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Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

#29: Lauren Holly
Age: 44
Where you know her from:

A successful actress who’s been in movies, and television since her mid-twenties. She was the object of Jim Carrey’s obsession in Dumb and Dumber, starred as the late Bruce Lee’s wife in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and has been on numerous television shows such as “Picket Fences,” “CSI: Miami,” and “NCIS.”
Why she made the list
Ever since Jim Carrey’s Lloyd fell in love with her Mary Swanson in 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, Lauren Holly’s had a place in our hearts. She’s 44 and still looks fantastic.


Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

#28: Kim Cattrall
Age: 51
Where you know her from:

Someone said something about a little show that I’ve never heard of. “Sex and the City.” Personally, I’ve never seen it. But when Kim Cattrall was suggested for this list, I went and checked out a few other things she’s been in. Mannequin, Big Trouble in Little China, Porky’s, the list goes on.
Why she made the list
While I can’t say I’m a huge fan of her work, and she never really came across as “gorgeous” to me, I took the liberty of Googling her name on an image search. Suffice to say, I was instantly ready to add her to the list of 40 hottest women over 40. At just over 50, Cattrall still looks like she’s in her thirties. And that alone makes her worthy of this list.


Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis

#27: Kristin Davis
Age: 42
Where you know her from:

Along with #28, Davis was in the Sex and the City show, and soon to be movie. I remember Kristin from the good ol’ days on “Melrose Place,” and eventually was reintroduced to her through Deck The Halls (which was a horrible movie, don’t see it).
Why she made the list
Kristin Davis has a classicly beautiful look about her. She’s charming, and witty, and stylish. She has that feeling of the hot-mom that lived next to your best friend growing up. She’s always smiling, and generally seems to enjoy what she does.


#26: Julianna Margulies
Age: 41
Where you know her from:

Nurse Carol Hathaway on TV’s “ER.” She saved lives at the hospital. She then eventually went on to Snakes on a Plane, and saved lives on a plane, from friggen snakes!
Why she made the list
While she’s had her share of failed TV shows, and failed movies for that matter, anyone who can go from playing a nurse on TV, to the big screen as a hot flight attendant is okay in my book.


Maria Bello

Maria Bello

#25: Maria Bello
Age: 40
Where you know her from:

Another alum from TV’s “ER,” Bello got her big break in 1998 by joining the cast as Dr. Anna Del Amico. She then went onto the big screen in movies such as Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, Secret Window, Assault on Precinct 13, A History of Violence, Thank You For Smoking, World Trade Center, Flicka, and The Jane Austen Book Club.
Why she made the list
While I don’t recommend seeing A History of Violence since it royally sucked as a movie, there’s one very redeeming scene in it, that solidifies Bello’s position on our list. The “stairs scene” redefined the “over 40 sex scene” in any movie, as far as I’m concerned. If you haven’t seen it, go get a copy of the movie, and fast forward to that scene. You’ll have a new found respect for Bello.


Tia Carrera

Tia Carrera

#24: Tia Carrera
Age: 40
Where you know her from:

Come on, really? You’ve never seen Wayne’s World? Cassandra, der. She’s also been in a bunch of other stuff; “MacGyver” (2 episodes), “Tales from the Crypt” (1 episode), True Lies, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Why she made the list
There wasn’t a teenaged boy in the country who wasn’t envious of Wayne Campbell in 1992’s Wayne’s World, and seeing Tia now, 15 years later, she still looks exactly the same. Still hot after 40, still the envy of teenage boys everywhere.


Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

#23: Elizabeth Hurley
Age: 42
Where you know her from:

Liz Hurley hasn’t worked much, in fact she hasn’t done anything in three years. She doesn’t need to though, just being her makes her famous. Though, if you’re so inclined to know, she’s been in a ton of big movies: Austin Powers: International Man of Myster, My Favorite Martian, Passenger 57, The Orchid House, just to name a few.
Why she made the list
Any over 40 list without Elizabeth Hurley would be an insult to everyone reading it. Many consider Elizabeth Hurley to be the most beautiful woman alive. While I don’t necessarily agree with that statement, I’ll definitely say she’s in the top 40 of women over 40.


Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

#22: Teri Hatcher
Age: 42
Where you know her from:

“Desperate Housewives” has brought Hatcher’s career back from the edge. After having gone a number of years without making it big, 2004’s new hit show changed all of that. Teri was Lois Lane in 1993’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” and had numerous guest appearances on TV shows, such as “Night Court,” “The Love Boat,” “Quantum Leap,” “Murphy Brown”, and many more.
Why she made the list
Ever since the early 90s, when I saw Hatcher as Penny on “MacGyver,” I had a thing for her. She’s always been gorgeous in that “you’ll never score a chick this hot” way. She’s aged extremely well, and looks the same as she did twenty years ago, on “MacGyver. “


Shania Twain

Shania Twain

#21: Shania Twain
Age: 42
Where you know her from:

Shania Twain’s sold just over a bagillion records, and is an enormous country music star. She’s also had guest appearances in TV and film.
Why she made the list
I was astonished that Twain was in her forties when I started compiling this list. I figured she was in her mid-thirties, at the latest. That, and the image you see to the left, were reason enough to add Shania Twain to the 21 spot on this list.


Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

#20: Khandi Alexander
Age: 50
Where you know her from:

Khandi plays the hottest Medical Examiner in the history of television, on “CSI: Miami.” She’s also guested on “CSI: NY,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and done stints in movies, such as: House Party 3, Poetic Justice, Menace II Society, There’s Something About Mary, and had a long running role on TV’s “ER.”
Why she made the list
Anyone who can lean over a dead body, and deliver lines like “Who killed you, baby?,” with her giantly fake breasts sticking out of her two-tight-for-a- fifty-year-old top deserves a spot on this list. Khandi Alexander (which I’m convinced is a fake name) looks fantastic week after week, on TV’s “CSI: Miami,” while diagnosing causes of death, and pulling bullets from dead people’s heads. That’s worthy of any list, especially at 50 years old.


44 Comments

  1. mike on said:

    No Jennifer Anniston?? Seriously? Give your heads a good shake sirs.

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  2. Thom on said:

    Lest we forget Gina Davis and Andie McDowell? What gives? Stacey Dash, really?

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  3. Thom on said:

    Also, where is Cindy Crawford?

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  4. Thom on said:

    What about Jill Hennesy?

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  5. Nate on said:

    Where the hell is Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mariah Carey??? The definitely deserve to be on the list

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  6. Thommo on said:

    How can you leave out Emily Proctor, Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue? Those 3 should be in the top 20

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  7. Dave on said:

    WTF? Where is DIANE LANE? She is the most beautiful woman over 40 in the entire universe!!!!

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  8. Faustina Galeoto on said:

    well…YOU POUR WET CAT FOOD IN HER BOWL INSTEAD OF DRY CATFOOD..DURRRRRRR..why even ask a question like that?

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  9. Nick on said:

    Where is Mary-Louise Parker?? She is definately deserving to be on this list.

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  10. Paul on said:

    I think most people don’t realize she is over 40, but I think Kelly Hu (Deathstrike in X-Men 2, the sorceress in Scorpion King) is incredibly hot.

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  11. George on said:

    How can you not include Jennifer Coolidge and Mary McCormack? Two tall, thick and gorgeous women though not as popular as the others.

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  12. Sara on said:

    How about Dana Delany?? She’s so pretty and looks so young for her age..

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  13. Sabrina on said:

    Wondering why Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Faith Hill aren’t on here.

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  14. Mike on said:

    As a man in my early 30’s- let me just say that these women are gorgeous! Beauty has nothing to do with age- Most of the women my age that I know either sprout a ‘muffin top’ over low slung jeans (shudder), are ‘chunky’, or are not interesting. Plenty of unattractive young ones out there. The beauty and confidence that a lot of these ‘babyboomer’ women have are HOT. Look around you- there’s lots of them – (I’ll bet you just think they’re a lot younger than they really are). And Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon – jeeze- gorgeous!

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  15. DrHaver on said:

    Yes, Diane Lane should be there. What’s more attractive than a well preserved woman in her 40s? – nothing. I REALLY have to stop thinking about sex with beautiful women I hardly know.

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  16. NotBad on said:

    Surprised to not see Diane Lane on there somewhere.

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  17. ann on said:

    Here are my thoughts: First thanks for this! Personally, I think the only problem with a list such as this is TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT!! There are so many sexy, beautiful, interesting women out there, who could possibly list them all…and that certainly includes women in the “celebrity/entertainment” world.

    Just a lot of us!!

    Again, thanks. Too much emphasis on what is wrong and it is nice to see emphasis on what is right, good and beautiful.

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  18. McG on said:

    Overall, a pretty good list. I love that you’ve got some lesser-known talents out there (Michael Michele, Eva LaRue) who made it. Also, super props for putting two incredibly hot 50+ somethings – Sela Ward & Jayne Seymour – in your Top 20. I’m only in my mid-30’s, and those two make me look forward to getting older. :-)

    Also, I love Sheryl Crow being high – YES people, she IS that hot! … And Helen Miren? Good God! Yeah OK, I’d say she was hot … if she were my buddy’s grandma.

