turns. More than 30 years later, she reprised her role for an episode in the long-running soap opera.

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