    On the top 10: been in love with Marisa Tomei since “A Different World.” Marcia Cross is so sexy, and Sandra Bulock (looking GREAT for the new movie “The Blind Side”) is hotter than ever. Also agree with Mariska being #1 – she’s fantastic in every way.

    Only complaints: Jamie Lee Curtis, who, with her Yogurt commercials now reminds me of a late 50s something in mom pants. Also, just don’t see why Laura Graham is #2 when many lower are much hotter. But overall, great job.

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  19. andreasz89 on said:

    ok i have some problems with this list,

    where are Susan Sarandon, Mary Louise Parker, Elle McPherson, Vanessa Williams, Cindy Crawford, Kim Basinger, Faith Hill, Sharon Stone, Heather Locklear, Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy McDowel?
    these women are musc hotter that half the women on this list and the aren’t even in it!! outrage!

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  20. Cloudborn14 on said:

    I’m not big on t.v. but have any of you EVEN SEEN the movie Desperado??!

    #1 Salma Hayek

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  21. shawna on said:

    i think this list is pretty good but if i were to chose the top tree it would have went likt this
    number 3: Mariska Hargitay
    number 2: Marg Helgenberger
    number 1: the best looking woman on tv of course……..Marcia Cross :) i lov DHW so much and think she is the best acctress in hollywood :) xxxx

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  22. matt on said:

    MARY LOUISE PARKER????

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  23. Wisc on said:

    Stacy Dash was ranked way too close, Jamie lee curtis way too high.

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  24. Sam Wise on said:

    Tea Leoni?

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  25. Queenie Dang Nguyen on said:

    yeah!Marcia Cross is really hot.but why do u use that picture?not so sexy.please choose another

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  26. ski on said:

    What kind of list is this? I can’t believe that miss. Cindy Crawford the most beautiful woman/mom didn’t make the cut or get in the top 10.

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  27. Jerry on said:

    I was linked here from the same kind of list on thedailydust.co.ok and both were missing one of my favorites, Jeri Ryan (Boston Public, Shark) who recently had her second child at age 41.

    Maybe they can sub her in for Sheryl Crow!!!

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  28. Elle on said:

    Wait, wait, wait. Back up to Monica Bellucci:

    Where you know her from:
    Probably nowhere, unless you saw the hysterical Shoot ‘em Up flick earlier this year, or have a tendency to watch Italian made flicks. Bellucci’s a rather unknown in the states.

    what. the. f***.

    What kind of American hasn’t seen the last two Matrix movies? Also: Passion of the Christ? (not that anyone saw that, but it’s not as if it wasn’t well-known)

    And as much as I like Mariska Hargitay and believe she definitely should be on the list, I’m not sure she belongs at #1

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  29. Apis on said:

    Nice list, however some of the placements are just wrong. Too low on the list:
    Salma Hayek
    Eva La Rue
    Julia Louis Dreyfus
    Stacey Dash

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  30. Mauricio M. on said:

    Daisy Fuentes is Still Hot and Sexy for age of 41 or 42 years old,This Real Two SWEET………….SWEET……….SWEET…………SWEET……….SWEET……..

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  31. bri on said:

    I agree with Mariska being 1. She’s absolutely stunning.

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  32. sv on said:

    YOU’VE WATCHED WAY TO MUCH TV.

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  33. yum on said:

    Hargitay is the hottest over 40 ,30 ,20 whatever!!

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  36. Sheila on said:

    “Secondly, I can’t believe how many men leave Helen Mirren off their lists”

    Agreed! I’m STRAIGHT and I think Helen Mirren is hotter than the sun!

    I think many men are afraid to admit that they find Helen Mirren sexy (there are boatloads of comments posted at IMDB and other blogs under anonymous aliases posted by guys as young as FIFTEEN who admit that they are attracted to her but, are afraid to admit it their friends or family due to her age.)

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  37. Christine on said:

    First of all – Sheryl Crow? Really?

    Secondly, I can’t believe how many men leave Helen Mirren off their lists: she’s 62 and still hotter than most of the women in Hollywood. See here for proof.

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    • jim on said:

      Christine,

      Are you saying Sheryl Crow isn’t hot? As I man in my mid-30’s, I can assure you I’d much rather, uh, date her than Helen Mirren. I mean, Helen’s a nice looking woman, but hot?

      It must be because you’re a girl.

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